For Release Upon Receipt - June 23, 2009
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METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OFFERS ACCELERATED SUMMER CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS FOR RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES
Boston University Graduates Eligible for 20% Tuition Reduction for Summer Programs
(Boston) – Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) now offers four new Accelerated Summer Certificate Programs available through the university’s Center for Professional Education. The courses are stepped-up versions of the traditional programs, allowing students to earn a certificate after five intensive weeks of coursework during the summer. Program topics include Publishing, Paralegal Studies, Professional Fundraising, and Genealogical Research.
“We aim to help recent graduates develop a solid understanding of industry best practices and prepare students to hit the ground running once hired,” said Ben Jolly, Training Advisor at MET’s Center for Professional Education.
To encourage recent BU graduates to enroll, the programs are offered to recent alums at a 20-percent tuition reduction, including the four recently announced accelerated courses.
Said MET Dean Jay Halfond: “We hope that the recent-graduate program will encourage students to continue at BU in our non-degree programs which can help set them apart from the competition in this tough job market.”
Programs begin on May 26 and some last through the end of July. For additional information please visit www.bu.edu/professional or call 866-633-9370/617-353-4497.
About the Boston University Center for Professional Education
The Center for Professional Education at Boston University provides the opportunity for professionals to adapt to the changes taking place in their industries by updating their knowledge, honing current skills, and acquiring new skills. Short, high-quality, non-credit programs are specifically designed to meet the continuing professional education and certificate needs of such industries as biotechnology, financial services, fundraising, private investigation, real estate, facilities management, and law. Through non-credit certificate programs, the Center for Professional Education provides students the opportunity to gain the needed education to empower them for today's economy.
About Metropolitan College and Boston University
As one of the 17 degree-granting bodies that comprise Boston University, Metropolitan College (MET) offers part-time, full-time and international students a remarkable range of choices for study to enrich their lives and advance their careers. MET offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diploma and certificate programs. For more information about Metropolitan College visit www.bu.edu/met.
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. Boston University contains 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.
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