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Improving career prospects with a Business Essentials Certificate

11/1/2012 —

Looking to gain a competitive edge in the workplace? Planning to reenter the workforce or touch up on some business skills? Penn State Brandywine’s new Business Essentials Certificate will help adult learners and recent college graduates achieve their career potential.

Designed for individuals who wish to improve or update their business skills, the Business Essentials Certificate program can be completed within six months. Offered from January through May 2013, this four-course, twelve-credit program will provide comprehensive knowledge of business administration, public speaking, management information systems and selling skills. The accelerated seven-week classes meet one night per week and include an online component. All four courses can be applied toward an undergraduate degree or a stand-alone certificate that will stand out on any résumé.

According to Margaret Bacheler, director of continuing education at Penn State Brandywine, “This certificate program will provide a fresh credential within six months. Whether you are looking to reenter the workforce or need to refresh your skills, the Business Essentials Certificate can give you a competitive advantage in the job market. It is also ideally suited for recent college graduates looking for an edge in the job hunting process.”

The Business Essentials Certificate is available through the Penn State University Video Learning Network (VLN), a multi-campus collaboration of high-technology classrooms equipped with high-definition video conferencing capabilities. The goal of the VLN is to help Pennsylvanians acquire the knowledge and skills they need for the workforce at a Penn State campus conveniently located close to their home. 

For more information about the Business Essentials Certificate, please contact Margaret Bacheler at 610-892-1306 or mbw10@psu.edu.

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