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Smith College Executive Education Certificate

Self-directed, Online Certificate



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Expand your business skills, hone your personal leadership style, and grow your career potential. With the Smith College Executive Education Certificate you can choose programs that fit your schedule and address your professional development goals. Professionals at all levels who share the mission of empowering women leaders are encouraged to enroll. 

Certificate Program Requirements:

Certificate Program Benefits:

  • Fresh, business-relevant content taught by award-winning business school faculty, practitioners, and thought leaders
  • Practical, actionable learnings that can immediately be applied to your projects and initiatives as a leader
  • Flexible, self-paced online program format
  • Engagement opportunities with other professionals and Smith College Executive Education Alumni
Experience level
All levels
Program Contact

Joel Gould,

  • Who should enroll?

    Professionals at all levels who share the mission of empowering women leaders are encouraged to enroll. This includes:

    • Emerging and aspiring leaders who are leading new or growing teams
    • Middle-to-senior level leaders who want to drive results
    • Project managers and team leads who need to make an impact cross-functionally
    • Professionals who want to empower women leaders and network with individuals facing similar business goals and challenges
  • What programs are Certificate-eligible?

    Self-directed online offerings count toward the Certificate. These programs provide access, at your convenience, to important business concepts and actionable frameworks. As a Certificate participant you will have access to each program for 1 year. Each program provides: 


    • Four modules of self-paced content 
    • Eight hours of content including instructor and expert videos, exercises and assignments, learning resources, and reflections
    • Access to content and ideas of world-class thought leaders 
    • Engagement opportunities with other professionals and Smith College Executive Education Alumni

    For more information about online programs and the Certificate, please contact Joel Gould at

    Click here to learn more about upcoming Programs.

  • How can I present this to my supervisor?

    To gain approval and support before enrolling in this professional development opportunity, you may need to write a letter or submit a form to your supervisor or employer.

    We’ve found that the following talking points can be effective for communicating the career benefits of our programs:

    • Relevant skills: Smith College Executive Education programs cover current and relevant skills. These top-rated programs are led by world-class faculty and address challenges that women leaders face.
    • Immediate value: This certificate program offers research-based knowledge and actionable insights from business school experts and management consultants. All of the tools, frameworks, and strategies I will gain can be immediately applied to our team’s key priorities and projects. I would also be able to present my learnings after completing the program. 
    • Ease of access: Smith College Executive Education programs offer high-value learning experiences that are more affordable and accessible than a degree program or for-credit course. These programs are designed to fit into the roles and responsibilities of working professionals.
    • Professional development: Participating in this program is an investment in my professional growth as a team member and leader. I will receive skills and practical knowledge to succeed both in my current role and in future opportunities as I advance within our organization.


    If you have further questions about presenting our programs for professional development approval, please email Joy McGaugh,


  • What if I've already taken a program?

    If you've already paid for a Smith College Executive Education online program, please contact Joy McGaugh, for an appropriate discount code. 


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