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Accelerated B.S. in Business degree program for working adults

Accelerated B. S. in Business for working adults

The divide between college graduates and non-graduates is expected to widen even further in terms of eligibility for jobs in business and industry, according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

By the year 2014, 14 million new job openings will require an undergraduate degree. The Occupational Employment Statistics Survey indicates that jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree will grow about 17 percent, and jobs requiring a master’s degree are projected to increase by 18 percent. In Pennsylvania alone, it is projected that by 2018, 1.2 million jobs, or 57 percent, will require a bachelor’s degree.

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In response to this trend, Penn State Brandywine and Penn State Great Valley have joined forces to offer a new Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Business degree completion program. The goal of this program is to provide a unique opportunity for working professionals to complete their undergraduate degree in as little as 20 months, and then have the opportunity to progress directly into the Penn State MBA program.

Designed for individuals who have completed previous college coursework, the program offers a flexible and convenient Saturday schedule. The program will run in a cohort format, in which students go through all the courses with the same group from start to finish. Each course is seven weeks long and involves a combination of classroom and online learning. This format allows for the creation of a professional learning community with a high degree of personal interaction among faculty and students.

By providing a direct link from the Penn State undergraduate degree in business to the Great Valley MBA program, individuals will be on a career path for professional advancement and future success.

For more information about the program, contact Margaret Bacheler at 610-892-1306 or MBW10@psu.edu.  

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