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: 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 100% Live Online - Starts 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.

Fundamentals of Professional Selling 100% Online - Cohorts begin May 3, and July 6, 2021.

This new mobile-learning program is designed by faculty of the top-ranked Center for Professional Selling located in the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. The topics include: Mastering the professional sales process, Prospecting and qualifying, Handling objections, Understanding the customer’s needs, Presenting and Delivering the solution, Gaining the customer’s trust and commitment, and Following up with empathy and professionalism. Define your path as a highly successful sales professional and future sales leaders. Earn your digital badge in Professional Selling.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program 100% Live Online - Next cohort is June 14,15, 21, 22, 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: Next cohort begins August 12, 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.

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