Industry Certifications


Thinking of becoming a financial planner? UGA’s Terry College of Business offers a registered program of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. that will develop the skills and knowledge needed to help you prepare for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ exam.


Certified Personal Retirement Specialist™

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Six Sigma is an enterprise-wide, data-driven methodology used to improve products or processes so that your organization can not only create operational efficiencies, but also delight or exceed the expectations of your customers. This five-day engagement brings together supervisors and mid-level managers across service and manufacturing industries who strive for flawless execution, want to improve their processes, and drive efficiencies in their companies.

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Project Management

The four day program (plus an optional fifth day of test prep), which complies with the Project Management Institute guidelines, will enable participants to grow their leadership skills in a project environment. The course will feature a combination of lectures, case studies, team and individual exercises and team development of a real-life project.   Learn more about Project Management

Leadership and Strategy

Certificate in Business Leadership

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Change Leadership: Engaging People for Organizational Change

This program builds a framework by presenting both the common change models frequently cited and the real life experience of the instructor in what works and doesn’t work in implementation.

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Cultivating a Strategic Mindset For Growth

This three-day program integrates three disciplines critical to every business leader who needs to develop an enterprise-wide lens that enables new business growth. The highly interactive program equips participants with a sharper set of strategic-thinking skills and a plan of action to create a sustainable competitive advantage.

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Leadership Power for Women

Through assessment, interactive lecture, coaching and peer dialog, this program empowers women to change their personal script about leadership to unleash their greater potential – and ensure organizations are not deprived of the value of exceptional female talent.

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Leading for Engagement: Principles of Transformational Leadership

Regardless of whether you are a mid- or senior-level manager, or a leader in the midst of major or more subtle organizational change, the University of Georgia's Executive Education course, Leading for Engagement: Principles of Transformational Leadership is a must-attend learning opportunity.

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Leading Through Change

Leading Through Change is a two-day program that introduces participants to a new way of responding to the increasingly complex nature of change in today's fast-paced business environment. The course is jointly taught by two leading UGA faculty with extensive experience in helping companies develop stronger leaders who can guide their organization to better performance.

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Strategy: Outthink Your Competition

Why does one firm perform better than another? How can a firm maintain its competitive advantage over time? Specifically, this course focuses on an understanding of the concepts, processes, players, and institutions in the strategic business environment.

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The Two Fundamental Questions of Data Science

While the world of data analytics may seem daunting, at its core, it doesn’t have to be complex. The usefulness of data is not in fancy algorithms, but rather in making informed decisions. Learn the two fundamental questions to ask in making informed decisions during this course.

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Transition to Manager: A One-Week Boot Camp

The transition from individual contributor to people manager is one of the most difficult and risky transitions in anyone’s career. This course focuses on the process and principles that characterize excellence in people management and how to successfully make the transition from contributor to manager.

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Sales and Marketing

Advanced School of Marketing Research

Taught by leading industry and academic experts, marketing researchers and managers will learn how leading firms increase sales, price products for increased profit, get maximum return from marketing dollars, and strengthen customer loyalty.

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Online Programs

Certificate in Digital Marketing

Earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing from UGA in one of three different digital marketing tracks: Digital Marketing for Executives, Digital Marketing for Marketing Professionals, or Digital Marketing for New Media Professionals.  All courses are available online.  Learn more about Certificate in Digital Marketing

Fundamentals of Finance

A fundamental understanding of finances by leaders ensures that all areas of the business are thoughtfully considered when evaluating and implementing strategic changes.  In UGA’s Online Fundamentals of Finance program, you’ll learn the basic concepts and analytical tools of finance in both corporate finance and investment. 

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Tarkenton Certificate in Entrepreneurship

A comprehensive program that delivers the knowledge and tools you need to start or accelerate your business. Learn more about Tarkenton Certificate in Entrepreneurship


Trucking Profitability Strategies

Senior executives in the trucking industry won’t want to miss the annual Trucking Profitability Strategies Conference in Athens, Georgia.

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