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Accepting Applications for Inaugural Online Certified Business Professional Course

For Immediate Release: January 26, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development is currently accepting registrations for the first in a series of online Certified Business Professionals (CBP) foundational business course.  The Leadership Certification equips business professionals with the skills and knowledge required for effective leadership. The course covers all of the essentials of today’s leaders in a hands-on, interactive course that uses real-life scenarios to develop practical leadership skills.

The three-week online course, which begins Feb. 14, is the first in a series of five online, instructor-led courses that provide individual certificates.  Completion of the Leadership course, as well as Customer Service, Sales, Business Communication, and Business Etiquette & Professionalism courses provides participants with the knowledge they need to take the Certified Business Professional Executive qualification exam. Certificate completion represents an international industry credential that validates the cutting edge skills and knowledge of individuals who are committed to exceeding and surpassing all standards for the business professional.

Benefits of a CBP Executive Certification to the Professional :

  • 3-week online format eliminates expensive time away from the job
  • Relevant, job-applicable theory and techniques you can apply immediately
  • Flexible online design allows you to complete coursework at home, work or when traveling
  • Demonstrates knowledge of industry standards, best practices and technology skills
  • Career differentiator-  adds professional credibility
  • Enhanced employability within your company and to prospective employers
  • Provides a firm business foundation to pursue additional corporate career paths

Franklin is proud to offer the CBP courses to students worldwide as part of its partnership with the International Business Training Association (IBTA).  Each course will be taught by highly trained faculty from Franklin University and are designed to be interactive, engaging, and provide practical skills, as well as prepare attendees to take the certification examinations. 

Register for this 3-week online course to participate in an interactive learning environment where hands-on skill development replaces classroom lectures.  The course begins Monday, Feb. 14.  For more information, email or phone 614.947.6173.

Register today by clicking here:  The fee for the three-week online course is $540 and includes the course text book. (Attendees may be eligible for employee reimbursement upon successful course completion). 

About the Franklin University Center for Professional Training and Development
Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development provides certification programs and training opportunities to businesses, government offices, not-for-profit organizations, and career-minded individuals interested in expanding their abilities to succeed in today’s dynamic and competitive environment. For a current list of scheduled programs and workshops, visit

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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