EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

The Florida Atlantic University -- College of Business offers executive education degrees and open-enrollment courses for professionals who want to master their management skills and advance their careers in today's competitive marketplace. We also offer corporate and customized programs for organizations seeking to raise their employees to new levels of leadership and innovation.

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Executive Degrees

Our AACSB-accredited and top-ranked executive degree programs are designed for busy professionals who want to advance their skills without career interruption. All degree programs encourage long-lasting personal and professional relationships through their cohort design, as well as flexibility through weekend, evening and online courses.

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Open Enrollment Courses

The certificate programs, courses and seminars offered by the College of Business are ideal for professionals in all industries---from business owners to senior executives---seeking to pursue a higher level of knowledge, accelerate their career growth, improve performance and drive innovation.

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Corporate and Customized Programs

Train your employees and foster your future leaders with corporate workshops designed to fit the needs and objectives of your organization. Choose from off-the-shelf or customized programs. And choose the time---day, evening or weekend---and location---your facility or our world-class Office Depot Center for Executive Education---that's most convenient to you.

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Executive Education

Florida Atlantic University
College of Business

777 Glades Rd. OD 93, Ste. 201
Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA
p: (561) 297-2709
office:OD (93) 201

Opened in 2008, the Office Depot Center for Executive Education features state-of-the-art executive classrooms, media labs, workshop rooms and a multi-tiered amphitheater.

SPOTLIGHT STORIES

Al Campbell

Al Campbell, Homecoming King 2017

Major: Management Information Systems

Concentration: Internet Security

"My goals are to make my family proud by obtaining my Bacehlor's degree, following that I will pursue my Master's degree. I love FAU and all of the people who attend it. The diverse culture has molded me into a person I never thought I would be."

Thereza Rodrigues

Thereza Rodrigues

Major: Finance

"The leadership skills I have acquired while serving as Vice President of The Investors Association, coupled with the hands-on experience provided by my internship at Banyan Global Investment Advisors, has deeply enriched my academic experience at Florida Atlantic University. I look forward to further developing myself into a dynamic professional while contributing to the College of Business community."

Onur Basman

Onur Basman

"I am the President of the Student Health Advisory Council, and the Active Minds FAU Chapter. I serve as a representative at the Student Government Boca Raton House of Representatives, and as the Vice President of the International Friends Program, mentoring for international students. I am one of the few undergraduate researchers in the College of Business, working with Dr. Monica Escaleras in the Business Economics Polling Initiative."

Lucia Desantos

Lucia Desanto

Major: BBA in Accounting

Lucia DeSanto will receive her Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Accounting with Italian and Human Resources Leadership minors this semester. Lucia is part of the Accounting Scholars Program and is currently serving in the FAU Presidential Administrative Cabinet as the Chief Financial Officer.

Vincenza Cuvin

Vincenza Cuvin

Major: Health Administration

“My internship at the Alzheimer’s Association of SE Florida Chapter has been the highlight of my college career. As I approach graduation, I have experienced hands-on health administration skills that I am excited to use towards my future career path!”

Michael De Bock

Michael De Bock

Alumni: EMBA

Michael De Bock graduated in 2014 with his MBA from the College of Business Executive Programs. Michael has returned to FAU many times to help guide current business communication students through his demonstration of a persuasive business argument.

Ana Albert

Alumni: EMBA

After graduating with her Bachelors in Marketing and her Executive Masters of Business Administration, Ana began NENANI Mentoring for Latina students. Through her mentoring program, Ana shares personal branding, leadership, and networking skills to prepare mentees for a successful future.

BEPI

Department: Economics

FAU’s Business and Economics Polling Initiative’s latest poll shows a tight race in Florida for U.S. Senate seat and.... more

BH&J

Department: Finance

FAU Buy vs. Rent Index Shows U.S. Homeowners Still Coming Out Ahead of Renters, But Just Barely... more

Anil Bilgihan

Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing/Hospitality and Tourism Management

Anil Bilgihan has been named to the editorial board of Psychology & Marketing as a special section editor.... more

Joseph Rakestraw & Julia Higgs

School of Accounting

Joseph Rakestraw, Assistant Professor, and Julia Higgs, Professor, both in the School of Accounting, with co-authors, Elizabeth Almer (Portland State University) and Mary Harris (Washington State University), have had their paper titled, “Gender Representation among the Partnership at Large CPA Firms: An Examination of Public Filers and Governmental Entities,” chosen for the Best Paper Award at the Western Region Meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA). This paper had previously been awarded the Best Paper Award at the AAA Diversity Section Midyear Meeting held in 2017.... more

Eric H. Shaw

Professor Emeritus, Department of Marketing

Eric H. Shaw with co-author Justin R. Hall (former FAU Ph.D. student) of Jacksonville University, have had their article: “An Empirical Test of a Theoretical Model of Problem Solving” published in the Journal of Consumer Behavior, 2017, Vol 16, No. 4, pp. 371-393. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1362/147539217X15144729108162.... more

