Since 1878, Ashland University has been a liberal arts and sciences institution, preparing students for exciting professions and careers. In 1978, our centennial year, we introduced the Ashland University MBA program, and 39 years later over 5,000 students have made their way through the program.
Our Program is built on the core values of the Dauch College of Business Economics
Our program’s vision is to be the provider of choice of managerial resources to organizations in the geographical areas we serve. Our mission is to help our students achieve those competencies most prized by organizations wishing to hire or promote individuals into positions of increasing responsibility.
The core values of our program are:
- Competency-based education.
- Student-centered, experiential learning.
- Systematic stakeholder involvement and outcomes assessment.
- Continual program review and improvement.
- Scholarly activities in research, application, integration, teaching and service.
Meet our Dean: Dr. Elad Granot
Dr. Granot came to Ashland from his prior position as Dean of the College of Business Administration at Rider University. Prior to his most recent role, he was Assistant Dean at the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University where he oversaw MBA programs and worked extensively with online learning. He holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, an MS in Marketing and Management from Boston University, and a BA from Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Granot has over 25 years of management, administration, and leadership experience in a variety of military, business, and academic institutions. He has served as an executive in large multinational organizations in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Israel and has spoken extensively to diverse groups of managers, companies, and executives around the globe on various business topics. Dr. Granot has advised numerous companies, start-ups, and non-profits on strategic marketing, branding strategies, marketing research, customer service, and competitive positioning.
Dr. Granot possesses a wealth of academic and professional experience, including a record of effective and inspiring leadership, proven management and financial skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit. He has a multifaceted skillset, which includes strategic planning, e-learning and mobile learning, curriculum development, program assessment, policy development, and international educational programs and partnerships.