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Our expert faculty and staff teach programs that are open to anyone looking to expand their business horizons. Programs offered range from intensive week-long sessions to morning Business and Bagels sessions.

Feb
01

Business Process Management Certificate Series

February 1, 2017 - May 11, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

With information technology redefining operations in almost every industry, managing the “business process” has become more essential than ever.  BPM is a critical skills set for analysts who redesign the way work is performed and for managers who must assure ongoing performance improvement. Michigan State University’s Business Process Management Certificate…

Apr
12

Mid-Michigan Value Chain Certificate Program

April 12, 2017 - May 31, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This eight-session certificate program, spread over two months on Wednesdays, is designed to provide key insights into the latest value chain management strategies and practices.

May
07

Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar

May 7, 2017 - May 12, 2017 | All Day

This is among the oldest and most prestigious logistics and supply chain management seminars in the world designed for experienced executives and functional managers concerned with design and execution of global supply chains.

May
10

Implementing Performance Improvement and IT Upgrades

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Program Introduction The last decade has seen organizations in all sectors benefit from a renewed surge in productivity. These gains are the direct result of improved process management techniques and the application of new information technology. Still, the business press reports many stories of failed reengineering efforts, insufficient ROI from…

Jun
04

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

June 4, 2017 - June 9, 2017 | 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

This is among the oldest and most prestigious purchasing and supply chain management seminars in the world designed for experienced executives and functional leaders concerned with designing and executing state-of-the-art purchasing strategies (includes both faculty and industry executive speakers).

Jun
06

Transforming the Customer Experience: Building Lifelong Customer Relationships through Innovation

June 6, 2017 - June 7, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Transformative customer experience programs go far beyond automating for cost reduction and reinventing processes for improved customer satisfaction. They are the intersection of strategic marketing, out-of-the-box thinking and operational innovation. This two-day program will help your organization bring together innovators, process owners and technology experts to transform the customer experience and generate dramatic growth.

Jun
20

Essentials of Project Management Four-Day Bootcamp

June 20, 2017 - June 23, 2017 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This comprehensive, four-day seminar delivers a critical subset of skills from the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK®. It focuses on the day-to-day tools and techniques you need to manage projects that deliver good business results on time and on budget, regardless of project size or nature.

Aug
21

Essentials of Business Process Management Five-Day Bootcamp

August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Business Process Management Boot Camp is a five-day seminar that is compatible with the Association of Business Process Management Professionals’ (ABPMP) Comprehensive Body of Knowledge. The skills delivered in this seminar can be applied in manufacturing, service, health care and public sector organizations.

Sep
09

Nursing Home Administration- Unit 1 - 2017

September 9, 2017 - October 14, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Areas of Expertise: • Management • Industry specific Dates: Unit 1:  Sept. 9-October 14, 2017 Other Units offered: Unit 2:  Oct. 21- Dec. 2, 2017, Unit 3:  Jan 6 - Feb. 10 2018 Unit 4:  Feb. 17-Mar. 24, 2018 Objectives • The Nursing Home Administration Program offers 144 clock-hours of…

Sep
19

Finance For Executives

September 19, 2017 - September 20, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This two-day program is targeted at senior managers who are interested in expanding their knowledge of finance and the role of financial choices and financial metrics in strategic decision-making and value-creation.

Sep
27

Finance For the Non-Financial Manager

September 27, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This program will help you understand the difference between cash flow and income statement and will improve your understanding of basic financial data.

Sep
28

Strategic Decision Making

September 28, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This program will explore the process of strategic decision making and will aim to identify issues that both impede and improve the likelihood of decision success.

Oct
05

Critical Thinking Skills in Business

October 5, 2017 - October 6, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This two-day program will help to develop your critical thinking ability and maximize reasoning effectiveness.

Oct
21

Nursing Home Administration- Unit 2 - 2017

October 21, 2017 - December 2, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Areas of Expertise: Management Industry specific Dates:  Unit 2:  Oct. 21 - December 2, 2017   Unit 3:  Jan 6 - Feb. 10, 2018 Unit 4:  Feb. 17 -Mar. 24, 2018 Objectives The Nursing Home Administration Program offers 144 clock-hours of instruction in four units, each involving Saturday sessions. To…

Nov
01

Power, Influence and Negotiation

November 1, 2017 - November 2, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Enhance your negotiation skills, improve your ability to influence and manage conflict.

Jan
06

Nursing Home Administration- Unit 3 - 2018

January 6, 2018 - February 10, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Areas of Expertise: Management Industry specific Dates:  Unit 3:  Jan 6 - Feb. 10, 2018 Unit 4:  Feb. 17 - Mar. 24, 2018 Objectives The Nursing Home Administration Program offers 144 clock-hours of instruction in four units, each involving Saturday sessions. To complete the program, participants must attend 128 clock…

Feb
17

Nursing Home Administration- Unit 4 - 2018

February 17, 2018 - March 24, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Areas of Expertise: Management Industry specific Dates:  Unit 4:  Feb. 17 - Mar. 24, 2018 Objectives The Nursing Home Administration Program offers 144 clock-hours of instruction in four units, each involving Saturday sessions. To complete the program, participants must attend 128 clock hours (90%) and pass a comprehensive final exam for each…


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