Pradeep Korgaonkar

Professor, Department of Marketing

Pradeep Korgaonkar, Professor, Department of Marketing, with co-author John Gironda, have had their paper, “iSpy? Tailored vs. Invasive Ads and Consumers' Perceptions of Personalized Advertising,” accepted for publication in Electronic Commerce Research and Applications.... more

EXECUTIVE DEGREES

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Executive MBA

Designed for professionals with at least 5 years of managerial experience and an undergraduate degree in any discipline, the Executive MBA program---the largest EMBA program in Florida---includes a concentration in International Business. Classes for this program are held every third weekend for 23 months.

  • Every Third Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am-6:15pm
  • 23 months
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • 5 Years of Professional/Managerial Experience Required
  • Designed for students with undergraduate degrees in any discipline
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Online MBA

Designed for working professionals with undergraduate business degrees, the Online MBA program is a 23-month, 40-46 credit degree program; classes are fully online and the program features a concentration in International Business.

  • Fully Online MBA
  • 23 months
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • 4 Years of Work Experience Required
  • Designed for students with undergraduate degrees in any discipline
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Professional MBA

Designed for working professionals with undergraduate business degrees, the Professional MBA program is a 23-month, 40-46 credit degree program. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and the program features a concentration in International Business.

  • Each Tuesday & Thursday Evening, 6:15pm-10:00pm
  • 23 months
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • 4 Years of Work Experience Required
  • Designed for students with undergraduate degrees in any discipline
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MBA in Sport Management

Florida’s original AACSB-accredited MBA - Sport Management degree program is offered both through on-campus classes in Boca Raton, Florida and online classes that can be taken from anywhere in the world.

  • Each Tuesday & Thursday Evening, 6:15pm-10:00pm
  • 23 months
  • Candidates with less than four years of experience are required to take the GMAT or GRE
  • 4 Years of Work Experience Required
  • Designed for students with undergraduate degrees in any discipline
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MS Finance

The Office of Executive Education offers a comprehensive Master of Science in Finance Degree Program. The MS in Finance is a cohort program designed for working finance executives and professionals. It is a full-service, all-inclusive program with a 5-semester, 16-month lockstep schedule.

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Executive Master of Health Administration

The Executive Master of Health Administration program is a full-service, all-inclusive, cohort program in a 15-month, 4-semster lockstep format. Classes are held Monday and Wednesday Evenings from 6:15pm-10:00pm. A GMAT waiver is available based on evaluation of credentials which should include four or more years of work experience and does not have to be in the health area.

  • Every Third Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am-6:15pm
  • 15 months
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • 4 Years of Work Experience Required
  • Designed for students with undergraduate degrees in any discipline
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Executive Master of Accounting

The Executive Masters of Accounting offers concentrations in Forensic Accounting, Business Valuation, and Digital Forensics, among others. The Masters of Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting is a fully online two-year degree program. This outstanding program enjoys a strong international reputation in an area that U.S. News and World Report has declared one of the most important career paths of the future.

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Executive Master of Taxation

Offered Saturdays at FAU’s Fort Lauderdale campus, online or both, this two-year Executive Master of Taxation program offers students the chance to study under nationally prominent faculty at a college ranked in the top 10 for CPA examination pass rates.

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OPEN ENROLLMENT COURSES

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Management And Leadership

For any business to not only survive, but also grow and remain profitable, its team must master crucial skills in management and leadership: skills that will differentiate an organization when economic and inter-personal crises occur, and create the most innovative and effective leaders within. Florida Atlantic University’s Management and Leadership programs guide students to develop advanced practices in management and leadership and become the next generation of leaders.

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Human resources management

Because managing resources is critical to an organization’s success, knowledgeable and skilled Human Resource professionals are always in high demand. And, today's Human Resource generalists and specialists are tasked not only with talent management but are increasingly relied upon by senior executives to contribute to strategic planning. Human Resource professionals have moved from behind-the-scenes to leading the company in acquiring top talent and changing policies. Florida Atlantic University's Human Resource Management programs are designed for Human Resource professionals and those who want to become Human Resource professionals to develop the knowledge, methods, and skills necessary to meet the challenges of today's changing workplace.

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Sales

Strong sales are the fuel which powers every organization’s engines and plays one of the most critical roles in any organization’s success and longevity. Stellar sales managers will possess not only traits such as enthusiasm, passion, commitment, confidence, integrity and knowledge but also a strong foundation in sales management best practices which ensure that their team is at the top of the board each month. Florida Atlantic University's Sales Management programs deliver the essential skills for individual and organizational sales success.

