Professional and Workforce Development

The Professional and Workforce Development (PWD) program at The University of Mississippi offers undergraduate and graduate education designed to improve learning and human performance in educational and human resource development settings.

About Professional and Workforce Development

The Professional and Workforce Development (PWD) programs help working adults acquire new, updated, or complementary skills needed to achieve or maintain proficiency in their current profession, earn noncredit educational certificates, prepare for professional certification examinations, quality for promotion in their organization, transition into a new career, meet professional continuing education requirements, prepare for graduate entrance examinations, or return to the workforce. We also work with employers to bring many of these programs directly to their staff, either at Ole Miss or at the work site.

PWD offers a wide range of certificate and other programs to meet your needs. Certificate programs are designed to help you quickly develop in-depth skills and knowledge in a professional field.

Professional Enrichment Courses Online

American Management Association Online
More than 70 online self-paced courses are available through the University's partnership with the American Management Association. AMA awards CEUs for each course, or you may earn an AMA certificate and CEUs by taking a group of required courses. Choose from a wide range of disciplines: sales, marketing, finance, leadership, customer service, and more.

Ed2Go Online
If you want to improve your skills, discover a new career path or just take a course for fun and never leave home, Ed2Go online courses are for you. Courses can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

For Displaced Workers

The University of Mississippi is an approved service-provider for Mississippi Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs that are overseen by local Mississippi WIN (Workforce Investment Network) Job Centers. UM works closely with area WIN Job Centers to help local residents further their education and retrain for future employment after becoming unemployed.

Please check with your local WIN Job Center to see if you are eligible to receive benefits for any of the approved University of Mississippi programs.

For More information on UM Programs Available to Displaced Workers, please click here.

Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Mississippi

The IEP offers academic English courses from basic to advanced levels with a curriculum designed to prepare you to interact in the English-speaking professional world. Click here to find out more about the Intensive English Program.

Mississippi School of Banking

For more than 30 years, the Mississippi Bankers Association and the University’s School of Business Administration have co-sponsored a School of Banking to train individuals for executive management positions. The certificate program requires two years for completion and is the only one offered in the state.

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Fox at or 662-915-1408.

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