WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With an economy producing the highest unemployment rate in years, it is a growing challenge for liberal arts majors to start a career. Many may be looking to further their education in a high-demand field like business, but don’t yet have the experience for an MBA program.
The Catholic University of America has created a program for such graduates. The Master of Science in Business Analysis (MSBA) is a graduate business program taken immediately or soon after graduation for students who received a degree in liberal arts.
As a one-year intensive program, the MSBA degree is a financially accessible comparison to related two-year programs. The University’s central location in Washington, D.C. offers optimal networking opportunities and experience at businesses, government, and non-profit organizations.
Degree-seekers will also benefit from the mentorship program in which students are individually paired with advisory board members, comprised of chief executives and senior business leaders from the area. These mentors help students sharpen their skills on resume preparation, interviewing, networking, and other important aspects necessary to successfully land a job.
“Employers see an advantage in hiring our graduates: our students have excellent written and verbal communication skills from their liberal arts experience, and a foundation in practice-based business that’s second-to-none,” said MSBA Program Director and Professor Stew McHie. “Our faculty members have a combined experience of over 130 years in Fortune 100 companies; that, in addition to our case method of teaching, gives these graduates the best possible tools for starting a career in business.”
The MSBA Program is still accepting applications for the fall 2012 semester and offers a limited number of scholarships for those accepted. For more information on applying, visit http://msba.cua.edu/whoshouldapply.cfm.
About the Catholic University MSBA
The Master of Science in Business Analysis at The Catholic University of America was created for liberal arts graduates who want to gain a competitive advantage in the business marketplace. Established in 2010 by former multinational corporation executives, the one-year intensive curriculum provides an ethical foundation for civil, political, and economic activity, while using a case method that gives students real-life business experience.
For more information, visit www.msba.cua.edu.