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Marketing

Marketing plays a critical role in any organization’s bottom line. Marketing managers are responsible for formulating an organization's marketing strategy, estimating demand for and identifying markets for the organization's products and services, and setting prices in order to maximize profits, increase market share and retain happy customers. Florida Atlantic University's Marketing programs will expand your knowledge of marketing practices.

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Hospitality

Tens of billions of dollars are spent on the estimated twenty million meetings and events held every day. Today corporations, associations and organizations understand the importance and effectiveness of sponsoring meetings, conferences and special events that are strategically planned and executed in order to deliver value, results, and increased return on investment. Florida Atlantic University's Hospitality programs deliver the core components required for success as a hospitality professional.

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Finance

Particularly during challenging economic times, financial acumen is expected at every organizational level and even non-finance professionals are expected to understand and contribute to a company’s financial policy. Participants who enroll in Florida Atlantic University’s Finance certification programs will increase their understanding of current financial techniques and practices, sharpen their skills in assessing the financial strength of their organization and its competitors, and be eligible to earn the industry's leading Finance designations and certifications:

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®)
  • Certificate in Corporate Finance
  • Certificate in Financial and Cost Accounting
  • Equity Analyst Program
  • and Financial and Estate Planning in Retirement.
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Supply management

Supply chain management career opportunities are highly regarded across organizations ranging from traditional manufacturers and retailers to supply chain specialist consulting firms and service providers. Economic conditions dictate that supply chain management remains a key component to an organization’s success by increasing revenue and decreasing waste. Because company executives recognize the importance of implementing supply chain methodology, extensive growth and the need for skilled supply chain management experts will continue and Florida Atlantic University's Supply Management programs will provide the knowledge necessary to succeed in this field..

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Healthcare administration and medical business management

A patient's first impression of his or her physician can be made within the first few minutes of entering the medical office. Medical care today is undeniably a team effort, and no physician can successfully complete the continuum of care alone; communication, cooperation, and coordination of the medical office staff are vital to effective patient care and practice success. Florida Atlantic University's Healthcare Administration and Medical Business Management programs provide information essential to every practitioner and medical office professional on how to effectively run a medical business office.

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Six sigma

Project management has become the business world’s most sought–after skill set. As business environments become more complex, organizations are challenged with addressing a seemingly unlimited supply of new projects. Florida Atlantic University offers a wide selection of in-class and distance learning project management training programs, ideal for learning comprehensive project management methodology, preparing for the CAPM®, PMP® , PMI-SP®, PMI-RMP®, and PgMP® certification exams, or maintaining your certifications with specialized courses for project management professionals who would like advanced training or need to meet continuing certification requirements.

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Business analysis

Business Analysts are experts in identifying the business requirements of an organization in order to determine the best solutions. Business Analysts must be skilled in translating business and stakeholder requirements into technical solutions, and possess the skills needed to understand techniques for dealing with requirements changes and their impact on project success. Florida Atlantic University offers a suite of foundational, advanced and preparatory Business Analysis courses for business analysts, stakeholders and project managers alike. All of Florida Atlantic University's Business Analysis programs will generate Professional Development Units (PDUs) that may also be applied toward receiving and maintaining The Project Management Institute’s credentials.

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Project management

If you are pursuing a career which aids businesses in improving production and minimizes inefficiencies from every product, process, and customer transaction, Lean Six Sigma certification will ensure that you have the knowledge and credential to succeed. Earning your Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt and/or Master Black Belt from Florida Atlantic University is a proven way to maximize your performance, earn the respect of business professionals at all levels and achieve greater professional success in any industry. All of Florida Atlantic University's Lean Six Sigma programs will generate Professional Development Units (PDUs) that may also be applied toward receiving and maintaining The Project Management Institute’s credentials.

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Accreditation

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

The FAU College of Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB
(The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

The FAU College of Business ranked among the top 50 online graduate business programs in U.S. News and World Report. This builds upon our MBA Program rankings in Bloomberg Businessweek, and most importantly, reflects the high quality of the faculty, professional staff, and the students in the program.

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA Programs

The FAU College of Business ranked among the top programs in U.S. News and World Report. This builds upon our MBA Program rankings in Bloomberg Businessweek, and most importantly, reflects the high quality of the faculty, professional staff, and the students in the program.

Online Veterans

Best Online Veterans Programs

The FAU College of Business ranked among the top programs in U.S. News and World Report. This builds upon our MBA Program rankings in Bloomberg Businessweek, and most importantly, reflects the high quality of the faculty, professional staff, and the students in the program.

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA Sports Program

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business MBA in Sport Management program is among the best in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness International.

Best Schools - Hospitality

Best Hospitality Program

Florida Atlantic University ranks on The 30 Best Hospitality Degree Programs in the U.S.!

Best For Vets

Best For Veterans

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business has been named the top business school in South Florida for veterans by Military Times magazine. It is also a top 50 business school in the country for veteran education, according to the 2015 “Best for Vets” survey.

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