By  , Tuesday, June 05, 2007

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From GIA, Carlsbad, Calif. – With special savings available on GIA School of Business courses, the time has never been better to improve your jewelry business skills. Students enrolling in any online GIA School of Business course for the July 16 term will save $150 per course.

Each 10-week course combines traditional business theory with jewelry industry specifics and practical strategies that students can immediately use in their careers. Eight courses, ranging from Retail Management to International Law & Trade, are offered at the special price of $840, making it easy and affordable for working professionals to choose subjects that fit their career goals and budgets.

Online business students participate in an interactive classroom environment with peers from different parts of the world and different parts of the industry. They contribute to class discussions in an open forum, and learn from e-lectures, jewelry-specific case studies, textbook readings, and each other, all while applying the curriculum directly to the industry.

GIA offers its Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Jewelry Business Management diploma programs, and individual business courses both online and at its World Headquarters and Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, Calif.

The summer term starts online and on campus on July 16, 2007. For more information, or to apply to the GIA School of Business, please call 800-421-7250, ext. 4001 or visit http://www.gia.edu/.

About GIA:

 

An independent nonprofit organization, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemological education available. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. GIA can be found on the web at http://www.gia.edu/. Media queries contact: Laura Simanton 760-603-4112.

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