Responding to interest from people in the high-growth suburbs, the Williams College of Business took its M.B.A. program on the road, opening a classroom in the offices of a financial corporation in Fairfield, Ohio. This is the college’s second off-campus spot, joining one at the General Electric Aircraft Engines plant in Evendale.
“Sometimes trial programs get minimal interest, but we were able to enroll more than 20 students, which was very successful,” says Jennifer Bush, executive director for the M.B.A. program. Bush says the Fairfield program is attractive to those in the northern suburbs who don’t want to commute to Xavier. They also like the two-year time frame and the bonds they develop with classmates sharing the same experience.