Accelerated Bachelor's Now Offered on Saturday

By Carol Best
Dec. 20, 2013

MNU is expanding offerings of its accelerated bachelor’s degree completion program to include a Saturday option beginning this March. The degree, which may be completed in as little as one year, is in applied organizational leadership and features class attendance just once a week. MNU’s accelerated program is one of the first of its kind in the Metro that has assisted working adults earn a degree in a convenient manner for more than 26 years.

The program is designed for adults who have at least 60 hours of previous college credit, although MNU has an accelerated program for earning the first 60 hours as well. Students may also earn credit by assessment of prior learning through an evaluation process that is taught at the university. The combination of accelerated coursework and prior learning assessment allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree in a more flexible schedule which saves them money and time.

The coursework includes education in analytical thinking, collaborative planning, organizing, communicating, and problem resolution. Students come from varied industries such as public service, healthcare, insurance, communications and more.

The Saturday AOL group begins March 29, 2014. Students will attend class from 8 a.m. to noon for 50 weeks with a two week break between semesters and a holiday break. For more information or to apply for the program visit MNU offers seven start dates on various evenings between now and June 2014.

Recently MNU announced another new accelerated offering for adults starting in January 2014. The accelerated elementary education program provides the coursework necessary for either a bachelor’s in elementary education or, if one already has a degree, licensure in elementary education. The 18-month program is structured so that students can continue to work full-time during the first 12 months of the program, until they begin a student teaching placement. 

Additional accelerated programs at MNU include an associate’s degree, RN-BSN degree and master’s degrees in business, management, education, counseling and nursing. In addition to the main campus in Olathe, MNU operates a learning center in Liberty, Mo., for select programs. For information on all of MNU’s graduate and professional degrees for adults visit or call 913.971.3877.