Advanced Certificates

Fine-tune your leadership skills to help respond to challenging situations, improve your decision-making abilities and lead in complex, uncertain environments.

With WashU Olin’s advanced certificates, you can push your career further, faster. You earn a valuable credential from a highly regarded institution, with content delivered by some of the most-respected experts in the field. Each of these certificates gives you a broad view of the skills required to lead an organization. You build your certificate, taking courses that fit your interests and goals.

Courses from the Women’s Leadership Certificate count toward other advanced certificates. And you can finish your certificate on your own schedule—there's no deadline for program completion.

Start learning and earning your certificate today!

  • Location
    STL or DC
  • Duration
    Up to You
  • Format
  • Start
    Any time
  • Cost
    $995 per unit
  • Advanced Management Certificate through WashU Olin

    Cultivate strategic management expertise to help you realize new levels of success with Olin’s Advanced Management Certificate (AMC). Choose 15 units from our diverse selection of courses in leadership, strategic thinking and business execution—delivered by world-class WashU Olin faculty and other experts. Whatever direction you take your certificate, you gain an integrated view of business functions and how they work together:

    • Develop a disciplined approach to strategic thinking and how it can impact an organization.
    • Learn how to better understand modern data science and the potential implications for business strategy.
    • Discover new courses, added annually based on market trends and employers’ needs.
    • Take as long as you need to complete the 15 units required for the AMC—there’s no time limit for completion.
    • Choose from in-person and online courses.
    AMC Credits and Tuition

    To earn the AMC, you’re required to take 15 units of executive education. At $995 per one-unit course, the average cost of the AMC is $14,925.

    Upon completion, you receive 25% off all future executive education courses from WashU Olin and our partner WashU at Brookings.

    To enroll, contact or call 800-925-5730.

  • Certificate in Policy Strategy through WashU at Brookings

    The Certificate in Policy Strategy is a unique opportunity for experienced professionals from government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations to better understand how organizations craft or react to policy changes. It includes seven required courses and a two-unit elective of your choice. It gives you insider knowledge to engage more effectively in government decision-making, predict likely policy outcomes, and leverage windows of national and international opportunity.

    • Develop policy-entrepreneurship expertise.
    • Enhance your capabilities and confidence to engage in policy deliberations.
    • Sharpen your analytical and political skills.
    • Engage with Brookings scholars and other US policy analysts, authors and practitioners.
    • Attain in-depth working knowledge of US government institutions.

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    To enroll, contact or call 800-925-5730.


  • Certificate in Public Leadership through WashU at Brookings

    The Certificate in Public Leadership provides you with the skills and mindset needed to lead in today’s turbulent environment. The certificate requires 15-course units, including Ethics in Action: Leading with Integrity. You may have a maximum of 5 units applied from our policy courses. Open to all US federal, state and local government employees, the program provides a network of professionals from across government who share your commitment to public service and offer a wealth of knowledge and resources:

    • Develop deeper and broader leadership skills.
    • Make connections with leaders from across the government.
    • Engage with Olin Business School faculty, Brookings scholars and other subject-matter experts.
    • Earn class credit for any WashU at Brookings course taught at your agency.

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    To enroll, contact or call 800-925-5730.

The classes offered are top-notch and well facilitated. Each class and its respective instructor positions students for success and provides a theoretical and practical foundation that resonates and applies to each student’s career.

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Charles A. Carithers

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