Next Generation M.B.A.

To respond to the need for more affordable education and to honor the Benedictine promise of creating values-based business leaders, Benedictine University's National Moser Center for Adult Learning is piloting its Next Generation Learning M.B.A. program to experienced business professionals in underserved populations in the Central Illinois and Southwest Arizona regions for just $290 per credit hour (as low as an estimated $15,000)* – an unprecedented higher education pricing strategy.

However, the average cost of an M.B.A. degree is somewhere between $80,000 and $150,000 (according to Bloomberg.com).

The high cost of earning an M.B.A. has contributed to student loan debt that has reached $1.2 trillion. This prompted President Barack Obama to call on Congress to advance new reforms to give more hard working students a fair shot at pursuing higher education, while emphasizing that the federal government, states, colleges and universities all have a role to play in making higher education more affordable.

In addition, nationwide there is a need for M.B.A. students who can solve ethical issues in the workplace, demonstrate empathy in business practices and possess a high level of emotional intelligence.

To respond to the need for more affordable education and to honor the Benedictine promise of creating values-based business leaders, Benedictine University's National Moser Center for Adult Learning is piloting its Next Generation Learning M.B.A. program to experienced business professionals in underserved populations in the Central Illinois and Southwest Arizona regions for just $15,000* – an unprecedented higher education pricing strategy.

New groups forming now.

About the $15K M.B.A.*

Experienced business professionals who enroll in the 18-month, $15,000 M.B.A.* program will receive the same high quality program and follow the same curriculum that is offered at the University's main campus in Lisle, Illinois, but in an updated blended format featuring Next Generation Learning.

Next Generation Learning is creating a disruptive change in the traditional approach to teaching/lecturing. At the core of this approach is problem-based learning – encouraging students to work on "real-life" problems and issues – infused with Benedictine character, ethics and values. The coursework is collaborative, group-based and utilizes highly interactive technology that allows for 24/7 remote learning, which increases student engagement.

These seemingly opposing forces (independent digital learning and collaborative engaging technology), operate in concert with each other to facilitate critical-thinking and problem-solving.

Locations

  • Central Illinois communities of Springfield, Champaign, Peoria, Bloomington, Alton, and Litchfield
  • Southwest Arizona communities of Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, and Tucson

Open House

Still need a bit more information about Benedictine's $15K M.B.A.* program? Then register for one of the Open Houses listed below.

Virtual Information Session

Unable to attend an Open House? RSVP today to register to participate in one of the Virtual Information Sessions listed below.

Note: Phone and internet connection required. Login information will be forwarded upon RSVP with instructions to join the online meeting.

*Estimated tuition. Does not include fees, materials or foundational courses if required.


Benedictine University at Mesa


Next Generation M.B.A. Open House

Tuesday, June 21
6:00 p.m.
Gillett Hall

   
   
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Benedictine University at Springfield


Next Generation M.B.A. Open House

Wednesday, June 8
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Brinkerhoff Home

Next Generation M.B.A. Virtual Info Session
Thursday, June 30
12:00 p.m.
Online

   
   
   
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About Benedictine University

Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education to operate an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher learning in Arizona.

Benedictine University, an accredited, nonprofit private Catholic institution that has been providing graduate business programs to adults for more than 50 years, believes that a quality education and an advanced degree should be both accessible and affordable.

The Benedictine M.B.A. program has been preparing students for executive and managerial positions in both the private and public sectors for more than 35 years. The program has more than 5,000 alumni and was ranked the fifth largest M.B.A. program in the Chicago area in 2015 by Crain's Chicago Business.

In December 2013, the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education granted a license to offer an M.B.A. program in Mesa to Benedictine, which recently was named among  the top 20 percent of schools nationally for best return on investment, according to the 2016 PayScale Inc. ROI Report for colleges with the best value.


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For more information about Benedictine’s Next Generation M.B.A. program, contact the National Moser Center for Adult Learning at (877) 353-9622 or send an email to adultenrollment@ben.edu.