Nontraditional students, such as working adults and parents, often require flexible scheduling and unique learning programs in order to successfully earn a degree. As the trend in this type of education continues to grow, schools such as Benedictine University are launching innovative academic initiatives.
The school's Weekend College at the Margaret and Harold Moser Center for Adult and Professional Studies provides students with the opportunity to earn an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree by taking classes on the weekend. Through this program, the university currently offers an associate's degree in business administration, bachelor's degrees in management and organizational leadership, as well as a master's degree in leadership and an MBA.
Enrollees in the undergraduate program can attend classes every other weekend, while graduate students come to school every third weekend.
In order to provide degree seekers with additional benefits, prospective students who enroll in person will not have to pay application fees.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 90 percent of new high-growth, high-wage jobs will require some postsecondary education in the coming decade. In addition, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that individuals who hold advanced degrees can earn nearly twice as much as those with less education.
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