Certificate of Professional Development

Knowledge for a New Competitive Advantage

The stakes are higher for business executives than ever before with disruption an active part of our daily lives. The ability to respond to change, manage uncertainty, and act with purpose requires knowledge based on new skills, data, and ideas.

The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) is specifically designed for executives with the drive and desire to gain knowledge needed to successfully compete in today’s business world.

Get Started on your Certificate of Professional Development

The CPD is a flexible certificate program requiring completion of four programs within a four-year period in one of three topic tracks — Finance, Leadership, or Strategy. Alternatively, design your own track with a combination of programs from multiple topics. Wharton’s robust program portfolio gives you dozens of programs to choose from in both live online and on-campus formats*.

Enjoy the Benefits of the Certificate of Professional Development

  • Your digital badge of completion to add to your LinkedIn profile
  • Exclusive membership in the LinkedIn CPD Community
  • Lifetime 20 percent discount on qualifying Wharton Executive Education programs
  • Unlimited 10 percent referral discount for Wharton Executive Education programs
  • Subscription to Wharton Magazine
  • New Enjoy a 10 percent discount on your CPD when you enroll and pay in full for all four programs.
Certification of Professional Development Badge

Spotlight Your Achievement: Upon completing the CPD, you will receive a digital badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

Explore the CPD Topic Tracks

Finance Track: Strengthen your knowledge in finance and finance management, the global economy, and investing and advising by learning from Wharton’s world-renowned faculty. Learn more »

Leadership Track: Gain the ability to influence, inspire, and lead your organization through any challenge and build the leadership capabilities to sustain and grow your organization for the future. Learn more »

Strategy and Innovation Track: Develop your strategic capabilities and learn the skills to foster innovation to help you transform your organization. Learn more »

Design Your Own Track: Choose a combination of any four programs from Wharton’s open-enrollment portfolio for individuals, from the specialized tracks as well as from our Marketing programs portfolio.

Have a question? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

CPD Recipient: Lee Latini, Executive Director of National Retail at Comcast


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.

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