Adult Business Degree Program Lets Students Specialize

April 9, 2013 | 11:46 a.m.

By Sue Yonker, Marketing Specialist

Beginning fall 2013, the adult B.A. in Business Management program will include four concentrations that allow students to specialize. Concentrations will be offered in global business, management, human resource management, and business communications to make the program even more relevant for today’s undergraduate adult business learners who are usually working full-time while pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Some of the features that make the new format unique are a new global concentration, which includes an international trip with Bethel’s MBA learners; the addition of new courses including project management for business; and a new business capstone that provides an opportunity for learners to complete a 15-week internship or project at a company they choose. Courses will be offered in Bloomington or Arden Hills in face-to-face, fully online, or hybrid formats.

“We are working hard to infuse into the program the foundational skills employers want—strong writing, project management, and global management skills; experiential learning opportunities; and technology literacy—to make our graduates even more marketable,” says Acting Program Director Molly Wickam.

"At the College of Adult & Professional Studies and Graduate School (CAPS/GS), we place a high value on the integration of sound academic theory with practical, real-world experience,” explains Lori Jass, dean of academic affairs for the schools. “These new options for students extend their opportunities to learn business leadership skills first-hand through experiential learning and interaction with practicing business professionals."

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