Here are the latest offerings from Downtown colleges and universities:
University of St. Thomas The University of St. Thomas' Management Center is a department within the College of Business, offering more than 600 non-degree open enrollment and custom programs every year.
New programs this year through the management center are topics such as conflict, health care, Internet, leadership, management and quality. Specific classes are: designing conflict management systems; a mini-MBA in health care management; type, color and graphics for more successful Web sites; ethical leadership; adaptive leadership; life leadership circles for women managers; high impact communication for managers; project risks: avoiding surprises; gathering and documenting user requirements; quality systems, audit II: supplier audit; quality systems, audit I: internal audit.
Most classes meet once with an average cost of $345.
To learn more about classes, visit http://www.stthomas.edu/mgmtctr or call 651-962-4600 or 800-328-6819, ext. 24600.
The Management Center-College of Business is located at 1000 LaSalle Ave.
Art Institutes International Minnesota The Art Institutes International Minnesota now offers Associate's and Bachelor's degrees in multimedia and Web design. These degree programs prepare students for careers involving the Internet, using marketing and design. Multimedia and Web design integrates the technical elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for delivering interactive content.
"While companies are using the Web more and more every day, they may have someone maintaining their presence who is not experienced in Internet design or management," said Dr. Alan Stutts, president of AII. "We have built a curriculum that will allow students to acquire the industry's most sought-after skills and put them in a position to contribute immediately to the companies that hire them."
The Art Institutes International Minnesota is located at 15 S. 9th St.
For more information, visit www.aim.artinstitutes.edu
Metropolitan State University Beginning this January, students seeking a business administration degree never have to set foot in a classroom; Metro State's College of Business is launching a totally online business administration degree.
"You don't come to class," said Gary Seiler, dean of the College of Business. "If somebody has a very difficult time after work coming to class, this would be the kind of program for them. Single parents, who can't arrange daycare to go to class can take classes at home."
According to Seiler, online courses will cost $430 at the beginning, but will go up 30 percent next fall. "It costs a little bit more because it's more expensive for us to put on," he said.
For more information, e-mail Kate.firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Metro State's College of Business at 373-2771.
Metro State's Minneapolis campus is located at 730 Hennepin Ave.