Mendoza School of Business

Certificate in Executive Management

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Elevate your inner executive

Are you ready to take your management and leadership to the next level? Consider earning your Certificate in Executive Management through the Stayer Center for Executive Education in the Mendoza College of Business. The program is designed to help you develop the broad perspective needed to lead at a high level, while also helping you build your business acumen and the confidence needed to take on greater responsibilities in your role.

You can enroll for an individual module or for the four-module package. Learn alongside managers, project team leaders, business owners, partners, executives and others who are continuing in their professional development.

Four modules: two to three days each

On campus, short course

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Highlights: Your Participant Experience

This program is more than a certificate. By participating in this program through the University of Notre Dame, you’ll gain access to the faculty who teach in the high-demand degree programs in marketing, finance, ethics, analytics, management, and more, in the Mendoza College of Business. Learn alongside other business  professionals seeking to be better leaders and decision makers.

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Designed for you.

Interact with business colleagues in similar positions who are also seeking to become more effective leaders.

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We’re serious about management and leadership.

Stay challenged and focused with our world-class instructional team, whose experience and understanding of management and leadership is second to none.

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Implement changes at your workplace immediately.

Easily transition your new business acumen skills in to your role in your organization.

Elevate Your Career

This program is more than just a certification. By participating in this program through the University of Notre Dame, you’ll gain access to all kinds of behind the scenes action. We pride ourselves in offering not only the programs, courses, and curriculum for you to succeed, but the extra support and guidance after the fact.

Further develop your values-based leadership and decision making skills as you prepare for moving further in to the leadership of your organization.

Go ahead, reach out to your instructor or attend the follow-up webinar.

What You’ll Learn

Long story short, this program offers the benefits of several MBA program-level topics all narrowed down into this elite program certificate. You’ll learn the latest business, marketing, accounting, and finance strategies, plus gain the managerial and leadership skills to contribute at the highest levels of your organization.

The program focuses on practical information that you can apply immediately, covering topics such as Design Thinking, Innovation, and Change Management. The best part? You’ll understand how the different functions of your company come together, allowing you to gain a broader, general manager’s perspective on the best ways to implement change into your organization.

Module 1—Leadership Essentials

Module 2—Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Module 3—Leading the Strategic Enterprise

Module 4—Applied Leadership Skills


Registration for the Certificate in Executive Management is open to all interested candidates, though we recommend registrants to have a basic understanding of business and/or management in order to enhance their experience in the program. For both the full certificate or individual modules, it’s best to register at least three weeks prior to the start of that given module to allow enough time to complete the reading assignments before the program. Exceptions are made to this depending on the specific module and circumstance.

Key Dates

Module 1 – Leadership Essentials – March 23-24, 2021

Module 2 – Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Managers – May 19-20, 2021

Module 3 – Leading the Strategic Enterprise – September 22-24, 2020; currently going forward as scheduled for 2020 (as of 4/29/2020); Mod 3 dates in 2021 are Sept. 21-23, 2021

Module 4 – Applied Leadership Skills – November 3-5, 2020; currently going forward as scheduled for 2020 (as of 4/29/2020); Mod 4 dates in 2021 are Nov. 2-4, 2021


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Participation Fee

Cost for this program includes instruction, educational materials and supplies, and any simulations that are part of the curriculum.

Investment for an individual attending the entire four-module program (please note that the enrollment prices for this program are increasing after July 1, 2020):

  • For-profit organization: $5,615
  • Nonprofit organization: $4,492
  • Additional attendees from the same organization, attendees from past sponsoring organizations, and members of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce: $5,054

Investment for an individual taking a single module:

  • Module 1—Leadership Essentials: $1,420
  • Module 2—Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers: $1,775
  • Module 3—Leading the Strategic Enterprise: $1,775
  • Module 4—Applied Leadership Skills: $1,420

Please note that lodging is not included. The full fee is due prior to the start of the program or at the start of the modules if taken individually. Cancellations must be submitted three weeks prior to the start of a session or you will be subject to the full fee.

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Upon the successful completion of this program, you will receive a document certifying that you completed the program. The document will not qualify as an academic credential, and you will not earn any academic credit from the University. Though you will be enrolled in the Executive Education Certificate Program, you will not be considered a student at the University, and completion of the program will not make you eligible for alumni status from the University of Notre Dame.

It is challenging to make time for mentorship but the Certificate in Executive Management program provided additional day-to-day tools that remind me to focus on people and what each employee can bring to the overall goals of the company. When each person is mentored and utilized to their fullest potential, everyone wins. Kara McGuire, Executive Vice President, Bradley Company, South Bend, IN
I found the Certificate in Executive Management program offers an important, broadening framework for people like me and my team, who all have deep technical mastery. Now we walk, talk and quack more like business people. Notre Dame has helped me build my team's internal brand. Jim Hutton, Director, Global Security Procter & Gamble,Cincinnati, OH