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Anderson Schools Announces Summer Certificate Programs

May 21, 2003

Certificate Programs in Business Communications, Marketing, The Nuts and Bolts of Human Resources, and Basic Management will be offered this summer by the Management Development Center at UNM's Anderson Schools of Management. These programs offer professionals the opportunity to develop and improve job-related skills without having to be admitted or enrolled in the University.

The Business Communications Certificate Program is a new 12-week course designed for those interested in developing the essential skills of interpersonal communication, business writing, presentations, and meeting facilitation. Participants will learn practical, proven techniques for communicating effectively, writing with credibility, improving leadership skills, and projecting a more confident, polished and professional image.

The Marketing Certificate Program is a 12-week course designed to provide non-marketing managers, small business owners, nonprofit directors, and government employees an understanding of marketing functions and concepts. Participants will gain a set of concepts, procedures, and tools to aid them in understanding the role of marketing and the concepts learned will enable them to increase the effectiveness and profitability of their organizations.

The Nuts and Bolts of Human Resources Certificate Program is an intensive, interactive six-week course that will help HR professionals keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date. This course is a must for HR professionals who want to gain insight into key HR functions, establish a framework for integrating HR activities throughout their organization, and prepare a specific plan for developing the skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage an HR department.

The Basic Management Certificate Program is a 12-week course designed for employees at all levels, from all types of organizations, who wish to improve their individual job performance. The program is especially useful for anyone preparing to move into a managerial position and for newly appointed supervisors with little or no formal management training. Professionals who need to review basic management principles and techniques will also benefit from attending this course.

The 12-week courses begin May 30th and the six-week course begins June 4th. Participants registering before May 23rd receive a $50 discount. Early registration is highly recommended as classes fill quickly. For a free brochure or to register, call (505) 277-2525.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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