GCU students can now apply for emergency cash grants made possible by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act). The application and eligibility requirements are available at Virtual instruction and events remain ongoing. A live Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the fall, most likely on an October weekend. Admissions events and select student activities have moved online, while all other public and campus events, activities, and athletics have been canceled for the semester. Always check GCU e-mails and for the most up-to-date information.


Whether you are looking to enter the workforce for the first time or upgrade your skillset for career advancement, we have programs for you.

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Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $115
For more information or to register, visit

Using practical explanations and real-life examples, this course will show you how money flows through a typical business. You will learn the basics of how a business operates, including how to develop successful business strategies and use financial statements to make better business decisions.

Whether you’re an employee, sales executive, supervisor, or manager, this course will help you understand basic financial information and use that information to make decisions that will positively affect your company’s financial situation.

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $115
For more information or to register, visit

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities.

Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you’re a
sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $115
For more information or to register, visit

Did you know that every year, collectively, small business owners in the United States pay the government millions of dollars for violating labor laws? The government not only has ability to penalize a small business owner with thousands of dollars in fines and/or back pay to employees, but they can also issue orders to reinstate an employee and even order jail time for the company’s owners. Human resources can be one of the most complicated aspects of running a business. This is why it is vital that small business owners know the basics of HR, such as what interview questions you should and shouldn’t ask, the difference between contractors, temps, and full-time employees and how to reduce the chances of fines and penalties for such things as noncompliance.

Feb. 18 & 20 (2 Sessions)
Tu/Th 6:00–9:00 pm

Tuition: $75
Instructor: Krishna Powell

If you manage complex projects, earning the PMI-RMP certification confirms that you can identify, assess, and mitigate project risks. This online project management course will fully prepare you for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Risk Management Professional certification exam.

If you have advanced knowledge and experience in risk management, or if you are a project manager focused on project risk management, including for large projects and/or complex environments, then the PMI-RMP® certification is an excellent choice for you.

While there are no prerequisites to take this course, PMI requires the following to be eligible for the exam:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree, or the global equivalent)
  • 4,500 hours of project risk management experience
  • 40 hours of project risk management education


  • Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 3,000 hours of project risk management experience
  • 30 hours of project risk management education

For PMI Risk Management Professional certification requirements, please visit

ONLINE: Self-Paced (50 Hours)
Tuition: $695
For more information or to register, visit

HR professionals are facing new and larger challenges each day, due in part to a changing workforce, shifting legislation and regulations, and so much more. Ensure you’re prepared for these changes and anything else thrown your way with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) global HR credentials: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®).

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency, and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader, and our course can help you get there. Our course combines expert instruction with the 2019 SHRM Learning System to offer a comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® exams.

Textbooks and access to the 2019 SHRM Learning System included.

HYBRID: Feb. 22–May 2 (11 Sessions)
CLASSROOM: Sat 2/22, 9:00 am–4 :00 pm, Sat 3/28 & 5/2, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
ONLINE: W 6:00–9:00 pm

Tuition: $1,495
Instructor: Stephen W. Oliver, Ed.D.

To view exam and eligibility information, visit

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional program brings your

company’s entire end-to-end supply chain into perspective. From manufacturing companies to service providers, supply chain effectiveness in the global economy is increasingly critical for business and professional success. Customer expectations are high, and with the APICS CSCP certification, you can ensure that your company not only meets them, but exceeds them.

The program consists of 40 hours of instruction divided into three modules:

  • Supply Chain Strategy and Design,
  • Supply Chain Planning and Execution, and
  • Supply Chain Improvement and Best Practices.

To obtain the CSCP certification, each participant will have to sit for a formal exam. Upon successful completion, APICS will issue the CSCP certification.

Textbooks and a one-year license to the CSCP computer learning system included.

Feb. 18–May 19 (13 Sessions)
Tu 6:00–9:00 pm (No class 3/3)

Tuition: $2,350
Instructor: Peter J. Blok, PhD

Prerequisite: Candidates must have two years of work experience, or an associate degree or two years of equivalent higher education.

Defining quality can be a challenge because it means different things to different people. It could mean meeting or exceeding the needs of customers, or it could mean products being free from defects. Perhaps it’s the excellent customer service you receive from an organization or the efficient processes used to provide a product or service.

This course introduces quality concepts to help you understand what quality means and how it is used every day gathered from a variety of industries. It will help prepare you for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) certification exam. The course outline follows the CQIA body of knowledge (BoK) and explores the history and evolution of quality, quality tools, working with teams, assessing customer-supplier relationships, and more.

This course includes a prepaid voucher for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Improvement Associate certification exam upon eligibility and course completion.

ONLINE: Self-Paced (25 Hours)
Tuition: $995
For more information or to register visit

Ensure you’re prepared for the rigorous PMP exam! This intensive program combines expert instruction with The CertWise® Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation training materials including interactive online study tools, quizzes, flashcards and a practice test.

Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a proven way to enhance your resume, elevate your career potential, and boost your earnings.

Earn a higher salary: According to PMI®, PMP credential holders can earn upward of US$20,000 more annually than non-credentialed jobholders.

  • Earn a prestigious certification recognized around the globe.
  • Build skills and knowledge that are transferable between industries, market segments and geographic locations.
  • Gain an advantage over non-certified project managers.
  • Prove your project management knowledge, commitment, and experience.
  • Join a global network of over 793,000 PMP credential holders.

Our course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the PMP exam and meets PMI’s 35 contact hour PMP Exam requirement.

Learn more about PMP certification benefits at

Textbooks and access to The Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation included.

HYBRID: Mar. 12–June 11 (13 Sessions)
CLASSROOM: Th 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 5/14, 5/21, (6/11 in-person review), TIME (No class 4/9)
ONLINE: Th 4/30, 5/7, 5/28 & 6/4, TIME

Tuition: TBD
Instructor: TBD

Today’s admins have evolved from answering telephones and performing other basic office duties to taking on tasks that include scheduling events, organizing and managing meetings, overseeing multiple databases, analyzing budgets, and helping senior management with reporting. Admins need to be continually learning and growing in their profession in order to stay apace with the modern workplace. They must seek out opportunities to take additional training and enhance their knowledge through programs such as PACE certification.

This program consists of four learning modules and includes classroom lecture, hands-on exercises, and online self-study material and practice exams.

  • Module 1: Interpersonal Communications: Interpersonal communication is the fundamental skill for success in any business environment: You’ll cover persuasion, written communications, confidentiality, self-promotion, and others.
  • Module 2: Task and Project Management: Above all, you are evaluated on your ability to get things done—so you’ll cover best ways to move work forward, manage time, supervise events, handle travel and e-mails, and manage workspaces.
  • Module 3: Computer and Internet Technologies: Ensure you’re on top of critical digital communications and tools—by covering critical hardware and software, productivity tools, online research, security, and networked computing. Microsoft Office programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook will be covered.
  • Module 4: Management Skills: Guiding others is a critical skill for every upwardly mobile admin professional. That’s why you’ll cover vision, mission, and values; leadership; staff relations; decision-making; and team management.

Feb. 20–May 7 (10 Sessions)
Th 6:00–9:00 pm (No class 3/5 & 4/9)

Tuition: $825
Instructor: Patty Dolce

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. No late registrations will be accepted.

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 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, 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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