Business Partner Program: Executive Education

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San Francisco State University’s College of Business offers open enrollment in executive education that enhances your leadership and business potential.

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Individuals and groups are encouraged to learn more about how we provide tailored programs to fit your particular needs. College of Business advisers are influencers with decades of executive experience in sustainability, branding, mergers and acquisitions, corporate accounting, information technology and much more.

Customized Education

The College of Business has the ability to help business partners develop custom executive education programs for their employees. As employees begin to seek new opportunities for advancement, the College of Business can set up a leadership program for those students. Or, if employees are planning to make a lateral move to a different function like finance or accounting, the College of Business can work with those employees to tailor a program that fits their needs. In a practical business environment, business partners need to help their employees gain practical business experience to help them thrive in a competitive business environment. A custom education program can be designed by the College of Business to introduce new skills to business partners’ workforce.

Certificate Programs

Ethics & Compliance

With the development and support of Associate Professor of Management Denise Kleinrichert, Ph.D., and Professor of Management Sally Baack, Ph.D., the College of Business launched the Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance and the MBA Emphasis in Ethics & Compliance in fall 2015. The business certificate is a unique program that responds to management and business needs for ethics and compliance professionals in growth industries such as healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical, information technology services and products, finance and accounting, manufacturing and hospitality. The certificate provides graduate students with the advantage of enhancing their degree with this specialized academic training and equips them with a competitive edge in the workplace.

Visit the Center for Ethical & Sustainable Business website to learn more about this program.

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CIO Executive Development Program

The CIO Executive Development Program helps IT professionals develop the necessary skills to enhance success in their jobs and advance their career opportunities. The program includes business-focused content that will complement existing technical skills, such as strategy and business alignment, planning and management, budgeting and tracking, leadership and communication planning, governance, and IT innovation.