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Professional Development

Bridgewater State University's College of Continuing Studies offers a wide variety of professional development and noncredit opportunities to the region. These programs provide individuals with the opportunity to learn a new skill, gain specialized training or pursue a special interest. Click on one of the tabs below to explore all our offerings.

A note about non-credit classes: Non-credit courses are taught by professionals within their areas of expertise. ed2go and MindEdge market their courses and programs nationally through partnerships with colleges and universities. BSU offers these courses for professional development as a community service. The non-credit courses listed here are not included in any degree program of Bridgewater State University, nor can they be considered as a pre-requisite for any degree program.

Professional Development

Commercial Lending Management Development Program

Learn how to analyze personal and commercial financial statements within the context of commercial lending in this eight-month, comprehensive Commercial Lending program. The course content focuses on providing participants with the ability to enhance their leadership and sales and communication skills to improve their effectiveness within their organization. Utilizing the Case Study Method, participants will apply the concepts and tools of credit analysis to commercial lending decisions for financial institutions

Program meeting dates at the Moakley Center, Bridgewater campus:

Sept. (online only), Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. (online only)

Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16 and June 21

For program details, contact Jeanean Davis-Street, Associate Dean, Ricciardi College of Business, at or 508-531-6151. 

For registration information, contact Darlene Marks, College of Continuing Studies, at or 508-531-2711.


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MindEdge Professional Development Programs and Certification (Online)

MindEdge Online courses and certificate programs are designed to help you improve your professional knowledge and skills to take the next steps in your career. Agile, Nonprofit Management, Project Management, Six Sigma & Lean and Sustainable Management programs are available. Students can earn CEU's, CFRE credits, and PDU's. All MindEdge Online courses are developed by business school professors, industry professionals, and subject matter experts. Courses are available 24 hours a day from any device with an internet connection. We combine interactive exercises, mini-cases, video, and focused reading to ensure that our courses are not only engaging, but that you really learn. For a list of courses and descriptions, Click here+

ed2go Professional Development and Enrichment courses and programs (online only)

ed2go Online Professional Development courses are convenient, affordable, fun, easy to use, and lead by an expert instructor.  New sessions start monthly and are in six week formats.

  • Comprehensive online course in a convenient six-week format
  • Expert instructors lead each course
  • Engaging student discussion areas
  • New sessions starting monthly
  • Certificate of Completion awarded with passing score

To further your training or personal enrichment through non-credit online course offerings, visit ed2go. If you have questions about these programs, contact the College of Continuing Studies at 508-531-2711.

Professional Training/Non-credit programs & workshops on Cape Cod

BSU Cape Cod, located in South Yarmouth, offers numerous non-credit professional certificate programs and workshops year-round. Programs are designed for business, non-profit organizations and in the social science area. Learn more+

Orff-Schulwert Music Instruction Workshop
July 10 - 21, 2017
This two-week intensive workshop introduces the basic principles and practices of the Orff-Schulwerk approach to teaching music. Taught by a certified Orff instructor. The course incorporates interactive participation in music and movement and develops and applies basic skills in movement, speech, singing and playing instruments. This course follows the guidelines established by American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) for Level I certification.
Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree in Music or Consent

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SAT Preparation course in Bridgewater

Learn test-taking skills and strategies from a professional instructor through a four-week, intensive course aimed at giving you an edge on the SAT. You will receive a book to help you prepare for the SATs as well as study tips, tutoring and individual attention from your instructor.

SAT Prep is offered on the Bridgewater campus and at the BSU Attleboro location this fall.

Enrollment is now open for Bridgewater and BSU Attleboro Sessions.

Bridgewater Sessions:

Session One starts September 10
Session Two starts September 30

BSU Attleboro Sessions:

Session One starts July 30
Session Two starts October 20

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Center for Legal Studies courses through Bridgewater State University

Click on each course for course details including course description, price and registration information. All courses are offered in an online format through the Center for Legal Studies. 

Advanced Legal Research and Writing

Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Course

Employment Law Certificate Course

Preparing for the LSAT

Victim Advocacy Certificate Course