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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 a Leaders Excellence Professional Certificate℠ to enhance your resume.

Want to refresh your skills and strengthen your credentials—but don’t have much room in your schedule? The Leaders Excellence Professional Certificate℠ 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.

professional certificates

Professional certificates

Professional certificates

Professional certificates
Professional certificates

Key benefits of our professional certificates, delivered 100% online from Harvard Square:

Choose from ten 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 $495. Upon receipt of your payment, we will set you up for the program on the next business day. 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.

As this has been a special month for us with the father of modern marketing, Philip Kotler, we have decided to offer you a special price for the Certificate in Marketing Leadership program at a reduced cost of $295, but you have to sign up before June 30th. Learn more below.

The Leaders Excellence Professional Certificate℠ is an approved and registered service mark by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41.


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 most recent honorary fellows are: Tom Eisenmann, chair of Harvard Innovation Labs and professor at Harvard Business School; David Fubini, professor at Harvard Business School; Frank Cespedes, professor at Harvard Business School; Philip Kotler, the father of modern marketing.

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.

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 4,000 professionals from 40+ countries, ranging from global Fortune 1000 companies to startups, have enrolled in our executive education programs and membership.



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 and completing our online programs.

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.

Dr. Pinkulal Karan, CHA & Quality Officer, Sathya Kidney Centre & Superspeciality Hospitals, India
Received my Official Certificate in Leadership & Management from the renowned Harvard Square (Leaders Excellence). Thanks to Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square and team. This course is uniquely designed, Expert led learning based. Happy to take part in elite Leaders Excellence program.

Abhishek Mishra, Product Leader, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria
Completed the Certificate program in Leadership and Management from the prestigious, Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square. Thanks to the team who put a lot of thought into designing the course. Thank you Dan Hoeyer for creating a brilliant platform and introducing amazing strategies of leadership and management in such a well structured manner.

Kumar Venkatesan, Delivery Head, HCL Technologies, India
Leadership development from Harvard Square!
Very useful course and executive development program from Leadership Excellence at Harvard Square.

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.

Meenakshi Sankaran, Project Manager, GBS, India
Thank you for the support and the beautifully crafted Mini-MBA course.

Furtoso Gonsalves, Restaurant Manager, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, USA
I’m so glad to complete the course. Thank you all at Leaders Excellence.

Rahul Sharma, Research Scientist, Navin Fluorine International, India
Thank you for your guidance and providing an excellent course material.

Bryant Ragsdale, Senior Advertising Account Executive, The Philadelphia Tribune Media Group, USA
Thank you for the challenging course. I really enjoyed it once I set myself to do it. If you have another Mini-MBA program in finance, I would be interested in taking it.


Why is Leadership Development Important?

They say that leaders are born, not made. While it is true that some people are born leaders, some leaders are born in the midst of adversity. Often, people who have never had a leadership role will stand up and take the lead when a situation they care about requires it. A simple example is parenting. When a child arrives, many parents discover leadership abilities they never knew existed in order to guide and protect their offspring.

Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.



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.


What is the Special Offer in June?

We are proud to announce our brand new online Certificate in Marketing Leadership, which is completed via our easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system. Marketing guru Philip Kotler has been the motivator for us to design and develop this program, which is useful for marketing professionals, but also for general managers as this covers important aspects of leadership and marketing for business leaders. The program also includes our exclusive podcast with Philip Kotler and an abstract of “Some of My Adventures in Marketing” by Philip Kotler.

As this has been a special month for us with the father of modern marketing, Philip Kotler, we have decided to offer you a special price for the Certificate in Marketing Leadership program at a reduced cost of $295, but you have to sign up before June 30th. The fee is normally $495, but you will save $200 if you sign up now. This is a one-time offer only. Apply the coupon code “Special-Discount-CML” in the installment/scholarship field on the payment page and it will reduce your payment to $295. Click on this certificate below in order to learn about the courses for this program. To register for the program, please select the box with this certificate at the end of this page.


Choose from Ten Certificate Specializations

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

Cert.Marketing.LeadershipCertificate in Marketing Leadership


When Can I Start on a Certificate Program?

Upon receipt of your payment, we will set you up for the program on the next business day. It must be concluded in 2 months, 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.


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.

Business certificate programs in the U.S. are not eligible for local or national accreditation. Our certificate programs are based on best practices and standards in online education.

The Leaders Excellence Professional Certificate℠ 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.

The title of each certificate program can be exclusively placed after your name to indicate your successful completion of the program. It is a non-degree certificate program, not for credit.



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 2 months, 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 2 months 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 program fee for each certificate program is $495 and includes all costs (not subject to sales tax). This price includes the online courses in the learning management system, ebooks and the completion certificate online. If you want to convert the fee to another currency, click here.

If you want to get a framed completion certificate in black (8×10), you can order it at any time 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.

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 Leaders Excellence Professional Certificate℠ program, please complete the registration form below. You will be forwarded to our payment page after you have submitted your information.

Upon receipt of your payment, we will set you up for the program on the next business day.

If you have any questions, please email us at

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