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Professionals Enhance Careers Through Executive Education

November 12, 2018
Professionals Enhance Careers Through Executive Education
Executive Education provides a University Staff Leadership Academy.
With more continuing education options than ever before, business professionals might be surprised to learn some of the best opportunities for enhancing their careers happen where it all started – at Nebraska Business. The approach to learning in the Executive Education program parallels the same welcoming environment in which business students thrive.

“This program far exceeded my expectations,” said Dr. Matthew Stanley, vice president of Avera Health, who took the three-day certificate program in finance and accounting. “Although I wasn’t trained in finance and business management, it has increasingly become an important part of my role.”

Stanley characterized the program as intense but understandable in defining fundamentals he needed to know. It helped him resolve important issues regarding expanding a product line.

Dr. Emre Unlu presents a certificate of completion.
Dr. Emre Unlu presents a certificate of completion.
“I might have had an emotional response and a gut feeling, but now I can bring the tools to the table. I can make clear decisions based on solid fundamental business data,” Stanley said.

Customized programs let organizations such as Ameritas, Bryan Health and Nelnet achieve specific learning objectives for their employees. Whether through fast-paced intensive instruction or at monthly intervals, companies can tailor an educational curriculum for their employees with subject matter experts in any business field.

“Bryan Health and the College of Business created a leadership development program for current and future medical leaders in our community,” said Kimberly A. Russel, president and CEO of Bryan Health. “The Bryan Health Physician Leadership Academy features a highly-customized curriculum delivered by engaging and effective faculty. Those who completed the program are already impacting both Bryan Health and the community.”

Other offerings include 90-minute Power Lunches tackling topics such as diversity, strengths building, digital marketing and sales. In addition, a variety of tax programs run throughout the state, backed by the trusted experience of the Tax Institute, which offered continuing education for more than 60 years.