In partnership with Thiel College, Hiram College is pleased to announce a new early assurance program that creates a seamless progression of academic courses from the Bachelor of Arts to the Master of Business Administration at Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania.  

Qualified undergraduates in Hiram’s Scarborough School of Business and Communication may apply and receive conditional admission to the MBA program at Thiel College during their junior year. Students admitted to the program will also be guaranteed a Graduate Assistant scholarship award.  

“Given the commonalities between a Hiram and Thiel educational experience, this partnership makes perfect sense,” said Andrew White, Ph.D., director of the Scarborough School of Business and Communication. “It presents a fantastic opportunity for our students to guarantee themselves a spot in an exceptional MBA program and complete both their bachelor’s degree and MBA within 5 years.” 

To be eligible for enrollment, students must be in good standing and have a minimum 3.0 overall cumulative GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all coursework in the Scarborough School of Business and Communication upon graduating from Hiram. Interested students must also complete an application for admission into the program during their junior year, following a successful interview with Anthony Kos, Ph.D., professor of business administration and MBA program director at Thiel College. A completed application to the program consists of undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a professional resume, and a personal statement.  

“Both Hiram College and Thiel College have a rich history rooted in the liberal arts,” said Dr. Kos. “The MBA partnership between Thiel and Hiram is a collaborative effort that creates a positive synergy for all students with the added presence of Hiram students in the cohort. In addition, the inclusion of Hiram faculty teaching in the Thiel MBA program will enrich the experience of all students in the accelerated 11-month program.” 

Learn more about Hiram’s Scarborough School of Business and Communication here.