Leadership and Management Certificate Program

The Wharton School

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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.

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

Leadership and Management Certificate Program Courses

Course 1: LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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

  • Engaging Hearts and Minds
  • Understanding Work Styles and Cultivating Originality
  • Purpose-Driven Leadership
  • 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

Course 2: MANAGING AND MOTIVATING TALENT

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

  • Motivation and Reward
  • Tasks, Jobs, and Systems of Work
  • Making Good and Timely Management Decisions
  • 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

Course 3: MANAGING THE GLOBAL FIRM

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

  • Global Markets and the Firm
  • International Strategies
  • Organization and Management of the International Firm
  • 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

Course 4: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVE AND CORPORATE STRATEGY

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

  • The Firm and the Industry
  • Industry Analysis and Competitive Dynamics
  • Corporate Strategy and Firm Scope
  • 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

Experts

Sigal Barsade

Education PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 1994; BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986 Recent Consulting Research and consulting involve the influence of emotions and emotional intelligence on work behavior, organizational culture and organizational cult...

Michael Useem

Education: PhD, Harvard University; MA, Harvard University; BS, University of Michigan. Academic Appointment: William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, 1997. Director, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, 1996. Recent Consulting: Numerous programs on leadership, decision m...

Mauro Guillén

Mauro F. Guillén is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at Penn, a researchandteaching program on management and international relations. He holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School and a secondary appointment as Professor of S...

Nancy Rothbard

Professor Nancy Rothbard received her A.B. from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Michigan. She is the David Pottruck Professor of Management and Chair, Management Department, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Prior to joining the f...

Harbir Singh

Education PhD, University of Michigan, 1984; MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1978; BTech, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1975 Academic Positions Held Wharton: 1984present (Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, 2008present; Acting Chairperson, Management Department, 20072008; n...

Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources.  He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employme...

Nicolaj Siggelkow

Nicolaj Siggelkow is the David M. Knott Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a CoDirector of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at Wharton. He studied Economics at Stanford University and earned an M.A. in Economics from Harvard University. He received a Ph...

Adam Grant

Adam Grant has been recognized as Wharton's toprated teacher for five straight years, and as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers and Fortune's 40 under 40. As an organizational psychologist, he studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creat...

Katherine Klein

Professor Katherine Klein is the Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to coming to Wharton, Katherine was on the faculty of the Unive...

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