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Executive Certificates for Business Leaders

High-potential leaders are always learning and pursuing new opportunities. Demonstrate your growth and inspire confidence with a Carlson Executive Education Certificate.

Earning a Carlson Executive Education Certificate of Excellence demonstrates a commitment to both building business acumen and preparing for the next step in your career. We offer certificate pathways in high-impact areas, in addition to customizable certificates that enable you to select courses that focus on your unique objectives. Upon completion of a certificate program, you'll be awarded a digital badge to display on LinkedIn or personal websites, as well as a certificate to celebrate your accomplishments.

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Carlson Executive Education Experience

The Carlson Executive Education experience is designed to immerse participants in the course topic and prepare them to return to their organizations with fresh energy and perspectives.

Courses are held at the Carlson School of Management Executive Development Center at the University of Minnesota or are conveniently available online. Course instruction is dynamic in all formats—with discussions of real-world applications across multiple industries. Guided by our faculty, cohorts work through group discussions and interact directly with instructors and peers. After the course, participants return to their organizations with new skills, ideas, and an expanded network of business relationships.

Strategy & Innovation

This certificate track prepares leaders to meet the unique needs of HR and L&D. 

Core Courses

  • People Analytics
  • Human Resource Leaders: Enhancing Your Business Impact
  • Power & Influence 
  • Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Diversity to Drive Performance
  • Online Inclusive Leadership

Carlson School of Management | Executive Certificates of Excellence

Carlson Executive Education provides critical development opportunities to prepare high-performance business leaders for the future demands of the business world. These courses explore concepts that are behind seismic shifts in organizations and industries for 2020 and beyond. Do you want to future-proof your leadership strategies? Register for your place now to reserve your seat.   

Disruption

Analytics

Design Thinking

People Analytics: Building Business Value with HR Data

Adopt micro-behaviors that help you and your team access your best ideas, collaborate, and break out of old patterns of thinking. Learn the strategies and process for design thinking from thought leaders, including a session with improv theatre and innovation consultancy, Brave New Workshop.


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Disruptive Innovation

Discover how to spot potential threats and opportunities in you business. Apply new concepts and practical tools for developing disruptive innovation solutions and new business models in you organizations. Apply the jobs-to-be-done framework to identify and shape new opportunities  


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Design Thinking: Unleash Organizational Potential

Adopt micro-behaviors that help you and your team access your best ideas, collaborate, and break out of old patterns of thinking. Learn the strategies and process for design thinking from thought leaders, including a session with improv theatre and innovation consultancy, Brave New Workshop.


The Carlson Executive Education Experience

The Carlson Executive Education experience is designed to immerse participants in the course topic and prepare them to return to their organizations with fresh energy and perspectives.

Courses are held in the Carlson School of Management Executive Development Center at the University of Minnesota. Prior to class each day, participants are invited to enjoy a hot breakfast while mingling with peers and course faculty. Course instruction is dynamic—with discussions of real-world applications across multiple industries. The conversation often spills over to lunch as participants reflect on the morning’s discussion and build new connections. After the course, participants return to their organizations with new skills, ideas, and an expanded network of business relationships.

People & Talent

This certificate track focuses on important skills needed to lead through change, cultivate the benefits of diversity, and build highly effective teams. 

Core Courses

  • Leading Transformational Change
  • Creating High-Performance Teams
  • Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Diversity to Drive Performance
  • Online Inclusive Leadership


Leadership 

This track will elevate your ability to lead critical initiatives and create new opportunities for growth. 

Core Courses

  • Creating & Executing Strategy
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Online Course: Disruptive Innovation
  • Design Thinking

High-Impact Skills for Every Leader in Your Organization

Certificate Tracks

Custom

Create your own certificate tailored to your goals. Take any three Executive Education courses for a Certificate of Excellence in Business or take five courses for an Advanced Certificate of Excellence in Business.

"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, GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGER, CUMMINS POWER GENERATION

Certificate tracks allow you to select two courses related to the particular topic and one additional course of your choice from any of the Carlson Executive Education catalog. 

Strategy & Innovation

This certificate track focuses on important skills needed to lead through change, cultivate the benefits of diversity, and build highly effective teams. 

Core Courses

  • Leading Transformational Change
  • Creating High-Performance Teams
  • Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Diversity to Drive Performance
  • Online Inclusive Leadership

Leadership 

This track will elevate your ability to lead critical initiatives and create new opportunities for growth. 

Core Courses

  • Creating & Executing Strategy
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Online Course: Disruptive Innovation
  • Design Thinking

Certificate Tracks

Create a certificate track that is unique to your career and goals. Take any three Executive Education courses for a Certificate of Excellence in Business or take five courses for an Advanced Certificate of Excellence in Business. You are also able to follow these certificate tracks that have been curated to fit common areas of growth. In these tracks you may select two courses related to the particular topic and one additional course of your choice from any of the Carlson Executive Education catalog.