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Five recently announced postgraduate programs —
at Rutgers, Rider, Stevens, Princeton University, and New York
— cater to full-time employees who want to attend classes at night
or on weekends. Two new undergraduate degrees — one for service
personnel offered through Thomas Edison State College, and one that
guarantees transfer from a two-year to a four-year college — are
also new, as are various certificates at Mercer County College.
Rutgers University’s Center for Management Development
(CMD) offers career development workshops and certificate programs
for organizations and professionals. These workshops are held three
to four times a year at the New Brunswick campus and at other
Continuing Education Units are awarded upon request. To register,
call 732-445-5526. For information call Bonnie Westbrook at
or visit the CMD website at
Program. Sixteen workshops include such subjects as
to Labor Law," "Employee Discipline and Grievance
"Negotiation: Strategies for Mutual Gain," "Advanced
in Arbitration," and "Conflict Resolution." Attend nine
workshops for certificate.
1999. Eleven workshops for supervisors, team/work group leaders,
and organizations. "From Follower to Leader: Mastering the
to Supervisory and Team Leadership" is held eight times a year,
next on June 4.
Program. Nine workshops are offered three to four times a year,
including "Equal Opportunity Law and Lawful Employment
covering the fundamentals of EEO law; "EEO and the Disabled;"
"How to Develop an Acceptable Affirmative Action Plan;"
Harassment on the Job;" "Lawful Performance Appraisal in
2000;" and "Managing Cultural Diversity in the Workplace."
Attend five workshops for certificate.
Program. Topics include an introductory "Overview of Human
Resource Management," "Recruitment Principles and
"Human Resource Management and the Law," and "Avoiding
Litigation for Employee Discipline and Discharge."
materials, lunch and refreshments, ranges from $295 to $375 per
Team discounts, and discounts for government employees and non-profit
employees are available. The CMD also offers on-site programs for
groups of people in an organization, which can be held either at the
organization or on campus. CMD also designs and implements programs
to meet the specific management needs of specific organizations. Call
Claudia G. Meer, director, at 732-445-5590.
Rider University’s College of Business Administration
(CBA) has redesigned its Master of Business Administration program.
Unlike traditional MBA programs that offer the generalist a generic
business knowledge, this new program is integrative, cross-functional,
and provides team oriented experiences.
"For many years most MBA students held non-business undergraduate
degrees and were moving into career paths that required business
says Mark Sandberg, CBA dean. "Now two-thirds of the
have undergraduate business degrees. These students expect the MBA
program to provide advanced, leading-edge knowledge and the
Beginning September 1, the program revisions feature a reduction in
maximum credits from 57 to 51, a new core of 24 credits, a significant
level of course integration in the advanced core, an expansion in
the number of elective credits from 12 to 15, and the addition of
distinctively defined concentration options. The program minimum is
30 credit hours for students with recent undergraduate degrees in
A six-credit module, customer focused management, integrates
marketing, and selected team and interpersonal skills. Another
module will combine contemporary accounting, economics, and finance
theory and practice into two integrated courses.
Part-time tuition costs $420 per credit. Application deadline for
fall is August 1. For more information contact John Carpenter
The Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at
Stevens Institute offers a variety of programs — standard and
executive master’s programs, doctoral programs, short courses, and
Programs such as Technology Management, Information Management,
Management, Management, and Information Systems cater to professionals
in the field aspiring to enhance their careers. Admission requires
a bachelor’s degree and relevant industry experience.
Most on-campus classes are held in the evenings, and are scheduled
once per week. Tuition costs about $675 per credit hour. Call
or visit http://www.stevens-tech.edu.
Stevens also offers off-campus graduate programs at Rider University
(M.S. in Chemistry with Chemical Biology concentration); AT&T Local
Services, Dayton (Graduate Certificate/M.S. in Telecom Management);
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft (Concurrent Design Management);
and Lucent Technologies, Piscataway (Master of Technology Management).
For information on off-campus programs, contact the Graduate School
The Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York
University is offering a two week intensive program "An MBA Update
for Experienced Professionals: Insights on Competition and
from June 7 to June 18. The program is designed to provide business
professionals with a concentrated update and analysis of the issues
that are driving change, performance, decision making, and planning.
The cost for attending is $7,600, including program materials,
lunch, and refreshments. Contact the Stern School of Business at
Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is offering
a new Associate of Arts General Business degree option in Liberal
Arts this fall. Courses are in the areas of business, accounting,
science, communications, mathematics, history, humanities, and social
The program allows students to transfer to American Assembly of
Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited colleges and universities.
RVCC students with a 3.2 GPA can automatically transfer to Rutgers
Tuition is $60 per credit. For more information contact Patricia Davis
at 908-526-1200 or visit http://www.raritanval.edu.
Thomas Edison State College has announced a new
with Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) to create the SOC Degree
Builder Program. Under this program service members can convert
military training, including the basic non-commissioned officer
into credits towards a college degree.
"This program is ideal for military personnel who have transferred
from base to base over the years," says Patricia Sparks,
academic dean and vice provost at Thomas Edison. The program helps
service-members match degrees with their areas of specialization,
such as aviation maintenance, and offers optimum credit for military
training and education. "The Degree Builder includes their
education, other college credits, licenses and certificates, and other
credit-bearing elements. It’s a clearly defined path to a relevant
degree," says Sparks. For more information call 609-984-1150 or
New certificate programs at Mercer County College serve
to widen job career opportunities in five areas — for travel
office managers, bookkeepers, pharmacy assistants, and clinical
Payroll administrators can take an eight-session certificate course
for a Certificate in Advanced Payroll Skills that costs $450 and
Wednesday, June 2, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Taught by Dennis
director of payroll shared services for Bristol-Myers Squibb, the
course will help you administer complex benefits and tax applications,
among other skills.
The Computer Reservation System proficiency certificate can be taken
on your own time. For $150 you get a 60-hour account for self-paced
interactive on-line SABRE training to learn reservations, ticketing,
and fares. Register by Friday, May 14, but before you start, you are
supposed to have taken two prerequisites — a two-session
to the travel industry, starting Tuesday, June 8, for $54, and the
five-session introductory classroom course, which starts Tuesday,
June 24, at 6:30 p.m. and costs $210. The complete certificate costs
An Office Management & Technology certificate costs $560 for a series
of seven workshops or $90 for each full-day workshop. You also need
to take one intermediate course in an MS Office application such as
Excel or Access.
The New Jersey Pharmacists Association hosts a 50-hour course for
prospective pharmacy technicians at its headquarters at 3B Marlen
Drive on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., from June 1 to August
12. Graduates will be able to work under the supervision of a
pharmacist in various settings and to take a certification exam.
Cost: $849 including materials.
A clinical research and drug development certificate, announced last
spring, will start a new session with a 10-session
course that meets Friday evenings and all day Saturdays starting
May 7. Cost $900.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University
offers real-world oriented instruction in technical and business
of engineering. This one-year program does not require a thesis and
allows students to choose between a more technical track focused on
a particular aspect of engineering, and an entrepreneurial management
track that mixes technical classes with business-oriented studies
such as entrepreneurship, public policy, and international economics.
Students may choose a "home base" in any one of five
— chemical engineering, civil engineering and operations research,
computer science, electrical engineering, or mechanical and aerospace
engineering. For students with a managerial or entrepreneurial bent,
four courses in the home department can be taken with four
classes throughout the university.
The goal is to impart management and leadership skills along with
advanced training in applied technology, says Stuart Schwartz,
who believes the program will benefit students interested in a
consulting position with a management consulting company or a job
with an engineering firm. Tuition for one year costs approximately
$25,000. Call graduate admissions at 609-258-3034.
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