School of Business Academies

Accelerated Training and Education Programs You Need to Excel

Recruit, Retain, Rise Ahead

Grow Your Career With Certification and University-Level Programs from PDI

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Build Your Plan from the Blocks Above – From Certification Tracks to College-Qualified Classes

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View a Sample Degree Plan Worksheet | Learn How These Programs Qualify for Credit

PDI is now offering degree-applicable/certification programs that deliver the training you need on the topics that will help you excel in your industry.  Participants will explore the must-haves of business success, including strong recruitment and staff training, and will walk away with personal benefits that include opportunities for enriched management skills that may lead to improved career opportunities.

Click active links below to learn more about the curriculum and classes that are enrolling now.


Open Now, or Coming Soon, Are Programs In

  • Leadership – Click link for more info and a look at the syllabus.
  • Sales and Marketing  – ADVERTISING & MEDIA STRATEGY ENROLLING NOW. Click link for more info and a look at the syllabus.
  • Human Resources – Coming Soon
  • Finance – Coming Soon
  • Operations – Coming Soon

A Unique Program Designed For Industry’s Unique Needs

This portfolio was created to assist business owners who must recruit, retain and grow team leaders, as well as individuals seeking to advance their professional skills.  Individuals no longer have to choose between pursuing a college degree or entering a career or trade.  Experienced workers who’ve completed some college coursework can join teams knowing they can finish an undergraduate degree by participating in the programs available through the School of Business.  In addition to degree options, individuals may seek certification in a particular discipline, or they may focus only on the courses they need to move ahead in the industry.

One of PDI’s training partners, Service Nation, is supporting the program as a way to offer extended benefits to members of this large trade association.  Other associations, and individuals, are also welcomed to attend any program.


How Does a Certification Class Equate to College Credit?

Individuals interested in earning the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree can transfer some of these courses as an upper-level elective, or utilize the course for the remaining concentration of a specified academic plan.  Many of these programs are recommended for credit by the American Council on Education®.  Click here to learn more.


What You Need to Know

  • Register Now For Spring 2021!
    • Advertising & Media Strategy is Scheduled to Begin Feb 26/27 with classes following in March, April and May
  • The cost of each individual class is $2,250.
  • The cost of each certification (combo of classes) is $9,000.  Ask us about ways to bundle the classes for savings, and opportunities for financial assistance.
  • Classes are held live one Friday and Saturday a month (over four months) at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  However, anyone connected to the internet may participate online, a bonus that makes the program affordable and accessible for all.
  • Registration remains open until class begins.

Ask us for more details.  If you have any questions, please contact Tami Russell at 940.783.7270 or trussell@pdi.org.

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