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

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program Starts March 1, 2021

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program:  Designed for those with little or no prior experience in Continuous Improvement, this program is an introduction to the tools and techniques of Lean and the DMAIC methodology of Six Sigma. DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) refers to a data-driven problem-solving approach that can be applied across all industries. Lean refers to the waste reduction tools and principles made famous by Toyota. LSS Green Belt participants learn the framework for solving problems and improving processes in a variety of hands-on projects and activities.  During the program, participants will complete at least 3 LSS projects and leave the program with the tools needed to solve real world problems.

Executive Leadership Program for Managers and Directors: Starts February 18, 2021

Finally, a leadership development certificate 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.

Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CMAP) Program: 100% Live Online - Starts April 6, 2021

A popular certificate program in partnership with the M&A Source. Larry Stevens, CPA, after a long and distinguished career with PwC leads the program. Topics include M&A strategy, process planning, due diligence, financial analysis, transaction valuation, deal structuring and negotiations.

Executive Certificate in Business Strategy: The Coles Mini MBA Program Next cohort begins April 13, 2021

A nine-session executive education certificate program meets online bi-weekly (6-9 PM). The topics include strategic inclusion, innovation, finance, human resources, marketing, business models, professional sales, change management and strategy execution. At the end of the program, you will receive an Executive Certificate in Business Strategy.

Innovation Black Belt Program: Contact Executive Education for more information
According to PwC’s recent CEO survey, innovation is now the #1 business priority! That’s why the Coles College of Business has designed a new Innovation Black Belt program that helps professionals at all levels master the three phases of innovation—Discover, Prototype, and Implement. This unique certificate program offers 20 hours of gamified online learning and 40 hours of facilitated classroom “doing.” This is your opportunity to take your innovation skills, and your career, to the next level.

Applied Coaching for Leaders Program: Contact Executive Education for more information
With a heavy emphasis on coaching skills development, this 4-month certificate program features a mixture of face-to-face, instructor-led lecture, virtual lecture and virtual coaching practice, one-to-one coaching, group coaching and supervised coaching practice.