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Executive Education Courses

Foundations of Management

In the first course of the Professional Certificate in Management program, Foundations of Management, you will explore business management fundamentals, including topics such as coaching for the competitive advantage and creating your own management style. At the end of this eight-week online course, you will have the comprehensive knowledge needed to manage a team, modify employee behavior, appropriately approach and deal with change in the workplace, as well as mitigate and overcome workplace conflict through effective negotiations and communications.

Critical Management Skills

The Critical Management Skills course, the second and final course of the 100% online Professional Certificate in Management program, teaches essential skills including how to manage the complex dynamics in the workplace by improving interpersonal communications, and effectively addressing the challenges that diversity presents. At the conclusion of this eight-week management course, you will have learned how to foster and maintain an effective workforce, starting from building an effective team, to managing for results, through to the ultimate goal of achieving greater organizational success through improved teamwork.

Foundations of Leadership

Enroll in the Foundations of Leadership course and you’ll learn proven techniques that will give you the skills to make better decisions, resolve conflicts, improve employee performance and lead change throughout your organization. Through guided investigations, self-assessments and challenging problem-solving studies you’ll develop your own unique leadership style for success.

Leadership Challenges

Leadership Challenges, the second course in the 100% online Executive Certificate in Leadership program, places participants at the crossroads of tactics and strategy, providing the perspective and insight necessary to assess, interpret and respond to situations of uncertainty and complexity. You will learn to positively engage people, teams and organizations by responding to challenges with greater sophistication and confidence.

Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership focuses on strategy and foresight – the key concepts in this executive phase of leadership development. In the culmination of Notre Dame’s three-course, 100% online Executive Certificate in Leadership program, you will learn to synthesize your skills and apply your abilities for developing intellectual capital and organizational culture.

Negotiation Essentials

Negotiation Essentials is the first eight-week online course in the Executive Certificate in Negotiation program. In this course, you'll build a solid understanding of competitive interaction and develop the tactics, strategies and interpersonal skills necessary for success when competing over resources, direction or ideas. This course is ideal for professionals who want to enhance their core negotiation skills and become more effective business leaders and communicators. It provides knowledge and techniques that will enable you to strengthen your skills in any business setting.

Advanced Negotiations

Advanced Negotiations aggressively builds on the foundations presented in Negotiation Essentials. This course focuses on influencing and negotiating effectively in the face of complicated situations. You'll learn how changes in the negotiation context, such as adding or removing players, impact the negotiation process. You'll learn optimal tactics and strategies for working one-on-one, in groups and at a distance. And you'll explore communication strategies, enabling you to work more effectively with multiple groups and across cultures, addressing challenges ranging from simple gender differences to emerging global issues.

Strategies for Conflict Management

Strategies for Conflict Management is the third eight-week online course in the Executive Certificate in Negotiation program. This course focuses on the critical skills associated with handling difficult people and situations, highlighting the kinds of negotiation and influence processes that yield optimal outcomes, keeping relationships intact. You will examine ways professionals mediate hotly contested disputes and learn to effectively manage disputes among colleagues or subordinates. This course will also help you improve your own conflict resolution styles as well as your approach to working before, during and after conflicts.

Principles of Business

Principles of Business creates a solid foundation by familiarizing you with the vernacular used in different areas of the organization and incorporates the topics covered in many traditional MBA programs. You’ll acquire a working knowledge of organizational behavior and communications, accounting, economics, globalization and more – enabling you to understand various aspects of the business and strategize with individuals across different departments and levels of the company

Disciplines of Business

In Disciplines of Business, you’ll gain a functional perspective as you explore other business areas and determine how you and your department fit into the broader organizational framework. As the course progresses, you’ll develop a holistic view of operations, finance, marketing, enterprise valuation and other critical disciplines. This expansive new outlook will help you see how your business decisions impact the overall organization.

Applied Business Strategies

In Applied Business Strategies, you’ll learn how to bridge the gap between strategy and execution by way of competitive analysis, strategic planning and examining your company’s weaknesses and strengths from multiple perspectives.