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With the need for financial planning services at an all-time high, individuals are looking to secure their financial future and they need a professional, competent advisor to get there. This Certified Financial Planner™ course provides existing and future financial professionals with the skills and training needed to deliver comprehensive and accurate personal financial planning services to their clients. Through this curriculum you will learn to analyze and advise in all core areas of personal financial planning. This 14-month course is taught by industry professionals who are part of the financial services community within the Atlanta-Metro area.  KSU is an established institution with the CFP Board of Standards, Inc. Upon successful completion of the Certified Financial Planner™ Program, students are then eligible to apply for the CFP® certification examination. This course will cover: Fundamentals of Financial Planning Insurance Planning Income Tax Planning Investment Planning Retirement Planning Estate Planning Financial Plan Development (Capstone) The financial planning field is one of the fastest growing professions in America. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts financial planner jobs will grow faster than average due to the wealthier and longer-living population requiring more financial guidance. As demand for qualified planners grows, intense competition will continue for these well-paying jobs. Professionals who have extensive educational training and national certification will have the best opportunities.

191HFIN2008A

Start date: 08/14/18

End date: 10/01/19

Fee: $5,999.00

90 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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This program is designed for individuals desiring to break into this rapidly growing field and industry experienced professionals who want to enhance their résumés and advance their careers. Comprised of six topics, the program covers all the managerial skills needed in the construction management process, including how to read blueprints, quantify construction projects, estimate costs, schedule the work and manage the delivery process. Microsoft Project and Blue Beam software will be covered in the program. A textbook is required and can be purchased at the KSU Center bookstore. Prerequisite(s): A high school diploma or equivalency. A working knowledge of computers. Access to computer, internet, and printer. Basic knowledge of excel spreadsheets is required.   

191HBUS1400A

Start date: 09/08/18

End date: 12/01/18

Fee: $7,194.00

12 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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Individuals who are able to transform data into actionable knowledge are in demand.  In fact, the FP&A position is one of the hardest to fill.  Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education’s instructor-led FP&A program helps individuals learn the best practices for analyzing trends, building forecasts and creating financial models. Today corporate finance professionals are increasingly being called upon to play a critical role in their organization’s decision-making process and long-term growth. As the amount of data available keeps growing, the ability to connect meaningful financial data to business growth and present it to all stakeholders becomes even more important. This course is offered in partnership with AFP and is taught by experienced instructors.  Our course is designed for individuals seeking credentials that will focus on mastering the core functions of the FP&A role.  Earning your Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional (FP&A) credential will establish you as a recognized expert in the FP&A field. The curriculum for this course will cover five learning modules that include Part I: Financial Acumen – Gathering, Interpreting, Understanding, and Communicating Business and Financial Information, and Part II: Financial Analysis – Analyzing Information, Building and Interpreting Financial Projections, and Using Technology/Software. Learning Outcomes: Gather qualitative and quantitative information on factors affecting the financial performance of an organization Analyze data and relevant facts, then consolidate and convey insight to support decision makers and other stakeholders Assess and adapt an organizations processes to changes in the business environment Develop financial projections and forecasts to provide actionable intelligence for decision makers within the organization Use technology and software to perform key financial planning and analysis functions Recognize and abide by professional conduct standards Identify the entire decision support process Perform functions accurately and in an efficient manner Who should attend: • FP&A managers and directors • Accounting, treasury and financial analysts • Finance and treasury directors • Chief financial officers • Vice presidents of finance and treasury • Consultants •Technical and administrative staff supporting corporate finance •Students with interest in finance and business related fields Note: Fee includes the cost of the AFP FP&A Learning System™.  Participants must register separately for the FP&A exam (exam fee not included in cost of the course).

192HFIN2001A

Start date: 11/01/18

End date: 03/07/19

Fee: $3,299.00

15 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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Participants will explore the major challenges facing our aging population and discover the many resources currently available to this group. This certificate is ideal for caregivers, patient advocates, senior activity directors, entrepreneurs, legal and medical practitioners or anyone who has desire to improve the lives of individuals in this demographic.  Course benefits: Increased knowledge, skills and confidence for new challenges in the aging field Meet industry leaders and established professionals Increase your organization’s level of professionalism The nine-month class meets on the second Tuesday of each month (Sept. – May) and concludes with a capstone project that can be applied in a real-life situation facing this population.  Textbook is required at first class meeting and is available for purchase at the KSU Center Bookstore.  

191JGER5866A

Start date: 09/11/18

End date: 05/14/19

Fee: $799.00

9 sessions.

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The HR Info Session will cover the two course offerings listed below followed by a Q&A Session. HR Fundamentals We offer an HR Fundamentals course for those new to the field or those desiring basic HR instruction. This course is a nice addition to your resume for any field of employment. HR Management Certificate SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Our HR SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP course using the SHRM Learning Materials is for HR professionals preparing to sit for their SHRM certification. This course is also offered as an educational course for those desiring to increase their knowledge and marketability in the field of HR.

191HHRP0101A

Start date: 08/02/18

End date: 08/02/18

Fee: $0.00

1 session

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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Room :  400



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This is a comprehensive HR management course offered in partnership with SHRM and taught by experienced, senior-level HR professionals.  You will discover that this learning experience offers the unique opportunity for measurable success. Our SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP course is designed for individuals seeking credentials that focus on identifying and testing the knowledge and practical real-life experiences HR professionals around the world need to excel in their careers today. Earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field. These new certifications recognize that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success. This certification preparation program covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy, as well as eight behavioral competencies: Relationship Management, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation.  Who should enroll: • HR professionals qualified under SHRM requirements for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification who are preparing for the exam.  • Individuals who want advanced education and training for a successful HR career. • HR professionals wanting a broader education or to update their HR knowledge.  • HR professionals who want to enhance their marketability by gaining current HR knowledge. Using SHRM learning materials, you will build a solid foundation and invaluable professional expertise, including the ability to: • Define basic fundamentals of Human Resources Management. • Contemplate a situation and draw conclusions on how to correct, amend, adopt, or change for positive results. • Use qualitative and quantitative methods and tools for analysis. • Use HRIS to support HR activities. • Perform and use internal and external environmental scanning to make smart business decisions. • Assist in identifying and recognizing potential legal situations in the workplace to prevent litigation, claims and suits. • Apply the methods presented to your day-to-day job.

191HHRP3120F

Start date: 09/12/18

End date: 12/01/18

Fee: $1,799.00

7 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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This comprehensive, instructor-led, online version of the Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-CP course, is recommended for those who are unable to attend an in-class course. This HR course is designed as a prep course for HR professionals preparing to sit for their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.  This course is also offered as an educational course for those wanting to learn more about the HR profession.  We teach using the SHRM Learning System’s Body of Competency and Knowledge.  This course offers convenience and there is no preset time that participants must be online. The asynchronous learning environment allows you to explore the course material in depth and to express yourself in ways that are not always possible given the time constraints of a conventional class. Since the course is instructor led, there are also optional assigned class chat times in case students have unanswered questions. Books and shipping expenses are included in your course fee.  Register as soon as possible prior to course start date to allow for the books to be shipped.  

191HHRP3115A

Start date: 08/25/18

End date: 11/10/18

Fee: $1,799.00

Location : Online

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