Professional Development

FAU Executive Education Professional Development programs offer over 60 national and international certification programs—the most diversified selection of professional development courses in South Florida.  

The Financial Times ranks FAU’s College of Business Executive Education professional development programs No. 1 in Florida, No. 2 in the United States and No. 29 globally in the 2023 Executive Education Open Enrollment ranking.

FAU also ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 4 in the world for female participation and No. 17 globally for overall satisfaction. 

Designed and taught by subject matter experts, our programs prepare working professionals to master relevant knowledge, better their performance at work, diversify their expertise, and further their careers. Our convenient and flexible courses and certification programs are taught online, evenings, weekends or in boot camps to fit within busy lifestyles with competing priorities.

Whether you are ready to become a Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR)®, pursue the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, or aim to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP)®, FAU Executive Education Professional Development has the programs that will help advance your career aspirations.

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All programs are available for corporate on-site training. 


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Accounting and Auditing

Accounting and auditing are crucial business functions across every industry. Stakeholders depend on accountants to prepare timely and accurate financial reports. Auditors examine these financial documents to ensure accurate representation of a company’s financial position and verify that the accounting procedures comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

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Business Technologies and Data Analytics

 In today’s data-driven landscape, businesses thrive by using data to garner insights for calculating strategic plans and making better decisions. Business and Data Analytics is the new competitive advantage and a crucial step towards optimizing business operations and predicting future possibilities.

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FAU professor and students discussing financial planning for certification


Particularly during challenging economic times, financial acumen is expected at every organizational  level. Florida Atlantic University’s Finance certification programs increase understanding of financial techniques and practices while preparing students to earn leading Finance designations and certifications.


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Stethoscope and Healthcare paperwork for FAU's Medical Business Management program

  Healthcare Administration and Medical Business Management

Coordination of the medical office staff are vital to effective patient care. 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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Group of FAU Hospitality students


The hospitality and tourism industry, the world’s largest service industry employs millions. In addition, tens of billions of dollars are spent on the estimated twenty million meetings and events held every day. Florida Atlantic University's Hospitality programs enable students to stay on top of one’s education and expand knowledge across industry segments and help associates plan their best pathway toward success.  


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Human Resource Management

Knowledgeable Human Resource professionals are always in high demand. Florida Atlantic University's   Human Resource Management programs are designed for those who want to become Human Resource professionals and develop the skills necessary to meet complex workplace challenges.


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Man smiling with a group of professionals, as he enters Florida Atlantic University’s Management and Leadership program

Management and leadership

For any business to grow and remain profitable, its team must master crucial skills in management and leadership. Florida Atlantic University’s Management and Leadership programs guide students to develop advanced practices in management and become the next generation of innovative and effective leaders. 


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Students learning from Florida Atlantic University's Marketing program


Marketing managers are responsible for formulating marketing strategy, estimating demand, identifying   markets, and setting prices in order to maximize profits, increase market share and retain customers.   Florida Atlantic University's Marketing programs will expand your knowledge of marketing practices.     


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Student in Florida Atlantic University's Sales Management program presenting to professors


Strong sales are one of the most critical factors in any organization’s success and longevity. Stellar sales managers have enthusiasm, commitment, confidence, and a foundation in sales management best practices. Florida Atlantic University's Sales Management programs deliver essential skills for sales success.

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Student/professional jumping into Florida Atlantic University's Lean Six Sigma programs

Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma certifications will give you the knowledge to improve business operations by minimizing inefficiencies from every process, and transaction. Florida Atlantic University's Lean Six Sigma programs are proven to maximize performance, earn respect of business professionals, and achieve greater success.

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Overhead view of a group of FAU's Strategy students going over business goals


Strategic acumen is a trait fundamental for any leader to employ. Florida Atlantic University's Strategy courses promote alignment of business goals across multiple areas and the successful application of solutions by building a skill foundation in scenario forecasting, risk mitigation, and policy adaption.


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Executive professionals working in Florida Atlantic University's Supply Management program

Supply Management

Supply Chain Management remains a key component to organizational success and Florida Atlantic University's Supply Management programs provide the necessary knowledge. As executives strive to increase revenue and decrease waste, the need for supply chain experts able to utilize supply chain methodology grows. 


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Customized on- or off-site group training programs

Customized Corporate Training

A custom program with FAU Corporate Training creates a transformational learning opportunity that address your team's specific needs. Group training designed specifically for you creates meaningful and lasting change from within. Investing in your most valuable resource - your people - is fundamental to your long-term success.     

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Meeting and Event Facilities

Explore unparalleled excellence at our state-of-the-art Executive Education facilities in Boca Raton, FL. Our 52,000-square-foot space integrates cutting-edge instructional technology, ensuring comfort for advanced learning. Reserve this sophisticated venue for your corporate event, benefiting from executive-style spaces and comprehensive event support. At FAU Executive Education, success thrives in an environment where learning and opportunities for connection converge!

  • State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Event Support
  • Catering
  • Parking
  • Accommodations

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Contact us

Executive Education
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phone: (561) 297-2709
map: Bldg. 103, SF 129

Training Funds

Executive Education courses APPROVED in partnership with:

  • CareerSource Palm Beach
  • CareerSource Broward

Training funds are available to those who qualify.

Accreditation & Rankings

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Executive Education Professional Development Programs

No. 1 in Florida and No. 2 in the U.S.

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Best MBA in Sport Management

Top-10 in the world according to SportBusiness

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AACSB Accreditation

Proud member of AACSB, the premier accreditation agency for business schools

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Best Part-Time MBA

Ranked among the best part-time MBA programs

Logo for U.S. News & World Report Part-time MBA Programs

Best Part-Time MBA

Ranked among the best part-time MBA programs

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Top-50 in Entrepreneurship

Third consecutive ranking from The Princeton Review

Best International Business Undergrad Program

Best International Business

No. 22 undergrad. by U.S. News & World Report

Best Online Bachelor's in Business

Best Online Bachelor's in Business

No. 44 for best online bachelor's in business

ACTA Oases of Excellence

ACTA Oases of Excellence

Phil Smith, Adams, and Madden Centers named ACTA Oases of Excellence

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