BANK OF AMERICA UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
Welcome Bank of America employees!
Continue your education and position yourself for professional advancement at a significantly reduced cost, thanks to a new partnership between Mercyhurst University and Bank of America. As a Bank of America employee, you are eligible for significant discounts—up to $650 per 3-credit course—on Mercyhurst’s Master of Science graduate programs in Applied Intelligence and Organizational Leadership. Students may also be eligible for low interest federal loans or other sources of financial aid to cover costs completely. Learn more about graduate financial aid here.
Both the Applied Intelligence and Organizational Leadership graduate programs can be completed 100 percent online, giving you access to Mercyhurst’s experienced faculty, cutting-edge coursework and other dynamic learning experiences. Learn more about these graduate programs below.
Master of Science
Data-driven decision makers are in high demand in the business and intelligence worlds. The first non-governmental initiative of its kind in the U.S., Mercyhurst’s intelligence studies program has earned a reputation as one of the most respected intel programs in the world. In this graduate program, you will become an expert research and intelligence analyst, capable of leading analytical teams in competitive business, law enforcement and national security.
Core coursework focuses on communication, research methods, and theories and applications, while a selection of electives will further focus your studies in law enforcement, national security or competitive intelligence. Students develop advanced research abilities, learn to apply analytic techniques and methodologies, as well as hone their analytical writing and briefing skillsets.
Analysis careers are among the fastest growing fields in the U.S.; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects analyst jobs will increase by as much as 21 percent by 2024. Applied Intelligence graduates excel in finding new careers or exceling in their current field, as evidenced by our 90 percent 6-month career placement rate in recent years.
Learn more about Applied Intelligence here.
Master of Science
Leadership is about adapting to change, earning trust and gaining support, creating vision and making ethical decisions. Studying Organizational Leadership (OL) equips you with an understanding of leadership principles, opportunities to further develop leadership skills, and effective ways to think critically, solve problems and make sound decisions. This skills learned in this program will complement almost every background and can be applied in virtually every field. Through OL, graduate students learn about the complex process of leadership and how they can practice it in their organizations as informed, prepared leaders.
Since 1998, more than 90 percent of our OL graduates have leveraged their grad degrees to begin new careers or to accept promotions with their employers. Our comprehensive curriculum focuses on collaboration, interactive exercises, case studies and the study of theory to develop leaders who know how to drive performance and motivate others to achieve results. Customize your degree to your interests and career goals with concentrations in: accounting, higher education administration, human resource management, sports leadership, and strategy and innovation.
The OL program is an excellent alternative for those considering MBA programs, though it differs in several key ways. Whereas MBA programs primarily focus on organizational rules, procedures and problem solving in a business structure, the OL program emphasizes entrepreneurship, vision and strategy, team building, motivation and empowering others to meet needs.
Learn more about Organizational Leadership here.
When you’re ready to apply, you can fill out the free application at apply.mercyhurst.edu. For questions, contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education at 814-824-3351.
To determine eligibility for the tuition discount, all applicants must submit the Employer Reimbursement Form (available on the Mercyhurst student portal) and the Educational Benefits Supplemental Grant Program Application. After completing the forms, please submit them to Travis Lindahl in the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 814-824-3297.