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An Alternative to Campus

January 19th, 2011

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For individuals who have a full-time job, it may be difficult to attend classes on a traditional campus in order to earn a degree. Online colleges give working professionals the ability to obtain a postsecondary education on their own schedule.

Recently, Colorado Technical University (CTU) announced that it will be launching two online programs for students looking to earn a master's degree of science degree in management (MSM) and an associate's degree of science in health administrative services (ASHAS). CTU partnered with a Fortune 150 company to develop the MSM program.

"These online programs demonstrate our commitment to career-relevant curricula designed to meet today's changing workforce needs and opportunities," said David Leasure, interim chief executive officer for CTU. "Through these degree programs, students will develop practical skills that should expand their career opportunities."

The MSM degree program was developed to help students understand the financing behind the business industry, such as funding projects and calculating resources. Students in the ASHAS program will learn about healthcare finance and administration.

Individuals who held master's degrees made $558 more weekly in 2009 than those without a college degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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