Coles College offers training to IBM.com employees

IBM.com has teamed with Coles College of Business to create an on−site executive education program for metro Atlanta employees – only the second initiative of its kind in the nation. The information technology company first launched this program at the University of Dallas.

Georgia (Aug 8, 2006) — IBM.com has teamed with Coles College of Business to create an on−site executive education program for metro Atlanta employees – only the second initiative of its kind in the nation. The information technology company first launched this program at the University of Dallas.

The training‚ which lasts 20 months‚ begins Aug. 22 and allows 30 participants to earn a master’s certificate. Coles faculty will teach five classes‚ each lasting four months‚ at IBM.com offices‚ and the college is even providing books and other required course materials.

“The courses are designed to give the associates a better understanding of business processes‚ which will help them in marketing higher−level product and service solutions to clients who hold top positions at their companies‚” said Larry Bell‚ managing director of Coles executive education programs.

After finishing the certificate program‚ IBM.com employees will then be eligible to enroll in the MBA program at Kennesaw State.

For more information‚ please call 770−420−4MBA or visit www.ColesMBA.com.

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