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? Delivered 100% online from Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square, a member of the Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA). Designed for busy executives 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:
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 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. Join more than 3,500 professionals globally from “Fortune 1000″ companies who have enrolled in our executive education programs and membership.
Choose from Seven Certificate Specializations
Click on each topic to read more about the content and learning goals for the 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 professional certificate online from Harvard Square. The completion certificate 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. As this is a certificate program, it is not eligible for accreditation.
In order to deliver the highest level in business education, our faculty team and fellows are members of 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.
The title of each certificate program can be exclusively placed after your name to indicate your successful completion of the program.
What is the Program Structure and Format?
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.
Who Can Complete 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%.
What About English Skills?
English doesn’t have to be your first language in order to participate in this 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 price for each certificate program is $449 (not subject to sales tax). Convert the fee to another currency, click here.
For alternative payment methods or installment payments, please contact our admissions team at Admission@LeadersExcellence.com.
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.
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 Memberships in Harvard Square?
Headquartered in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, Leaders Excellence is an educational organization that benefits from its unique location and powerful academic network. Incorporated in Harvard Square in 2014, our headquarters are adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University. Leaders Excellence is a proud member of the Harvard Square Business Association and Harvard Faculty Club, the venue for our meetings in Harvard Square.
Harvard Faculty Club is a great place to meet as it gives a unique touch of Harvard. Experience the traditional Harvard ambiance of the Faculty Club and Harvard’s rich traditions and heritage. The Faculty Club is only open 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.