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FMU School of Business, Kelley Center partner to provide corporate management course

November 29, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University’s School of Business and the Kelley Center for Enterprise and Innovation are partnering to provide employees throughout the Pee Dee with a way to move up the corporate ladder.

Beginning in January, the two entities will launch the second cohort of the Certificate in Executive Management class, which will provide an in-depth study of the skills and knowledge necessary to advance in the world of business.

The program focuses on five key components in business: communication, creating organizational culture, strategic thinking, leadership and business analytics and business intelligence. Each session features a collaborative instruction that brings FMU faculty and staff, plus industry experts and business leaders to the participants.

Hubert Setzler, associate professor of management and the Nellie Cooke Sparrow Professor of Business at Francis Marion University School of Business and one of the course’s lecturers, says the class will offer attendees a unique insight into what they can do to advance their career within the corporate sphere.

“The Certificate in Executive Management is part of Francis Marion’s mission to help organizations who are looking to enhance their upcoming manager’s leadership and management skills,” Setzler says. “For people looking to enhance their careers, this will be a big help. In today’s workplace, it’s often not enough to simply be good at your job. It’s necessary to function as an effective leader, and this program will provide the means to do that.”

The course will be provided in five installments throughout the spring, meeting once a month beginning January at the Carter Center for Health Sciences at 200 W. Evans St. in downtown Florence.

Upon completion of the course in May, attendees will receive a completion certificate and three hours of academic credit at Francis Marion University as a business elective. Tuition for the course is $800.

Enrollment for the Certificate in Executive Management class is underway, and registration should be completed by Dec. 10. For more information on the course, visit

fmarion.edu/business/executive, call 843-661-1205 or call the FMU School of Business at 843-661-1419.

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