Give the Gift of Education!

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We are excited that you are considering the gift of Education for someone special this holiday season! Education is nearly the perfect gift for almost anyone, but if you need further convincing, check out our latest article on the 7 Reasons Why You Should Give the Gift of Education this Holiday Season!

Below, you will find a list of our noncredit programs, certificates and courses that offer registration during the months of December 2020 and January 2021.

Once you find a program that you are interested in purchasing as a gift, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. A UM Online representative will then contact you to confirm the details of your selection and make arrangements for delivering the gift to the individual who will be receiving the gift.

Noncredit programs available for gifting

The Beekeeping Certificate program consists of three university-level courses starting at the apprentice, journeyman and master levels resulting in a certificate designating the participant as a "Master Beekeeper."

The program is endorsed by the Montana State Beekeepers Association, The American Honey Producers Association and Project Apis m. UM also teaches special topics courses such as Natural Beekeeping. Our courses are taught by UM faculty members and owners of Bee Alert Technology, Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, Scott Debnam and Phillip Welch, widely regarded as one of the nation's premier honey bee research teams.

Pursue Your Passions Program offers a Business Basics course. This online course is designed to support women who have a business, nonprofit, or project idea, who are taking over a family business/buying a business, or who have a few ideas but are not sure where to start.

This course empowers women with a vision to take actionable steps to move their idea forward. Content is based on experience from Montana female founders, Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars consulting for early-stage ideas, and principles of lean startup and design-thinking methods.

This is a course for anyone curious about business. Think of it as a “Business Safari” - you’ll see lions, tigers, cheetahs, zebras, elephants and much more…some of these things you’ll want to see more of and some will scare you.

This course is a showcase of the awesome things happening within UM's College of Business and the Western Montana business scene. Students receive a broad overview of business, exposure to current topics in business, and meaningful interaction with business leaders.

Through various experiences, including guest speakers, hands-on engagements, panel discussions, online discussions, readings, videos, and podcasts, this course will illuminate the:

  • fundamentals of business
  • creating value for customers
  • leadership and interpersonal skills
  • technological forces driving business
  • critical, ethical and legal issues in business
  • How to make good business decisions
  • keys to success in an internship and job market
  • keys to success ON THE JOB!

Introduction to Culinary Medicine is an online course available to interested parties in the general public that covers the same material offered at the graduate level, 3-credit university course. It will provide an overview of the many facets and intriguing insights into this newly evolving discipline.

The DEI Professional Certificate is a three-part, highly interactive online professional certificate designed for business professionals interested in gaining proficiency in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion theory and practices.

It introduces participants to key concepts and methods for effective promotion and development of diversity, equity and inclusion principles in the workplace. Participants finish the certification with a clear analysis of gender, race, intersectionality and privilege as well as proven methods for implementing DEI principles to effect substantive change. Specific resources include field-tested analysis, real-world applications, and research-based principles and guidelines.

Taught by Theresa Floyd, associate professor of Management; Elizabeth Hubble, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies director; and Tobin Miller Shearer, African-American Studies program director.

Topics covered include:

  • The Iceberg Metaphor for Dismantling Racism
  • Broad framework for making change (Charlotte Bunch's 4-step model)
  • Framework for understanding and acknowledging privilege and oppression
  • Framework for understanding intersectionality (i.e. why we can't talk about gender without talking about race, class, sexuality, etc.)
  • Tools for understanding gender identity and sexuality in today's climate
  • Tools for understanding, assessing and shifting language around gender, race, class and sexuality
  • Identify who we are
  • Naming and claiming our Sphere of Influence
  • Applying Growth Mindset to DEI
  • Determine Employee Code of Conduct
  • Identifying and celebrating the DEI Employee of the Month
  • Recruiting for diverse candidate pools
  • Rethinking job requirements and selection tools
  • Designing voluntary mentoring programs
  • Tools for creating a diversity task force
  • Creating a culture of inclusivity
  • Applying the iceberg metaphor in your business office

The University of Montana’s GRE Preparation Course is designed to help you successfully complete the Graduate Required Examination. The course allows you to prepare for the GRE at your own pace and curates all the resources you need to be successful.

Topics include: Overview of the GRE, General Test-taking Strategies, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing.

The course is supported by a professional course mentor, who is available to address GRE-related questions. An adaptive math program is included to help you brush up on basic to advanced math skills. Writing support is also available for the analytical writing section of the test through the University’s Writing Center. As participants get ready for the test, they will receive guidance on how to sign-up for the GRE and what to expect on test day. Further information is provided on how to apply to graduate school at the University of Montana.

The TESOL Certificate Program will provide teacher candidates with a solid background of the practices and theories of teaching a foreign language and with an understanding of how the principles of modern linguistics can be applied to language instruction.

