The Center for Professional Development in the School of Business and Economics at IU Northwest exists to provide our students and local business professionals with exceptional leadership, professional, and management development opportunities.
Our world-class faculty provide consulting services to assist local businesses in achieving excellence. We help businesses make better decisions and effectively act upon those decisions. Our solutions are custom tailored to the organization, practical and based on up-to-date research conducted by our faculty.
Our faculty are ready to assist any organization in matters of marketing, operations, human resources, management, strategy, leadership, finance, business analytics, information technology, and quality. Essentially, any issue an organization is facing, we likely have the expertise to help.
Working with the Center for Professional Development not only brings our distinguished faculty to the table, but it also allows organizations to impact the development of our future leaders through student involvement with their project.
Small Business Development
We know that entrepreneurs and small business are an integral part of the economic health of our region. We are honored to provide educational opportunities to help the dreamers become the doers. To this end, we offer a workshop series, in collaboration with IdeationZone and the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, designed to provide start-up businesses the information they need to effectively and successfully navigate the business world.
We are the regional resource for professional certification courses, offering certification preparation programs for Lean Six Sigma, Microsoft Office Specialist, QuickBooks, Project Management Professional, Certified Public Accountant, Entrepreneurism, and more. We are a CertiPort testing center.
Professional Continuing Education
We provide continuing education opportunities to local professionals to assist them in maintaining their professional certifications and licenses and advancing their careers.