Info-session slated for persons interested in MAE and MBA degree programs at USM

Are you interested in pursuing a Master of Arts in Education (MAE) or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with the University of St. Martin in conjunction with the University of the Virgin Islands? 

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If so, the University of St. Martin (USM) will be having an information session on Friday, February 19, 2010 from 4pm to 5pm for you.

Dr. Ron Harrigan of the Education Division at the University of the Virgin Islands will be present to give information to all perspective students. The information session will in rooms 202-203 at the University of St. Martin. USM has been offering MAE program in conjunction with the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) since 2003 and the aim is to also offer the MBA. Some 18 students so far have received their degrees in the MAE program which runs for two years. The areas of concentration in this program include administration and supervision, counseling and guidance, and teaching.

"I am pleased to see this informative meeting regarding the master’s programs finally coming to fruition. It is an important step for students, who have been waiting a while for the start of the program to receive answers to all their questions," USM Admissions Director Angelique Hazel said.

USM has also invited officials from the Education Division study-financing section to attend this session.

"We have a significant amount of persons on the island who are interested in pursuing their MAE degree and some who want to pursue their MBA degree. With St. Maarten heading to a new constitutional status, having advanced degrees will be important. This information session should be seen as an opportunity and all interested persons are urged to attend," said USM Marketing Director Michel Chance.

The Masters of Arts in Education and the Masters in Business Administration programs are open to students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree and who meet the respective admissions requirements. All students have to meet the requirements as stipulated by the UVI and upon completion of the respective program, students will receive degrees from the University of the Virgin Islands.

"So much planning and personal preparation goes into furthering one’s studies as this level. It’s an investment, and after this meeting interested persons should have a better idea of how this program will fit in with their work schedules and personal lives. In the coming months the application timeline will be most important," Hazel noted.

Invitations have been sent out to those persons who have inquired at USM about the respective programs but members of the general public are also invited to attend the session on Friday at USM. Persons interested can call the USM Admissions Office at tel. 542-5171 ext. 1008 to confirm their attendance.