College creates Executive and Professional Education unit.

As part of its ongoing commitment to ensure exceptional customer service to the business community, the College of Business Administration has created the Executive and Professional Education unit to deliver a variety of non-credit programs for executives and managerial professionals. Its range of offerings will enable business professionals to keep current, refine their skills, and get certificates that verify their expertise. And lining up these career-enhancing opportunities will be easy.

“Our customers will now have a single source for certificate programs and executive seminars,” said Erica Gjorven, the unit’s associate director of program development. “We have consolidated the Chapman School of Business’s Office of Executive Education and the College’s Office of Professional Education to form the new entity. In addition to offering a single point of contact, the consolidation will enable us to be even more efficient in meeting our customers’ needs.”

The team looks forward to meeting the business community's needs in the areas of professional and executive education.
The team looks forward to meeting the business community’s needs in the areas of professional and executive education.

In the near term, people will be able to continue taking the same popular programs—in human resources, marketing, project management, leadership, and real estate, to name a few—that they’ve taken in the past.

“Our programs combine the very best in conceptual knowledge and academic theory with real world application,” Gjorven said. “They all offer professional certificates and are uniquely qualified to provide the edge companies need, not simply to keep up with change, but also to set the momentum.”

Longer term, the number of offerings will expand.

“We will look at all the relationships the College and the University have with corporations, the government, non-profits, and our internal resources and develop new programs that take advantage of these assets,” said Margarita Royale, associate director of administration for the new unit.

“We feel that we have a strong team in place and that we will see significant growth in both executive and professional education,” said College Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam.

For more information about the programs and current offerings, contact the Office at 305-348-4217 or online at

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