Mesa, Ariz. ~ Adults know going back to school can have a positive and permanent effect on their careers and their earning potential. But some fear that when all of life’s other responsibilities mount up, throwing college courses into the mix can tilt that crucial work-life balance off kilter.
The National Moser Center for Adult Learning at Benedictine University at Mesa provides more of the accelerated, affordable and convenient degree programs busy adults need to help them advance in their careers without neglecting their other responsibilities.
In addition to classes held at the Mesa location, the National Moser Center also offers adult undergraduate and graduate programs online. Online options can be found by going to online.ben.edu. Three new hybrid (online and on-ground) undergraduate degree programs and one professional certification have been added to its growing list of academic offerings.
Students can now enroll in the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminal Justice, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology or the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting programs, or choose to work toward a Certificate in Financial Planning (CFP). The $10K Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is also still available and enrolling students.
Hooked on “CSI?” “Law & Order?” Craving some real-life excitement? Earning a B.A. in Criminal Justice affords students extremely marketable skills and can be a stepping stone for a variety of dynamic professional careers as a lawyer, judge, police officer, detective, criminal investigator, counselor, corrections officer, or in protective services, court services, social services or juvenile services. The Criminal Justice program blends online and on-ground courses and is available to any adult student who is at least 22 years of age and looking to become a criminal justice professional or would like to advance their current career in criminal justice.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of psychologists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024 – much faster than the average for all occupations. Earning a B.A. in Psychology at the National Moser Center can provide you with the foundation to pursue a career in psychology or a great number of other careers such as social work, counseling, administration and management. Benedictine offers on-the-job field placements where students can acquire hands-on, practical work experience as they study the behavioral patterns and motivations of individuals, organizations and society.
For those who would rather crunch numbers, the B.B.A. in Accounting program helps students learn the fundamentals of accounting practices, managerial finance, cost accounting, taxation and auditing. To promote career-readiness, the program also emphasizes interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
Additionally, adult students can now enroll in a nine-month CFP certificate program, which is not available anywhere else in the Southwest. Classes meet every other week on Friday evening and all day Saturday for nine consecutive months. Students who successfully complete the certificate program will be eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.
Studies indicate that most graduates feel that earning an M.B.A. is worth the investment, but the average cost of an M.B.A. is somewhere between $80,000 and $130,000. However, at the National Moser Center, experienced business professionals can currently earn their M.B.A. for just $10,000.
Classes are forming and enrollment is ongoing.
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. 2 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2003-2013 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the fifth consecutive year in 2015.