Benedictine University at Mesa to launch first group of $10K M.B.A. students in June, next sessions forming

June 17, 2014


Mesa, Arizona ~ Due to outstanding interest in its groundbreaking 18-month $10K M.B.A. program, Benedictine University at Mesa is starting its first group of M.B.A. classes on June 24 and is accepting applications for future M.B.A. learning teams.

Twenty four students will be enrolling in Benedictine’s $10K M.B.A. program at its Mesa branch campus and will begin courses on Tuesday, June 24. Future groups are forming now and interested individuals are invited to attend a virtual information session at 12:00 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, June 25; Wednesday, July 9; Thursday, July 24; and Friday, August 15.

The virtual information session is an easy way to ask questions and get more detailed information about the program, admissions criteria and delivery from a live admissions counselor online. Both phone and Internet connections are necessary to participate.

On ground open houses will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24; Wednesday, July 23 or Wednesday, August 13 at Gillett Hall, located at 225 E. Main St. in downtown Mesa.

During the open house, interested students can meet with an admissions counselor to review program requirements and receive an overview of the University’s hybrid M.B.A. model, which has traditional classroom and online components. The program is designed for students with at least five years of work experience in business, industry, public service, military service or other professional employment.

Students who believed a graduate business education was beyond their reach due to a prohibitive cost will want to attend Benedictine University’s $10K M.B.A. open house or information session to learn how to earn an affordable advanced degree.

Experienced business professionals who enroll 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.

Recognizing that sustainable growth and prosperity starts with providing resources to educate the minds of its masses, the City of Mesa embarked on a journey to attract a distinguished university that would help revitalize its downtown area while giving the city and area residents something it lacked.

As part of Mesa’s HEAT Initiative, Benedictine University, based in Lisle, Ill., just outside of Chicago, was invited to be the first institution of higher education to locate a campus in Mesa.

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 ( and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education to operate an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher learning in Arizona.

To RSVP for the events or to learn more information about the $10K M.B.A. program, please visit or contact the National Moser Center for Adult Learning at (877) 353-9622 or


Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2001-2011 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit research institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the third consecutive year in 2013. Education and technology blog edcetera named Benedictine University at Mesa among 10 universities in the nation on the cutting edge of tech for 2013.

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