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Business

Enhance your skills, hobbies, interests or personal life. Classes are offered online!

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Program Information

If you’re interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this series of courses is perfect for you. You will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, while also learning how to analyze and record financial transactions, as well as prepare various financial reports at the end of the fiscal period.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $199

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Build a strong foundation in the skills needed to succeed as an entrepreneur. You’ll learn how to use financial techniques, legal structures, funding sources and more to grow your start-up business.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $2,495

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Prepare for a role as an executive assistant and be ready to take the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and Microsoft Office Master exams. Exam fees included in course.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $4,595

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Master the skills and develop the knowledge you need to be successful as in Accounting and Business Analysis.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $395

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Learn the principles of Lean Six Sigma and prepare to take the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $1,695

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Learn the process improvement method of Lean Six Sigma by teaching you how to deliver measurable, sustainable, streamlined improvements and finding the root causes of problems. This Green Belt training will also prepare you for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $1,495

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In this course, you will discover a number of dynamite methods to bring out your best and also do the same for the people you work with. You will learn how to measure customer service—from your company’s point of view and from the customers—and discover how to anticipate the needs of your customers. You may already understand that top-notch customer service begins with knowing your customers and their needs, but do you know how to evaluate those customers, or better yet, what to do with the data once you have it? You will take a look at that, as well as identify how your customer service stacks up right now, and how you can build on even the sharpest of service policies. Plus, you will learn how to communicate, resolve complaints, and build long-lasting customer service programs.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $115

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In this practical, hands-on course, you’ll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You’ll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site’s performance using web analytics. You will discover how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your website. Finally, you’ll learn how to keep your visitors coming back again and again! You will learn to think strategically about marketing your website, products, and services using Internet technologies. You will also explore how to use an Internet marketing checklist and other tools and materials to develop a sound online business strategy. Before you know it, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to develop a winning Internet marketing plan for your own business.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $115

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This course will prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. You will learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You will develop a retirement savings plan, and you will be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You will learn the essentials of household bookkeeping, recordkeeping requirements, and much, much more.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $115

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This course includes specially designed worksheets and hands-on activities to take the guesswork out of your investing efforts. Start developing a plan for your own investing efforts based on proven methods used every day by full-time, professional real estate investors. You will learn how to invest in foreclosures, manage a rehab project, and build your team of real estate professionals (title officers, lawyers, accountants, mortgage brokers, appraisers, and more). This course also explores the effects of higher interest rates and cover alternative strategies for a changing market. By the end of the course, you will be working toward your first (or next) deal.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $100

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In this course, you’ll learn how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ—without making a big dent in your wallet. The small business marketing strategies you’ll learn will fit into any budget—and some are even free! With the help of videos, spreadsheets, and hands-on activities, you’ll build your skills in each lesson. You’ll master cost-effective strategies, including strategic partnerships, local marketing, search engine optimization, social networking, email marketing, lead generation, and niche marketing. Along the way, you’ll see many real-world examples from other small businesses much like yours.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $115

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This course walks you through the fundamentals of investing. The course will not only teach you about the stock markets, 401k plans, and retirement, but it will also address personal financial issues that are often ignored, but absolutely essential, to your success as an investor. Each lesson explains these concepts in detail, so you understand how and why things work in the investment world. Provide yourself with the independence and confidence you will need to make your own investment decisions.

Offerings: Monthly
Tuition: $100

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How to Register

  • Online
  • Via Phone at 732-987-2255
  • In Person at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Mail to: Center for Professional Studies,
    900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Registrations will close 48 hours prior to the course start date. Late registrations will delay (hard-copy) course material delivery. Digital copies may be provided.

Payment Options

The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks must be made out to Georgian Court University.

Cash: Cash is accepted in person only at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Checks: Checks should be made payable to Georgian Court University and include your name and student ID (if available). A $55 fee will apply for all returned checks.

Online: Payments by electronic check and debit/credit card are done online through Self- Service. All debit/credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. There is no fee for an electronic check. We do not accept debit/credit card payments on site.

Employer Sponsorship: Employers may send us a purchase order or voucher stating their intent to pay for the student’s course along with a completed Employer Sponsorship form, which is available online at georgian.edu/cps or in this book.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations: The Center for Professional Studies at GCU reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine program events that are below the minimum participant requirement. Should a cancellation occur, staff will contact the participant about the cancellation or about any alternative program event(s). You may elect to transfer your registration to a combined or alternate program. If you are unavailable to attend the alternate program or the program is cancelled, all tuition and fees will be refunded via check.

Refunds: Refund and withdrawal requests must be received 10 or more days before the beginning of a class to receive a 100% refund. With less notice, no refund will be provided. Please note that some courses do incur a nonrefundable registration fee as noted in the course details.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings

Please check georgian.edu, official Georgian Court social media channels, or local news sources to check for cancellations due to inclement weather. Cancelled classes are made up by adding on an additional session after the last scheduled class, based on instructor and classroom availability.

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