Pratt Institute has introduced a new accelerated part-time bachelor's degree program through its Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS). The application deadline for fall 2015 classes at Pratt’s Manhattan campus is approaching quickly, with prospective students asked to apply, or contact CCPS with their intent to apply, by February 1. The Bachelor of Professional Services Management (BPSM) program was created so that working professionals can complete degrees they have already started in half the time of traditional part-time programs. It was also developed to serve students who are looking to obtain necessary skills for starting a business or advancing their careers in a creative environment.

“Pratt’s strength as a global higher education leader and renowned creative institution translates into a unique learning experience for professionals who want to move their careers to new levels,” said Pratt Institute Provost Peter Barna. “The BPSM program is for outside-the-box thinkers whose lack of a bachelor’s degree is holding them back, as well as burgeoning entrepreneurs who need an intensive environment to help them build business plans quickly and confidently.”

Combining academic theory and real-world practice, BPSM courses will cover essential areas of business management—marketing, entrepreneurship, communications, advertising, accounting, finance, ethics, and sustainability—while emphasizing emerging and evolving trends in business, media, and technology. Classes will be taught by esteemed faculty members from Pratt, and the program is guided by the Institute’s high academic standards.

“Pratt’s accelerated bachelor’s degree program raises the bar on business education by pairing a creativity-infused curriculum with management fundamentals,” said Cheryl Stockton, acting chair of the BPSM program. “Graduates will have the knowledge to lead creative enterprises within their existing firms or apply enhanced skills to their own entrepreneurial adventures,” she added.

Further details about the program are available online here.