Professional Workshops and Certifications

All MBA students at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics have the opportunity to complete professional workshops and earn certifications in the following while enrolled in the program:

This certificate course is designed to educate students on the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process and associated tool sets. The Gatton College partners with the LeanCor Supply Chain Group, a trusted supply chain partner with a mission to advance the world’s supply chains. LeanCor’s three integrated divisions – LeanCor Training and Education, LeanCor Consulting, and LeanCor Logistics – specialize in Lean and Six Sigma principles that help organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs, and build operational excellence into their supply chains.

This workshop is designed to educate students on the three P’s of project management: Purpose, Process, and People. The training methodology includes a mix of instruction and application to real world case studies. Through participating in the training, participants satisfy Project Management Institute's (PMI) requisite hour requirements to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) examination. However, we do strongly recommend that candidates consider some additional preparation before taking the exam and should refer to PMI's CAPM page for additional resources.

This workshop is designed to educate students on foundational aspects of international business. The Gatton College partners with the World Trade Center Kentucky, a leading provider of trade education, consulting, and business trade missions. Subject matter experts will also guest speak and provide guidance on certain topics. The training consists of approximately 20 classroom hours covering topics including:

  • Import and export
  • Global branding and positioning
  • International risk management
  • Global currency
  • Foreign trade agreements
  • International legal considerations