In addition to academic programs, many universities across the country offer continuing professional development courses and programs through centers focused on management and executive development. Although these centers fall under the broad umbrella of continuing education, the location of these centers in schools of business or public affairs and their program emphasis on management development cause these centers to differ from traditional divisions of continuing education. The general dividing line between management/executive development and continuing education lies in audience focus and reporting hierarchy within the institution.
Varner, Jan; Bales, Barry; and Lindsey, William
"Toward a Competency Model for Directors of Management and Executive Development,"
Journal of Executive Education:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jee/vol1/iss1/3