FARGO, N.D. - Business Pro Series, a cluster of four educational certificates, will begin at North Dakota State College of Science in Fargo, N.D. this fall. The four areas of emphasis include: Sales, Management/Supervision, Entrepreneurship and Finance. Classes to obtain a Business Management Certificate with an emphasis in Sales begin September 13.
Business Pro Series is ideal for entrepreneurs, displaced workers, small business owners and those looking to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to advance in a current job or land a new one. The unique part of each certificate is the innovative delivery. The Series is intended to accommodate busy schedules of working adults. Classes will be offered in an accelerated format by meeting face-to-face on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. and enhanced with online teaching tools.
Each certificate is comprised of five to six college courses, which are based on current business and sales practices and focus on useful, practical knowledge and real-world workplace situations. An associate degree in Business Management is achieved when all four certificates (sales, management/supervision, entrepreneurship and finance) are obtained. Certificates can also be taken one at a time to bolster a resume or enhance a skill set.
Greg Anderson, Business Administration and Management Associate Professor and Department Chair said, "We see this as an exciting opportunity to meet the workforce needs and serve a market we currently have not reached."