In March of 2011, the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program announced the addition of a unique Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Concrete Industry Management. The program – to be offered through the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) - is designed to expand the industry-academic partnership by bringing CIM to the business world through an Executive-type MBA in CIM and stand alone in its focused curriculum on the concrete and construction industry.
A continued interest has encouraged CIM and the National Steering Committee (NSC) to develop a master's program that suits the needs of the concrete industry. As CIM is still a traditional degree program, most interest came from industry professionals with business, liberal arts or technical degree backgrounds. All those expressing interest in seeking this degree desired to stay with their current position and complete a concrete industry material-infused MBA delivered primarily through a distance learning format.
Beginning in August 2012, with an initial recruiting class of 25, the18-month-long program will be administered in 10-week blocks. The program will be presented by the Jennings A. Jones College of Business on the campus of MTSU. The format will include distance learning, webinars and on-campus visits to MTSU. This distinctive program will be a partner structure for networking and sharing experiences, while fostering a collaborative learning environment and allowing national recruitment with limited campus visits that are intensive and focused.
Industry professionals participating in the proposed CIM MBA program will have a minimum of five years of experience in the industry and hold at least supervisory positions or above in their respective organizations. Academically, all participants will have at least an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. While participants must have at least a bachelor's degree, that degree does not have to be in business.
The cost of the pilot CIM Executive MBA program will be $39,000 per participant with a minimum of 25 participants. This fee represents the total academic cost of the program per participant.
If you are interested in learning more about the CIM MBA, please contact Dr. Heather J. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.