UPPER SAUCON TWP., Pa. – DeSales University has announced that it will begin offering a series of single credit courses for current MBA students.
Each one credit course explores a topic related to business management and consists of 14 hours of scheduled lessons over two weekends in live and synchronous formats (via Zoom).
The program will also be offered to anyone wishing to improve their business acumen.
Students in the MBA program can use the credits to meet their concentration credit requirements. They will take three of the one-credit courses to compensate for a full three-credit session-long course.
For people not looking for a degree, single credit courses can enhance their current skills, allowing them to apply what they learn in the classroom directly to the workplace.
“A three-credit class is a big commitment of our students’ time,” says Dr. Karen Kent, MBA Program Director. “We want our students to have flexibility, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also wanted to offer this opportunity to others who do not necessarily want to undertake an MBA yet, but who can earn credits towards a future degree.
Classes are also open to alumni of DeSales or anyone with a bachelor’s degree who is interested in professional development.
The first course – Negotiation – will be offered on campus with lunch or via Zoom on Saturday June 5 and Saturday June 12. The course will examine how influence, power and organizational politics relate to effective negotiation and the development of a leadership style.
Future classes for 2021-2022 include Analysis with Microsoft Power BI, Managing and Leading People: A Daily Guide, Voice of the Customer: Understanding the Dimensions of Customer Needs and Wants, Managing Change and L introduction to counseling.