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Open Programs

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.

Jan
01

Effective Communication in the Water/Wastewater Field

January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 | All Day

This self-paced, online program consists of five lessons that focus on the full range of knowledge and skills needed to communicate within the municipal environment. 

Jan
01

Maintenance Management in the Water/Wastewater Field

January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 | All Day

This self-paced, online program consists of five lessons that focus on the management of a maintenance department, program or function within the water/wastewater industry.

Jan
01

Supervisory Management in the Water/Wastewater Field

January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 | All Day

This self-paced, online program consists of seven lessons about key management and supervisory principles specifically designed for supervisory management in the water/wastewater field.

Sep
24

Mid-Michigan Value Chain Certificate Program

September 24, 2019 - November 12, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Oct
08

Business Process Management Certificate Series

October 8, 2019 - December 12, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Michigan State University’s Business Process Management Certificate is compatible with the Association of Business Process Management Professionals’ (ABPMP) Comprehensive Body of Knowledge. Via three classroom modules, it provides tools and techniques you need to transform operations to reduce costs, slash service and/or cycle times, increase capacity and provide a better customer experience. This certificate series also includes three e-learning modules that deliver traditional process improvement knowledge (Lean, Six Sigma) and cutting edge BPM techniques.

Oct
19

Nursing Home Administration (Unit 2)

October 19, 2019 - December 7, 2019 | All Day

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%).

Nov
19

Measuring and Improving Processes

November 19, 2019 - November 20, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Learn how to create better member/customer experiences and build long-term relationships through measuring and improving processes.

Dec
04

Leadership and Communication Skills for Project Managers

December 4, 2019 - December 5, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Leadership and Communication Skills for Project Managers explores the guidance techniques, communication styles, and motivational methods needed for successful project management and organizational leadership.

Dec
10

Design Thinking for Executives

December 10, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day program for executive management provides participants with an overview of the Design Thinking process.

Dec
11

Process Transformation: Improving and Innovating Performance

December 11, 2019 - December 12, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This seminar will arm you classic process improvement skills (SPC, Lean, Six Sigma) and creative redesign techniques so you are able to deliver both continuous improvement and breakthrough solutions for your organization.

Dec
13

Navigating Change

December 13, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Navigating Change will arm you with the strategies and tools to manage change at both the organization and individual level.

Jan
04

Nursing Home Administration (Unit 3)

January 4, 2020 - February 8, 2020 | All Day

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%).

Jan
16

West Michigan Supply Chain Management Certificate Series

January 16, 2020 - December 10, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This program, ideally suited for people in West Michigan, is designed to provide strategic and operational understanding of the integrated supply chain (includes a participant project designed to generate tangible returns).

Feb
11

CXM Professional Development Series

February 11, 2020 - February 13, 2020 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This series is designed to provide participants with practical insights and the tools necessary to address what is quickly becoming an imperative for success in today’s competitive business world—effectively designing and managing the customer experience.

Feb
15

Nursing Home Administration (Unit 4)

February 15, 2020 - March 21, 2020 | All Day

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%).

May
03

Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar

May 3, 2020 - May 8, 2020 | 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
31

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

May 31, 2020 - June 5, 2020 | All Day

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).

Sep
01

Radical Dialogue for Medical Professionals

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020 | 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Radical Dialogue for Medical Professionals is a program designed by the Broad College of Business to empower healthcare providers as they overcome barriers, take action, and embrace creative risk.