New & Noteworthy
College of Business Becomes Largest Ferris College
September 20, 2013
College of Business enrollment has reached an all time high of 2,777 students for the 2013 fall semester, making it the largest college at Ferris State University. A record number of Bachelor’s degrees were conferred by the college for 2012-2013: nearly 500 total. In fact, the college’s growth has outpaced the growth rate of the university as a whole.
What is it that makes the FSU College of Business so successful? According to College of Business Dean David Nicol, “We have a number of programs that are the first in the country in their particular field. For example, PGM and PTM were the first of their type; Graphic Design as well. Many of our programs are typically found within other colleges at other universities. We take the perspective, and confirm by the industry leaders, that these are typically skills practiced in a business environment. So our students come away with a strong business foundation, yet a very real understanding of their field.”
The College of Business at Ferris has a long history of success. Students and graduates have obtained some of the best internships and jobs in the country. And across all programs, the College of Business has an impressive job placement rate, some an impressive 100 percent.
According to Nicol, “College enrollment has grown all but one year in the past seven years, and that’s at a time when in Michigan, and nationally, enrollment has gone down. So in that way, students have confirmed that we have something valuable to offer. They get jobs. That is a testament to our excellence.”