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05/29/2012

Barberton High School will host an information session about The University of Akron's Bachelor of Organizational Supervision (BOS) program on Wednesday, May 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room A108. This specialized degree offering, the only one in the region, is designed for adults in the workforce with an associate degree or 60 completed college credit hours. Offered through evening and distance learning coursework, the program caters to full-time workers with demanding schedules.

"The program is industry- and student-inspired," says Stan Silverman, dean of UA's Summit College, associate provost and dean of University College. "There are many associate degree graduates who have been in their careers for a number of years and are seeking career advancement. This program provides that opportunity."
 
Employees with bachelor's degrees are not only more valuable to employers, but they earn a higher salary than those with an associate degree. According to 2009 U.S. Census Bureau statistics, associate degree holders had mean earnings of $39,771 while those with bachelor's degrees earned $56,665, about 30 percent more. What's more, Michigan State University's "Recruiting Trends 2011-2012" report reveals, "total hiring across all degrees will expand by 4 percent. This expansion is coming from a strong push at the bachelor's degree level with a 7 percent increase."

For more information, call 330-972-8832.


Media contact: Denise Henry, 330-972-6477 or henryd@uakron.edu.

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