Earn a Distinctive Professional Certificate Online from Harvard Square
Build sought-after skills and insights in any number of business areas—and earn one of our Professional Certificates to enhance your resume.
Want to refresh your skills and strengthen your credentials—but don’t have much room in your schedule? Leaders Excellence Professional Certificates were designed for busy professionals like you who are short on time, but big on ambition. These programs cover the latest trends, theories and strategies as well as the classic ideals that form the foundation of current practices. Be inspired by innovative ideas and unique insights from business thought leaders, industry experts and academics.
Key benefits of our professional certificates, delivered 100% online from Harvard Square:
Choose from seven specializations to focus on the skills you care about most.
Position yourself for advancement and new opportunities in your field.
Gain skills you can apply immediately to add value to your organization.
Learn online, on your schedule, from your mobile device or computer.
Earn an exclusive designation to be placed after your name after successful completion of your program.
The cost of each certificate program is $449 and is scheduled to start on the 1st of every month. Choose one program, or combine topics to build your knowledge even faster.
Why Leaders Excellence?
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 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.
Since 2014, more than 3,500 professionals from global Fortune 1000 companies have enrolled in our executive education programs and membership.
Why Should I Get a Professional Certificate?
A professional certificate program can be an outstanding supplement to your business education and qualifications, offering ways to learn new skills and business tactics or brush up on modern business practices. Thousands of business leaders are taking advantage of this learning opportunity.
How Does the Online Certificate Programs Work?
Each program includes 15 online courses, which are completed via our easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system. Each course consists of an introductory video, 12 online modules and an eBook. You can complete the program successfully without using the eBooks, but you will have to read the preface in each book. If you decide to read all 15 eBooks, you should expect to use more than the designated time for the program. You can log in to the learning management system from anywhere, making learning self-directed and available 24/7 using any computer or smartphone.
Choose from Seven Certificate Specializations
Click on each topic below to read more about the content and learning goals for each Certificate online course.
Coaching and Mentoring
Conducting Annual Employee Reviews
Developing New Managers
Leadership and Influence
Lean Process and Six Sigma
Office Politics for Managers
Virtual Team Building and Management
Being a Likeable Boss
Goal Setting and Getting Things Done
Managing Workplace Anxiety
High Performance Teams Inside the Company
High Performance Teams Remote Workforce
In Person Sales
Internet Marketing Fundamentals
Media and Public Relations
Motivating Your Sales Team
Overcoming Sales Objections
Prospecting and Lead Generation
Social Media Marketing
Top 10 Sales Secrets
Employee Termination Processes
Health and Wellness at Work
Human Resource Management
Measuring Results From Training
Delivering Constructive Criticism
Developing Corporate Behavior
Handling a Difficult Customer
Networking Within the Company
Risk Assessment and Management
Teamwork and Team Building
Archiving and Records Management
Collaborative Business Writing
Creating a Great Webinar
Executive and Personal Assistants
Social Media in the Workplace
Supply Chain Management
Assertiveness and Self-Confidence
Body Language Basics
Creative Problem Solving
Telework and Telecommuting
The Cloud and Business
When Can I Start on a Certificate Program?
Programs start on the 1st of every month and must be concluded in 60 days, with an average of 30-45 hours of individual work. We recommend that you complete an average of 2 online courses weekly. Each course takes between 2-3 hours to complete. You are welcome to finish the program before the designated time.
For alternative starting dates, please contact our admissions team at Admission@LeadersExcellence.com.
Will I Receive a Certificate?
When you have successfully completed a program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. 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. Your certificate is delivered online and ready for printing and framing. The certificate programs are not eligible for accreditation but is instead validated by academics and C-suite executives.
The title of each certificate program can be exclusively placed after your name to indicate your successful completion of the program.
Who Can Apply for a Certificate Program?
Our certificate programs offer open enrollment; participants can enroll from all over the world, since the courses are completed online. These programs are designed for ambitious professionals looking to build their skills and knowledge in cross-functional business areas. Participants typically have experience in management roles of increasing responsibility. There are no degree or experience requirements for the program.
Examples of job titles would include manager, director, head, vice president and others. Job titles and management level depend on industry as well as company size.
What Are the Requirements for Completion?
You must complete your certificate program within 60 days, with an average of 30-45 hours of individual work. Each course takes between 2-3 hours to complete. There are no papers to write; instead, you will complete a multiple-choice assessment after each course module with a minimum required passing score of 70%. If you don’t pass, you can repeat the course multiple times. In order to be awarded the certificate of completion, you must finish the program within 60 days and with a passing score of at least 70%.
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 Mini-MBA certificate program. However, you must understand English in order to complete the coursework. If English is not your first language, you should expect to take more than the designated time to complete your program.
What is the Cost of the Certificate Programs?
The fee for each certificate program is $449 and includes all costs (not subject to sales tax). If you want to convert the fee to another currency, click here.
In these unprecedented times, we have decided to offer installment payments for our online certificate programs. If you want to pay by installments, you can pay $199 upfront when you sign up and $250 one month after the program starts. This is a limited-time offer. Apply the coupon code “1-Installment-Payment-Certificate” in the installments field on the payment page before you make your payment and it will reduce your first payment by $250.
What About Payment and Cancellation?
Payment is due upon 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 methods, please contact our admissions team at Admission@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.
Can I Add the Credential to my LinkedIn Profile?
Absolutely! When you have successfully completed your 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 About Meetings in Harvard Square?
Leaders Excellence members and alumni receive exclusive invitations to our leadership luncheons at the Harvard Faculty Club. With its unique ambiance, reflective of the university’s proud traditions and rich heritage, Harvard Faculty Club is a great place to meet and network with peers. It is open only to members of the Harvard community.
How Do I Register for a Certificate Program?
To register for a certificate program, please complete the registration form below. You will be forwarded to our payment page after you have submitted your information.
Once your registration and payment have been confirmed, you will be enrolled for the first coming certificate start. Programs start on the 1st of every month.
If you have any questions, please email us at programs@LeadersExcellence.com.