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College Collaborates With IUP’s Eberly College of Business To Add Six Articulation Agreements

Posted August 15, 2023 at 10:19 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Penn Highlands) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s (IUP) Eberly College of Business have partnered to create six new articulation agreements, adding to the strong connection already established between the two institutions.

These agreements will give students who earn an Associate of Science in Business Administration from Penn Highlands the opportunity to transfer up to 75 credits toward one of six business-related bachelor’s degrees at IUP.

These majors include Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Accounting, and a double-major with Human Resource Management and Management.

“This agreement with IUP is great because it provides an affordable, attainable, and efficient pathway for students to earn an excellent degree from a prestigious program,” stated Michelle Stumpf, Dean of Enrollment Services and Registrar at Penn Highlands. “This is a terrific model of how successful articulation agreements are working for our students, enabling them to not only transfer their associate degree, but credits beyond that degree, saving them additional money.”

The updated partnership raises Penn Highlands to more than 135 articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities across the state, including 12 with IUP.

Upon transferring from Penn Highlands to IUP, students will then be able to take classes in-person, online, hybrid, or virtually.

“We are excited to embark on this new partnership with Penn Highlands,” stated Susan Brant, Outreach Program Administrator at IUP’s Eberly College of Business. “We see this as a win-win situation for all, especially the students who will be able to get their bachelor’s degree in Accounting, General Management, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, or a double major in Human Resources Management and Management from IUP and never step foot on IUP’s main campus. All IUP classes will currently be taught by Zoom or online and at convenient times, so students may continue to work while attending classes. We hope that we can have the same success with Penn Highlands as we have with our previous partnerships.”

IUP’s Eberly College of Business is AACSB accredited, which is the highest ranking a business school can hold. Only 856 business schools in the world have this prestigious ranking.

Eberly College is not new to this type of partnership, having graduated well over 1,000 students with business degrees from IUP.

“The partnership between IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is an example of a true win-win collaboration that will benefit students who want to pursue an undergraduate degree at an affordable cost,” stated Prashanth Bharadwaj, Dean’s Associate of IUP’s Eberly College of Business. “Our business school has helped students not only from Pennsylvania, but also from numerous regions of the country and the world to meet their educational and professional goals. We are excited about the opportunity to work closely with the students, faculty, and administrators at Penn Highlands.”

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