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 and Workshops
Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CMAP) Program - Next Cohort begins March 15, 2023
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 Leadership Program for Managers and Directors - Next program begins Next program begins August 2023
A leadership development certificate program that integrates the best practices of classroom action-learning and gamified mobile-learning. The Michael J. Coles College of Business 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 Certificate in Business Strategy: The Coles Mini MBA Program - Next cohort begins - March 8, 2023
The Coles Mini MBA program offered by the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University is a cohort-based, 100% synchronous online (via Zoom). Bi-weekly sessions (6p-9p) are designed to improve your business knowledge and acumen.
The topics include innovation, strategy, finance, marketing, professional sales, supply chain/operations, human resources, negotiations, and change management. At the end of the program, you will receive an Executive Certificate in Business Strategy.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program - Next cohort begins February 20, 2023
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) is a data-driven problem-solving approach that can be applied across all industries. Lean is 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.
Creative Problem Solving Foundations - Single Day Workshop - begins Spring 2023
Creative Problem Solving is a process successful leaders and teams use to find solutions to difficult challenges. Industry leaders identify it as a Top 5 “in-demand” job skill along with innovation and creative thinking. In this hands-on workshop, you will experience the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process and explore tools to create breakthrough ideas that add value and drive revenue.
Executive Education FLEX
Busy working professionals need flexible learning options. Introducing KSU Executive Education Flex. 100% online, anytime, anywhere. Flexible learning on your schedule from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Our courses are available on laptops, tablets, or smartphones giving you the flexibility to learn on your schedule.