Leadership and Management Certificate Program

Leadership & Management Certificate Program

The latest evidence on what it takes to become a better leader might surprise you.

– Adam Grant, PhD, The Paul P. Steinberg Professor of Management, Professor of Management, The Wharton School; Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.

The Leadership and Management Certificate online program is designed to help executives across the organization reach new levels of success. Learn cutting-edge management concepts from world-class Wharton faculty. For companies looking to achieve and increase competitive advantage, this flexibly-
paced online executive leadership certificate program is an effective way to scale learning for maximum impact across the organization. The online Leadership and Management Certificate program is for high-potential mid to senior-level managers working in any function or industry (with a minimum five to seven years’ experience) who want to gain exclusive insights and learn cutting-edge concepts to advance in their careers.

Benefits for Executives

  • Enhance and strengthen your skills as a manager and decision-maker within your organization.
  • Learn at your own pace with the convenience of online learning and flexible start dates.
  • Interact with world-class faculty and fellow high-potential learners from around the world.

Benefits for Organizations

  • Efficiently scale leadership development across teams
  • Leverage the flexibility for managers to adapt learnings to corporate challenges.
  • Ensure better communication through a common leadership vocabulary.

Program Details


Start Dates: 
March 11, 2019
April 8, 2019
May 13, 2019
*Enrollment will remain open 2 weeks after session start date

Duration:
4-6 weeks per course

Commitment:
2-4 hours per week

Program Format:
100% Online

Program Tuition:
$3,600
$995 (per individual course)


Watch the video to learn about the power of this Wharton Certificate.

Video Transcript

Harbir Singh: “Leadership and management are actually some of the most important traits needed in organizations today.”

Nancy Rothbard: “Leadership is the engine by which you advance in your career. Showing leadership potential, showing that you’re able to engage others, showing that you’re able to bring out the best in others.”

Nicolaj Siggelkow: “The Leadership and Management program offered by Wharton Online covers a broad array of topics that are essential for managers in the current world. Even as technology is improving companies, the people skills are really really important.”

Mauro Guillén: “At a time when automation is making great inroads in the business world, we have more robotics on the factory shop floor and we have more IT throughout the corporation. What this means is that managers need a new set of skills.”

Nicolaj Siggelkow: “It’s thinking about how to create and implement a strategy. It’s thinking about how to lead a team, how to manage the people around you.”

Mike Useem: “How to pay people. How to promote people. How to reward people. How to give feedback to people. How to build a team. How to build a team of teams. How to structure an organization to optimize what people can deliver.”

Harbir Singh: “You also learn about the marketplace and how it imposes pressures and creates opportunities. And in a global environment today you learn a lot about emerging economies and how they are impacting markets here and how our organizations are accessing opportunities globally.”

Nancy Rothbard: “Those are the skills that are going to get you recognized in your career, and that are going to advance you.”

Mike Useem: “Anybody with responsibility of almost any kind, whether its managing two people in a small office or 20,000 in a larger company or organization, this is the content you need to get your job done.”

Mauro Guillén: “This program is specifically designed to help people achieve professional growth.”

Harbir Singh: “We have ways of participating with participants in this program that can allow people to have more of an individualized experience.”

Nancy Rothbard: “You’re getting Wharton faculty right to your fingertips when you need it. We’re bringing you up-to-the-minute insights but with skills that are timeless.”

Harbir Singh: “The Leadership and Management program brought to you by Wharton Online allows you to improve your future prospects, but also to become a more thoughtful leader. It’s a way for you to learn the most cutting-edge ideas to satisfy your curiosity, to learn about a truly global environment, and also to learn how to be a strong leader. So this is really exciting; that’s why you should do it.”

Leadership and Management Certificate Program Courses

Individual Course Descriptions

LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Course Description

$995
Duration: 4-6 weeks

The attitudes, assumptions, and dynamics of employees in today’s workplace are more varied than perhaps ever before. Today’s successful leaders are those who create positive, productive, and responsive organizational cultures for their people. But with such varied perspectives, what cultural considerations make the most sense for an organization?

Leadership in the 21st Century will teach you how to create an environment where your employees can thrive and step up to meet stretch goals for the organization. Led by some of the world’s most acclaimed professors, including Adam Grant, Sigal Barsade, Katherine Klein, and Nancy Rothbard, the program exposes executives to cutting-edge research on the qualities and behaviors of both successful and unsuccessful work environments and how this research can be applied to practical, real-life workplace situations.

This inspirational program culminates in an understanding of making change for the better and how such change can propel your organization into the future.

Course Modules

  1. Engaging Hearts and Minds
  2. Understanding Work Styles and Cultivating Originality
  3. Purpose-Driven Leadership
  4. Organizational Culture and Culture Change

Participants will learn how to:

  • Better engage your employees
  • Foster creativity among individuals and teams
  • Identify “givers,” “takers,” and “matchers”
  • Lead with purpose
  • Create a culture that encourages success

MANAGING AND MOTIVATING TALENT

Course Description

$995
Duration: 4-6 weeks

People are the most valuable asset of any business, but they are also the most unpredictable and, often, the most difficult to manage. Talent management is a key strategy to the health and growth of successful organizations. Are your managers getting the training they need to make good management decisions?

In Managing and Motivating Talent, award-winning authors and renowned management professors Michael Useem and Peter Cappelli have designed this course to introduce you to the key elements of managing talent and motivating people.

By the end of this course, you’ll have developed the skills you need to start motivating, organizing, and rewarding people in your organization so that you can thrive as a business and as a social organization. Scaling this important learning throughout the organization provides leadership with a consistent framework for cross-divisional talent management.