In this five-part, online Montana Brews course you will learn about some of the fine craft beers being brewed in the state today, with a focus on Missoula breweries, get an introduction to the magical world of homebrewing, including the all-grain process and (as an added two beer glasses and hops sitting on a wooden surface bonus) get insider access to recipes for some of the most notable Montana beers.

Beekeeping Certificate Program(s)

The Beekeeping Certificate program consists of three university-level courses starting at the apprentice, journeyman and master levels resulting in a certificate designating the participant as a "Master Beekeeper."

The program is endorsed by the Montana State Beekeepers Association, The American Honey Producers Association and Project Apis m. UM also teaches special topics courses such as Natural Beekeeping. Our courses are taught by UM faculty members and owners of Bee Alert Technology, Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, Scott Debnam and Phillip Welch, widely regarded as one of the nation's premier honey bee research teams.

Pursue Your Passions Program offers a Business Basics course. This online course is designed to support women who have a business, nonprofit, or project idea, who are taking over a family business/buying a business, or who have a few ideas but are not sure where to start.

This course empowers women with a vision to take actionable steps to move their idea forward. Content is based on experience from Montana female founders, Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars consulting for early-stage ideas, and principles of lean startup and design-thinking methods.

This is a course for anyone curious about business. Think of it as a “Business Safari” - you’ll see lions, tigers, cheetahs, zebras, elephants and much more…some of these things you’ll want to see more of and some will scare you.

This course is a showcase of the awesome things happening within UM's College of Business and the Western Montana business scene. Students receive a broad overview of business, exposure to current topics in business, and meaningful interaction with business leaders.

Through various experiences, including guest speakers, hands-on engagements, panel discussions, online discussions, readings, videos, and podcasts, this course will illuminate the:

  • fundamentals of business
  • creating value for customers
  • leadership and interpersonal skills
  • technological forces driving business
  • critical, ethical and legal issues in business
  • How to make good business decisions
  • keys to success in an internship and job market
  • keys to success ON THE JOB!

Introduction to Culinary Medicine is an online course available to interested parties in the general public that covers the same material offered at the graduate level, 3-credit university course. It will provide an overview of the many facets and intriguing insights into this newly evolving discipline.

The DEI Professional Certificate is a three-part, highly interactive online professional certificate designed for business professionals interested in gaining proficiency in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion theory and practices.

It introduces participants to key concepts and methods for effective promotion and development of diversity, equity and inclusion principles in the workplace. Participants finish the certification with a clear analysis of gender, race, intersectionality and privilege as well as proven methods for implementing DEI principles to effect substantive change. Specific resources include field-tested analysis, real-world applications, and research-based principles and guidelines.

Taught by Theresa Floyd, associate professor of Management; Elizabeth Hubble, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies director; and Tobin Miller Shearer, African-American Studies program director.

Topics covered include:

  • The Iceberg Metaphor for Dismantling Racism
  • Broad framework for making change (Charlotte Bunch's 4-step model)
  • Framework for understanding and acknowledging privilege and oppression
  • Framework for understanding intersectionality (i.e. why we can't talk about gender without talking about race, class, sexuality, etc.)
  • Tools for understanding gender identity and sexuality in today's climate
  • Tools for understanding, assessing and shifting language around gender, race, class and sexuality
  • Identify who we are
  • Naming and claiming our Sphere of Influence
  • Applying Growth Mindset to DEI
  • Determine Employee Code of Conduct
  • Identifying and celebrating the DEI Employee of the Month
  • Recruiting for diverse candidate pools
  • Rethinking job requirements and selection tools
  • Designing voluntary mentoring programs
  • Tools for creating a diversity task force
  • Creating a culture of inclusivity
  • Applying the iceberg metaphor in your business office

The University of Montana’s GRE Preparation Course is designed to help you successfully complete the Graduate Required Examination. The course allows you to prepare for the GRE at your own pace and curates all the resources you need to be successful.

Topics include: Overview of the GRE, General Test-taking Strategies, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing.

The course is supported by a professional course mentor, who is available to address GRE-related questions. An adaptive math program is included to help you brush up on basic to advanced math skills. Writing support is also available for the analytical writing section of the test through the University’s Writing Center. As participants get ready for the test, they will receive guidance on how to sign-up for the GRE and what to expect on test day. Further information is provided on how to apply to graduate school at the University of Montana.

The TESOL Certificate Program will provide teacher candidates with a solid background of the practices and theories of teaching a foreign language and with an understanding of how the principles of modern linguistics can be applied to language instruction.

In this five-part, online Montana Brews course you will learn about some of the fine craft beers being brewed in the state today, with a focus on Missoula breweries, get an introduction to the magical world of homebrewing, including the all-grain process and (as an added two beer glasses and hops sitting on a wooden surface bonus) get insider access to recipes for some of the most notable Montana beers.

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We look forward to working with you so that you may gift the gift of a lifetime this holiday season!

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