2009
Education assistance program helps adults seeking to enhance marketability

Education assistance program helps adults seeking to enhance marketability
February 27, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

A number of American heavyweight companies, including Caterpillar, Pfizer, Sprint Nextel, Home Depot and General Motors, have announced massive job cuts in recent weeks. Some economists predict even more job losses in the year ahead. Benedictine University’s certificate and graduate programs can help professionals enhance their marketability in an uncertain job market. Certificate programs are designed to provide a concentrated focus for those professionals looking to expand their knowledge in a specific area. Benedictine’s graduate programs can add another level of expertise to one’s resume. To make these programs more affordable, Benedictine University has introduced its “Education Assistance Program.” The program offers substantial discounts for first-time incoming adult undergraduate and graduate certificate students and first-time incoming graduate degree-seeking students. First-time incoming adult undergraduate and graduate certificate students enrolling in classes beginning in Spring Quarter 2009 (March 23 for graduate quarter programs and adult MOD 6 programs) or Summer Quarter 2009 (June 8 for graduate quarter programs and adult MOD 8 programs) on the Lisle campus will receive an interest-free deferred payment plan with first payment of full certificate program tuition not due until six months from first class meeting, or they can receive a $1,500 tuition discount on full certificate tuition program balance due upon the first certificate class meeting. Tuition for Benedictine University certificate programs is $470 per credit hour for adult undergraduate programs and $490 per quarter credit hour or $720 per semester credit hour for graduate programs. Certificate programs typically require 16 credits for completion. Eligible adult undergraduate certificate programs include Forensic Accounting and Theology. Eligible graduate certificate programs include Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation, Financial Management, Marketing, Operations Management and Logistics and Project Management. Also, Advanced Studies in Education, Disaster Management, Health Education and Promotion, Health Management and Policy, Auditing, Forensic Accounting, Business Analyst, Electronic Commerce, Health Information Management Systems, Information Systems Management, Information Systems Security, Health Administration and Human Resource Management. Also, Management in a Professional Technical Environment, Organization Development and Consulting, Professional Practice Management, Service Management and Training and Development. First-time incoming graduate degree-seeking students enrolling in classes beginning in Summer Term 2009 (June 8 for graduate quarter and semester programs) or Fall Term 2009 (August 31 for graduate semester programs and October 5 for graduate quarter programs) on the Lisle campus who register for two graduate classes will receive the third for free. Tuition for Benedictine University graduate programs is $490 per quarter credit hour or $720 per semester credit hour. Eligible graduate programs include the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.), Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology (M.S.C.E.P.), Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (M.S.C.P.), Master of Science in Management Information System (M.S.M.I.S.), Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S.M.O.B.), Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness (M.S.N.W.) and Master of Science in Science Content and Process (M.S.S.C.P.) For more information, contact the Benedictine University Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.