Executive Education

Certificate in Management

Individual and Organizational Success

Successful organizations understand the implications of education and supporting lifelong learning for their managers and executives … and ultimately, their businesses. There is a shared desire to remain effective, and vital with respect to contribution capabilities, by regularly seeking high-impact educational experiences. We encourage and recognize lifelong learning by awarding the Darden Executive Education Certificate in Management. 

Executive Education Students Receive Certificates of Specialization

Annella G. Metoyer of Capital One Bank, Heidi R. Hollowell of Harris Corporation and Anne Bisbjerg-Lee of Novo Nordisk A/S recently received their Certificates of Specialization on the last day of The Women's Leadership Program.

What is the Certificate in Management?

The Certificate in Management plan affords participants the opportunity to build a development portfolio with a specific concentration or a variety of career-enhancing sessions. This convenient option offers world-class programs led by Darden faculty members who are repeatedly ranked as the best in the world by former participants.

Regardless of course selection, executives are guaranteed an interactive environment where key learnings come from large- and small-group discussions, relevant simulations and idea sharing among classmates.

This certificate is awarded to participants upon completion of four Darden Executive Education programs within a four-year period. Participants may count open-enrollment and week-long custom programs toward the certificate.

Why Pursue a Certificate in Management?

Career-minded executives want to further develop their knowledge of the fundamentals of business in their selected fields, and they want to be recognized for their advanced training and skills.

  • Convenient Scheduling
    Most programs are scheduled several times throughout each year, providing many choices for attending.
  • Cost and Time Sensitivity
    Darden provides cost- and time-sensitive learning that is set in a world-class academic environment.
  • Program Variety
    This plan offers a variety of career-specific education alternatives to keep you competitive in your field.
  • Expandability
    Darden programs allow the option of enhancing your capabilities in emerging interdisciplinary fields or in areas presented as new challenges within your organization.

2011 Certificate Brochure

Download Certificate Information

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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