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Build Your Business Saturdays

Mid-State is introducing a suite of courses to help grow your business through Saturday offerings! Courses are hybrid delivery, meaning you can join in-person on any of our campuses or at home through online live meetings.

Each course is only four sessions. Built to work for YOU! Take one class or the entire series. Complete the first three classes and earn the Business Skills certificate in less than three months.

Continue on with more flexible course offerings in the Business Management associate in applied science!

Class Schedule

The Build Your Business Saturday series will be held 9:00 a.m. to noon Saturdays this spring.

Introduction to Business

An introduction to what a business is, how it operates, and how it is managed. Students identify forms of ownership and the processes used in production and marketing, finance, personnel, and management in business operations.

Saturdays, January 6 – 27
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Adams Class #: 25026
Marshfield Class #: 25027
Stevens Point Class #: 25029
Wisconsin Rapids Class #: 25025
Online Live Class #: 22967

Organizational Behavior

This course assists the learner in becoming a more effective co-worker, team member and organizational citizen through an understanding of the key principles of how people behave within organizations and in turn, predict and influence future behavior. As a result, the learner will analyze organizational structures, assess organizational culture, analyze leadership types and styles, apply conflict resolution strategies, explore power relationships, implement change management techniques, demonstrate effective team management and describe the ingredients of diversity as these aspects are related to people's behavior in organizations.

Saturdays, February 3 – 24
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Adams Class #: 23306
Marshfield Class #: 23307
Stevens Point Class #: 23308
Wisconsin Rapids Class #: 23309
Online Live Class #: 23310

Microsoft Office-Introduction

Develops introductory skills in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook) while reinforcing the students’ knowledge of computer concepts, Windows Explorer, and web usage. This course prepares students for the Associate level MOS Certification exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Students should possess basic keyboarding, mouse, and Windows 10 skills. Students may develop these skills in the LiNK while concurrently enrolled in this course.

Saturdays, March 2 – 23
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Adams Class #: 25031
Marshfield Class #: 25033
Stevens Point Class #: 25034
Wisconsin Rapids Class #: 25035
Online Live Class #: 25036

Entrepreneurial Management

Introduces students to the concept of entrepreneurship. Learners study entrepreneurial practices primarily by developing a business plan for a venture of their choice. This includes comparing ways of going into business as well as developing marketing, legal, financial, products/services, management, and operations plans for a small business of their choice. Entrepreneurial behavior within companies is examined.

Saturdays, April 6 – 27
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Adams Class #: 25020
Marshfield Class #: 25021
Stevens Point Class #: 25022
Wisconsin Rapids Class #: 25023
Online Live Class #: 25024

Use the class numbers provided to register for each class.

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