Monday, September 26, 2011

Cincinnati Undergraduate Center Launches Dual Degree Program

CINCINNATI - As part of its ongoing mission to provide socially-relevant and academically rigorous degree programs for adults, Union Institute & University today announced the launch of the Bachelor of Science dual major in leadership and business management. The new dual degree program is an accelerated, 60 credit-hour, on-ground program, designed to prepare students for today’s technology savvy world. As with all programs at the private, non-profit university, the program also emphasizes social responsibility and servant leadership. Graduates of the program will earn a BS degree in both leadership and business management.

The BS in leadership and business management curriculum was designed by experienced business management professionals to enhance the knowledge and skills of people in or aspiring to positions of increasing responsibility. “In today’s dynamic professional environment, people in positions of leadership have to envision, inspire, and motivate to reach increasing levels of success. This new program teaches students how to temper abilities with strong organizational and administrative skills to provide more effective leadership,” said Jeffrey Shepard, director of the BS in leadership and business management and interim chair of the Leadership program at the Cincinnati Undergraduate Center.

The new program follows a cohort model, where students progress through the program as a group, meeting once a week at Union’s Cincinnati Academic and in weekly group meetings outside class hours, for each five-week course. As an accelerated program, students who enroll with an associate’s degree or two years of college credits can earn their BS in leadership and business management in 18 months. Credits will also be considered for CLEP and DANTES testing and other prior learning assessments. In addition, each student enrolled in the program will engage in business-quality web conferencing, receive an ultra-portable laptop, and gain access to the university’s comprehensive online library.

Union is currently accepting applications for the first BS in leadership and business management cohort, to begin in January 2012 and are hosting information sessions about the new program from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday November 8 and Wednesday November 30. To attend an information session, contact Brooke Fletcher at 513-487-1219 or Participants will be registered to win an Amazon Kindle.

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