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FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
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GRADUATE STUDENTS TO BEGIN MBA IN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AT BERKELEY COLLEGE IN WOODLAND PARK, NJ
When the inaugural group of approximately 45 students enrolled in the Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies MBA in Management program begin their classes at Berkeley College in Woodland Park on September 8, many will have had their undergraduate experience there. Some chose Berkeley for their graduate studies because they felt comfortable at the College. They also appreciated the practical approach to academics and the fact that the faculty work in their respective fields of expertise.
“I am so happy I am going to be back at Berkeley,” said Regina Pierson, Office Manager at Newark Charter School. “I know this is going to help me get to the next level in management.” Ms. Pierson noted how her college experience also supports her being a positive parental role model. “My son is a sophomore in college now,” she said. “Seeing me back in school is motivating him to work even harder.”
“I know that Berkeley’s program will be a good fit for me because of the small class sizes and personal attention from faculty,” said Manuel Deleon, Logistics Analyst at Pitney Bowes, an American provider of global eCommerce solutions, shipping and mailing products, location intelligence, customer engagement and customer information management solutions. Mr. Deleon said he enjoyed the flexibility of pursuing an undergraduate degree at Berkeley College while working a full-time job. Even though he was busy, he stayed focused on his schoolwork. Mr. Deleon also is the owner of the clothing brand Fabricated Life Style. “I have always had an interest in business,” he said.
“The MBA in Management at Berkeley College is tightly integrated with what businesses are searching for in management leadership,” said Chris Grevesen, PhD, Dean of the new Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies. “It is intended for students who have some work experience already and seek to be at least in middle-level or senior-level management positions, or for those with entrepreneurial aspirations and need a multi-dimensional view of how businesses and organizations thrive.”
The integrated course curriculum at Berkeley College is being taught by well-educated and real-world experienced faculty that emphasizes case-study analysis and applications. This prepares students systematically at higher and higher levels so they ultimately recognize patterns very readily to accelerate organizational and business problem-solving. To further the applied learning method, students must select three courses in which they earn an additional credit by applying what they have learned to work situations from their own experiences.
“Berkeley College MBA graduates will be trained to navigate the whole organization,” said Dr. Grevesen. “They will have to deal with ambiguity and partial solutions, operate at a higher level of communication that requires great listening, be inspiring and compelling, and need to be able to lead by galvanizing people at all levels of the organization.”
The job outlook for those seeking management roles remains strong. According to the Spring 2012 Occupational Outlook Quarterly, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, management occupations are expected to add 615,800 new jobs, growing 7 percent, through 2020. In addition, business and financial operations occupations are projected to add 1.2 million new jobs, increasing 17 percent, through 2020. As a whole, business operations specialists – such as management analysts – are projected to have slightly faster employment growth and to add more new jobs. These statistics are national projections that may vary geographically.
The Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies is located at 44 Rifle Camp Road in the newly renovated Building 2 that houses the Teaching and Learning Commons in Woodland Park, NJ. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies is scheduled there for Wednesday, October 28, at 6:30 pm.
New applicants seeking consideration for the Berkeley College MBA in Management will be considered for the next class, which is scheduled to begin in January.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies, which will begin offering a Master of Business Administration degree in Management in September 2015.
Berkeley College has six New Jersey locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the second consecutive year. The website address iswww.BerkeleyCollege.edu
Photo Caption: Regina Pierson, a member of the inaugural MBA in Management degree program at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, and Office Manager for Newark Charter School, has extensive work experience in the medical, financial, and human resources fields. She has career aspirations to return to the medical field and work in nursing administration.
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