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Friday, April 11, 2003

Perdue School/ESHEC Degree Program

SALISBURY, MD--- Upper Shore residents and their nearby neighbors can now earn a bachelor's degree from Salisbury University's prestigious Franklin P. Perdue School of Business without having to endure a lengthy commute to and from classes.

In September the Perdue School is coming to the upper Shore with its nationally accredited business program. "This is the first time the Perdue School has offered an off-site degree," said Dr. Gerard DiBartolo, program coordinator. Students may study for a Bachelor of Science in business administration with Perdue professors at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center (ESHEC), located on the Chesapeake College campus in Wye Mills.

DiBartolo and a representative of the SU Admissions staff will be at the ESHEC Amphitheater on Monday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to meet with prospective students and answer any questions about the new program.

This upper division business degree is flexible and can accommodate a variety of students, organizers say. Second-year undergraduates who are completing an Associate of Arts, community college graduates who have their associate's but want to earn a business Bachelor of Science, and college and university alumni already with a four-year degree who would like a second major in business administration may find the Perdue program appropriate, DiBartolo said.

"For people with jobs and other commitments which make commuting to Salisbury too time-consuming, this off-site program may be an excellent fit," said Dr. William Moore, dean of the Perdue School. "The professors teaching the courses at Wye Mills are the same ones teaching students at our home campus in Salisbury. When an ESHEC student graduates, it will be as a Perdue School alumnus with an SU diploma."

The Perdue School's baccalaureate and master's programs are accredited by AACSB International-the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only one-fourth of the business schools in the country enjoying that distinction.

Classes begin September 2. The first semester's series of courses consists of information systems for management, intermediate business statistics, management and organizational behavior, and principles of marketing management.

For more information contact DiBartolo at 410-543-6315 or call the ESHEC Center at 410-827-5806.


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