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MBA-Lite Program

This is an Accelerated Certificate program that covers the spectrum of business disciplines similar to MBA Program; however, this is not a master degree of Business Administration. Learn skill sets that will make you more valuable at your job, help you start something on the side, or start your own business. This program will help you overcome any fear and intimidation of diving into subject matter that is usually embedded with arcane buzzwords and sophisticated concepts.


Student will receive a certificate after completing 8 required core courses and 2 elective courses.

Core Courses (8)
Class Name

The internet and Web 2.0 have transformed marketing. This course will introduce you to traditional marketing principles and get you familiar with the new landscape. This was the Mad Men era. Marketing activities pervade the enterprise. Customers are segmented and micro targeted. Growth hacking takes advantage of all the new tools of websites, mobile, analytics, email and social media available to us that helps us reach and communicate with customers and measure their behavior in order to provide the best user experience possible. It has gone from one‐way advertising to two‐way engagement. Welcome to your new world!

20010 | $125

Marketing in the Digital Age - WIA‐PD

1/8/18 - 1/17/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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Financial statements are the end product of accounting and the gateway to corporate finance. Understanding and being able to read them is a critical business skill. We will explore: Balance Sheet Income Statement Cash Flow Statement Financial Statement Flow

20011 | $125

Financial Literacy: Understanding Financial Statements - WIA‐PD

1/22/18 - 1/31/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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Accounting is the most fundamental part of any business. With this course, and the inexpensive and accessible accounting software now available, you can keep your own business accounting records, or if you hire an accountant you will be able to effectively communicate with them. If your dream is to start a business, take this practical step and draw it closer. There are lots of careers in accounting and this course will give you the basic knowledge to apply for bookkeeping and accounting related jobs.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

20012 | $125

Accounting Fundamental - WIA‐PD

2/5/18 - 2/14/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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How do you make and deliver things in the most cost effective and efficient ways and also maintain the highest quality? There are always tradeoffs between quality and cost. Operations management is about how you optimize and balance those tradeoffs to make the best product at the bet price for your customers. Sometimes the highest quality product is what people need, sometimes ''good enough'' and cheap is what is required. Market Research helps understand customer needs, operations has to make it and deliver it. We will also explore Project management and inventory control in this course.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

20013 | $125

Operations and Supply Chain Management - WIA‐PD

2/19/18 - 2/28/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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This course is about how companies make decisions on what projects to pursue, and how to value those projects. We will also provide a framework for how financial professionals make decisions about how, when, and where to invest money. Corporate finance comprises a set of skills that interact with all the aspects of running a business. It is also extremely helpful in our personal lives when making decisions about buying or leasing, borrowing money, and making big purchases. It provides analytic tools to think about getting, spending, and saving. We will also explore the tradeoff between risk and return, how to create financial projections, and how to value income producing assets.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

20014 | $125

Corporate Finance - WIA‐PD

3/5/18 - 3/14/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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Economics can be thought of as the study and understanding of the contexts in which an enterprise operates. A stable, safe and predictable environment where we are able to confidently forecast a future is critical for companies to flourish. This is the realm of economic policy. The Study of economics provides us an analytical sense so we can explain what is going on and make rational predictions about the near future. Economics can be separated into three fields: Macro, Micro, and managerial, each with different emphasis and focus. We will explore all three.

20015 | $125

Economics 101 - WIA‐PD

3/19/18 - 3/28/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager operates within the status quo; the leader challenges it. The manager has his eyes on the bottom line; the leader has his eyes on the horizon. These sayings describe the symbiotic relationship between management and leadership. A healthy organization needs both. Leadership is vision. Management is implementation. They are the yin and yang of business.

20016 | $125

Management and Leadership - SPA‐PD

4/2/18 - 4/11/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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Pull everything we learned together. In this capstone course we will synthesize the various disciplines we have studied into a conceptual picture of how they work together in a functioning enterprise. This will give us insight into the thinking that takes place in the C level suite among the CEO, CFO, COO and the Board of Directors of a corporation. Orchestrating all these elements into a plan is the realm of Strategy. Strategic thinking can be broken into long term planning (5 year plan), short term tactical planning and budgeting for the coming year. We will address such issues as: How are you planning to grow your business and deal with competitors and alternative products? The challenges arise in how to keep planning as part of an organic, continual process and how to implement strategy and mange strategic momentum. It is so easy to get complacent and start to drift or lose focus and become diluted in your efforts by chasing too many goals. We will discuss focus, discipline and mindset as we bring it all together.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

20017 | $125

Capstone: Strategic Planning and Implementation - SPA‐PD

5/14/18 - 5/23/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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Electives (Choose 2)
Class Name

Negotiation is a learn‐able skill that you can develop and hone to resolve conflicts, build agreements, and get deals done. In this new world where direct lines of authority have transformed into networks of collaboration, negotiation has become the primary form of decision‐making and a key to management and leadership. Gin the skills and confidence you need to negotiate well and achieve better outcomes.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

20018 | $125

Become a Better Negotiator - WIA‐PD

1/22/18 - 1/31/18
Mon, Wed 7:30 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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We will explore the following law through the course: Entiy: LLC or Corporation Corporate Law Contracts Intellectual Property Law Liability protection Legal counsel Litigation Mediation

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

20019 | $125

Business Law - SPA‐PD

4/2/18 - 4/11/18
Mon, Wed 7:30 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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Now that you have studied the Time Value of Money and Economics, you are ready to examine Financial Markets such as the Stock and Bond Markets. We will study Value Investing using the text the Intelligent Investor by Graham and Dodd. This is the way Warren Buffet does it!

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

20021 | $125

Understanding the Financial Markets - SPA‐PD

4/16/18 - 4/25/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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Many of us aspire to create something new; do original work; make an impact and help people solve their pressing needs. We have all heard of the entrepreneurial heroes like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zukerberg and Elon Musk and their achievements. We use the tools, products and services that they created. If you harbor hopes of doing something similar, making your own dent in the universe, here is were you can get a quick handle on the latest thinking and processes for turning your dreams into reality and creating sustainable profitable businesses.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

20022 | $125

Entrepreneurship and Startups - SPA‐PD

4/30/18 - 5/9/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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In this course, we will go through Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright. The course will helps you protect and monetize your inventions and ideas; create value for your startup; attract investors; and create a multi‐million dollar IP portfolio.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

20023 | $125

Intellectual Property - SPA‐PD

4/30/18 - 5/9/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Continuing Education Staff
CE South Building

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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or veteran’s spouse, or a person with a disability. Other options include education loans. For more funding options, and contact information, please visit our Loans and Financial Aid page.


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