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 January 2020
A nine-month executive education certificate program that meets one evening a month (6-9 PM). For your convenience, the program is offered in both the Galleria Area (Cobb County) (Cobb County) and also at the City Springs Complex 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 Program for Managers and Directors: Starts February 20, 2020 (Galleria). Starts April 17, 2020 (Sandy Springs)
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: March 12-13, 2020
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 Thursday and Friday, March 12-13, 2020. 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: March 30-April 2, 2020
A popular four-day certification programs offered on March 30-April 2, 2020 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.

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 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: Starts January 16-17, 2020
With a heavy emphasis on coaching skills development, this 4-month 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.