Center for Professional Development

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.


Business Consulting  

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.


Professional Certifications 

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.




How may we help you succeed today?

Office Hours

Monday ‑ Friday: 8:30 a.m. ‑ 5:00 p.m.

Phone Number

(219) 980-6910

Fax Number

(219) 980-6916

Email Address

Mailing Address

IU Northwest
Center for Management Development
Dunes Medical / Professional Building, Room 1157
3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408