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Time Management Essentials: How to Manage Your Time Effectively

Course Description

Do you wish you had more time in your day to focus on what really matters? While hours can’t magically appear, you can better manage your time to make time for what matters most. This course provides tips essential for effective time management. By studying proven frameworks from time management experts, and applying those lessons to your personal schedule, you can gain back valuable hours in your day to focus on what matters.

Over two weeks, you will:

  • identify a goal that you'd like to make more time for
  • learn how to better manage your schedule for optimal productivity from experts such as James Clear (author of Atomic Habits) and Jake Knapp (co-author of Make Time) through articles, podcasts and videos
  • apply best practices to your own daily/weekly schedule
  • track your progress & share reflections with the class community on discussion boards and in live Zoom meetings
  • connect with a community of like-minded individuals, who support each other in building new habits

There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course. This lets you delve more deeply into a related topic of interest to you. Feedback is provided by the instructor.

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Course Registration

Earn 20 hours for the class + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.

Date: October 11 - 24, 2021
Registration deadline: October 14, 2021
Research Assignment due: November 22, 2021
Location: Online
Instructor: TBD
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment** price: $165*

Time Management Registration Research Assignment Registration**

* Prices subject to change

** You must register for the 2-week intensive course in order to register for the optional research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only. The research assignment may be taken by anyone. It gives au pairs taking this course for education credits an additional 20 hours.


  • 20-40 hours
    • 2-week online course 20 hours
    • Optional Research Assignment available for additional 20 hours
  • Flexible study options
  • Professional faculty
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate available by request
  • No registration or test fee
  • Full use of University facilities

How to Register

All registration and payment for courses is done online.

If you have already taken a class (Weekend, Evening, Saturday, Weekday, or TOEFL Blast) with us before, you already have a university account. You MUST activate the account before registering for a new course. Please DO NOT create a new account. Please read the Online Registration Instruction including the Account Activation (PDF). Multiple accounts will make it difficult to verify classes you took for your credit hour requirement. If you get "Duplicate Course" message, please call (212) 346-1562 or email the English Language Institute.

Research Assignment

The number of hours stated on the certificate is based on the average number of hours needed to complete the requirements of the assignment. Research assignments are due by the published deadline in the above course information and also as communicated in pre-arrival information sent by our Admissions team. Students may request an extension of up to 3 days by writing the Admissions team before the research assignment due date in writing to Requests for extensions after the research assignment due date will not be honored. Research assignments received after the due date or approved extended due date will not be accepted and the research assignment hours will be forfeited.

Students who registered and attended a weekend intensive course may add-on one (1) 20-hour research assignment for specific course and topic they attended no later than the Friday after the course completed. Requests to add on a 20-hour research paper after the Friday deadline will not be approved.


Please review all important policies related to our courses, including:

  • Attendance
  • I.D.
  • Course Completion
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Payment and Tuition Cancellation
  • Withdrawal

Au pairs, please review all important policies related to au pair courses.

Pre-Arrival Information

Please review essential pre-arrival information before starting your class, including:

  • Campus location
  • Parking

For more information, please contact the English Language Institute/ Special Programs division.

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