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Advantages of Dual Masters and Accelerated Degree Programs

Earning a college degree takes hard work and planning, along with a considerable investment of time and money. Although the benefits of earning a college degree go beyond financial considerations, the enhanced earning power a college degree brings is significant. In fact, college graduates can expect to bring home a hefty $2.8 million more over their lifetimes than those who don’t hold a bachelor’s degree. Yearly, college graduates earn $30,000 a year more than high school graduates.

Increased Earnings for Master’s Degrees

Differences in educational attainment can continue to add up over a lifetime. Studies suggest master’s degree holders, especially those in business, can earn as much as $27,500 a year more than those who hold bachelor’s degrees alone. Throughout their careers, advanced degree holders can earn 61% more than high school graduates.

While it makes sense to earn a graduate degree in order to advance your career, there’s still an opportunity cost associated with going back to school. After all, the longer you stay in school, the more tuition you’ll pay and the more time you’ll potentially spend at a lower paying position.

Continuing on to earn an advanced degree makes the most sense when you can complete your schooling in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. That’s where programs like Walsh’s FastTrack and Dual Degree come in.

FastTrack

Students in Walsh’s FastTrack program can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as two years, completing the master’s portion of their program with as little as six additional classes. FastTrack students take classes towards their master’s while earning their bachelor’s degree, helping them save thousands of dollars on tuition and graduate up to 12 months sooner.

Dual Master’s Degree Programs

In addition to the FastTrack program, Walsh offers dual master’s degree programs, which include an internationally ranked Master of Business Administration (MBA), combined with:

  • Master of Science in Finance (MBA/MSF)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MBA/MSITL)
  • Master of Science in Management (MBA/MSM)
  • Master of Science in Marketing (MBA/MSMKT)

Walsh’s dual degree students can earn a second master’s degree in as little as five additional classes, gaining the broad range of knowledge and skills an MBA brings along with the depth of an area of specialty.

Advantages of Earning Your Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Walsh

Grow and Expand Professional Relationships

The relationships students and faculty develop at Walsh goes beyond simply imparting information. As 95% of Walsh faculty have real-world experience, professors currently work or have worked in the careers their students aspire to. Those connections can create a mentorship that can help shape the trajectory of your career. Choosing to stay at Walsh for both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees can help you expand your knowledge and relationships without having to start over at square one.

Keep Momentum Going

FastTrack degree pathways and dual degree master’s programs are developed for seamless progression based on specific career goals. Continuing your graduate studies at Walsh helps you to capitalize on the momentum you’ve built as an undergraduate. Even students with every intention of going back to school after a “short break,” often find that break has stretched into many years. These students often report they meant to go back to school, but life got in the way. Completing your undergraduate and graduate degree at the same institution at the same time means you may be less likely to succumb to life’s roadblocks and be more likely to successfully complete your degrees in a reasonable amount of time for a reasonable amount of money.






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