Latter-day Saints Students 

Latter-day Saints Students

Manchester welcomes students from many different faiths, and return missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints might find the programs in Manchester’s Gilbert College of Business, along with the University’s mission and values, to be an ideal fit. 

Jumpstart to a Business Career 

Return missionaries have the opportunity to earn up to 15 semester hours of business course credit for their lived experience and may also be qualified to earn additional credit in a foreign language. This could lead to cutting a semester or more from the time to earn a degree. Enroll in Fast Forward and graduate in three years to enter the workforce a year earlier and increase your lifetime earning potential!

Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business Areas of Study 

  • Accounting
  • Business Management 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Finance 
  • Marketing 
  • Professional Sales 
  • Sport Management 

Gilbert College of Business Values 

The Gilbert College of Business instills in our students many of the skills, ethics, and mindsets in which return missionaries have developed proficiency through their service: self-discipline, goal-setting, a strong work ethic, resolving concerns and building relationships of trust. We believe we can help return missionaries capitalize on the confidence and resiliency they developed during their mission service by providing instruction and skills to support their professional careers. 

The College of Business values: 
  • Integrity—developing a strong ethical foundation for making difficult decisions in a complex business environment 
  • Respect—fostering a culture of collaboration, inclusion, and stewardship 
  • Excellence—striving to create an atmosphere in which the performance of students surpasses even their own expectations 

Affordable Excellence


Proximity to Church Resources

The University is located in the Huntington First Ward of the Fort Wayne Indiana Stake, and the nearest meeting house is in Huntington, which is 30 minutes away.  The stake center, where there is an active young adult institute program, is 45 minutes away.

Learn More

Learn more about the Gilbert College of Business at Manchester University. 

You may also email Heather Twomey, dean of the Gilbert College of Business, for more information: 

Meet Manchester LDS student, Brady Pyrah

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