Business - Continuing Ed. Classes
The School of Business is offering professional non-credit courses designed to help managers perform in the workplace. Take a look at the courses we will be offering.
Mode of Delivery: In-Person and On-Line.
Course Offering for 2022:
The use of appropriate software to record business transactions and maintain the books in good order can be a challenge for many small businesses. This course is designed to train administrative staff to prepare their company’s books and will qualify them to prepare the books for others. Our certified Instructor will acquaint participants with the basic principles of recording transactions and maintaining the general ledger, in order to keep the company’s books in full compliance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) guidelines.
JUNE 6, 7, 8, 9 | MON – TH | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Branding Your Church
This course is open to all denominations. Church marketing efforts should match its enthusiasm for our Christian mission. In this course, participants will learn what branding means, how to do it, when and where to do it, and just how important it is. The course will help to define who we are as a church and how it relates to those we are trying to reach. This course is perfect for those in church leadership, both lay people and clergy as it offers a wealth of knowledge and tips for getting the gospel message out and getting folks in the door.
JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22 | WED | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
This course focuses on acquainting learners with the tools of operating and capital budgeting. Coverage will provide participants with an understanding of the basic elements of budgeting in the private sector, the public sector, and for NGOs. This four evening seminar format will skip the theoretical coverage to focus more on custom designed budgeting processes for specific organizations relevant to participants.
JUNE 20, 21, 22, 23 | MON – TH | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
This introductory-level course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful entrepreneurs. Participants will learn the art and science of recognizing, evaluating, and pursuing innovative business ideas. As a successful entrepreneur said, “Innovation is a way of thinking.” The art of developing entrepreneurial thinking and innovation, identifying opportunities and making steps to exploit them, the ability to methodically put together a good business model and plan to strike the right deals, are at the core of this course’s structure.
MAY 9, 10, 11, 12 | MON – TH | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Information Systems Security
Protecting data that organizations collect and use should be important to every organization. Technology assets that businesses use need to be safeguarded. Another important dimension of the need for security is dealing with threats. They are many, varied, and organized. Acts of human error or failure, compromising intellectual property, deliberate acts of espionage or trespass, acts of information extortion, and vandalism are all threats. Training and awareness education are powerful tools for preparing and equipping security personnel as well as users to deal with security issues. Security education, training, and awareness programs are designed to reduce and in some cases eliminate the incidence of breaches.
JUNE 20, 21, 22, 23 | MON – TH | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
This seminar emphasis the following topics: Respectful Work Culture: The Relationship between Morals, Ethics, and Law; Professional Ethics: The relationship between Being good and doing Good; Business Ethics: Having and maintaining the proper Inter-subjective Relationship between Employer and Employee.
May 25, 26, 27 | MON – WEd | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship is a tested approach to provide social good while doing great business. Hundreds of social enterprises are created to address the social-economic, environmental, and cultural challenges that are faced by society’s disadvantaged communities by generating financial sustainability through powerful means with a social impact. Whether it is a thrift store, a recycling depot, a warehouse or a reading and tutorial company for newcomers, these types of social enterprises have proven to generate tremendous goodwill, financial returns, and community relevance.
MAY 12,19, 26 JUNE 2 | THURS | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
You have worked hard to accumulate some savings for rainy days and retirement. However, with the passage of time, inflation can grind down your purchasing power. A basic knowledge of the investment options available to you may be all you need to know in order to maintain or grow the value of your savings. A four evening seminar on how the markets work will provide you with the appropriate tools to analyze and manage your investment possibilities.
JUNE 13, 14, 15, 16 | MON – TH | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Personal Finance Management
It is crucial to have a short-term and long-term plan to manage your scarce financial resources. In order to make informed financial decisions that will provide you with long-term stability, it is important to master the basic principles and practices of personal finance. This course will acquaint you with the principles of short and long-term financial planning, investing for retirement or future projects, credit management, tax and risk management, the development of your personal financial statements and a regular analysis of your financial position.
MAY 16, 17, 18, 19 | MON – TH | 6:00– 9:00 PM
Principles of Small Business Management
Participants will be taught to apply business principles for success in the context of small businesses. Attention will be given to entrepreneurship, strategy, business planning, marketing, budgeting, and new venture management.
June 20, 22, 27, 29 | Mon/Wed| 6:00-9:00 PM
Small Business Marketing
When you are marketing a small business, your budget and human resources are often limited, but your ideas and goals are still as big as they come. In this course, participaants will be introduced to how marketers create customer-driven marketing strategies based on their research and understanding of the marketing environment and customers with a limited budget.
JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23 | Thursday | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
This course is designed to provide in-depth coverage that is identical to the Canadian Investment Funds Course. The content is structured to offer a technical and fundamental analysis of mutual funds and related products as well as alternative investment vehicles such as ETFs. The successful completion of this course will qualify the student to take the CIFC exam.
JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23 | THURSDAY | 6:00 – 9:00 PM