Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management

Mendoza College of Business

Mendoza College of Business


Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about Business Communication

Today communication skills are more important than they ever have been. In order to get success in contemporary and such a complex, global, technologi...

Read more about Finance

Finance is an integral and most important component of any business, so everyone needs to improve their competence in this area. Finance courses will ...

Read more about Leadership

Leadership is a form of social influence that doesn't always depend on your position in the company. However, it is true that if you want to foster a ...

Who should attend

The Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management is designed for business professionals who lead teams, departments or even entire companies, and are also responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of employees. This program is ideal for anyone who wants to develop crucial leadership skills and learn the latest management techniques.

About the course

Become the Leader Every Company Needs and the Manager Every Employee Wants

This 100% online program from the University of Notre Dame helps you develop the skills to both lead and manage. Direct projects, teams or even entire organizations. Coach and motivate the workforce your business depends on. Five 8-week courses will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Resolve conflicts, coach team members and make smart decisions
  • Create the leadership style that’s ideal for you
  • Develop healthy organizational relationships that nurture and inspire employees
  • Understand the factors that affect your position so you can excel at all of your responsibilities

5 Course Program

Foundations of Management

8 Week Course

In the first course of the Professional Certificate in Management program, Foundations of Management, you will explore business management fundamentals, including topics such as coaching for the competitive advantage and creating your own management style. At the end of this eight-week online course, you will have the comprehensive knowledge needed to manage a team, modify employee behavior, appropriately approach and deal with change in the workplace, as well as mitigate and overcome workplace conflict through effective negotiations and communications.

What You’ll Learn

  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Managing for Results
  • Behavior Modification
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Putting Your Personality to Work
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Integrative Approaches from “Getting to Yes”
  • What Employees Want in a Job

Critical Management Skills

8 Week Course

The Critical Management Skills course, the second and final course of the 100% online Professional Certificate in Management program, teaches essential skills including how to manage the complex dynamics in the workplace by improving interpersonal communications, and effectively addressing the challenges that diversity presents. At the conclusion of this eight-week management course, you will have learned how to foster and maintain an effective workforce, starting from building an effective team, to managing for results, through to the ultimate goal of achieving greater organizational success through improved teamwork.

What You’ll Learn

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Empowering Employees
  • Delegation
  • Managing a Diverse Workplace
  • Prioritization and Accountability
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Ethical Implications of Decision Making

Foundations of Leadership

8 Week Course

Enroll in the Foundations of Leadership course and you’ll learn proven techniques that will give you the skills to make better decisions, resolve conflicts, improve employee performance and lead change throughout your organization. Through guided investigations, self-assessments and challenging problem-solving studies you’ll develop your own unique leadership style for success.

What You’ll Learn

Leadership Foundations

  • Task/Relationship Paradigm
  • Guild Hall Model
  • The Skills Continuum

Cognitive Problem Solving

  • Cognitive Problem Solving Archetypes
  • Cognitive Climates
  • Mental Models

Making Better Decisions at Work

  • Ideal vs. Actual Decision Making
  • Groupthink
  • Team Decision Making

Leadership Styles

  • The Developmental Levels
  • Leadership Styles
  • Servant Leadership

The Science of Transformation and Change

  • Science to Inform Judgment
  • Communication
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Changing Behavior

Creativity and Innovation

  • Process and Environment of Innovation
  • Assessing and Developing Innovation
  • Your Role in Innovation

The Exceptional Presenter

  • The Exceptional Presenter
  • The Importance of Presentation
  • Organizing Your Message
  • Engaging the Audience

Empowerment Dynamics

  • The Dreaded Drama Triangle
  • The Empowerment Dynamic
  • The Choice Point

Leadership Challenges

8 Week Course

Leadership Challenges, the second course in the 100% online Executive Certificate in Leadership program, places participants at the crossroads of tactics and strategy, providing the perspective and insight necessary to assess, interpret and respond to situations of uncertainty and complexity. You will learn to positively engage people, teams and organizations by responding to challenges with greater sophistication and confidence.

What You’ll Learn

Integral Model of Leadership

  • The Integral Model of Leadership
  • Polarity Thinking

Value-Based Leadership

  • Value-Based Decision Making
  • Two Approaches to Ethics Management
  • The Moral Development of Organizations
  • Threefold Challenges of Values-Based Organizations
  • Values at the Societal Level
  • New Performance Standard for Companies


  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Learning from Mistakes – After Action Reviews
  • How Your Organization View’s Risk

Crisis Preparation and Mitigation

  • The Leader’s Role in Crisis Preparation and Mitigation
  • Crisis Management or Business Continuity Team
  • Key Leadership Behaviors
  • Immediate Response


  • The Leader’s Role in Influencing Others

What Employees Want

  • The Accountable Leader
  • Taking Inventory of Your Readiness and Motivations
  • Detecting and Integrating Patterns in the Environment

Driving Accountability and Engagement

  • System Thinking Models
  • What’s the Deal With Storytelling
  • Driving Accountability
  • Engaging People

Strategic Leadership

8 Week Course

Strategic Leadership focuses on strategy and foresight – the key concepts in this executive phase of leadership development. In the culmination of Notre Dame’s three-course, 100% online Executive Certificate in Leadership program, you will learn to synthesize your skills and apply your abilities for developing intellectual capital and organizational culture.

What You’ll Learn

Transformational Strategy

  • Revolutionary Model of Planning
  • Patterns of Failure and Successful Venturing
  • Technological Revolutions

Industry Structure and Competitor Analysis

  • Analyzing Structure
  • Differentiation
  • Generic Strategy Matrix
  • Competitive Foresight Methodology

Strategic Foresight

  • Strategic Foresight – Preparing for Multiple Futures
  • Crucial Conversations

Systems Thinking

  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Systems Thinking Case Studies


  • Leadership Mindset
  • Quadrants of the Meta-Motivation Inventory

Corporate Core Values

  • What Keeps People Productively Engaged
  • Core Values and Corporate Character
  • Personal Efficacy

Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management at Mendoza College of Business

This course has no confirmed dates in the future. Subscribe to be notified when it is offered.

Something went wrong. We're trying to fix this error.

Thank you

Someone from the Coursalytics team will be in touch with you soon.


Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about Business Communication

During the courses, you will explore various communication strategies developed by experts in psychology, experienced enterprises, and professors of leading universities. Throughout the Business Communication courses, you also will be faced with an o...

Read more about Finance

During Finance courses, you will get acquainted with a huge number of financial analyst tools and learn how to work with them. So, you will learn how to make and analyze financial reporting, calculate the main financial indicators of the company and ...

Read more about Leadership

One evident benefit of joining a leadership course is gaining the knowledge essential for motivating people for high performance. After completing a leadership course, you will be capable of assessing your trustworthiness as perceived by your colleag...

Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.

We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.