The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University offers professional education programs to develop leadership skills and abilities in the regional business community. Addressing specific, real-work challenges, the college's professional education program delivers content through flexible, short-term opportunities for professionals and managers. Designed to give client organizations a competitive advantage, the program allows industry professionals the same transformational experiences afforded to Appalachian's undergraduate and graduate students, but with customizable content and tailored format. Program duration can be day-long or multi-week, depending on what best suits the company. Programs may be geared toward certificate programs.