BEDFORD, Texas (June 8, 2006) — The Automotive Management Institute (AMI), a provider of management education for the automotive service industry, has begun offering a Web-based version of its required self-study “Automotive Service Management Course.”
With the course's online version, students can participate in interactive management training on topics ranging from sales and marketing, personnel management and financial management, according the Automotive Service Association (ASA) in Bedford. After students have completed the course's six modules, they will receive 12 credits toward the AMI's Accredited Automotive Manager designation.
The online course can be accessed via www.AMIonline.org; click on the “Self-Study Courses” link.
The AMI was founded in 1989 to answer the demand for management education for automotive service professionals. Its accredited curriculum consists of more than 700 courses taught by more than 150 faculty members. Fields of study focus on five areas of business management: marketing and sales; operations and service; management and administration; financial management; and personnel and human resource development.
In addition to self-study, local, state and national trade groups and organizations sponsor AMI courses available to shop owners and managers. Courses also are offered at annual events sponsored by the ASA, including the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) and the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE).