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Partnership with Albright College offers Early Admission to Master's Degree Programs at Moravian

Bethlehem, Pa., November 29, 2011--Albright College students may now seek early admission to graduate business programs at Moravian College under a partnership agreement approved recently by both institutions. Participating students will be awarded a partnership scholarship equivalent to 10 percent of their graduate course tuition at Moravian’s Comenius Center for Continuing and Graduate Studies.

The agreement recently signed by Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa., and Albright College, Reading, Pa., provides for early admission to Moravian’s master of business administration (MBA) and master of science in human resource management (MS-HRM) degree programs. It is open to qualified seniors in Albright’s traditional day program, as well as adult students in Albright’s Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) who have a year or more of professional or managerial responsibility.

This is the first such agreement for Moravian College. Albright College has early admission agreements with other selected graduate and medical schools.

Dr. Donna Smith, dean of the Comenius Center, said “The partnership with Albright College is an excellent example of two progressive educational institutions pooling their resources to serve students and the business community.”

“Moravian’s MBA and MS-HRM programs are affordable, flexible, and strongly tied to real-world applications,” explained Dr. William Kleintop, associate dean of business and management program. The Comenius Center’s graduate business program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Andra Basu, dean of adult and professional studies at Albright, notes that “this partnership is an added service for accelerated degree program students, who often look for guidance on quality graduate programs that dovetail with our programs in business and organizational behavior/applied psychology. Moravian’s location is also a great match for students who attend classes at our locations in the Lehigh Valley.”

The Moravian MBA program has developed business leaders for over 25 years. It is a selective program with small classes and a focus on leadership in business. The Moravian MBA allows students to specialize in supply chain, healthcare, human resource or IT service management, as well as accounting or general management.

The Moravian MS-HRM is the only such program offered in the greater Lehigh Valley. The program was approved by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as meeting its curriculum standards.

For more information about the Comenius Center’s programs contact William Kleintop, associate dean of business and management programs, or Gary Dologite, director of human resource management programs. Both can be reached at (610) 861-1400.

As a division of Moravian College, the Comenius Center is a progressive leader in evening and weekend education programs for adult students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The business, nursing, education and other degree/certificate programs offer a unique and in-depth experience that balances the teaching of theory with building practical skills. At Moravian, the learning environment stimulates both personal and professional growth. Programs and class schedules are flexible and convenient for busy adult students, and faculty with real-world experience create an interactive classroom environment. Visit the Comenius Center Web site at https://secure.moravian.edu/comeniusctr/

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the college's Web site at www.moravian.edu

Albright’s Accelerated Degree Program offers a bachelor of science degree in accounting, business administration, crime and justice, information systems, information systems and management (ISAM), and organizational behavior/applied psychology. Accelerated degree programs are held in nine locations: Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Pottstown, Blue Bell, Media, Exton, Allentown, and Bethlehem.

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a nationally ranked, private college with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The College’s hallmarks are connecting fields of learning, collaborative teaching and learning, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to create an individualized education. More than half of students graduate with dual/individualized majors in as many as 200 different combinations annually. Albright also offers pre-professional programs, student/faculty research, and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio. Visit the college’s web site at http://www.albright.edu/index.php