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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.

professional certificates

Professional certificates

Professional certificates

Professional certificates
Professional certificates

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 certificates are made of self-paced online courses, which offers participants flexibility and an affordable price. Every course includes video teaching notes, ebooks, and audio visual media training modules, allowing you to take the course 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.

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. When you have completed the program, you can download all the ebooks and quick reference sheets for future reference on each topic.


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.

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 which is the venue for our meetings and workshops in Harvard Square.

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, an eBook and quick reference sheet. You can complete the program successfully without using the eBooks or quick reference sheets. 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.

Click here to see and try a complete course module on Time Management (wait for load time).
This demo includes the 12 online modules to the course but not the introductory video, eBook and quick reference sheet. The Time Management course is not a part of the professional certificate programs but gives you a chance to see the structure and delivery of a course.


Choose from Seven Certificate Specializations

Click on each topic below to read more about the content and learning goals for each Certificate online course.


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. The certificate programs are not eligible for accreditation but is instead validated by academics and C-suite executives.

Your completion certificate is delivered online and ready for printing and framing. If you want to get a framed completion certificate in black, you can order it at any time.

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. It is not subject to sales tax. If you want to convert the fee to another currency, click here.

As part of your succesful completion of this program, you can order a framed completion certificate in black (8×10) for $49 by clicking here. It includes domestic or international shipping.


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.


Brick building with red door that says Faculty Club above it


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.


Cert.LM: Leadership and Management Cert.PD: Personal Development Cert.MS: Marketing and Sales Cert.HR: Human Resources Cert.OE: Organizational Essentials Cert.AS: Administrative Skills Cert.PA: Professional Advancement

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