UC Irvine Extension Launches Business 'Mini Courses' Series

Accelerated Courses Offered to Accommodate Business Professionals' Hectic Schedules

Jun 05, 2013, 12:17 ET from UC Irvine Extension

IRVINE, Calif., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension introduces a new series of fast-tracked courses offered in one- and two-day formats, designed to provide professionals with the skills necessary to stay at the forefront of key and trending professional topics. "Mini Courses," are geared toward mid-level managers interested in remaining ahead of the curve, and for those interested in expanding their skill sets in specific business areas. Attending the Mini Courses will provide participants with the opportunity to build a network of professional peers, obtain skills from an industry expert, and reach career advancement goals.

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"Mini Courses are ideal for those seeking quick, relevant courses with takeaways that can be immediately applied in the workplace. The courses are comprehensive and will provide participants with a quick, in-depth experience on a particular subject," said Brian Breen, director of the Corporate Training Program at UC Irvine Extension. "Each Mini Course provides a great preview for participants that may be interested in committing to a full UC Irvine Extension certificate course or program. The series also opens up enterprise training to smaller businesses - where corporate training may not have been possible."

The courses are grouped into two tracks depending on specific business needs, and will be offered on the UC Irvine campus. One- and two-day courses are eight and 16 hours, respectively - with breakfast and lunch provided. Track one courses will begin the first week of each month, while track two courses will begin the third week of each month.  Below are the two tracks and courses:

Track 1: Business, Management and Communication

  • Situational Leadership: Aug. 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Develop a Social Media Approach for your Business: Sept. 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Effective Business Communication: Oct. 4 and Oct. 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Digital Marketing: Nov. 8 and Nov. 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Track 2: Project Management & Business Process Improvement

For more than 15 years, UC Irvine Extension's Corporate Training team has offered custom education to organizations of all sizes and across all industries, enterprise-wide. Programs can be delivered to a company's employees at the organization's schedule and convenience. The content developed ensures that employees receive effective, applicable skills and knowledge. The Corporate Training team can deliver or customize any of the Mini Courses tracks to meet a company's specific needs.

For additional information or to register for any of the Mini Courses, please visit http://unex.uci.edu/courses/mini/ or call (949) 824-5414.

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