Business and Leadership Courses

Include UGA in your career planning. The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education provides superior continuing education programs that enrich lives, advance careers and boost businesses. These certificate programs and professional development courses are perfect for those interested in entering a profession, improving professionally, making a career change, or adding a new credential that businesses value.

University of Georgia certificate programs

(Classroom: Athens)
Learn to coach executives and develop leaders. As an executive coach, you will help others achieve professional success. In this program, you will gain the skills and credentials needed to become a top-level executive coach. 

(Classroom: Gwinnett)
The program equips you to successfully manage all types of events. From top-notch, energetic instructors, you'll gain dozens of tips on selecting appropriate sites, negotiating contracts, navigating obstacles, and managing events from start to finish. 

(Online)
The program covers the Six Sigma philosophy, DMAIC methodology, the Lean method of reducing waste, graphical analysis tools, and statistical methods.  In addition, a case study addresses regulated industries, manufacturing problems, R&D, marketing and office operations.

(Online)
Help your organization build a culture of continuous improvement. This certificate program shows you how to implement Business Process Management, a strategic approach for cutting costs, improving quality and service, improving productivity, and minimizing risks.

(Online)
Learn how to integrate your organization's business strategies with the rapidly evolving social media world. You'll gain valuable skills for engaging today's highly demanding, socially active consumers.

University of Georgia classroom courses

(Classroom: Athens)
In this day of networking and learning practical tips, you'll enhance your skills and put your professional development on a faster track. 

Custom-tailored courses

UGA training experts help you assess how to tackle skill gaps anywhere in your organization. They draw upon vast resources and contacts to develop the specific programs you need, delivered at the locations and schedules that work best for you.

University of Georgia online course

(Online)
Lean Six Sigma is a proven set of methodologies and tools for process improvement. In this course, you'll gain a working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, equipping you to be a valuable participant in your organization's process improvement projects.  

Online courses — general training

(Start anytime)
This program integrates Six Sigma with hands-on data analysis. You'll gain a thorough grounding in DMAIC, the Six Sigma Black Belt problem-solving methodology.

(Instructor-led)
Learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees. This course will help you understand how to resolve conflicts.

(Instructor-led)
Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Your instructor will help you work through all of the major components of writing a convincing business plan.

(Instructor-led)
Teach people how to treat you through your behaviors as well as your words. This course will help you understand which behaviors to use with others so they perceive you as being assertive.

(Instructor-led)
Gain an employment advantage by developing powerful analytical skills needed to make better, more informed, and more effective business decisions.

(Start anytime)
This course equips you to coordinate an enterprise's sustainability strategy. You'll gain the professional credentials and skills needed to lead sustainable business practices.

Online courses — profession-specific training

(Instructor-led)
Become an indispensable member of the office team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine.

(Start anytime)
Gain all the skills and information you need to get started in this fun and in-demand profession.  You'll learn to create event concepts, plan ceremony details, and handle vendor contracts. Upon completion of this program, you will be certified as a professional wedding planner, with access to an online resource library with customizable documents you can use for your business.

(Instructor-led)
Bring out the best in your team! Learn how to measure customer service, how to anticipate the needs of your reps and your customers, and how to unlock the power of leading by example.

(Instructor-led)
This course includes all elements of distribution and logistics management, including physical distribution, warehouse selection, material handling, packaging, order fulfillment, customer service, inventory management, receiving, production stores, returned goods, and technology.

(Start anytime)
In this course, you will learn how to design, plan, implement, and evaluate special events, including corporate meetings, weddings, parades, and festivals. You'll also gain insights into event management technology, career development, and venue selection.

(Instructor-led)
This course reviews key aspects of supply chain management, including customer demand forecasting, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity planning, and production activity control.