Mendoza School of Business

Certificate in Executive Management

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Elevate your inner executive

Are you ready to take your management skills to the next level? With a Certificate in Executive Management from the Mendoza College of Business, you’ll not only develop the broad perspective needed to lead at a high level, but you’ll also build your management acumen and the confidence needed to take on greater responsibilities at your job, effective immediately.

Designed for business owners, partners, executives, and key managers, this certificate program is perfect for individuals who are looking to transition into a management role or ramp up their current proficiency by preparing them with real-world skills, trends, and factors that affect all aspects of their business.

What’s more is that you can also take individual modules to develop specific expertise if the entire certificate is not required.

Four modules: two-three days each


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Highlights: Your Student Experience

Join a group of your peers from all different backgrounds looking to up their management game. No matter your level of management experience, our Executive Management Certification offers a collaborative working and learning environment to ensure a deep understanding of all program material.

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Designed for you.

You’re an experienced professional and already know a lot about business, which is why this program builds on that foundation to help you get the most of your certification.

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We’re serious about management.

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

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Implement changes at your workplace immediately.

Easily transition your new skills and business acumen into your everyday work life - plus you’ll impress your whole team.

Elevate Your Career

This program is more than just a certification. By taking 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.

Be the front-runner of your peers. The knowledge and skills you’ll accumulate during this certification program will help move you up the ladder when it comes to career opportunities.

Go ahead, reach out to that instructor or go to that event. We’re here to help and encourage you to take advantage of all opportunities to network and build your contact list – after all, you could be one of those sought out individuals one day.

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 2 – Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Managers – May 20-21, 2020

Module 3 – Leading the Strategic Enterprise – September 22-24, 2020

Module 4 – Applied Leadership Skills – November 5-7, 2019

Module 1 – Leadership Essentials – March 24-25, 2020

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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:

  • 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