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Corporate Learning: Leverage the Power of Partnership










Kennesaw State University is dedicated to helping you and your organization succeed. Using our subject-matter experts, along with our Corporate Learning team, we will design new programs that meet your business goals and objectives while leveraging our award-winning programs to help transform your business.

Our programs use best practices in 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 full potential as leaders, innovators, and change-makers.

Custom-Designed Programs

We specialize in designing hybrid programs that integrate the best practices in “GAME-fied” online learning with the best practices in classroom application. It’s called the PLAY—PRACTICE—PURPOSE approach to professional development. This innovative approach allows us to both improve and accelerate the teaching and learning process.

Corporate Learning: Partnership Options and Benefits

Partners In Leadership Excellence Program

This new unique program was created based on a successful 5-year collaboration with WellStar Health System to design and launch the WellStar Leadership Academy (WLA).

KSU has developed a new consortium program designed to provide the same high-quality corporate learning partnerships with local organizations.


We specialize in designing hybrid, in-class or 100% online programs that integrate the best practices in “GAME-fied” online learning .

Custom-designed programs will leverage its award-winning core offerings to meet your specific leadership and professional development needs.

  • Flexible scheduling based on your team’s availability
  • Location of your choice, either on-site at your location or at one of our venues: Cobb Galleria, Kennesaw, or Sandy Springs.

Open Enrollment
Certificate Programs

You have the option of sending a team of employees to one of our existing in-demand KSU certificate programs designed to provide side-by-side learning with professionals from other organizations and industries. Listed below are some of our most popular certification/certificate programs:

  • Executive Leadership Program
  • Accelerated Management Program (Soft Skills)
  • Executive Certificate Program in Business Strategy: The Coles Mini MBA
  • Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certificate
  • Project Management Certificate

University Resources

Corporate Learning Partners have several options to engage with KSU to meet their business leadership and development needs.

  • Co-branding by collaborating with KSU to offer university-branded employee training curriculum.
  • Internship opportunities based on your individual departmental needs.
  • Talent Pipeline development by working directly with both undergraduate and graduate program directors.
  • Research conducted to formalize and solve complex data challenges by working with faculty.

Featured Professional Certifications Programs

DESCRIPTION: The Mini MBA program offered by the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University can help you dramatically improve your business knowledge and acumen. At the end of the program, you will earn an Executive Certificate in Business Strategy credential that will help you advance in your career.

DELIVERY: Classroom

FEE: $  3,900

DESCRIPTION: The Accelerated Management Certificate Program is designed for individuals who want to master the “soft skills” needed to become a highly-respected manager.  The program sessions focus on seven key areas:  Strategic Thinker, Person of Character, Talent Developer, Effective Communicator, Relationship Builder, Change Driver, and Purpose-Driven Leader.

DELIVERY: Classroom

FEE: $ 3,900

DESCRIPTION: Master a skill that’s crucial in multiple industries with a qualification employers routinely seek. This hybrid course will provide you with several critical aptitudes that will enhance your expertise and expand your career options. It will help you prepare for the PMP® and CAPM® certification exams from PMI.

KSU is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). This course satisfies the 35 hours of project management training required by the Project Management Institute for the PMP Certification.


Fee: $ 4,549

DESCRIPTION: Companies have no greater asset than their people, and the management of functions related to human resources is absolutely critical to today’s business success.

From learning the essentials to SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preparation and exam review, our experienced instructors will help you develop the knowledge you need to work effectively.

DELIVERY: Classroom

FEE: $ 1,799

DESCRIPTION: This mobile-learning program is your opportunity to master the account management principles made famous by the creators of the Clients for Life® client retention process. You will learn best practices for winning and retaining client loyalty in a low-bid world. The main topics include understanding and managing client expectations, building professional relationships and delivering technical expertise. The lead instructors are John Gamble and Steve Wurzbacher who are world-renowned experts in account management and client retention.

DELIVERY: 100% Online Format

Fee: $ 895


DESCRIPTION: The professional selling certification process assists companies in:

  • Driving new revenue
  • Reducing salesforce turnover
  • Improving ramp-up time for new hires

The key topics include:

  • Developing the mindset of top performing salespeople
  • Building the foundational selling process and the required soft skills
  • Understanding the buyer’s mindset
  • Prospecting strategies and skills
  • Presenting value-driven solutions
  • Managing customer objections
  • Successfully gaining commitment

This program provides a foundation for individuals just beginning their sales career as well as new approaches for veteran salespeople.

DELIVERY: 100% Online Format, or Hybrid Format—50% Online and 50% Classroom

FEE: $895 per person (Online Only) or $3,995 per person (Online and Classroom Action Learning)



Loretta Daniels
Executive Director of Corporate Relations
Phone: (470) 578-6326