Rasmussen College Launches First Illinois Bachelor's Degree Program Through School of Business

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Students May Soon Enroll in Bachelor’s in Business Management Degree Program at Campuses in Aurora, Mokena/Tinley Park, Rockford, and Romeoville/Joliet

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We look forward to providing the opportunity to seek advanced career paths to our students in Illinois as we expand these opportunities to three additional campuses with the Bachelor’s in Business Management Degree program

Rasmussen College announced today it will begin offering Bachelor’s degree programs through its Illinois college campuses in Aurora, Rockford, and Romeoville/Joliet, beginning with a Bachelor’s in Business Management Degree program in July. The new Rasmussen College Mokena/Tinley Park campus will begin enrollment for the Bachelor’s in Business Management Degree program this summer. The Illinois campuses join Rasmussen College campuses in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, and North Dakota in offering both Bachelor’s and Associate’s campus-based and online business degree programs.

“Rasmussen College has offered Bachelor’s degree programs through our School of Business to students nationwide for eight years,” Rasmussen College Director of the School of Business Kathy Heldman said. “We look forward to providing the opportunity to seek advanced career paths to our students in Illinois as we expand these opportunities to three additional campuses with the Bachelor’s in Business Management Degree program.”

In recent years, higher education requirements from employers have grown, bringing increased opportunities to Bachelor’s degree holders. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-11 Edition), Bachelor’s degree holders see an average salary increase of $10,000 compared to those with Associate’s degrees. Actual employment prospects have also improved, with 95% of all Bachelor’s degree holders employed.

As they strive to compete in an increasingly global marketplace, businesses in almost every industry benefit from the leadership provided by business management professionals. The Rasmussen College Bachelor’s in Business Management Degree program prepares students to master a variety of communications and administrative responsibilities, including human resources, customer service, and business ethics.

“Illinois has experienced higher than average unemployment in recent months, with a rate of 11.2 percent, compared to slightly below 10 percent nationally,” Rasmussen College Vice President of Academic Programs Carie Ann Potenza said. “Our new Bachelor’s degree offering will provide local residents the opportunity to stand out in the competitive job market and respond to the needs of growing industries.”

Graduates of the Bachelor’s in Business Management Degree program may go on to become managers in a variety of capacities, including human resources, retail, operations, marketing, advertising, and promotions. The program is designed to increase students’ marketability in the job search process or increase effectiveness and motivate salary growth in their current positions.

For additional information about the Bachelor’s in Business Management Degree program offered through Rasmussen College, visit http://www.Rasmussen.edu.

ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE
Founded in 1900, Rasmussen College is a premier provider of educational experiences, dedicated to the growth and development of its students, employees, and the communities it serves. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Rasmussen College offers Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees in fields with the greatest occupation opportunities to more than 15,000 students both online and through its network of 21 campuses. By partnering with leading universities, Rasmussen offers opportunities to students beyond the Bachelor’s level. The Rasmussen Partner Network gives students the opportunity to earn Master’s and Doctoral degrees completely online, at their own convenience, from prominent universities around the country. To learn more about Rasmussen College, please visit http://www.Rasmussen.edu.

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