Office Depot Center

The Office Depot Center for Executive Education is an unrivaled, dedicated executive education and training facility specifically designed to create the most comfortable and conducive environment for advanced learning.

With the construction of the Office Depot Center for Executive Education, Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business set its standard for a dedicated learning environment for executives and offers an unparalleled educational experience on its Boca Raton, FL campus. The center features numerous technologically advanced, spacious classrooms, a multi-tiered amphitheater room and multiple private workshop and group study rooms. The instructional space includes 5 classrooms with varying capacities. The smallest accommodates 40 people and the largest — the Executive Center’s Case Study Room — seats 84. Our classrooms and group study rooms feature both wireless and wired Internet connections, power outlets for laptops and HDMI connectivity to view presentations on private in-room LCD TVs.

Designed and managed exclusively to support the school's degree and non-degree executive students, the Office Depot Center for Executive Education creates an ideal environment for higher level learning.

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Roadside view of FAU's Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence

Executive Education

Florida Atlantic University
College of Business

777 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA
p: (561) 297-2709
office: Bldg. 103, SF 129

Opened in 2020, the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence features state-of-the-art executive classrooms, media labs, workshop rooms and a multi-tiered amphitheater.

EXECUTIVE DEGREES

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Executive MBA

Designed for senior-level business professionals with managerial experience, the Executive MBA program---the largest EMBA program in Florida---includes numerous concentration options and resources for students to engage with high-level colleagues and professors.

  • Every Third Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
  • 23 months (including semester breaks)
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • Minimum 5 Years of professional and managerial experience recommended
  • No undergraduate business degree requirement
  • Full service, administrative support allows uninterrupted schedules
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Online MBA

Designed for working professionals whose personal and professional schedules do not permit in-person or live-virtual attendance, the Online MBA program is a 16 - 23-month program that trains future business leaders to assume high-level professions. Courses are fully online and the program features a myriad of concentration options.

  • Fully Online MBA
  • 16 - 23 months (including semester breaks)
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • 4 Years of Work Experience Recommended
  • No undergraduate business degree requirement
  • Full service, administrative support allows uninterrupted schedules
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Professional MBA – Boca Raton

Designed for mid-career working professionals in the Palm Beach area that represent a myriad of industry backgrounds, the Professional MBA program trains aspiring business leaders to prepare for corporate, management and entrepreneurial opportunities. Classes are held on weeknights to allow uninterrupted work schedules in a highly collaborative learning environment.

  • Tuesday & Thursday Evenings, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 23 months (including semester breaks)
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • 4 Years of Work Experience Recommended
  • No undergraduate business degree requirement
  • Full service, administrative support allows uninterrupted schedules
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Professional MBA Flex - Broward

Designed for mid-career working professionals representing a myriad of industry backgrounds, the Professional MBA program develops key analytical and leadership skills to elevate professionals into higher roles. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Miami-Dade/Broward residents can attend in-person at the Davie campus as well as individuals who wish to attend live-remotely from anywhere in the world.

  • Monday & Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 23 months (including semester breaks)
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • 4 Years of Work Experience Recommended
  • No undergraduate business degree requirement
  • Full service, administrative support allows uninterrupted schedules
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MBA in Sport Management

Designed for aspiring business professionals who aim to work in the sports industry, Florida’s original AACSB-accredited MBA in Sport Management degree program is offered either through on-campus classes in Boca Raton, Florida or fully online from anywhere in the world.

  • Tuesday & Thursday Evenings, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 23 months (including semester breaks)
  • 4 Years of Work Experience Required
  • Candidates with less than four years of industry-related experience may be required to submit GMAT/GRE scores
  • No undergraduate business degree requirement
  • Full service, administrative support allows uninterrupted schedules
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GLOBAL MS Finance

Designed for both seasoned and aspiring finance professionals, the Global Master of Science in Finance Degree Program offers a comprehensive approach to understanding and applying the tools needed to assume professional roles across a multitude of industry sectors.

  • Monday & Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 16 months (including semester breaks)
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • Industry-related background highly recommended
  • Full service, administrative support allows uninterrupted schedules
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Executive Master of Health Administration

Designed for both mid-level and senior healthcare administrators, the Executive Master of Health Administration program teaches the business side of managing hospital systems, clinics and medical practices in an engaging and though-provoking environment.

  • Every Third Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
  • 15 months (including semester breaks)
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • 4 Years of industry-related work experience highly recommended
  • Full service, administrative support allows uninterrupted schedules
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Executive Master of Accounting

Designed for professionals in accounting and finance fields, the Executive Master of Accounting degree program offers concentrations in areas such as Forensic Accounting, Business Valuation, and Digital Forensics. The Masters of Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting is a fully online two-year degree program. The program boasts 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.

  • Saturday courses at the Davie campus, live-remote or fully Online
  • 25 – 36 months (including semester breaks)
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • 4 Years of industry-related work experience highly recommended
  • Full service, administrative support allows uninterrupted schedules
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Executive Master of Taxation

Designed for aspiring tax professionals with busy schedules, the Executive Master of Taxation degree program immerses students in industry-focused competencies led by prominent faculty members. 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.

  • Saturday courses at the Davie campus, live-remote or fully Online
  • 28 – 32 months (including semester breaks)
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • Industry-related work experience highly recommended
  • Full service, administrative support allows uninterrupted schedules
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Executive PhD

Designed for senior-level executives with extensive professional backgrounds, the Executive PhD in Business program equips business leaders with the tools and strategies to assume advanced roles in consulting, entrepreneurship, research, academia, and business development. Busy executives can maintain their professions while acquiring new knowledge and skillsets.

  • Every Third Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM - 6:15 PM
  • 36 months (including semester breaks)
  • First 2 years on-campus, 3rd year Dissertation off-campus
  • Extensive managerial and professional experience highly recommended
  • Full service, administrative support allows uninterrupted schedules
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Professional Development 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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Project Management

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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Six Sigma

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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