Certificate of Professional Development

Certificate of Professional Development

The ability to successfully adapt to change requires a high degree of proficiency and a strong, broad knowledge of business. To demonstrate your value to your organization and navigate pivotal crossroads in your career, you need to constantly hone and build your skills. That's no easy task for today’s multi-tasking professionals. But, Wharton Executive Education has designed a program that allows you to customize your professional development through a portfolio of track-specific programs: The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development (CPD).

A combination of rigorous core programs and electives, a Wharton CPD advances your professional development in one of four areas: Finance, Leadership, General Management, or Negotiation. Each education track leverages your professional aspirations and challenges you with programs led by world-renowned Wharton faculty. Through this experience, you gain knowledge you can use to make an immediate impact, increasing your value to, and influence within, your organization.

To get started, simply choose your track and select your first program. When you complete four programs within a four- to six-year period, you’ll earn the customized education you need to advance — as well as recognition of your achievement from one of the world’s top business schools: Wharton. Request information from a Wharton program consultant today.

Choose from Four Specialized Tracks...

Or Customize Your Own Certificate

You can customize your executive education experience by selecting a combination of any four programs in our open-enrollment portfolio. Please contact a Wharton program consultant to discuss how you can customize your own certificate today.

Eligible programs range from three days to five weeks; most programs are three to six days in length. The programs you select must be completed at Wharton within a four- to six-year period of your first program.

The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development can benefit both you and your organization. Request information.


The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development in Finance

As a leader in finance education, Wharton offers a strong selection of in-depth programs led by distinguished faculty. If you want to strengthen your knowledge of finance and financial management in today’s economy, this is the track to take.

Required Core Programs:

Electives (select 2 of the following):

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The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development in Leadership

With so many organizations facing change, strong leadership skills are always in high demand. This track will give you the ability you need to influence, inspire and lead your organization through any challenge.

Required Core Programs:

Electives (select 2 of the following):

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The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development in General Management

The General Management track is broadly designed to offer management strategies and tactics for a wide range of industries. This track is perfectly suited for you if you are interested in advancing within your organization or assuming broader roles.

Required Core Programs:

Electives (Select 1 of the following):

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The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development in Negotiation

Any executive who needs to sell an idea or sway a decision maker needs negotiating skills that go beyond “win-win” and “win-lose.”  The Negotiation track provides you transformative techniques that will help you through any challenging situation.

Required Core Programs:

Electives (Select 2 of the following):

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