McGill Minis

McGill Minis

August 14, 2008 07:00 ET

Courses at McGill for the Price of a Movie Ticket?

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2008) - "One McGill Mini lecture is roughly the same price as a movie ticket but is both entertaining and educational," said Brooke Chinks, a second time registered student of the MiniBiz lecture series. "MiniBiz was the fun part of school without the stress of being tested or frantically taking notes."

The McGill MiniBiz, offered in conjunction with the Desautels Faculty of Management, is one of the several abridged courses presented under the McGill Minis banner. They are taught by the same award winning professors as the university's regular courses. Others include: McGill Mini-Med, McGill Mini-Law, McGill Mini-Music, McGill Mini-Science and McGill Mini-Ed Psych.

The MiniBiz series will take place Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Bronfman Management building at 1001 Sherbrooke Street West from September 16 to October 28, 2008, McGill Mini Law and Mini Med will follow in October.

Over the years people of all ages and interests have become fans of the McGill Minis:

- Seniors who never stop learning: "The McGill Minis are perfect for people who love life-long learning" said Farla Grover, a senior Westmount resident. "Programs like this avert the isolation that many seniors fall victim to. They get retired people out of their homes and interacting with others."

- Students deciding on a career: "Some young students decide after attending a Mini that their particular interest is worth pursing," report McGill Mini organizers, Sandy Eisen and Ibby Shuster. "Others decide it's not what they were looking for. In either case, it helps orient their careers."

MiniBiz course topics range from entrepreneurship to sustainable business practices.

- Creative Accounting: Interpreting Financial Statements in a Post-Enron World.

- A Force of 4 Gs: The Gravity of an Inter-Generational Workplace covers the trend of partial retirement and the entrance of generation Y into the workforce

McGill University graduate J. John Cohen first developed the concept of Minis at the University of Colorado. The McGill Minis are part of McGill University's educational outreach program, aiming to bring the community into the classroom. Professors prepare and present courses on their own time. For course and registration details visit: www.mcgill.ca/minis.

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