Baltimore—June 27, 2005— Walden University announced it will offer a dual degree in conjunction with the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM). Both universities are part of the Laureate Education, Inc. global network of accredited universities.

UVM students in the School of Administration and Economics on several campuses will have the opportunity to obtain a United States degree without ever leaving the country. The dual degree consists of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico Administration and Economic’s “licenciatura” degree and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Walden University.

The UVM student will fulfill the degree requirements from both universities by taking courses from UVM at the same time they take courses online from Walden University. Students can complete both programs in nine semesters. All students will be required to have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) as a requirement of completion of the program.

This international program is offered by Laureate Education, Inc. to its UVM students as a result of its leadership in education at an international scale and its far-reaching global network of universities.

About Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM)
The Universidad del Valle de México (UVM) is one of the largest and most prestigious Universities in Mexico. Founded in 1960 and accredited by the Federacion de Instituciones Mexicanas Particulares de Educacion Superior, UVM enrolls students at 21 campuses throughout Mexico, including 10 locations in Mexico City, and 11 throughout central, southern and northern Mexico, including Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Queretaro, San Luis de Potosi, Puebla, Torreon and Villahermosa.

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master’s and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, and health and human services, as well as master’s programs in engineering and IT and bachelor’s completion programs in business. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org; 312-263-0456.

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