Executive Education Certificates of Excellence


Demonstrate Your Professional Development with a Certificate

Your capabilities as a leader require constant development and certifications are proof of that commitment to always improving. Earning a Carlson Executive Education Certificate of Excellence is a signal that you are building business acumen and preparing for the next step in your career.  Whether you’re an emerging leader or a seasoned executive, we have the courses that can enhance your impact and increase your ability to lead effectively.  Programs in cutting-edge areas, such as business analytics and digital transformation, can help you stay current and build a competitive advantage.  Leadership courses can enhance your emotional intelligence as well as increase trust and productivity across your teams.  Programs in fundamental business topics can help you build acumen, aid decision-making, and increase your ability to partner across the organization.

We offer structured certificate pathways in high-impact areas and a pathway that you can customize with courses that are exactly right for your goals. Upon completion of a certificate program, you will be awarded a digital badge to display on LinkedIn, as well as a certificate to celebrate your accomplishments.


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Certificate Tracks

Executive Education certificates help you gain critical skills for in-demand areas of business. You have the option of building your own three or five-course custom certificate program or choosing a defined pathway. Certificate pathways in Strategy & Innovation as well as Leadership include three courses and are curated to maximize their impact and retain flexibility.

Demonstrate your commitment to your professional development by creating your own certificate pathway tailored to your specific goals. Take any three Executive Education courses within two years for a Certificate of Excellence in Business.

N.B. This certificate was formerly known as the Certificate of General Management Excellence.

Significantly expand your business acumen and leadership skills with an Advanced Certificate of Excellence in Business. Create a certificate that is designed for your goals, by taking five courses within three years.

N.B. This certificate was formerly known as Certificate of Distinguished Leadership and Business Administration.

Earning a Certificate of Excellence in Strategy & Innovation will elevate your ability to lead critical initiatives and create new opportunities for growth.

Select two of these core courses:

Plus choose your third course from among any Executive Education Course

Earning a Certificate of Excellence in Leadership will enhance your ability to lead through change, cultivate the benefits of diversity, influence others, and build highly effective teams.

Select Two from these Core Courses:

Plus choose your third course from among any Executive Education Course

Carlson General Management Program

This comprehensive program takes a practical approach to develop the critical skills needed by senior leaders. After three in-person modules and two virtual sessions over six months, covering both executive-level business acumen and strategy, participants will receive a certificate. Participants will learn how to navigate a digital-first world, build sound business strategy, assume financial accountability, lead inclusively, and more.

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“Acquiring an Executive Education Certificate with a focus on executive-level thinking and business strategy is a logical way for me to be more confident in senior roles, but also for me to have something to point to, justifying that confidence.”  

Annemarie Vaupel
– Annemarie vaupel, Director of Marketing, Food Service, Hormel Foods Corporation

"The courses cover the majority of the essential skills for leadership development, including soft skills that make it easier to build relationships with people such as negotiating, creating trust and dependability, and leading cross-functional teams."

Haitham Radwan
– Haitham Radwan, Global Marketing Manager, Cummins Power Generation
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Add Executive Coaching to Your Certificate

Customize your certificate experience by adding on an additional executive coaching experience. Gain an outside perspective and a trusted, confidential relationship to help you support your career goals. When you work with a Carlson Executive Education coach, you drive the relationship. The focus is on your unique development goals and supported by a customized action plan. Your Carlson Executive Education coach will be matched to you from a group of executives with years of expertise as thought leaders, consultants, and industry experts. This experience will help you develop enhanced leadership influence and the ability to deliver greater business impact.

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