Northwood University Launches Automotive Aftermarket Executive MBA

MIDLAND, Mich. – Northwood University is now enrolling for the Automotive Aftermarket Executive MBA, set to begin on August 26, 2019.
The Automotive Aftermarket Executive MBA program is designed to serve a wide-range of professionals employed by aftermarket organizations that provide products and services purchased for passenger and light to heavy-duty vehicles. This includes manufacturing, retail distribution, wholesale distribution, service and repair, as well as the aftermarket’s many support organizations, including associations, technology, training and sales.
Richard (Rick) B. Guirlinger, a 40+ year veteran and executive of the Industry and alumnus of the program stated, “in this dynamic and fast-paced industry, continuous learning is more important than ever. This program combines a comprehensive business education with specific needs of industry professionals. I continue to draw on my learnings from this program to make an impact with customers, employees and leaders in the industry.”
“Building on Northwood’s long-standing history with the aftermarket industry, this program offers students a results-oriented business curriculum that is led by academically and professionally qualified faculty with real-world industry experience,” said Dr. Lisa Fairbairn, assistant vice president and dean of the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management.
Highlights of the program include: a curriculum customized to the aftermarket industry, residencies for enhanced learning and networking opportunities, and a capstone project that leads to substantial financial impact.
For more information or to apply contact a DeVos Graduate School Representative at or visit

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