Executive Education Courses

Achieve your leadership and business skill development goals with expertise from the Carlson School of Management. Find flexible online and immersive in-person program formats that match your schedule and learning style,  

 

Find an Executive Education Program

Whether you're beginning your leadership journey or making the final step up to the C-suite, we have programs to meet your development needs.

See our full selection of programs below. To ask a question or learn more about Carlson Executive Education programs, download a catalog or reach out to Carol Roecklein at croeckle@umn.edu or at (612) 625-5412.

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Executive Presence

- | Wed - Thu

This course section will be held live online.

COST: $3200.00

This two-day training program coaches business leaders to communicate effectively with executives, build credibility, and establish their personal brand. This course is designed for executives, CEOs, VPs, directors, and leaders who regularly engage with executives.

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Pricing for Profitable Decision-Making

- | Tue - Thu

This course section will be held live online.

COST: $4500.00

Pricing is one of the most important levers in the business with a direct impact on the bottom line. Understanding the growing power of value-based pricing is critical to business success. This course will delve into the psychology of pricing strategies, while considering the perspective of your customer, competition, and company.

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Business Analytics for Leaders

- | Tue - Thu

This course section will be held live online.

COST: $4500.00

Business Analytics for Leaders is a 3-day course that trains executives and senior business leaders on the capabilities of data analytics and how to implement analytics to achieve business goals. Participants will learn the concepts of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, leadership best-practices, as well as how to apply insights in their businesses.

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Online Course: Inclusive Leadership

- | Mon - Fri
COST: $1300.00

Inclusive Leadership is an immersive, interactive, 4-week digital program designed to provide leaders with the concrete communication tools they need to create inclusive teams and inclusive workplaces.

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

- | Tue - Thu
- | Tue - Thu

The November 2020 course is at capacity. Join the wait list, or secure your spot for May 2021.

COST: $3900.00

Learn critical financial fundamentals to confidently communicate with finance partners and understand how to analyze and evaluate financial decisions. 

This course runs every fall and spring.

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MBA Essentials

- | Mon - Fri
- | Mon - Fri

This course section will be held live online.

COST: $5000.00

Five days of in-depth work to polish your approach to critical business operations, enhance your understanding of data-driven decision-making, and refine your communication and leadership strategies.

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Online Course: Storytelling for Leaders

- | Mon - Fri
COST: $1300.00

This intensive three-week program will show you how to tap into the stories you have within you, and use them to authentically inspire those you lead.

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Online Course: Finance for Non-Financial Managers

- | Mon - Fri
COST: $2200.00

Learn critical financial fundamentals to confidently communicate with finance partners and understand how to analyze and evaluate financial decisions. 

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Emerging Leaders Bootcamp

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $3500.00

This course equips emerging leaders for the challenge of leadership. Topics include managing teams, persuasive communication, negotiation, strategy, and relationship building.

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Creating High-Performance Teams

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $3900.00

In this highly interactive session, participants will engage in a series of experiential exercises designed to increase their ability to effectively assess and lead teamwork. Short presentations, individual assessments, small and full group discussions will accelerate learning and application to the real-world setting.

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People Analytics: Driving Strategy with Data

- | Tue - Wed
COST: $3200.00

HR professionals are surrounded by vast troves of employee level data and in many cases, this data isn’t being leveraged to its full potential. This course will help participants realize the potential of their employee data to improve people-related decision-making and human resource strategy.

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Creating and Executing Strategy

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $4500.00

Learn how to develop a sound strategy and foster its implementation throughout your organization. Understand why people sometimes resist change and how to approach challenges.

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Online Course: Power & Influence

- | Mon - Fri
COST: $1300.00

Effective people in professional capacities use personal influence to build team relationships and get work done. This 4-week online course will teach you how to communicate effectively and build confidence in your ability to positively influence the people around you.

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Leading Transformational Change

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $4500.00

Prepare yourself to lead through organizational change. Learn the elements of a clear and compelling organizational vision and how this drives major change initiatives. Model change behaviors and learn to develop a culture of teamwork and collaboration that supports transformation.

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

- | Tue - Thu
- | Tue - Thu

The November 2020 course is at capacity. Join the wait list, or secure your spot for May 2021.

COST: $3900.00

Learn critical financial fundamentals to confidently communicate with finance partners and understand how to analyze and evaluate financial decisions. 

This course runs every fall and spring.

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MBA Essentials

- | Mon - Fri
- | Mon - Fri

This course section will be held live online.

COST: $5000.00

Five days of in-depth work to polish your approach to critical business operations, enhance your understanding of data-driven decision-making, and refine your communication and leadership strategies.

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Women In Leadership: Inspire, Influence & Impact

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $4500.00

This program prepares women to thrive and grow to their full potential with crucial strategies and business skills as well as opportunities to connect with other leaders who can share valuable experience.

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Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Diversity to Drive Performance

- | Wed - Thu
COST: $3200.00

Inclusiveness isn’t just nice to have on teams. Research shows that it directly enhances business performance. As a leader, you're uniquely positioned to create a culture where employees feel valued through everyday business practices. This course takes a two-fold approach to help you improve diversity and inclusion at your organization. You'll enhance your own inclusive leadership skills and learn a systems design approach for fostering a profitable and diverse culture.

 

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Dates TBA

COST: $4500.00

Increase your success with planning and executing an M & A deal.  Learn analytical tools and frameworks to help better determine when and how an M&A transaction will maximize shareholder value. 

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Online Course: Disruptive Innovation

Course Dates Spring 2021, TBA

COST: $2200.00

Disruptive innovation is accelerating as businesses use technology to upend old models and restructure how problems are solved. This online, eight-week course will prepare leaders to spot industry disruption and leverage a disruptive innovation framework to position their business for the future.

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