After spending four years in undergraduate school, many students favor the idea of earning an accelerated graduate degree. Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is launching a full-time, accelerated master’s degree in business administration (MBA) “geared toward students who want to continue their business studies after completing their undergraduate degree or are in the early stages of their career.” The program, offered through GVSU’s Seidman College of Business, offers students a fast-track to an MBA that can be completed in 14 months.
Earning an accelerated degree is becoming more and more popular these days and universities are starting to catch up with this trend. One of the most popular ones is the accelerated nursing programs that have been sprouting up to meet the demands for more nursing professionals. Right now, there are about 233 accelerated programs for [...]
A new program offering an accelerated nursing degree aims to help more interested students enter the nursing profession, in response to current and predicted future nursing shortages. “More than 54,000 qualified applications to professional nursing programs were turned away in 2009,” according to data collected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Many nursing programs lack the resources and qualified instructors to accommodate larger student populations, and have no choice but to turn applicants away.
Ivy Tech Community College in Tippecanoe County, Indiana received a generous donation from the Smith family, local college sponsors. The money will be used to start an accelerated degree program designed to allow students to complete their associate’s degree in one year instead of two. The executive director of resource development at Ivy Tech, Pat [...]
Accelerated degree programs are often designed to put undergraduate students on the fast-track to a career. But a new program offered by American University has a different strategy in mind: helping students earn a doctoral degree in just three years. According to national statistics, less than 25 percent of all students pursuing a doctoral degree actually complete the degree within five years, and just about 45 percent complete it within seven.