Certificate in Management

Certificate in Management

For the best managers, every decision is a chance to double its returns. The Certificate in Management exposes current and future leaders to a broad field of management sub-specialties, familiarizing them with the decisions they'll make before they arrive to extract the greatest possible value from employees and entire departments.

How You'll Earn It

Professionals can earn their certificate by completing almost* any four Executive Education programs over a four-year period. While similar in length and proximity to business practice, programs vary by topic material, offering participants the chance to tailor their curriculum to their purpose. Not sure which programs will best fit your needs? Our Lifelong Learning team is here for you - to help you evaluate and compare programs, and build the best learning journey to meet your goals.

*Some programs do not count as a full program due to shorter time commitment. Please speak with a Lifelong Learning team member to confirm program details.

Sample Certificate Paths

For those looking to broaden their managerial functions.
Recommended programs include:

  • Management Essentials for Developing Leaders
  • Financial Management for Non-Financial Executives
  • Strategic Data Analytics for Leaders
  • Negotiating Success: A Learning Laboratory

For those looking to spearhead innovation efforts.
Recommended programs include:

  • Management Development Program: Leading in the Digital Age
  • Design Thinking for Innovative Business Problem Solving
  • Strategic Data Analytics for Leaders
  • Managing Individual and Organizational Change

A good manager is constantly searching for process improvements — starting with their own. From creating an innovative workplace environment to shoring up negotiation tactics, a custom-built management certificate promises career-long enrichment. However you're looking to improve, we're with you.

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What You'll Get

  • Your Benefit


    Whether you're addressing a specific management competency or flirting with a total revamp to your approach, professionals carry out the management skills that acutely benefit their positions of leadership. Facilitated by Darden's top-ranked faculty, certificate holders learn to ask questions and shape workstreams in ways that challenge conventional wisdom.

  • Your Organization's Benefit


    Organizations immediately benefit from their employees' participation, developing their management pipeline in just a few weeks out of the office. Future managers get a first-hand account of the demands of responsible leadership, while current managers challenge conventions and whet their point of view through the perspectives of their peers.

Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia
Darden School Foundation.