Certification Preparation

Explore New Fields. Expand Your Skills.

Executive Education offers a variety of programs for individuals interested in exploring new career options or expanding their skills through specialized training and certification in a variety of fields. All of our certification programs can boast a 20% greater than national average pass rate.

Our success comes from utilizing faculty that are industry professionals who have earned their designation (or a greater designation) and are considered leaders and experts in their field. They understand the entire process from education, application, to testing day, and can guide their students successfully along that path. 

Finance Professionals|SIE, CFP®, CTP, FP&A

The University of Dallas offers four premier finance programs to advance your  career at any level. The Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) course is perfect for someone pursuing a new career in finance. Our Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) program covers the 272-hour education requirement to sit for the CFP exam in under 1-year. The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) has two global certifications, Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FP&A) that demonstrate excellence in the finance field. Executive Education offers certification preparation in collaboration with AFP for both of these top-level certifications. Discover more about our finance programs.

Cybersecurity Professional|CISSP®

The University of Dallas has partnered with Netlynx to provide high-quality training for IT and cybersecurity professionals interested in obtaining their CISSP certification. Since 2003, the University of Dallas has been recognized as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance / Cybersecurity by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Discover more about our CISSP program.

HR Professional |aPHR, PHR, SPHR

Executive Education offers two programs for HR professionals interested in expanding their understanding of the Human Relations field. The Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) course is perfect for those interested in a career in HR or are new to the field. For more experienced professionals our 12 week Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) courses offer high-quality exam preparation both online or at our Irving, Texas campus weeknights or on alternating Saturdays. Discover more about our HR Professional programs.

Project Management Professional|PMP

Executive Education offers offers premium quality PMP® exam preparation utilizing the CertWise Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation. Our course will prepare your project managers to pass the PMP exam and sharpen their knowledge and practical skills to make an immediate impact on their jobs and your organization. Allow us to help you save time, increase effectiveness, and simplify implementation of your project management training. Discover more about our PMP program.


University of Dallas Announces 2020 Gupta Hall of Fame Inductees

The University of Dallas' Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business is honored to announce its 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, including Gail Warrior Suchy, MBA '99, CEO of CASPR Group; Michael Stedman Wyatt, MBA '91, executive managing director at Cushman & Wakefield of Texas; and John L. Zogg, Jr., MBA '92, managing director at Crescent Real Estate LLC. New Gupta Hall of Fame members will be inducted during the annual award ceremony on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, from 6-8 p.m.

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In Memoriam: University Mourns Passing of Beloved Professor

On Dec. 23, 2019, the university bid farewell to a beloved faculty member and alumnus. Professor of English John Alvis, BA '66 MA '69 PhD '73, passed away at age 75, less than two weeks after the passing of his wife, Sara Kathleen, MA '71, to whom he was married for more than 50 years.

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