CSM Helps Working Adults, Busy Students Earn Business Management Degree in 15 Months

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) flexible learning options are designed for those with busy schedules. To meet that commitment, CSM will offer the entire Business Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program in an accelerated schedule making it possible for students to complete their Business Management degree in 15 months.

CSM is also launching accelerated classes for most evening classes this fall. This new student success initiative builds on students’ abilities to retain greater information within shorter structured time periods.

Capitalizing on research that shows there are greater benefits in learning outcomes for students, especially working adults, CSM is shifting most courses meeting after 5 p.m. to seven-week mini-term classes. Evening classes draw the largest number of working adult students and the condensed format maximizes students’ time in coursework, allowing students to complete a degree program in about 15 months, according to CSM Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Eileen Abel.

“Research shows that students who accumulate more time learning a subject within a shorter period of time learn better,” Abel said. “They are able to retain more of the information. We also know from national data that this kind of acceleration allows students to focus on one or two courses at a time, allowing the student to balance other responsibilities while still being able to complete credit hours toward the educational goal.”

Most of the courses are offered in a hybrid format which combines the traditional face-to-face class contact twice a week with the remainder of the week’s coursework completed online.

The accelerated Business Management AAS degree program will offer three courses at a time in seven-week mini-session term. In the fall, students will attend classes face-to-face on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at La Plata Campus from 5:45 to 8:35 p.m. while also taking one course on the web. In the spring, classes meet Monday and Wednesday evenings, with one course on the web.

There is still time to register for the fall. Learn more at https://www.csmd.edu/future-students/2019/fall-adults.

For students who have already applied for admission, CSM staff makes it easy to register for classes Saturday, Aug. 24, during its ‘Super Saturday’ event being held at the La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses. Super Saturday is a do-it-all event for students to explore the campus, complete placement tests, meet with an adviser, register, pay for classes and purchase books for the upcoming semester. Students who need to take placement tests must arrive by 9 a.m. Call 301-934-7765, option 9, for more information or visit www.csmd.edu/admissions.

Students who have already registered are encouraged to attend CSM’s New Student Welcome – an opportunity to connect with other first-time students and college faculty while learning more about the college’s student services and available programs. The event includes dinner and door prizes. The New Student Welcome events occur from 4-8 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the Leonardtown Campus; on Aug. 22 at the Prince Frederick Campus and on Aug. 28 at the La Plata Campus. Students can RSVP at www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/welcome/.

The La Plata Campus is located at 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Leonardtown Campus is located at 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. The Prince Frederick is located at 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. For directions or an interactive campus map, visit https://www.csmd.edu/about/locations/.

Calendar:

CSM New Student Welcome. 4-8 p.m., Aug. 20. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. New CSM students who have already registered for classes are invited to a New Student Welcome — an opportunity to connect with other first-time students and college faculty while learning more about the college’s student services and available programs. The event includes dinner and door prizes. There will be a separate track for parents and/or support persons. RSVP at www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/welcome/.

CSM New Student Welcome. 4-8 p.m., Aug. 22. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. New CSM students who have already registered for classes are invited to a New Student Welcome — an opportunity to connect with other first-time students and college faculty while learning more about the college’s student services and available programs. The event includes dinner and door prizes. There will be a separate track for parents and/or support persons. RSVP at www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/welcome/.

CSM Enrollment Express Event. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 24. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will hold Enrollment Express Events at the La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses, where students who have already applied for admission can complete in one day everything needed to become a CSM student. Participants can tour the campus, complete placement tests (test-takers must arrive by 9 a.m.), meet with an academic advisor, register for classes and make payment arrangements, visit the CSM College Store and purchase books for the upcoming semester. For information, call 301-934-7765. www.csmd.edu.

CSM New Student Welcome. 4-8 p.m., Aug. 28. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. New CSM students who have already registered for classes are invited to a New Student Welcome — an opportunity to connect with other first-time students and college faculty while learning more about the college’s student services and available programs. The event includes dinner and door prizes. There will be a separate track for parents and/or support persons. RSVP at www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/welcome/.

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