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University of Cincinnati announces MBA-IT program for Indian Students

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UC announces accelerated MBA-IT program
The University of Cincinnati (UC), USA has announced an accelerated programme allowing Indian students to earn a bachelor's degree in Information Technology while concurrently earning their MBA.

Reserved for the highest-achieving students, the IT-MBA 'ACCEND' programme allows students to gain both an undergraduate and graduate degree while also earning over 18 months of full-time paid work experience through the UC Cooperative Education (co-op) program. When a student graduates, he/she has two degrees.

"One of the most exciting aspects of this program is also the cost-savings it presents to our students," said Charlie Schwartz, Assistant Director for Admissions at UC. He added that by earning two degrees at the same time, their students save approximately $40,000 (Rs 21.7 lakh) in tuition and fees.

"And by working in their field, students earn an additional $40,000 that can be put toward their tuition. Combine these with UC's scholarship program, and students are seeing potential savings of $1,20,000 (Rs 65.2 lakh) on a world-renowned education," he further said.

In order to identify highly qualified candidates for this program, Schwartz will be travelling throughout India from April 17-24, 2013 with UC's full-time India admissions coordinator, Anjali Khavnekar. UC has nearly 3,000 international students, including over 600 students from India.

About University of Cincinnati:
The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 42,000 students.

The University of Cincinnati is one of America's top public research institutions with a student population of more than 40,000.

The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.

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