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JULY 2014 | BRAVAMAGAZINE.COM 33 Balance your degree, career and family life Choose from weekly evening classes or online education. • Master of Business Administration (MBA) • Master of Science in Management (MSM) • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) • Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management (BS-HSM) • Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) • Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management of Information Systems (BS-SMIS) • Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRM), Project Management (CPM), or Sales and Sales Management (CSM) 2310 Crossroads Drive, Madison, WI 53718 [on the east side near the I-94 and I-90 interchange] Call 855-781-9578 for a personal admission counselor to walk you through degree choices and career paths. OUR MISSION IS TO HELP YOU FIND YOURS Study Business and Management at Cardinal Stritch University CONTINUING EDUCATION | Special Advertising Section GET TING A DEGREE IS NOT JUST FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES! By Dr. Peter J. Holbrook If you're thinking of going back for a degree, you are not alone. College isn't just for the recent high school graduates. In fact, over 40 percent of students pursuing higher education are age 25 and older. With life-changing events (getting a job, losing a job, starting a family), there comes a realization that degrees help provide a competitive edge in the market place and the fact that people with degrees typically earn more than people without them are all strong motivators to pursue a degree. According to College Board's "Education Pays 2013," compared to people with a high school degree on average, associate degree holders earn 27 percent more; bachelor's degree holders earn 65 percent more; and master's degree holders earn 96 percent more. Another growing trend is to expand an L_PZ[PUNKLNYLL^P[OJLY[PÄJH[LWYVNYHTZ[OH[ give you a "degree refresh" with a special skill set (like project management or sales management). These days, adults going back to school typically work full-time jobs, have children, and have many other demands on their time. Adult degree programs are geared to help IHSHUJLSPML^VYRHUKZJOVVS^P[OÅL_PISL scheduling, on campus or online study options, and the ability to study one subject at a time and still be considered a full-time student. In the 30 years of pioneering adult education, schools are learning to reinvent their models to meet the ever-changing needs of adult students and provide an environment where they are able to thrive. Dr. Peter J. Holbrook is the Dean of the College of Business & Management and an Assistant Professor at Cardinal Stritch University. Stritch offers both online and on onsite classes at their Madison campus.

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