Georgia Tech Professional Education allows professionals and industry partners to access the expertise of a world-renown technological research university. As an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, we embrace the Georgia Tech values of integrity, excellence, impact and innovation.
We deliver a continuum of learning: an ongoing array of educational courses, professional master’s degree programs and industry partnerships. Our participants experience unparalleled professional instruction, with content and delivery engineered for practicality, flexibility and convenience.
In fiscal year 2011, Professional Education and its programs reached more than 23,000 individuals and 3,100 companies.
Our worldwide programs – covering numerous industries – can serve a professional over one, or multiple careers. By helping people learn for today and think for tomorrow, Professional Education prepares individuals and companies for the future.
Taught by top faculty and leading industry experts, our courses are relevant and immediately applicable in the workplace. We offer an expanding range of easily accessible degree programs and short professional development courses. We also host English as a Second Language studies and community outreach programs, and manage learning-centered meeting and conference facilities.
Because of our physical locations and virtual learning opportunities, Professional Education offers a variety of learning experiences coupled with superior customer service to meet the vast educational needs of our students. In addition to our campuses in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia Tech Professional Education provides offerings at 40 locations worldwide.
Learn more about Professional Education opportunities:
- Degree Programs
- Short Programs
- English as a Second Language Programs
- Community Outreach
- Meeting and Learning Facilities
In addition to the Professional Education division, the College of Engineering and the College of Management offer two executive graduate degree programs for working professionals. Graduate degree programs: Global Executive MBA; Executive MBA in Management of Technology; Executive Master's in International Logistics (EMIL).
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I earn college credit for my Professional Education course?
- Continuing education units, also known as CEUs, are earned instead of college credit. In addition to CEUs, Professional Education offers professional certificates in a wide range of programs. College credit is only available for students enrolled in master's degree programs delivered via distance learning. For more information on online master’s degrees, please call 404.894.3378 or visit: http://www.gtpe.gatech.edu/degree-programs.
- How do I get a course catalog?
- For an up-to-date schedule of courses, including brochures, dates, pricing, and online registration, visit the Professional Education website at: http://www.pe.gatech.edu.
- Does Georgia Tech offer on-site training for businesses and outside organizations?
- Yes. Many of our courses can be customized and conducted exclusively for a company's specific needs. Some of the companies that have taken advantage of this service include: CNN, The Coca-Cola Co., AT&T, and Delta Air Lines. These courses, which can be taught at your location, often cost less and are designed to help businesses and organizations. For more information, click here.
- How do I balance the demands of the program with my career, my family life and my personal needs?
- Professional Education gives you multiple options for maximum flexibility. Our programs and degrees are designed specifically for working professionals. However, enrollment in any program is a large undertaking and will compete with other demands. You should carefully consider your decision to apply after securing the support of your employer, family and other people you depend upon.
- I don't have the financial support of my employer. Can I still apply? What type of financial assistance is available?
- To apply for financial assistance, please contact the Office of Student Financial Planning and Services at 404.894.4160, or visit http://www.finaid.gatech.edu. Please remember that you are responsible for securing financial resources to pay for all program costs. It is your responsibility to maintain your payments in good standing in order to continue your participation in the program without interruption.
Dr. Nelson C. Baker
Dean, Professional Education
phone: 404.894.9658 or 404.385.3500
Contact Nelson Baker
Assistant Dean of Business Operations
phone: 404.385.7204 or 404.385.3500
Contact Patrice Miles
Director, Language Institute
Contact Karen Tucker
John Vande Vate
Executive Director, EMIL Program Office, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Betty S. Jones
Executive Master's Program Office
College of Management
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