GAI Consultants has announced the start of its fourth Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree class in partnership with Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. The University’s on-site corporate MBA was launched in the fall of 2009, with GAI among the first businesses in the Pittsburgh region to take advantage of the program. Gary DeJidas, P.E., president and CEO of GAI, says, “It gives me great satisfaction to welcome GAI’s fourth MBA class. This unique partnership with Point Park University affords GAI staff a tremendous opportunity for career growth and personal achievement.”
GAI offers the on-site corporate MBA program to high-potential employees. GAI’s degree program was specifically designed with employee needs in mind, with course topics and projects related to the firm’s business and industry. The accelerated, fully-accredited MBA program is a cornerstone of GAI’s in-house leadership development initiative and is open to all GAI employees who meet the minimum requirements.
Point Park University professors teach classes exclusively to GAI employees at the firm’s Pittsburgh office once a week, with telecasting via Skype for Business available for employees at other locations. Students focus on one class at a time for seven weeks per class. The current MBA class includes 10 employees from five of the firm’s offices, including Pittsburgh-based Project Engineer Todd Wilson, P.E.
In business since 1958, GAI Consultants is an employee-owned engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firm providing local expertise to worldwide clients in the energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial markets. The firm has offices throughout the eastern and midwestern United States.