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Franklin University MBA Program Celebrates its 20 Years

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2013

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leader in adult education since 1902, proudly announces its MBA program has reached its 20-year milestone. With over 5,000 MBA alumni, including students from its four of its ten international partner institutions, Franklin is proud to exemplify their dedication, hard work and achievement as part of the program’s 20th anniversary.

With a strong and established tradition of excellence, this celebrated MBA program now provides students with the skills to influence their communities at home and across the globe.  As well-rounded, adaptive, and strategic-thinking business leaders, Franklin’s MBA graduates earned their degree while balancing careers and family responsibilities.

Since the University’s global partnership launch in 2009, Franklin has developed its degree programs to cater not only to the working adults on a domestic level, but on a global scale as well. Developing a diverse and globally known culture is one of the many forces that drive Franklin in its program development and expansion.

The MBA program has proven to be a major benefactor across the globe.  The following graduate statements highlight how the program has added to the success of our graduates.

“I chose Franklin MBA Program because it was one of the most reputable schools offered through the e-Army U program during its initial launch in 2001.  In addition, I chose Franklin’s MBA program to further enhance my military career to become more competitive for promotion as a leader and in my field of Human Resources, where I’ve served for over 23 years.” Nyeedra T. Edwards, Command Sergeant Major, United States Army – MBA ’13

“To make your dream come true you have to plan the way to reach this dream, and start to act according to this plan. I think this is applicable in all the areas of life, including career. To me one of the most important aspects in the professional life is thirst for knowledge and experience. MBA course was in my case a logical way to extend my horizons and acquire more comprehensive knowledge about business.” Milena Jedrysiak, Operations Support Manager at Guardian Industries, Poland – MBA ’13

The Franklin MBA can be completed in as few as 16 months.  Offered in many countries around the world, the Franklin MBA is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Franklin also offers the Joint Program of Study option, which makes transitioning into the program effortless. This option affords undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree at Franklin University, the opportunity to enroll in graduate coursework that may serve as university elective coursework in meeting the hourly requirements for their bachelor’s degree. This option gives students the ability to begin graduate studies sooner.

For more than a decade, Franklin has remained the top-ranked business school in Central Ohio.  Nationally and globally, the MBA was designated as a "Best Buy in Online MBAs" and received the “Highest Degree of Internationalization” ranking.

We are proud to highlight the achievements of our graduates and alumni, and are proud of our 20 years of success. To find out more about this program please view our website at

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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