Professional Development Center








Education Beyond a Degree

The Professional Development Center at the Monte Ahuja College of Business offers relevant, industry-driven training for every employee within your organization. Our courses provide a strong knowledge base and up-to-date, practical applications that improve performance and effectiveness. Invest in real-world training, boost employee engagement and improve your organization’s bottom line.

Professional Development Center instructors consist of renowned faculty members and experienced industry experts who cultivate a highly interactive learning experience. Gain real-world instruction on business and IT skills essential for success in the areas of:


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Corporate Customized Training

Our corporate customized training solutions are designed to make a difference in your bottom line. With our team of learning experts, we create:

  • Customized Curriculum
  • Target Lesson Plans
  • Interactive Learning Solutions
  • Competency-based Learning Assessments

We offer a proven design process that is repeatable and ensures the development of high-quality learning solutions including classroom, lab, on-the-job training, and online hybrid interactive programs.

To initiate the design and development of your customized training plan we will with you to collaborate on an instruction method tailored to your needs.

The Professional Development Center Advantage

  • Competency-based Professional Development:
    • Students’ demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.
  • Digital credentials:
    • A digital credential gives employers, clients and colleagues the ability to instantly see what you had to do to earn it, what coursework it covered and what it qualifies you to do.
  • All Inclusive:
    • Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.
  • Educated and Experienced Instructors:
    • Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Cost-effective:
    • The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.
  • Networking Opportunities:
    • Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.


Participants earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit for all completed courses. Courses open for registration include the number of CEUs awarded. Be sure to check  for the latest course listings, detailed descriptions and CEU credit. The Professional Development Center actively designs new courses based on cutting-edge research and client requests. Please contact us at to discuss a course that is not listed.


Several discounts are available for participants.  In addition, there are available discounts for affiliated partner memberships, bundled courses, CSU faculty/staff and groups. For group discount information, please contact Toni Paoletta at or 216.523.7278. 


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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Professional Development Center
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 216
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location
Professional Development Center
1860 East 18th Street, Rm. 216
Phone: 216.687.6957
Fax: 216.687.9309

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