Right Here. Right Now. Wright State.

COVID-19 information and resources. Visit our Coronavirus website.

Degrees and Programs

Business Enterprise Center Non-Credit Classes

How to Register

You must pre-register for each class by email OR phone.

The following workshops are offered through the Wright State University—Lake Campus Business Enterprise Center (BEC). Registration for the following non-credit courses is currently underway. There are no prerequisite requirements. Seating is limited and participants must pre-register in order to attend. For registration information, please call Carol Jones at 419-586-0902 or email carol.jones@wright.edu.

Business Series Workshops

Fall 2021 non-credit class schedule (PDF)

Starting Right

Seminar Dates: Thursdays, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16, 2021
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Room: 120 Trenary Hall; Wright State University—Lake Campus
Cost: $50 per business

Each month, the BEC hosts the Starting Right class for individuals planning to start a small business. This two-hour class gives you information to help you decide if business ownership is right for you and can assist you in starting your business the “Wright Way.” After attending the Starting Right class, you are entitled to free, individualized business counseling. We help with most issues pertaining to financials for your business—cash flow, pricing, supply costs, record-keeping, etc. We also assist with your business plan narrative as well as marketing and advertising, researching demographics, HR issues, etc.

We recommend all who considering starting or buying into a business attend one of these sessions.


Peer to Supervisor

Class Date: Thursday, August 10, 2021
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Room: 223 Dwyer Hall; Wright State University—Lake Campus
Instructors: Carla Hirschfeld and Chris Buschur
Cost: $75 per person

Moving into a position of authority means meeting new challenges, taking on new responsibilities, and mastering new skills. Carla and Chris can help you handle this transition with ease! You will learn to communicate effectively, learn when/how to set necessary, fair boundaries, earn trust and respect from peers, develop your own management style, discover how to motivate your co-workers, and how to document and provide evaluative feedback while you learn to handle difficult situations and people. You won’t want to miss this informative class!


Emerging Leader Certificate Program

Class Dates: Tuesdays, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14, 2021
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Room: 225 Dwyer Hall; Wright State University—Lake Campus
Instructors: Carla Hirschfeld & Chris Buschur
Cost: $575 per person for all nine workshops

Back by popular demand, we will be running our 9-month Emerging Leader Certificate program again this September. This popular certificate program is geared to first- or mid-level supervisors/managers. If transitioning from co-worker, please also sign up for the additional Peer to Supervisor class in August. Start date is Tuesday, September 14 and it will continue on the 2nd Tuesday of each month through the rest of the academic year. Last class will be May 10, 2022, and will finish with an awards celebration! Please contact Carol with any questions or to register!


Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Two sessions scheduled)

Session #1 dates: Wednesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6 and 13, 2021
Session #2 dates: Wednesdays, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, and 15, 2021
Time (both sessions): 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Room (both sessions): 186 Andrews Hall
Instructor: Christine Junker
Cost: $80 per person for all seven classes per session

Christine Junker, certified yoga coach, will lead new and existing yoga followers along the path to wellness. Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. The changing postures create a more balanced body, calms the mind, and uses breath-synchronized movement. You must bring your yoga mat & any props to each class. All skill levels are welcome!


Excel for Business

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • Basic: September 15 and 16, 2021(5 hours total)
  • Intermediate: September 22 and 23, 2021 (10 hours total for first two levels)
  • Advanced: September 29 and 30, 2021 (15 hours total for all three levels)

Time (all sessions): 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Room (all sessions): 194 Dwyer Hall, Wright State University—Lake Campus
Instructor: Carla Hirschfeld
Cost: $110 per person per level, or $300 per person for all three levels

Microsoft Excel is widely recognized as the best spreadsheet software application for businesses. In this series of classes, you will learn how to create a spreadsheet, input data, create charts and reports, and learn how to use Excel formulas for basic to complex computations. Join Carla as she delves into the world of references, tables, graphs, and functions! Certificates of completion will be printed for all participants completing the total 15-hour workshop (all sessions).


Basics of Business Budgets

Class Date: Thursday October 14, 2021
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Room: 223 Dwyer Hall; Wright State University—Lake Campus
Instructor: Ron Kremer
Cost: $75 per person

Are you in charge of either department or office budgets? Do you have a project or idea but not sure how pay for it? You need a budget! Ron will teach the budget components that turn your plans into reality. You will learn how to generate a budget using income, expenses, how to estimate project costs, and how to modify your budget to fit your needs. This class is for anyone who is new to budgets as well as those who handle budgets on a daily basis. All levels of learners are welcome!


Reading/Understanding Financial Documents

Class Date: Thursday November 4, 2021
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Room: 223 Dwyer Hall; Wright State University—Lake Campus
Instructor: Ron Kremer
Cost: $75 p/person

Join Ron Kremer as he teaches the basics of reading and understanding financial documents and statements. You will gain knowledge learning to read balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Use these documents to create budget and sales forecasts. You will be able to communicate effectively with accountants, bankers, and other finance professionals. Use financial ratios to analyze trends, comparisons, and predict financial problems before they occur. This course is for owners, managers, and supervisors in key financial positions. 


Payroll Processing Series

Class Dates: Tuesday, November 30, Thursday December 2, and Thursday December 7, 2021
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. (9 total hours)
Room: 223 Dwyer Hall; Wright State University—Lake Campus
CInstructor: Ron Kremer
ost: $200 per person

Is payroll part of your job responsibilities? Join Ron to learn skills necessary to perform basic payroll functions. You will explore topics such as earnings, deductions, insurance, pensions, remittances, and more! Keep your business financials organized. Participants can expect a basic understanding of payroll upon completion of this class. Course is geared to business owners and employees in HR, payroll, or accounting.



* Wright State University—Lake Campus can cancel any class with little notice due to low enrollment

** If campus closes due to inclement weather, classes may be rescheduled depending on availability.

For more information about our classes and services OR to register for any classes, please call Carol Jones at 419-586-0902 or carol.jones@wright.edu.


Take the Next Step

Finding the right college means finding the right fit. See all that Wright State University–Lake Campus has to offer by visiting campus.