ICSC is proud to host the 2014 University of Shopping Centers on the campus of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania:
- 57 classes including 19 class titles not offered in the 2013 University Program
- Attend your choice of:
- 5 Executive Curriculum classes designed for the senior executive, taught by professors of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
- 40 Advanced Curriculum classes, which make up the backbone of the University of Shopping Centers.
- 12 Core Curriculum classes, for those who are rising in their career and need basic information and industry knowledge to continue their learning progression
What is the University of Shopping Centers?
The University of Shopping Centers is an educational program serving the retail real estate and shopping centers industry worldwide. Classes are designed to transfer practical knowledge and usable information that attendees can apply immediately at their workplace. Taught by a distinguished group of industry professionals and experts in their respective fields, the classes are interactive allowing for the sharing of ideas and experiences among peers. This year, you can choose classes in the Executive Curriculum, the Advanced Curriculum and the Core Curriculum.
Why Attend the University of Shopping Centers?
The mission of the University of Shopping Centers is to elevate each attendee's level of knowledge of the industry by learning directly from experienced professionals. Through the University's flexible format and unique blend of classes, students gain a level of comprehension that makes them more valuable to their organization and employers.
Who Is It For?
Industry professionals who wish to obtain a critical insight on the most relevant topics of the industry today. Specialists who want to increase their understanding in other disciplines within the industry. Newcomers who are seeking to master the subject matter at an accelerated rate.
Attend 1, 2 or 3 Days
The University of Shopping Centers is delivered over a three-day period with morning and afternoon classes. It contains eight areas of study, with flexible course selection options. Students may sign up for just one class or for multiple classes according to their specific interests and in any combination of study area. Each class is three hours in duration.
A Certificate of Participation is awarded to attendees who complete six classes.
How You Will Benefit
Classes are designed to transfer knowledge fast and give you practical, usable information you can put to work immediately. Each sessions speaks to your work needs. Classes are taught in an interactive, non-lecture style to allow you to ask questions and share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with your peers. Attendees will receive outlines, forms, charts and handouts, plus access to PowerPoint presentations for the classes you take. Learn from a faculty, industry leaders and subject matter experts, with an average of over 15 years experience in the shopping center industry. Network and establish key contacts with professionals throughout the industry from every size of company, every type of shopping center configuration, and every discipline.
Continuing Education Credits
ICSC Certified professionals earn up to 3.0 credits (A6) towards certification renewal for the University of Shopping Centers.