The Executive Education Center at the Coles College of Business is dedicated to helping you and your organization succeed. As one of the country’s most innovative universities in teaching and learning, we design executive development programs using best practices in program customization, technology-enhanced learning and on-the-job application. Our classroom-based certificate programs and our digital badge mobile-learning programs are designed to help you reach your fullest potential as leaders, innovators and change-makers. 

Upcoming Certificate Programs

Executive Certificate in Business Strategy: The Coles Mini MBA Program: Starts October 2018
A nine-month executive education certificate program that meets one evening a month (6-9 PM) starting in October 2018 and ending in July 2019. For your convenience, the program is offered in both Downtown Marietta (Cobb County) and also at the City Springs Complex in Sandy Springs. A weeklong, Monday through Friday, version of the Mini MBA program is also offered on October 22-26, 2018 in Sandy Springs. The topics include strategic thinking, innovation, finance, human resources, marketing, business models, data analytics, change management and strategy execution. At the end of the program you will receive an Executive Certificate in Business Strategy.

Executive Leadership for Women in Higher Education: July 25-27, 2018
Successful women in Higher Education have vision, fortitude, and the ability to work in competitive academic environments without compromising their unique traits and skill sets.  This program focuses on the unique challenges faced by women in Higher Education by improving leadership capabilities and performance. Exclusively for women in Higher Education, sessions include “Leadership Transition in Higher Education”, “Successful Navigation of HR and Legal Issues”, and “Financial Literacy in Higher Education”.

Executive Leadership Program for Managers and Directors: Starts September 14, 2018
Finally, a leadership development program that integrates the best practices of gamified mobile-learning and classroom action-learning. The Michael J. Coles College of Business now offers an Executive Leadership Program for Managers and Directors designed for busy professionals who want to take their leadership skills, and their careers, to the next level. Learn how to master the 8 leader roles and the 24 leadership skills.

Executive Leadership for Women Program: September 27-28, 2018
The Executive Leadership for Women (ELW) program is designed to help women develop the knowledge and skills needed to reach the next level of leadership. The program is held on Thursday and Friday, September 27-28, at in Sandy Springs. The topics include: The Unwritten Rules of Business; The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion; Language, Communication and Influence; Understanding Personal Motivation and Personality using DiSC; and Leadership Presence.

Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CMAP) Program: October 15-19, 2018
A popular five-day certification programs offered on October 15-19, 2018 in partnership with the M&A Source. Michael Salvador, PhD, and Larry Stevens, CPA, who have long and distinguished careers with EY and PwC respectively, lead the program. Topics include M&A strategy, process planning, due diligence, financial analysis, transaction valuation, deal structuring and negotiations.