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Want a Career in International Business?

The increasingly global economy demands business professionals who comprehend international issues and are prepared to conduct business beyond the borders of the United States.
So what are the best degrees in international business? The answer depends on what your interests are: finance, international trade, technology, marketing �� and your educational ambitions. Learn about top… | Read More

Medical Assistant Schools Atlanta

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly. There were about 483,600 medical assistant jobs in 2008. Average rate of pay, which can vary substantially from city to city, is $28,300.
The standard choices for a degree in medical assisting are… | Read More

Villanova Announces Online Master's in Human Development

Villanova University has moved a little further into the online education mainstream by introducing its first degree program to be made available entirely online: the Masters' of Science in Human Resources Development. It's another example of a respected, traditional school recognizing the shift in higher education delivery and moving to participate in it.
To… | Read More

Florida Community College an Online Innovator

Gulf Coast Community College has seen a dramatic increase in online learning, which is has developed through the gradual development of online courses now numbering over one thousand. The school is now taking the next step, enrolling students for the upcoming spring semester for six fully online degree programs.
The impressive aspect of this… | Read More

University of Nebraska Celebrates 100 Years of Distance Learning

In 1909 during the era of "correspondence schooling," the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) launched its first distance learning effort with some residents in the western reaches of the state. It would have taken a student from that area days to reach the campus on horseback. One hundred years later, students in… | Read More

Penn State Wins Award for Online GIS Degree

Penn State has poured a lot of effort into their online effort; as a result their World Campus is probably among the top five online education programs among the country's top traditional universities. Recently online education foundation The Sloan Consortium recognized the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Master of Geographic Information Systems program… | Read More

Florida Community Colleges Retooling Curriculum

Gulf Coast Community College in Florida recently announced three new academic programs bases on careful deliberation by the Board of Trustees and on a survey conducted by the Hanover Research Company on the workforce need/degree gap in the area. One of the options is a bachelor's degree, which means that twenty out of twenty… | Read More

Drexel University Introduces Gaming and Casino Operations Certificate

College students are no stranger to card games and poker nights, but rarely is it encouraged among college administrators as a viable career path... until now! According to Poker News Daily, Drexel University's Goodwin College of Professional Studies is adding a Gaming and Casino Operations Certificate program to its fall semester schedule.
The program will… | Read More

Drexel University Adds New Graduate Program in E-Learning Leadership to Course Catalog

In this day and age, with the advent of online education and the recent revamping of distance learning in general, one of the most important aspects that often goes overlooked is the need for more professors to keep online education at the top of its game. It requires more than just expertise in the subject… | Read More

Drexel Unveils New State-of-the-Art Sacramento Campus

Working student and distance learning conglomerate Drexel University is taking a giant leap forward in the coming month, with the unveiling of a new Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento. Promising to "revolutionize the way higher education can be delivered," the center is set to boast $1 million in cutting edge audiovisual/e-learning technology.
The innovative… | Read More

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