Distinguished Certificate in General Management

As companies, industries and markets evolve, shifting needs for functional organizational excellence also continue to advance. Organizations must develop the appropriate skills in their functional professionals so they realize their full contribution in the creation and delivery of the organization’s strategic goals. Through Executive Education, the Darden School of Business honors individuals who seek exceptional learning experiences through general management and functional programs by awarding the Distinguished Certificate in General Management.

What is the Distinguished Certificate in General Management?

The Distinguished Certificate in General Management is designed for those seeking an enterprise-wide perspective of management by building upon a core management foundation. Along with traditional study, classroom discussions and small-group business case exploration, a combination of interactive workshops and real-time simulations in each program will increase the knowledge gained during and after the executives’ learning experiences. Additionally, the diversity of participants and the industries they represent afford the opportunity for extended industry and global viewpoints.

Through our general management course, Management Development Program: High-Performance Leadership, managers can examine the key business issues and solutions that are necessary to be successful in today’s dynamic business environment. With the successful completion of this required program, plus two additional programs from our other program series, committed managers can earn this certificate. Certain approved custom programs may also apply.   

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George B. Gonzalez was recently awarded the Distinguished Certificate in General Management. Professors Mark Haskins (left) and Dick Brownlee (right) were onhand for the presentation.

Why Earn the Distinguished Certificate in General Management?

Through the Management Development Program participants will gain:

  • A broadened business perspective and improved decision making as a result of a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the functional business areas and their interactions 
  • An improved capacity to think and act more strategically and to establish personal and organizational goals consistent with corporate strategy
  • An increased personal effectiveness and leadership capability to manage at the interface of key functions, to create a high-performance culture and to generate superior results 
  • An enhanced insight, confidence and the will to envision, champion and drive change initiatives that create competitive advantage in domestic and global markets 

The certificate program’s flexible schedule and high-impact learning courses allow participants a convenient way to remain competitive in their fields and vital contributors to their organizations.

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For consultation in designing your career development plan, send a request to Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu or contact Associate Director Rebecca Yancey at +1-434-243-5174.

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