IPD EXCLUSIVE! Business Architect Certificate Program


The first and only program of its kind in Minnesota, our Business Architect Certificate helps you to better understand your organization, anticipate how change will affect it, and when necessary, adjust your business model to change.

MnCyber Training


Our MnCyber Academy provides industry standard training and certification to build the skills of practicing and future cybersecurity professionals. Also coming soon, the MnCyber Range which will offer real-world simulations to help cybersecurity teams prepare for authentic threats.

Change Management


“The only constant is change.”
Let us help you deal with it.
Change Management Courses at the IPD

ERP Implementation


SAP is more than just software.

ERP Implementation

SCRUM Training


Deliver complex projects with agility.
Scrum Training Courses at the IPD

Organizational Strategy


Aligning people, processes and technology with enterprise strategy. Organizational Strategy Courses.

Business Analysis


Interactive courses to help you amp up your skill set for just about any role.

Business Analysis Courses

Project Management


Project Management … beyond processing orders and managing time.

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Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Professional Development … where business and learning meet

Business professionals across the Twin Cities have the opportunity to learn practical, in-demand skills to advance or change careers. Institute for Professional Development (IPD) programs and certificates focus on delivering practical, applicable, high quality, demand-driven, relevant courses that empower participants to immediately apply their new knowledge, tools, and techniques to their careers.

Continuing Education

Continuing education classes are offered in a workshop-style atmosphere- which means: no tests to take, no papers to write, and no grades to stress about.   Instead, there are interactive activities, meaningful discussions, application of life experiences, and networking with other professionals.   Join a certificate cohort or spend a few hours or a day in a course to target one skill.  In a short time, learn a new approach or gain leadership experience to help advance your career and make more money!

Our instructors use case studies and focus on what happens in the workplace rather than what happens in a text book.  They have worked or are currently working in the roles and the industry that you are learning about; so they understand your challenges and want to facilitate a learning experience you will find useful and enjoy.

Find courses in:

  • Business Architecture
  • Cybersecurity
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • ERP
  • Facilitation
  • Scrum

Customized Training

We build and deliver customized training and bring it to your organization.  Choose from our areas of expertise highlighted by the continuing education courses or choose from proven training delivered to other organizations in the areas of:

  • Intercultural competence
  • Crisis Intervention Training
  • Team-building with Strengths-Finders
  • Quality Improvement Projects
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Project Management for Government Entities

Not seeing what you need in customized training, or do not know what you need?  Invite us in.  We are happy to hear what problem you need to solve, and we can help you identify if or what training the IPD can do to solve it.

Make Your Success a Priority.

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