Business Report: Brushing Up

From the boardroom to the back office, Americans are returning to school for quick, practical courses that allow them to keep up with the competition--and with the rapid changes in technology and busi

Stacy Murphy, 34, multimedia director at ADM Productions Inc., a production and video company based in Port Washington, N.Y., is spending his Wednesday nights at school. He attends New York University's high-tech Center for Advanced Digital Applications in midtown Manhattan, where he is trying to create a swimming fish--a virtual fish, that is--for his final project. Even with a bachelor's degree in computer science and years of experience in graphics production and animation, Murphy still felt he needed to go back to college to further his career. And his company was more than willing to pay the bill of nearly $1,800...

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