Rutgers CMD:

Rider’s New MBA

Stevens Institute:

NYU: MBA Update

Thomas Edison

Mercer College

PU: Engineering Masters with Real-World Training

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Career-Building Courses

This article by Teena Chandy was published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on

May 5, 1999. All rights reserved.

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.

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Rutgers CMD:

Career Workshops

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

Labor Management Relations Workshop Series and Certificate

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.

Rutgers Leadership Development Series and Certificate Program

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Workshop Series and Certificate

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.

The Human Resource Management Workshop Series and 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."

The cost of attending these all-day workshops, including course

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.

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Rider’s New MBA

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


to specialize."

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

at 609-896-5036.

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Stevens Institute:

Managing Technology

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

executive seminars.

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

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

at 201-216-5234.

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NYU: MBA Update

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

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

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Thomas Edison

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


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Mercer College

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.

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PU: Engineering Masters with Real-World Training

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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