Certificate in Business Strategy

Certificate in Business Strategy

Increase your impact as a leader with this self-paced online program led by Darden strategy thought leaders and industry experts.

Payment is due in full at time of registration.
  • How to Earn It

    The Certificate in Business Strategy includes three self-paced online modules:

    • Strategy Analysis — Use key analysis and frameworks to better understand the foundations of successful business strategy.
    • Growth Strategy — Analyze, evaluate and recommend specific actions organizations can take to grow their value, while also avoiding common growth pitfalls.
    • Strategy Planning — Develop and implement your own strategic plan with expert guidance.

    These three programs will release sequentially on the learning platform as you finish each one.


    • 20 February–30 July 2023


    On average, 3–6 months | 2–6 hours/week, plus program project

    Continuing Education Credit

    6 CEUs: Equivalent to 60 hours of contact work.

  • What You'll Learn
    • Use various analyses to guide decision making
    • Identify and evaluate opportunities to scale an organization
    • Assess the impact of a potential merger and acquisition
    • Discover how to enter new markets
    • Learn how businesses compete across industries
    • Discover how, where, and when to enter foreign markets
  • Participant Profile
    • Executives and managers looking for a refresher to help tackle strategic challenges
    • Emerging leaders looking to improve their ability to understand strategy and position themselves for advancement
  • Program Format & Cost

    Program Format:

    Self-Paced Online


    Payment is due in full at time of registration.

The strategist’s challenge is to simultaneously manage three critical factors: values, opportunities and capabilities. In order to devise and execute a successful strategy, you need to analyze each of these factors to understand how your organization can create and sustain value.

Darden Professors Mike Lenox & Jared Harris
from Three Critical Factors of Business Strategy
Certificate in Leadership & Management

Earn a Second Certificate

Completion of the Certificate in Business Strategy counts as one program towards Darden's noncredit Certificate in Leadership & Management. Complete three additional programs to earn this certificate.

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Darden School Foundation.