Whether changing or advancing your career, The Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional Studies offers convenient, highly respected evening degree and certificate programs for adults. Alexandria students receive the full complement of student services, including one-on-one advising, financial assistance, and career-building support. Credits earned from another school or through life experience can help shorten time to completion.

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    Master of Science in Management

    Improve your earning power and move up in your career with a Master of Science in Management offered by the Busch School of Business. The M.S.M. can also be completed 100% online. Unlike an MBA, the MSM degree focuses specifically on management--enhancing your professional ability to manage organizational resources more effectively. The MSM Degree Program combines a strong academic foundation with practical knowledge and management skills taught by leading management educators.

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    B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

    Improve your earning power by completing your bachelor’s degree with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. The B.A.I.S. can be earned in as little as one year by transferring up to 84 credits.

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    Paralegal Studies

    Students can select from an Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies (AA-PS) or Certificate in Paralegal Studies (PSC). Learn from industry professionals and choose from litigation and general practice concentration tracks designed to provide you with a competitive advantage in any law office. The career outcomes for Paralegal Studies students are bright. Positions range from Real Estate and Title Insurance Paralegals, Public Defender Paralegals, Bankruptcy Paralegal, and Criminal Law Paralegal.

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    Certified Financial Planner

    Prepare to sit for the Certified Financial Planner Certification Exam with seven classes completed in less than one year. In these confusing economic times, financial planners help individuals make informed decisions about personal financial issues such as saving for retirement, advancing their family’s economic security through life insurance, and managing the complexities of income taxes.  Planners holding the Certified Financial Planner certification stand out from other planners because of their demonstrated skill in devising financial plans that serve a client’s best interests.

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    Project Management Professional (PMP)

    Increase your workplace skills, and boost your salary by earning the Project Management Professional credential – a globally recognized credential documenting that you are adept at managing complex projects from start to finish. Our PMP Prep Course will teach you the fundamentals that you will need to pass the Project Management Institute’s certifying examination in five days.

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    SHRM Certified Professional

    Ensure you're prepared with Catholic University's course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. This 13-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success on the exam.

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    CompTIA A+ Training

    The A+ CompTIA certification training offered by Catholic University will equip you to pass the required examinations to earn the industry-standard certification that will launch your IT career.

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