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Executive Education Certificate

Launched Online July 27, 2020



$100 to apply plus fees for each program or course
Smith Grecourt Gates with College Hall in the background

The Smith College Executive Education Certificate provides opportunities to help you expand your business management and leadership skills—and your career potential. Choose programs that fit your schedule and address your professional development goals. 

Certificate Program Requirements:

  • 6 online programs or courses 
  • 1 networking component
  • 1 personal project component

Certificate Program Benefits:

  • Cutting-edge, business-relevant content taught by award-winning business school faculty and thought leaders
  • Practical, actionable learnings that can immediately be applied to your projects and initiatives as a leader
  • Access to a cohort of women with a common goal
  • Password-protected content and exclusive events
  • Post-program engagement including networking circles with other professional women
Experience level
All levels
Program Contact

Meredith Courtney,

  • Who Should Enroll

    • Middle-to-senior level leaders who want to drive results
    • Emerging and aspiring leaders who are leading new or growing teams
    • Project managers and team leads who need to make an impact cross-functionally
    • Professional women who want to network with cohorts of other women facing similar business goals and challenges
  • About the Qualifying Programs and Courses

    Online Courses

    Modeled after our in-person programs, online courses offer busy women opportunities to develop cutting-edge leadership skills. Each course provides:


         Eight hours of content over three days (daily two-hour live sessions plus two hours of self-directed learning)

         Access to world-class thought leaders who guide discussions, case studies, and exercises in an engaging blended-learning environment

         Powerful networking opportunities during and after each course


    Qualifying Online Courses


    Online Programs

    These self-directed offerings provide access, at your convenience, to important business concepts for women executives. Each course provides: 


         Four weeks of self-directed learning (eight hours total)

         One live session (recorded version will also be available)

         Access to content and ideas of world-class thought leaders 

         Rich online discussions and networking opportunities 


    Qualifying Online Programs 



  • About the Networking Component

    Having women professionals with whom you can discuss business and personal challenges can help us grow. As part of the Smith College Executive Education Certificate, you will need to connect with six women and add them to your network. Each of our courses and programs provide opportunities for meeting other women. 

    To meet the networking requirements, you will need to meet with each of your new connections at least three times. Our online platform includes discussion forums, personal profile pages and messaging. You can view someone's profile and easily see their discussion posts. Your new connections can come from any of your courses or programs. 

    We recommend reaching out to others to set a time to connect. Discuss a takeaway you plan to use in the next month and then set a time to connect again to support each other in reaching your goal. 

  • About the Personal Project

    Women professionals can put others' needs ahead of their own. Personal projects involve a goal for improving your wellbeing. We will work with you to help you set your personal project goal.

    Example projects include:

    • Updating your calendar to allow for more strategic thinking time
    • Saying no more often
    • Health and personal wellbeing changes
    • Value-based decision making
  • How to Apply

    The application for enrollment includes two steps, the Application Form and the Application Fee.

    1. The Application Form asks for your contact information along with two short responses of 100 to 200 words.

    • Provide a short summary of your career path.
    • What are you hoping to get out of the Certificate program? 

    2. The Application Fee is $100 

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