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 Leadership Program for Managers and Directors: Starts September 17, 2020
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 September 22, 2020
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.

Accelerated Management Program for Early-Career and Mid-Career Professionals: Starts September 21, 2020
The Accelerated Management Program is designed for individuals who want to master the "soft skills" needed to become a highly-respected manager. The certificate program sessions focus on seven key areas: Strategic Thinker, Person of Character, Talent Developer, Effective Communicator, Relationship Builder, Change Driver, and Purpose-Driven Leader.

Executive Certificate in Business Strategy: The Coles Mini MBA Program Starts September 17, 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 inclusion, 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.

Certified Analytics Translator Program: Starts September 25, 2020
The Certified Analytics Translator program is designed for both executive decision-makers who need to “speak the language of data and analytics” and for data scientists who need to learn how to effectively communicate to an executive audience. The certificate program will benefit any professional who wants to integrate data analytics with business strategy. Upon program completion, you will earn the Certified Analytics Translator designation.

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.