Leadership & Management Certificates

  • Build your professional credentials in a timely, cost-effective way. UVA Darden’s certificate program allows you to become credentialed in leadership and management specialties, with a curriculum tailored to your career.

    How to Earn Your Certificate

    Many of our participants are preparing for increasing or new responsibilities, addressing competency gaps, updating their skills or looking for MBA-quality learning experiences without disrupting their work and family life.

    We’ve kept the process simple: Earn a certificate by attending four weeks of Executive Education programs, whether in one of our short programs or your organization's custom programs. Tailor the sequence of classes to your own interests, experience, level or professional goals.

    Certificate in Leadership

    Complete four Darden Executive Education programs within our Leadership category within a four-year period. Certain approved custom solutions may also apply.

    Certificate in General Management

    Complete any four Darden Executive Education programs within a four-year period. Up to two custom programs may be applied toward this certificate.

    As of Fall 2017, we no longer offer the Distinguished Certificate in General Management. If you had been pursuing this certificate and completed the Management Development Program by Fall 2017, you will still receive this certificate upon completion of your two final credits, if completed within four years of the date when you took the Management Development Program. If you have any questions or wish to follow-up on your certificate status, please contact Rebecca Yancey (YanceyR@darden.virginia.edu).

    How You’ll Benefit

    • Develop expertise in an intensive study of one subject or gain broad exposure to several areas
    • Prepare for higher levels of leadership by gaining confidence in business know-how and in leading others
    • Learn from the world’s best full-time MBA faculty
    • Build your professional credentials
    • Address a weakness or competency gap
    • Attend programs when convenient for your schedule
    • Update your skills and network with other leaders

    How Your Organization Will Benefit

    • Develop associates’ skills without too much time away from the office
    • Expose employees to MBA-level education in a cost-effective way
    • Target specific competencies: develop your leaders’ strengths and address any weaknesses
    • Develop your leadership pipeline by preparing future leaders
    • Renew and re-engage employees

    Contact us to discuss certificates for you or your employees.