Earn an MBA-Leadership Essentials Certificate Online from Harvard Square
Enhance your credentials—and your leadership acumen—with an MBA-Leadership Essentials℠ certificate for driven business professionals.
Are you looking to bolster your leadership skills and become a more effective, influential leader? Advance to the next tier of your career with the MBA-Leadership Essentials℠ certificate from Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square and get the MBA-level leadership skills that a leader would need to be successful.
Gain a strong foundation in leadership through exploring the latest trends, insights, and best practices. Earn a distinguished designation to enhance your resume and LinkedIn profile to stand apart from your peers.
This MBA-Leadership Essentials℠ program is delivered 100% online from Harvard Square:
Hone your leadership capabilities and gain valuable insights from respected business visionaries and academics.
Position yourself for advancement and new opportunities in your field.
Gain skills you can apply immediately to add value to your organization.
Apply what you learn immediately, to add value to your organization.
Learn online from Harvard Square, on your schedule, from your mobile device or computer.
Be included in a truly global alumni network of leaders where you’ll receive invitations to webinars and events.
The MBA-Leadership Essentials℠ certificate consists of 20 self-paced online courses in key aspects of leadership-related topics, which offers participants flexibility and an affordable price. As the average of study is just 15 hours monthly, work-life balance is well-integrated into the program. Each online course includes interactive course modules and program materials, allowing you to take it when you’re ready and at your own pace. Online learners are more and more interested in taking control of their own learning rather than the traditional classroom approaches.
In short, this is a cost-effective, convenient, and self-paced learning environment.
What are the Answers to Our Most Asked Questions?
$895, 4-month online program
60 hours of average study, 15 hours monthly
Can be completed before the designated time
20 self-paced courses online from Harvard Square
Open enrollment all year around with rolling admission
Professionals globally who aim for excellence in leadership
Why Leaders Excellence?
Based on best practices and standards in online education, all our programs meet the high standards of U.S. education. As a leader of online MBA-level certificate programs, we deliver our self-paced courses and live teaching from our virtual “Harvard Square Classroom” to accredited universities as well as top institutions and organizations worldwide. As a member of the Harvard Square Business Association, we are included in the Harvard community at Harvard Square and a member of the Harvard Faculty Club. We are also a member of AACSB International, which places us in the same elite group with the best educational institutions and business schools in the world.
MBA-Leadership Essentials℠ is an approved and registered service mark by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41.
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Leaders Excellence is a top-level global leadership development provider. We offer uniquely designed, expert-led online executive education programs as well as an exclusive, members-only club at Harvard Square.
Our organization is supported by some of the world’s most esteemed thought leaders, deans, chairs, professors, and academic affiliates from such prestigious universities like Yale, MIT, Stanford, Wharton, and Harvard. Our most recent honorary fellows include the father of modern marketing Philip Kotler, as well as Harvard Business School professors Frank Cespedes, Tom Eisenmann, David Fubini, Ashley Whillans, and Francesca Gino.
Our faculty and fellows hail from leading research and educator networks including the Management Research Network at SSRN, Harvard Business Publishing Education, and the Baker Library / Bloomberg Center at Harvard Business School.
Our organization is listed in Training Industry, the most trusted source of information on the business of learning.
We are also a member of AACSB International, which places us in the same elite group with the best educational institutions and business schools in the world.
Since 2014, more than 4,500 professionals from 50+ countries, ranging from global Fortune 1000 companies to startups, have enrolled in our executive education programs and membership.
Why Should I Pursue an MBA-Leadership Essentials Certificate?
An MBA-Leadership Essentials certificate is a great complement or supplement to your business education and leadership qualifications. It allows you to learn innovative new skills and brush up on the latest theories on leadership. Many esteemed business leaders are drawn to this program, since it offers an attractive, affordable option for supplementing their education and qualifications.
Who Should Enroll in the MBA-Leadership Essentials Program?
This certificate program offers open enrollment; participants can enroll from all over the world, since the courses are completed online. It is designed for ambitious professionals looking to build their skills and knowledge in functional business areas. It is also for professionals who may have less experience, but are big on ambitions, that want to accelerate their business career. There is no formal experience or degree requirements for the program, but typically the less experienced professionals would have a business degree.
How Does the MBA-Leadership Essentials Program Work?
The program includes 20 online courses, which are completed via our easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system. Our online courses consist of engaging course modules, eBooks and quick reference sheets. You can log in to the learning management system from anywhere, making learning self-directed and available 24/7 using any computer or smartphone.
What Are the Courses in the MBA-Leadership Essentials Program?
Click on each topic to read more about the content and learning goals for the course.
Coaching and Mentoring
Creative Problem Solving
Emotional Intelligence at Work
Goal Setting and Getting Things Done
Leadership and Influence
When Can I Start on the MBA-Leadership Essentials Certificate?
The program is available for enrollment all year around with rolling admission. Once we receive your registration and payment, you will be enrolled into the program on the next business day. As the program is delivered 100% online, it is open to business professionals globally.
We recommend you complete an average of one online course every week for 4 months. You are welcome to finish the program before the designated time.
What Are the Requirements for Completion?
