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OU programs allow business professionals to sharpen skills

Thursday, April 16, 2009
OU programs allow business professionals to sharpen skills
Spring, summer programs at OU allow business professionals to sharpen their skills

The Center for Integrated Business Research and Education (CIBRE) at Oakland University’s School of Business Administration offers those looking to advance their careers or expand career possibilities a variety of programs to enhance or learn new skills. Individuals looking to get a competitive edge in today’s challenging marketplace can enroll in certificate programs or attend special events to gain new insights and move closer to realizing their career goals.

Summer certificate courses offered through CIBRE include:

• Project Management Certificate Program and PMI Exam Review

• Credit Analysis in Today’s Economy

• Web 2.0 Interface Development

• Financial Distress and Corporate Restructuring

CIBRE also offers longstanding and respected educational tracks such as the Appraisal Certificate, Financial Planning Certificate and Paralegal Certificate programs. For more information about new and existing certificate programs or to register, visit or call (248) 370-3177.

Professional education seminars and workshops CIBRE is offering include:

  • Appraisal CPE Week – Tuesday, May 12, through Saturday, May 23
Topics to be discussed range from “Mortgage Fraud” and “Mastering Unique and Complex Properties” to “Dynamic Presentation Skills.” For more information, visit

  • CPE Weekend – Tuesday, June 2, through Saturday, June 6
Focusing on fraud, topics to be discussed include “How not to investigate suspected fraud: Forensic mistakes that lose cases,” “Implications of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” “Fraud Prevention” and “Data-Driven Fraud Detection.” Visit for a full course listing.

CIBRE also is hosting a number of informative special events, including:

  • Reinvent, Recommit and Revive: Marketing During Economic Turmoil
Friday, April 24, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Oakland Center

  • Tax Fraud Panel: If Your Client’s a Criminal
Thursday, June 4, 5-8 p.m. – Cooley Law School Auburn Hills campus

  • International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP) Research Forum
Monday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 9 – Center for Integrated Business Research and Education

For more information on these programs and special events, visit or call (248) 370-3177.