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New Year’s resolutions focus on furthering education

Friday, January 8 2016 12:00am

Forty-seven percent of this year’s New Year’s resolutions related to self-improvement or education, according to Statistic Brain Research Institute. This percentage is larger than resolutions related to weight, money, and relationships. Why?

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“There are many reasons why someone would pursue graduate education, foremost as a way to stand out from other candidates. As undergraduate degrees become increasingly common, professionals are searching for other ways to differentiate themselves and gain important skills. One way to that is through graduate education,” said Ginny Valentin, administrative director, graduate and executive education, Ohio University’s College of Business. 

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, undergraduate and post-baccalaureate enrollment in degree-granting institutions both increased 24 percent from 2002 to 2012. And in its 2014 report, the number of bachelor’s degrees are projected to increase 17 percent between 2010 and 2022. They also projected the number of master’s degrees will rise 36 percent during that time period. Furthermore, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects occupations requiring a master’s degree are the fasted growing, with a projected growth rate of 18.4 percent from 2012 to 2022.

Ninety two percent of New Year’s resolutions are not realized, according to Statistic Brain Research Institute. That’s where Ohio University’s College of Business comes in; we are here to help prospective students achieve their resolution to pursue higher education with six graduate degrees to help professionals reach their goals, grow their business acumen, and position themselves for success.

About OHIO College of Business Graduate Programs:

Ohio University’s College of Business offers Full-time MBA, Professional MBA, Online MBA, Master of Sports Administration and MBA dual, Professional Master of Sports Administration, and Master of Science in Athletic Administration degrees.

Our master of business administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB). This esteemed designation is held by only one percent of business schools worldwide at the graduate, undergraduate, and accountancy levels. Our Master of Sports Administration degree is recognized by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body that promotes and recognizes excellence in sport management education in colleges at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. Further, our Professional Master of Sports Administration program is ranked the best postgraduate sports program in the world by SportBusiness International.