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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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

- | Mon - Wed
- | Tue - Thu
COST: $3,900.00

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

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Digital Marketing—Strategy, Analytics, and AI

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $4,500.00

This 3-day digital marketing course teaches innovative strategies and principles behind today's most powerful marketing capabilities. Executives and business leaders will gain actionable insights into mobile, AI, and social media to take back to their marketing teams and agencies.

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Business Analytics for Leaders

- | Mon - Wed
COST: $4,500.00

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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Executive Presence

- | Tue - Wed
COST: $3,200.00

This two-day program coaches business leaders to communicate effectively with executives, build credibility, and establish their personal brand. This course is designed for executives seeking to improve their communication abilities as well as leaders who regularly engage with executives.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $4,500.00

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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MBA Essentials

- | Mon - Fri
- | Mon - Fri
COST: $5,000.00

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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Disruptive Innovation

- | Tue - Wed
COST: $3,200.00

Disruptive innovation is accelerating as businesses use technology to upend old models and restructure how problems are solved. Players from all industries are developing faster, easier, and cheaper ways of accomplishing what they offer. This course will prepare leaders in diverse organizations and industries to spot industry disruption and leverage a disruptive innovation framework to position their business for the future.

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Emerging Leaders Bootcamp

- | Tue - Thu
- | Tue - Thu
COST: $3,500.00

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: $3,900.00

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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Leading Transformational Change

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $4,500.00

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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Creating and Executing Strategy

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $4,500.00

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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Effective Negotiations: Maximizing Results and Resolving Conflict

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $3,900.00

Learn the art and science of building winning negotiation strategies. This program covers the basics of planning, distributive and win-win negotiations, group problem solving, multi-party negotiations, and more. Discover expert tricks of the trade and convert that expertise into a competitive advantage.

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Carlson General Management Program

- | Tue - Fri

Program spans 5 sessions over the course of 6 months. April 19-20, May 19, June 2-3, July 13, Sept. 29-30, 2022.

COST: $12,500.00

Accelerate the trajectory of your high potential leaders and prepare them to take on enterprise-wide responsibility. The Carlson General Management Program is a senior-level development program designed to accelerate the pace at which rising leaders can successfully lead the business and lead others.

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Power and Influence

- | Thu - Fri
COST: $3,200.00

Effective people in professional capacities use personal influence to build team relationships and get work done. This 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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Digital Transformation

- | Wed - Thu
COST: $3,200.00

Develop an understanding of the four major trends driving global business changes to the role of digital technology and data.

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MBA Essentials

- | Mon - Fri
- | Mon - Fri
COST: $5,000.00

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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Emerging Leaders Bootcamp

- | Tue - Thu
- | Tue - Thu
COST: $3,500.00

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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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

- | Mon - Wed
- | Tue - Thu
COST: $3,900.00

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

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Women In Leadership: Inspire, Influence & Impact

- | Tue - Thu
COST: $4,500.00

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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Storytelling for Leaders

- | Tue - Wed
COST: $3,200.00

This intensive, active two-day course will teach you how to tap into the stories you have within you, and use them to authentically engage and inspire your audiences. You will practice telling stories and receive actionable, individualized coaching to increase your effectiveness and ability to motivate action.

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