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Executive Education Certificates of Excellence

Demonstrate Your Professional Development Growth with a Certificate

Certificate of Excellence

Your capabilities as a leader require constant development, and certifications are proof of that commitment to continuous improvement. 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.

We offer structured certificate pathways in high-impact areas as well as flexible  pathways that you can customize with courses that match 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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Camille Abrams
I don't want to lead exactly the same way as I always have because our organization is continuing to transform. I asked myself how I could be the best leader for the future. For me that means continuing my development.
– Camille Abrams, SVP Finance, Energy and Processing & Food Ingredients, CHS, Inc.
A. Vaupel
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, Vice President of Marketing, Foodservice, Hormel Foods Corporation
Haitham Radwan
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, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Cummins Power Generation

Certificate Pathways

Carlson Executive Education Certificates help you gain critical skills and know-how for in-demand areas of business as you navigate your place in the business world. You have the option of building your own three, four, 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. The Carlson Executive Leadership Certificate includes coaching sessions, which amplify impact and results.

Certificate of Distinguished Leadership and Business Administration

Significantly expand your business acumen and leadership skills with a Certificate of Distinguished Leadership and Business Administration. Create your own certificate pathway, tailored to your specific goals, by taking five courses within three years. Note: This certificate was formerly known as the Advanced Certificate of Excellence in Business.

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Carlson Executive Leadership Certificate

Accelerate your readiness to take on enterprise-wide responsibility through transformative courses paired with executive coaching from experienced professionals. To achieve the Carlson Executive Leadership Certificate, attend four Executive Education short courses within a three-year period and complete at least four coaching sessions with an executive coach. You can use your own coach or ask to be paired with a Carlson Executive Education coaching partner.

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Certificate of General Management Excellence

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 General Management ExcellenceNote: This certificate was formerly known as the Certificate of Excellence in Business.

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Certificate of Excellence in Strategy & Innovation

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 Strategy & Innovation courses:

Choose among all of Carlson Executive Education course offerings for your third course

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Certificate of Excellence in Leadership

Earning a Certificate of Excellence in Leadership will enhance your ability to lead through change, influence others, and build highly effective teams. Select two of these Leadership Courses:

Choose among all of Carlson Executive Education course offerings for your third course

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.

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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