Stayer Center for Executive Education

certificate in executive management

The Certificate in Executive Management series is designed to help expand your skills and knowledge, but most importantly to help you develop a broader, general manager’s perspective on how a business or organization works.  This experience will help you “look up from your desk” and gain a better appreciation for how the total enterprise functions, how your specific area fits into the overall organization and how you, your employees, and the decisions you make as a manger impact the performance and profitability of the enterprise.

You will conclude the Certificate program by completing a business simulation exercise that allows you to synthesize what you have learned in an activity that applies the tools and techniques presented.

NOTE: Registration due at least 30 days before the start of each module to allow the participant time to complete the reading assignments before they come to the program.

Module 1 - Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials Module 1  
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module 2 - Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Finance & Accounting Module 2

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module 3 - Leading the Strategic Enterprise

Module 3: Leading the Strategic Enterprise

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Participant should also expect some interterm work between Modules 3 & 4 with their teammates via phone and email.

module 4 - Applied Leadership

Applied Leadership Skills Module 4

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Who Should Attend?

This program welcomes business owners, partners, executives and managers who wish to grow their existing businesses, expand into new markets, and attract and retain high-caliber team members.  Additionally, the program benefits individuals who have succeeded in a functional or technical role and now want to prepare for expanded managerial responsibilities.  Participants come from diverse service, manufacturing and consumer and industrial products industries, not-for-profit associations and government agencies, and a variety of professions.

Certificates, CEUs, Cpes

A University of Notre Dame certificate will be awarded to each participant upon completion. 7.7 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and 92.7 CPEs (Continuing Professional Education units) can be awarded upon request.


The Certificate in Executive Management program does not qualify an international participant for a student visa. Participants who already have a B1 visa may apply to enter the United States for this program. They must state that they will be coming to the U.S. to attend a professional development program/seminar, rather than to study. Upon registration and payment, we will provide the necessary letter stating the program dates.