Executive Education and Professional Development lists 2009 programs
Did you include personal enrichment, lifelong learning or professional development as a New Year's resolution for 2009? Take a Mini MBA or Mini Master program this spring to help achieve these goals.
Don't forget: UST Executive Education and Professional Development offers a 50 percent discount to staff and faculty of the university and a 33 percent discount to current students and alumni.
Nonprofit learning opportunity
Choose one of the following offerings:
- 1-4 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 16 to April 24
- 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 21 to April 22
Developed by the University of St. Thomas Center for Nonprofit Management, the Mini MBA for Nonprofit Organizations provides an overview of issues and topics relevant to the nonprofit sector. Participants will learn the essentials of managing and operating a sustainable nonprofit and develop the knowledge for successful growth in their organization.
General business programs
6-9 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 26 to May 4
Business professionals must understand the process of planning and executing the distribution of ideas, goods and services that deliver bottom-line contributions to their organizations. It can be challenging to create and retain profitable customers through activities such as marketing research, competitive analysis, determination of market potential, market segmentation, targeting and developing the marketing mix. The Mini Master of Marketing Management is designed to help meet these challenges.
6-9 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 2 to April 27
An employee can contribute to the insulation of his or her company against the negative effects of economic downturns, competition and rising costs by helping the company adhere to the principles of sound financial management. Help ensure that your company has the resources it needs to invest in growth during good times. The Mini Master of Financial Management teaches these things and more.
Listen to lead instructor, Dr. Heino Beckmann, describe the program.
6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 26 to May 28
Whether your audience is external or internal, the Mini Master of Business Communication will provide the tools and tactics to increase your impact in written and spoken communications. The instructors are credentialed faculty, thought leaders and accomplished practitioners who teach up-to-date business communications best practices. Enroll today for help in becoming a business communications leader.
6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 5 to May 7
This 14-week program covers many of the topics appearing in the Graduate Programs in Software (GPS) courses. Participants will gain an understanding of critical and cutting-edge topics, current practices and issues in information technology that are necessary for every professional and organization's competitive advantage.
6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 12 to May 7
Global competition has increased dramatically the pace of business. Companies must run like a finely tuned machine, developing and delivering high-quality products and services quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. The Mini Master of the Lean Enterprise will help participants apply lean principles to evaluate and improve operations and transactions, and ultimately improve business results and competitiveness.