Professional Development Program

Florida Memorial University > Academics > School of Business > Professional Development Program

The Professional Development Program of the School of Business seeks to build knowledge, character, confidence, leadership, and ethical values to help students enrich their lives. Helping students develop their full potential as citizens and academics in society and practical business environment is germane to the program. It also creates a stimulating atmosphere for networking with professionals from the business community, and exchange of ideas with faculty and fellow students through seminars and colloquiums.

Professional Development Opportunities

Tools and techniques developed by the Center for Creative Leadership, the Hartwick Humanities in Management Institute and the faculty at Florida Memorial University (FMU) build leadership abilities such as the following:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Values and leadership
  • Managing difficult dialogues
  • Creating collaborative teams
  • Influencing tactics
  • Leading a diverse team
  • Managing conflict
  • Developing professional relationships


  • BUS 211 Principles of Management
  • BUS 361 Leadership Applications
  • HRM 350 Human Resource Management

Divisional seminars and workshops:

  • Delta Mu Delta
  • NABA Student Chapter
  • Corporate Guest Speakers on Leadership

Some of the topics emphasized include:

  • Communicating in the professional world
  • Team presentation techniques
  • Multi-media presentation techniques
  • Business writing
  • Oral communication


  • BUS 498 Senior Project in Business
  • Across the Business Curriculum: Communication development is integrated in the curriculum through Bush Grant participation by the faculty
  • Across the Business Curriculum: Student Project & Research Presentation
  • Across the Business Curriculum: Integration of Technology in the   curriculum
  • Across the Business Curriculum: Case study – team presentation

Designed to assist students in developing long-term career development through the following:

  • Networking
  • Effective resumes
  • Job search strategies
  • Creating the cover letter
  • Time management
  • Corporate dress
  • Professionalism
  • Graduate school preparation


  • BUS 400 Entrepreneurship
  • BUS 450 Business Internship & Seminars
  • HRM 350 Human Resource Management

Division/Career Placement:

  • Career Development Counseling
  • Career Management Counseling
  • Graduate School Application Counseling
  • Division of Business Administration Week:
    • Corporate Day
    • School of Business Advisory Council seminar & Social
    • Freshman Orientation Day
    • Business Student Research Day
    • Divisional Graduate School Expo

Division/ Graduate school affiliation and articulation:

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Wake Forest University (in progress)

Office of Career Development:

  • Career Development Workshop & Seminar
  • Job Fair
  • Business & Industry Tours
  • Summer Internship
  • Job Announcement System
  • Graduate School Expo

Designed to prepare students for complex real world issues:

  • Loyalty
  • Privacy
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Diversity
  • Truth in Advertising
  • Discrimination
  • Corporate Values


  • BUS 311 Business Law I
  • Bus 394 Business Ethics & Society

Job Titles and Salaries:

Professional Organizations / Activities:

  • The National Association of Black Accountants
  • Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration

IMPLEMENTATIONS Faculty/Division: Delta Mu Delta

  • Promote Delta Mu Delta, its purposes and the standards of academic excellence it represents throughout both the School of Business and FMU.
  • Identify, invite and induct eligible students to membership annually.
  • Hold chapter meetings, at least two chapter meetings per year.
  • Support and participate in national programs of the society. The chapter may wish, for example, to participate in the Delta Mu Delta Triennial conference.
  • Participate in campus events that encourage the advancement of business thought. Chapter may sponsor or cosponsor a lecture series, ethics and leadership seminars, or other events of this nature.
  • Organize fund raising activities.
  • Participate in community service projects.