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UK Gatton College offering new 10-week Certificate in Business Administration

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 26, 2017) — If you find yourself in a spot where you know you need more education to enhance your career, yet a huge time commitment scares you, take heart. Ten evenings this fall just might change your entire outlook.

The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, through its Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center (EEC), is offering its Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) program beginning in September.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire the basics of a business degree without the time commitment a degree requires,” said Lorna Patches, director of the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center and UK’s director of the UK-UofL Executive MBA Program. “Or, if you’re interested in exploring whether an advanced MBA degree is right for you before committing to it, this CBA series could be just right for you.”

The 10-week series, “Business Foundations,” begins on Thursday, Sept. 14, and continues on Thursday evenings through Nov. 16. The lively instructional environment, led by distinguished faculty from the Gatton College, is complemented by opportunities for hands-on experience with each three-hour class, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., focusing on a different vital topic.

“The program is designed to provide an understanding of business terms, practices and tools to enable people to make better informed business decisions,” Patches said. “The CBA program is open to all interested persons who want to energize their careers and broaden their horizons.”

The state-of-the-art Gatton College building, located in the heart of the UK campus in Lexington, is the site for these stimulating weekly classes. Lighted, free parking is available close to the building for registrants. The cost is $1,100, with a $100 per person discount available for groups of three or more who sign up for the program. The fee for UK employees to register is $1,000. Interested UK personnel must contact the EEC to receive a special promo code for the UK discount before registering online.

Fees include instruction, all materials and light refreshments at each session, in addition to parking. Individuals who attend 10 sessions will earn 27.5 course hours of continuing education credit and a certificate of completion. To register or for more information, go to http://gatton.uky.edu/CBA, call 1-800-284-6407, or email Connie Blakemore at [email protected].

The 2017 fall agenda (subject to change) is listed here:

Thursday, Sept. 14: Oranizational Design and Environment

Thursday, Sept. 21: Individual Behavior in Organizations

Thursday, Sept. 28: Essentials of Human Resource Management

Thursday, Oct. 5: Economics in the Workplace

Thursday, Oct. 12: Essentials of Marketing

Thursday, Oct. 19: Accounting Measurement and Reporting

Thursday, Oct. 26: Financial Decision Making

Thursday, Nov. 2: Lean Supply Chain Management

Thursday, Nov. 9: Business Law

Thursday, Nov. 16: Strategic Management/Certificate Presentation

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