The Duke Certificate of Leadership & Management demonstrates your completion of a customized learning experience expanding your professional competencies and knowledge base. Drawing upon the leading-edge research and teaching excellence of Fuqua faculty, this new Certificate Program enables participants to succeed in the rapidly changing global business environment with sharpened leadership and management skills.  Participants will have the opportunity to get a solid grounding in leadership, and choose electives in management, communication, negotiation, finance, decision-making, and health care strategy.

Individuals

Holding the Duke Certificate of Leadership & Management speaks volumes about you professionally. The certificate will telegraph to others that you are a business leader who values career growth through continuous development. By customizing the courses you choose, you’ll gain new skills and tools that you can apply directly to your organization, demonstrating your commitment to excellence in your professional goals.  

Organizations

The Duke Certificate of Leadership & Management can be an effective and efficient way of investing in your high-potential employees. They, in turn, will implement new approaches and model new behaviors within their teams. These new approaches and behaviors will contribute to your firm’s highly competitive marketplace performance and strengthen your organization’s culture of dynamic and profitable performance.

Benefits

Participants who earn the Certificate of Leadership & Management will:

  • Benefit from a learning experience tailored to their own development needs
  • Learn from top-ranked Fuqua School of Business faculty
  • Network with program participants from diverse industries, roles, geographies, and backgrounds
  • Receive monthly electronic newsletters with information on Fuqua faculty research, events, and programs
  • Gain membership to the private Executive Education LinkedIn Group
  • Elevate their professional brand by promoting the completion of the Duke Certificate of Leadership & Management
  • Receive a certificate signed by the Dean of The Fuqua School of Business

To apply, please email at us at execed-info@duke.edu.

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Certificate Requirements

To successfully earn the certificate, participants must complete the Duke Leadership Program and three elective courses from the following list within a three-year period:

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Certificate of Leadership & Management is a customized learning program that equips you with a solid grounding in leadership, management, and other business skills. The program enables you to choose from electives in: management, communication, negotiation, finance, decision-making with data, and health care.

 

Core Leadership Foundation (required)

Duke Leadership Program (Includes Executive Coaching and Professional Development Plan).

 

Elective Programs

(Selection of three programs required)

  • Duke Management Program
  • Communication for Leaders
  • Business Negotiation Skills
  • Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Navigating Health Care Trends

Yes, you must complete the core leadership program and three additional elective offerings within a three-year period. The timeframe for completion begins with the start date of your first completed program.

No, you can take the required programs in any order within a three-year period.

No, all programs required for completion are non-degree, open enrollment offerings.

Participants who earn the Certificate of Leadership & Management will:

  • Develop skills/strengths in addition to the ones they have already, expanding their own knowledge base and marketability.
  • Learn from top-ranked Fuqua School of Business faculty in the courses that address their own professional development needs.
  • Network with program participants from diverse industries, roles, geographies, and backgrounds.
  • Signal their professional development by promoting the completion of the Duke Certificate of Leadership & Management on social media, CV’s and resumes.
  • Receive monthly electronic newsletters with information on Fuqua faculty research, events, and programs
  • Gain membership to the private Executive Education LinkedIn Group
  • Earn multiple certificates signed by the Dean of The Fuqua School of Business

To apply, please email us at execed-info@duke.edu.

After attending their first Duke Executive Education program, participants qualify for a 25% discount on future program enrollments. To calculate the total the cost of the certificate program, add the full cost of your first course, plus the cost of the three remaining courses factoring in the 25% discount. Please contact our team at execed-info@duke.edu if further clarification is required.

No, this certificate is an Executive Education certificate, and does not contribute towards set designations.

Our client manager can work with you to create a feasible schedule for your team. We encourage organizations to invest in as many high potential and current leaders as possible. To discover how your organization can qualify for a 30% discount on each enrollment, contact our client manager at execed-info@duke.edu.

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