Certificate of Professional Development

Certificate of Professional Development


The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) advances your professional development in one of three areas: Finance, Leadership, or Strategy. Each education track leverages your professional aspirations and challenges you with programs led by world-renowned Wharton faculty.

To get started, simply choose a specialized track and select your first program. When you complete four programs within a six-year period, you’ll be invited to join the CPD Circle and 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 Three Specialized Tracks...

  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Strategy

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. Request information »

Benefits to You and Your Organization

Wharton’s Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) provides a focused approach to executive education that can demonstrate your professional value and help you address organizational change. You’ll also enjoy the flexibility of learning within your own timeframe, without being locked in to semester deadlines. And, your accomplishment will be recognized by Wharton — setting you apart from the competition. Learn more about CPD benefits »

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Visit our CPD frequently asked questions page.


Wondering if the Wharton Certificate of Professional Development is right for you? Hear more about the CPD from executives who have chosen this certificate to advance their professional development.