You must complete the MBA-Leadership Essentials certificate program within 4 months, with an average of 60 hours of individual work. Each course takes about 3 hours to complete. You are not required to write any papers in the MBA-Leadership Essentials program. Instead, after each course module, you will complete a multiple-choice assessment with a minimum passing score of 70%. If you don’t pass it with the minimum score, you can repeat it multiple times. When you have completed the program, you can download all the ebooks and quick reference sheets for future reference on each topic.
Do I Need to Speak English Fluently in Order to Apply?
English doesn’t have to be your first language in order to participate in this MBA-Leadership Essentials program. However, you must understand English in order to complete the coursework. Depending on your English level, some participants might use more than the designated time to complete the program.
Will I Receive a Certificate?
When you have successfully completed the program, you will be awarded the MBA-Leadership Essentials certificate. This official proof-of-completion document is issued by Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square, organized in 2014 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MBA-Leadership Essentials℠ is an approved and registered service mark by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41.
Your completion certificate is delivered online and ready for printing and framing. As part of your successful completion of this program, you can order a framed completion certificate at any time.
This exclusive credential can be placed after your name to indicate your successful completion of the program.
Why is Membership to AACSB Important?
As a member of AACSB International, we are in the same elite group with the best educational institutions and business schools in the world.
Leaders Excellence is an educational member of AACSB’s Business Education Alliance, the world’s largest and most prestigious network of business schools. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB International provides quality assurance and business education intelligence. Membership to the AACSB Business Education Alliance is a movement united to improve the quality of business education around the world. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the hallmark of excellence in management education.
Why is Membership to Harvard Square Business Association Important?
As a member of the Harvard Square Business Association, we are included in the Harvard community at Harvard Square and a member of Harvard Faculty Club.
The Harvard Square Business Association was founded in 1910 and incorporated in 1936 with the mission to promote commerce in Harvard Square. Located adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University, Harvard Square is the home and gathering place for authors, publishers, booksellers, students, professors, and innovators. Headquartered in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, Leaders Excellence benefits from its unique location and powerful academic network.
Can I Add the Credential to My LinkedIn Profile?
Absolutely! When you have successfully completed your MBA-Leadership Essentials program, you can add this credential to your LinkedIn profile under the Education section. Leaders Excellence is proud to be an approved educational institution by LinkedIn.
What is the Feedback from Previous Participants?
This is direct feedback provided by previous participants or through posts on LinkedIn, using their exact words describing their experience studying at our institution.
James Welsh, Head of Global Trust Affairs and Monetary Exchange, Sequoyah Energy & Development, USA:
Through the education available from this amazing organization and completion of a highly valuable leadership program, Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square has helped me to advance my career and leadership skills.
Jan Zimon, Senior Design Engineer, Noratel, Germany:
I am very happy and proud to complete successfully my Certificate at Harvard Square. Thank you Dan Hoeyer, for this great opportunity. I learned a lot during the study – now is time for implementation.
Rahul Sharma, Research Scientist, Navin Fluorine International, India:
Thank you for your guidance and providing an excellent course material.
Furtoso Gonsalves, Restaurant Manager, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, USA:
I’m so glad to complete the course. Thank you all at Leaders Excellence.
Why is Leadership Development and Innovation Important?
Will I Become an Alumnus/Alumna of Leaders Excellence?
Yes! When you have successfully completed the program, you will be included in a truly global alumni network of leaders where you’ll receive invitations to webinars and events. As we are headquartered in the historic Harvard Square and a member of the Harvard Square Business Association, every month we publish online activities and events in Harvard Square for our members and alumni. Located adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University, Harvard Square is the home and gathering place for authors, publishers, booksellers, students, professors, and innovators.
Top speakers include the father of modern marketing Philip Kotler, as well as Harvard Business School professors Frank Cespedes, Tom Eisenmann, Ashley Whillans, and many more.
What About Invitations to Harvard Square?
Leaders Excellence members and alumni are exclusively invited to our “Leadership Luncheons” at the Harvard Faculty Club for an extra cost. With its unique ambiance, reflective of the university’s proud traditions and rich heritage, the Faculty Club is located at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is open only to members of the Harvard community.
Aside from our membership to the Harvard Faculty Club, we have reciprocal privileges with clubs belonging to the Association of College and University Clubs and may also visit non-ACUC clubs like Oxford and Cambridge University Club in London, UK as well as selected university clubs globally.
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What is the Cost of the MBA-Leadership Essentials Certificate?
The program fee for the MBA-Leadership Essentials certificate is $895 and includes all costs (not subject to sales tax). If you want to convert the fee to another currency, click here. This price includes the online courses in the learning management system, eBooks, and the completion certificate online.
What About Payment and Cancellation?
Payment is due upon your registration via credit card and is non-refundable. After submitting your program registration below, you will be forwarded to our credit card payment page. Enrollment is not confirmed until payment is received.
For alternative payment options, installment payments, bank wire transfers, corporate sponsor arrangements or issue of proforma invoice, please contact us at info@LeadersExcellence.com.
Leaders Excellence reserves the right to cancel any of the certificate programs at any time and for any reason. In the unlikely event of cancellation, paid program fees will be refunded immediately.
How Do I Register for the MBA-Leadership Essentials Certificate?
To register for the MBA-Leadership Essentials certificate, please complete the registration form below. You will be forwarded to our payment page after you have submitted your information.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information at info@LeadersExcellence.com.