Furman University's Center for Corporate and Professional Development was established in 2003 in direct response to the business community's expressed need for liberal arts-based executive education.  At Furman, we believe that a liberal arts education is the knowledge matrix of the global competitive environment. With superb professors, the Center for Corporate and Professional Development is eager to assist your organization in meeting its educational needs.


Customized Corporate Training

The mission of the Center for Corporate and Professional Development is to anticipate and respond to the ever-changing needs of organizations by providing quality instructional programs tailored to meet particular needs.  We offer a wide range of customized training options in the areas of executive leadership and team development, project management, finance and accounting, and other facets of business development and human performance improvement.

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 Connections: Women Leaders of the Upstate is designed for women of all ages who have either already demonstrated leadership abilities or who have been identified as possessing potential for leadership.  Since 1997, Furman University has sponsored this premier leadership development program to bring women together to connect, take control of their careers, become stronger leaders and make significant contributions to their communities.  Governed by an advisory board and selected from nominations, the class is limited in size, so the networking potential is powerful.

For more information or to apply to the 2014 class please visit the Connections website. ​


The Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability

Today, corporate businesses are embracing sustainability because it makes business sense.  As an institution of higher education, Furman University has always sought to lead the way to a more sustainable future.  Therefore, Furman is already aware of- and an expert in- the tools, techniques and thinking required for a successful green transformation.  Ensure that your organization will surpass the rest and earn your Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability at Furman University!
For more information on Furman's Sustainable Business programs go to: www.fusbp.com

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Individual Financial Planning Seminar

This financial seminar is a six session (2 1/2 hours) course designed for graduating seniors at Furman University to prepare for immediate and future financial decisions.  Whether the decisions are to enroll in a 401(k) and how to invest those funds or how to purchase life, health, or disability insurance, your decisions now can have a profound impact on your long-term financial stability.  This series is not meant to make anyone an expert, but it does provide the basis for making more informed decisions upon graduation, even if that decision is to get professional help when making these critical financial decisions.  The six sessions include: budgeting, managing credit, a primer on risk and return, mutual funds, retirement planning, and risk management.

To enroll, please call or email Alison Search at (864) 294- 2154 or alison.search@furman.edu or stop by the Herring Center for Continuing Education suite 001 to get a form.




Would your senior management team benefit from a strategic planning retreat?  Does your organization need a succession plan?  Are you having difficulty recruiting and retaining high quality employees?  Would you like to more fully understand what your customers expect?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Furman University's Center for Corporate and Professional Development is poised to assist you.  The division provides a host of professional consulting resources with expertise in many areas of organizational development.

Furman BestSM : Businesses Engaging in Sustainability for Tomorrow

Smart,sustainable solutions to improve your bottom line

Is your company using energy and water as efficiently as it could?  Are you taking full advantage of processes that can lower your overall operating costs?  Some simple practices have the potential to produce significant savings which can ultimately boost your business’s bottom line.

The Furman BESTSMprogram is supported, in part, by a grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.  Our program will provide the education and guidance that your small business needs to reduce operating costs in the three main areas of:  energy consumption, water usage, and waste creation.

Through an in-class seminar or  on-line webinar, our team of industry experts will provide you with the tools that you need to complete a self-assessment of your business. We will provide no-cost, low-cost, and capital investment solutions for your specific business needs.  Additionally, we will provide you with the calculated savings which can be realized dependent upon which recommendation you choose to implement.

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Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

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Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

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