Lehigh Executive Certificate in Applied Leadership

Lehigh Executive Certificate in Management Excellence

Learn from the best minds in business and practice. Supported by renowned Lehigh University business faculty, promising and ambitious managers will learn to refine their talent and create immediate value. 

Inspiring and transformational, earn a Lehigh Executive Certificate in a way that is convenient to your schedule.  Develop new business skills, expand your network – earn a prestigious Executive Certificate from Lehigh University.

  • Determine which of the two certificates best meets your needs
  • Register individually for each program in your chosen certificate and mark your calendar
  • Email us at to let us know which certificate you plan to complete so that we can track your progress
  • Attend all four required programs within 2 years
  • Receive your certificate

What are the Lehigh Executive Certificates?

A Lehigh Executive Certificate is formal recognition and acknowledgment of your commitment to professional development and desire to advance your business acumen. Executive Certificates are designed to be comprehensive and challennging as well as flexible enough to accommodate a busy professionals' schedule. The Executive Certificates are comprised of four business-focused programs - each of which are one to two days in duration and offered throughout the year. We currently have two focus areas: Applied Leadership and Management Excellence. 

How do I earn an Executive Certificate?

To qualify for an Executive Certificate, you must complete four (4) executive education programs specific to the area of focus you choose - Leadership or Management - within a two-year period.  Programs are offered throughout the year and can be completed in any order that works with your schedule. You may indicate your intent to earn an Executive Certificate prior to completing your first course or any time after.


Who should attend?

These select programs were developed for mid-level working professionals. Participants come from varied backgrounds with:

  • At least 3 to 5 years of work experience
  • Strong functional background; known as an “expert” in particular area
  • Some operation, corporate, or management responsibility in their current role
  • Degree in any discipline, including business
  • A high propensity to advance within the organization

If you match this profile and are up for a challenge, we encourage you to enroll. 


High performing talent needs development; ambitious talent needs to be challenged – Lehigh’s Executive Certificates area designed to support your organization’s high potential talent; the rising stars, mid-level managers and functional experts that are critical to organizational success.  Below are a few sample tracks for our certificate program, but each can be completely customized to fit your needs.

SPRING 2018 Program 1 Program 2 Program 3 Program 4 Total Cost
Executive Certificate in Applied Leadership The Relationship-Driven Leader
(April 19)
The Art & Science of Negotiation (June 5)
FALL 2018 Leadership Program (TBD)
FALL 2018 Leadership Program (TBD)
Executive Certificate in Management Excellence

Project Management Foundations
(February 15-16)

Finance for Nonfinancial Managers
(March 15-16)
The Relationship-Driven Leader
(April 19)
The Art & Science of Negotiation (June 5)

STEP 4. What's the cost and what's included?

You only pay the cost of each of the individual programs.  The total cost is estimated in the grid above.  All alumni, corporate and promotional discounts can be used on individual courses.

Program attendees will receive all program materials, program meals (continental breakfast, lunch and beverage breaks), exceptional learning opportunities with Lehigh faculty, networking opportunities with like-minded managers, and a Lehigh Executive Certificate in their area of focus.


What if I want to complete a certificate program, but there is one course that doesn't fit with my schedule?

Give us a call at 610-758-3590 or email and we'll work with you to substitute a similar course on request. 

I represent a company or business - is there a discount for sending multiple participants?

Yes, we offer organization discounts for sending multiple participants through the Certificate series – please contact us for specific discount information.

Can the Lehigh Executive Certificates be customized to fit my company’s specific development needs?

Yes, in general our Certificate series targets three common developmental themes: 

  1. Leading Others
  2. Business Excellence
  3. Innovation & Brand.

Can the Lehigh Executive Certificates be customized to focus on specific themes?

Yes, if you or your organization would like to focus on only one or two of these themes or to develop your own set of themes, we can help align our existing programs to meet your goals.  Please contact us for more information about how we can help design something specific for your company or business.