Dominican University's Brennan School of Business announces new Saturday MBA program

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Courtesy Dan Armstrong, Dominican University

The Brennan School of Business at Dominican University has announced the launch of a new accelerated, intensive Saturday-only program format for its Masters in Business Administration degree, starting in summer 2013.

"For more than 35 years, the Brennan School has offered convenient and flexible graduate business degrees for working professionals," said Dean Arvid C. Johnson. "Our new Saturday MBA program will provide a unique option for individuals seeking to develop additional skills and credentials while balancing their current careers and graduate studies."

Beginning in August 2013, the Saturday MBA will deliver the business skills and knowledge of the Brennan School's accredited MBA program in just 21 months. The new offering will be a hybrid model, with a cohort of students meeting on Dominican's River Forest main campus every other Saturday for classes, and an online component between class meetings. Courses will be offered in eight-week sessions, with students taking two courses during each eight-week term. On alternate Saturdays, students will meet on campus for two class sessions of four hours apiece.

Several elements distinguish the Brennan School's Saturday MBA program. Students from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds and career experiences can apply for admission. No prior business coursework is required. In addition to the MBAcurriculum's foundation and core courses, students can choose from electivecourses for a concentration in finance or general management. "All-in" pricing for the Saturday MBA includes tuition for all 18 courses, all textbooks and course materials, a laptop computer and software, and meals (breakfast,lunch, and snacks) during on-campus class meetings.

For more information about the new Saturday MBA program, interested applicants are encouraged to visit the Brennan School's website at dom.edu/bsb or attend an upcoming information session at Dominican's main campus on Saturday, February 23, March 23, or April 13 at 10 a.m.

Additional questions can be directed to Andrea Leinweber, Director of Admissions in the Brennan School of Business, at (708) 524-6181 or via email at aleinweber@dom.edu<mailto:aleinweber@dom.edu>. Applications are currently being accepted with a submission deadline of July 15, 2013.

Founded in 1977, the Brennan School of Business was named in 2006 in honor of Edward A. Brennan, former chairman and chief executive officer of Sears, Roebuck and Co., and his wife Lois L. Brennan, an alumna of Dominican. Today the Brennan School of Business is one of the leading, small business programs in the Chicago metropolitan area. Approximately 500 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of accounting, business administration, economics, and international business. The student body, with representatives from more than 30 countries, is diverse in terms of both business experience andcultural backgrounds.

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor's degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and master's degrees through the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Brennan School of Business, the School of Education, the Graduate School of Social Work and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. The university also offers adoctoral degree in library and information science. In the 2013 issue of America's Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University in the top 20 of Midwest master's level universities. The magazine also ranked Dominican as one of three Great Schools at a Great Price in Illinois.

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