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1 Adult Accelerated Learning Team Programs Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

2 Benedictine University Historical Overview Founded by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey Established current Adult Accelerated Programs format Created the Margaret and Harold Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies Benedictine University is a private institution that has created a college, not just a department, within our University with the sole purpose of serving our adult students.

3 Characteristics of Our Adult Learners: Follow a busy schedule Highly motivated to succeed Interested in advanced skills and knowledge Goal-directed Application-oriented

4 What is Benedictine University? Benedictine is one of Illinois’ oldest universities and has a rich tradition of excellence in education. The majority of our learning team faculty members are working professionals. Our instructors are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with adult students. The University has been repeatedly cited by several national publications as one of the Midwest’s best colleges. Business learning team programs are offered in three Chicago-area Learning Centers and in multiple off-site locations. Classes can be taken near home or work for your convenience.

5 Adult Learning Resources Career Development Office –Attend workshops and webinars, receive career counseling and assistance with resume writing and interviewing. Utilize our Virtual Career Center for job searches. Student Success Center –Receive additional academic support, such as tutoring services. Alumni Relations –Network with graduates and find mentors in your field. ben1.bkstore.com –Online text ordering, including used text and rental availability, is an added convenience. Library –Most services are available online, including valuable research tools and lending among other institutions. Activities –Receive invitations to campus events, such as professional development seminars and networking receptions.

6 Learning Teams Program Format: Evening Students focus on one course at a time in a blended format. Classes meet one night per week from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The night of the week remains static throughout the learning team calendar. In addition to the classroom session, students complete a weekly asynchronous 4- hour session online through D2L (Desire2Learn). Classes are offered at our Moser Center in Naperville, our Bellwood Learning Center, or at one of our accessible off-site locations such as Tinley Park. Average class size is small, averaging a capacity of 22 students. A start-to-finish class calendar outlines your schedule and provides your program completion date. Program faculty are student-centered, working professionals aligned with the business and academic community that effectively support the mission and the vision of our institution. These professionals include entrepreneurs, consultants, executives and managers, which requires being skilled and qualified experts within their respective fields of study.

7 Learning Teams Program Format: Weekend College Students focus on one course at a time in a blended format. Graduate Weekend College classes meet approximately every third Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. In addition to the weekend classroom session, students complete a weekly asynchronous 8-hour session online through D2L (Desire2Learn). Weekend College courses are offered at our Moser Center in Naperville. Average class size is small, averaging a capacity of 22 students. A start-to-finish class calendar outlines your schedule and provides your program completion date. Program faculty are student-centered, working professionals aligned with the business and academic community that effectively support the mission and the vision of our institution. These professionals include entrepreneurs, consultants, executives and managers, which requires being skilled and qualified experts within their respective fields of study.

8 About Our Blended Format Benedictine University uses blended learning by combining online classroom sessions with a face-to-face classroom environment. Blending the weekly in-class session with the weekly D2L session emphasizes interaction and participation both in and out of the classroom. The online session will be scheduled asynchronously. So that you may complete your weekly session at your convenience, there are no scheduled log-in times. A high-speed internet connection will be required to access D2L. Emphasis is on interaction and participation both in and out of the classroom. Assignments will be submitted and discussions will be continued outside of class using Desire To Learn (D2L) to maximize student and instructor contact. Instructors will provide weekly expectations per course.

9 Class Attendance Class emphasis is on interaction and participation. Class attendance is mandatory and is critical to our students’ success. One absence in a five-week course is 20 percent of the course content. Contact your instructor in advance if you must miss a class. Two absences or more results in a grade of “F.”

10 Technology Requirements Easy access to or ownership of a computer (Mac or PC) Microsoft Office 2000 (or higher) Valid account and reliable high-speed Internet access

11 Graduate Program: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 64 quarter-credit hour program Focuses on the “total enterprise” to promote cross- functionality and comprehensive decision-making Provides the analytical and theoretical tools essential for sound business decisions Coursework may be completed in about two years

12 Academic Requirements Master of Business Administration Admission Criteria Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA Professional resume detailing at least two years of significant work experience One-page typewritten goal statement Two recommendation letters (forms included) from supervisor/co-worker GRE/GMAT waiver or test scores Graduation Criteria Completion of all coursework with minimum GPA of 3.0 Completion of 500-level coursework with “B” or better Completion of capstone course and capstone project Payment of all fees

13 Graduate Program: Master of Science in Leadership (M.S.L.) 64 quarter-credit hour program Provides the knowledge base and skills that will contribute to the professional and personal development needs of women in today’s society Developed by the Women’s Institute for Global Leadership Coursework may be completed in about two years

14 Academic Requirements Master of Science in Leadership Admission Criteria Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA Professional resume detailing at least two years of significant work experience One-page typewritten goal statement Two recommendation letters (forms included) from supervisor/co-worker Graduation Criteria Completion of all coursework with minimum GPA of 3.0 Completion of 500-level coursework with “B” or better Completion of capstone course and capstone projects/exercises Payment of all fees

15 Tuition and Fees Competitive tuition rate Textbooks (approximate average $100 per course) Course-by-course and other payment plans available

16 Financial Options Payments can be made online for your convenience. Payments can be made either course-by-course or by term. Twelve-month, interest-free payment plans available through TuitionPay. Financial aid available to those who qualify: (school code ) Military Scholarship for eligible students (may provide 25 percent of tuition for self/spouse upon approval)* Alumni Scholarship for eligible Benedictine University program graduates (provides first course tuition-free upon approval)* *Please note that only one discount/scholarship may be applied per student. Dual discounts cannot be applied.

17 Why should I enroll at Benedictine University? The delivery and format meet your needs. Real world application immediately impacts your market value. Business learning team programs have a competitive graduation rate. You have a high probability of returning to school successfully! Your name and the college you choose will forever be attached. You can be proud to have graduated from a respected university. You may earn your degree in about two years. This means you will soon be adding graduation to your calendar and to your resume!

18 What our Benedictine University graduates say… “I have accomplished something that will benefit me from the rest of my life…I have become that role model in education for my child that I have always wanted to be.” “I believe that Benedictine was designed for me: A hard-working team player that needs a university that is close in proximity to work and home.” “I was fortunate to have a great experience...I enjoyed Benedictine and will always recommend it to others. Benedictine changed my life and I will always cherish that.” “The interactive nature of the cohort teams and the real-life professors provided the greatest ROI [return on investment] of the program.”

19 Next Step: Application  Submit completed application today along with your $40 application fee. (Fee is waived for BenU alumni or new students meeting with an Admissions Counselor.)  Indicate your program of interest and the upcoming start date.  Submit completed transcript request forms (in person, online, or via mail) to all previously attended colleges/universities.  A.A.B.A. and M.B.A.: Other file materials as noted.

20 Registration Procedures  Only 22 applications will be accepted for your location – classes are first come, first served!  Only the first 22 students who are both admitted and registered will receive confirmation of a class start. Notifications will be sent to you and your teammates in your location to complete your files and reserve your seats in class upon admission with your $125 registration deposit.  Once class dates are established, you will continue to receive updates from your Admissions Counselor. Your student orientation will be ed to you for online completion one week prior to class start.  Classes begin and about two years later, your program is completed!


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