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Still Time to Register for Penn State DuBois Business Degree Program

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7/17/2012 —

Anyone who already holds an associate degree can still sign up to take advantage of an opportunity to turn that associate's into a bachelor's with Penn State DuBois' Bachelor of Science in Business Completion Program (BSB) with a management/marketing option.


With classes held in DuBois and St. Marys, during the day and evening, and online, the BSB program will offer course options to fit the schedule of most any working professional.  It can be taken as a fast-track, allowing a student to complete their undergraduate degree in an accelerated time frame of less than two years, or it can be taken over a period as long as three to four years if additional flexibility is needed.   


A business degree is statistically one of the most sought after degrees in the United States for new students as well as those who are already employed. The degree prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings including business, government, and nonprofit. They learn how to negotiate, improve written and oral communication skills, think strategically, and solve problems in teams.  Continuing Education professionals at Penn State DuBois have established the BSB program in response to a growing need in the workforce for such educational options. According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the year 2014, 14 million new job openings will require an undergraduate degree. The Occupational Employment Statistics Survey indicates that jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree will grow about 17 percent.  In Pennsylvania alone, it is projected that by 2018, 57 percent of jobs will require a bachelor’s degree.

"A Penn State degree is recognized throughout the country and the world," said Continuing Education Representative Jeannine Hanes.  "We've been ranked number one by recruiters in a Wall Street Journal study for supplying the most qualified graduates to employers.  What we're offering here is our effort to help get people working, or to help people excel and advance at current jobs, and help get the economy back on track." 

Classes begin August 27. Scholarships are available.  For more information, contact Mike at 814-834-3593 or mjb75@psu.edu or Jeannine at 814-375-4836 or jhanes@psu.edu


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