Course Modules

  1. Motivation and Reward
  2. Tasks, Jobs, and Systems of Work
  3. Making Good and Timely Management Decisions
  4. Designing and Changing the Organization’s Architecture

Participants will learn how to:

  • Engage and motivate employees
  • Better manage employee performance and evaluation
  • Create incentive and reward systems
  • Design jobs for greater performance and effectiveness
  • Create an optimal organizational architecture for your company

MANAGING THE GLOBAL FIRM

Course Description

$995
Duration: 4-6 weeks

Today’s markets are fast-moving, interconnected, and global in a way that is only increasing. Ongoing changes in our world, like the rise of emerging-market multinationals, the aging population, and the reconfiguration of global power relationships, result in new opportunities. How do you take advantage of these opportunities to benefit your business and get out in front of the change?

In Managing the Global Firm, world-renowned professor of management Mauro Guillén will teach you how and when to pursue these opportunities so that you can maximize profits and growth. You’ll be introduced to new decision and business models, products, and services, and learn how to use them within your organization. You’ll explore new international markets and how they evolve, and learn how to create a global structure and strategy to take advantage of these new global markets and envision the multinational firms of the future.

Course Modules

  1. Global Markets and the Firm
  2. International Strategies
  3. Organization and Management of the International Firm
  4. The Multinational Firm in the 21st Century

Participants will learn how to:

  • Define and evaluate international markets
  • Understand the evolution of market trends
  • Identify the benefits of global strategy for your company
  • Quantify market trends on a global scale

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVE AND CORPORATE STRATEGY

Course Description

$995
Duration: 4-6 weeks

In an increasingly competitive global business environment, companies in all industries are striving for an edge and working to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. In a world where “strategy” seems ubiquitous, how do you find your niche to truly differentiate?

Strategic Management is designed to teach you how to evaluate, develop, and execute a successful business strategy that you can implement inside and outside the organization. World-renowned management professors Harbir Singh and Nicolaj Siggelkow introduce tools and frameworks that can be put to immediate use in planning and execution. By the end of this course, you will be able to articulate your strategy, why it works, and how it will help meet your organization’s financial and marketing goals.

Course Modules

  1. The Firm and the Industry
  2. Industry Analysis and Competitive Dynamics
  3. Corporate Strategy and Firm Scope
  4. Firms in a Context

Participants will learn how to:

  • Create a value chain
  • Position yourself in the market
  • Perform network and industry analyses
  • Create strategic leadership and vision
  • Optimize outsourcing, acquisitions, and alliances

Each course is eligible for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) from Wharton Online.

For those who have already completed this certificate and are interested in receiving CEUs, please provide us with your information at the link below:
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Key Certificate Program Takeaways

Unlock your executive potential with Wharton’s online Leadership and Management Certificate program. As you progress through the four-course certificate program, you will gain insights from some of the world’s foremost business experts and learn critical skills needed to manage, lead, and succeed in today’s complex business environment.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Better engage and motivate employees
  • Better manage employee performance and evaluation
  • Create an optimal organizational architecture
  • Optimize outsourcing, acquisitions, and alliances
  • Create strategic leadership and vision
  • Quantify market trends on a global scale

Testimonials

Doing the online course was an amazing experience.…Having a certificate from Wharton, which is one of the best business schools in the world, is a big plus and a memorable accomplishment for me.

Layi Babalola, Finance Manager, Publicis Groupe, New York City

For anybody with responsibilities of almost any kind — whether it’s managing two people in a small office, or 20,000 people in a larger company or organization — this program has the content you need to get your job done.

Michael Useem, William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, Professor of Management, Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management, Editor of the Wharton Leadership Digest

Like most busy professionals, I often find myself bogged down in day-to-day tasks. The Leadership and Management Certificate program helped me make time to learn new business strategies and invest in myself.”

Elizabeth Carlyle, Vice President and General Counsel, Vision Source, Houston, Texas

World-Class Wharton Faculty

Wharton’s outstanding faculty have worked for and consulted to large multinationals, health care and biopharma organizations, public and not-for-profit corporation, and small entrepreneurial organizations. Their research has been published in leading management journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Industrial Economics, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Organization and featured in outlets like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Harvard Business Review, US News & World Report, USA Today, and the Financial Times. They have also authored books on leadership and management, such as The Leader’s Checklist, The India Way, and Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs.

Faculty research interests include:

  • Organizational culture and micro-organizational behavior
  • Talent and performance management
  • Multinational management
  • Innovation and technology implementation
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Corporate governance

Sigal Barsade, PhD

Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:
Organizational culture, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, organizational change, teamwork and leadership

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Peter Cappelli, DPhil

George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School

Research Interests:
Human-resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent and performance management

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Adam Grant, PhD

The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management; Professor of Management, The Wharton School; Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests:
Work motivation, helping and giving behaviors, job design and meaningful work, leadership

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Mauro Guillén, PhD

Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management; Professor of Management; Director, The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests:
Globalization, international political economy, multinational management

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Katherine Klein, PhD

Edward H. Bowman Professor, Professor of Management; Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Social Impact Initiative, The Wharton School

Research Interests:
Innovation and technology implementation, leadership, diversity, teams, and social networks

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Nancy Rothbard, PhD

David Pottruck Professor; Professor of Management; Chairperson, Management Department, The Wharton School

Research Interests:
Emotion and identity, work motivation and engagement, work-life and career development

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Nicolaj Siggelkow, PhD

David M. Knott Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:
Competitive strategy, firms as systems of interconnected choices

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Harbir Singh, PhD

Mack Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Wharton School Faculty Director for the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, The Wharton School

Research Interests:
Corporate governance, corporate restructuring, management buyouts, strategies for corporate acquisitions

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Michael Useem, PhD

William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest

Research Interests:
Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governance

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