Carnegie Mellon University

Earn the Carnegie Mellon Certificate in Executive Leadership

The Carnegie Mellon Certificate in Executive Leadership is documented recognition of your continued commitment to advanced professional education at the highest levels.

This designation demonstrates your dedication to maintaining cutting-edge skills, as well as the exceptional training you’ve received from a recognized top-tier university. The Certificate in Executive Leadership allows you to create your own path to success, merging your unique career and personal goals. Its flexibility allows you to complete programs online, in person, and in a hybrid format (both in person and online). Pursuing the Certificate in Executive Leadership allows you to further the capabilities critical to your individual professional advancement.

Benefits of certification include:

  • Expand your job skills for career advancement.
  • Stay current in your profession.
  • Grow network of peer professionals.
  • Explore a new field.
  • Differentiate yourself with a credential from Carnegie Mellon University.

How do I earn the Carnegie Mellon Certificate in Executive Leadership?

Candidates earn the leadership credential by successfully completing 10 Tepper Education Units (TEUs) within a three year period. You can earn the Certificate in Executive Leadership by completing any combination of programs in analytics and AIcommunication, diversity and equityinnovation, and strategic leadershipYou are in control of choosing executive programming that supports your unique personal and professional goals.

Follow one of the sample certificate plans below or build your own pathway based on your industry, job function, and goals. Our Executive Education Team is also available to advise you on which programs are right for you.

Sample Analytics and AI Certificate Plan
Business Analytics: Data-Informed Decision-Making (4 TEUs)
Transformational AI and Business Strategy (4 TEUs)
Communicating Complexity (2 TEUs)

Sample Communication Certificate Plan
Communicating Complexity (2 TEUs)
Executive Presence (2 TEUs)
Improv-Based Communication (2 TEUs)
Strategic Communication (2 TEUs)
The Leadership Brand Advantage (2 TEUs)

Sample Strategic Leadership Certificate Plan
Leadership as a Daily Challenge (4 TEUs)
Leading with Emotional Intelligence (3 TEUs)
Strategic Communication (2 TEUs)
The Leadership Brand Advantage (2 TEUs)

View frequently asked questions about the certificate

Meet the Tepper Executive Education Faculty

Laurence Ales Tepper Executive EducationLaurence Ales
Professor of Economics

Sean Ammirati Tepper Executive Education
Sean Ammirati
Distinguished Service Professor
of Entrepreneurship
Sean Ammirati Tepper Executive Education
Carla Bevins
Associate Teaching Professor of Business Communication
Rosalind Chow
Rosalind M. Chow
Associate Professor
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Mattia Ciollaro Tepper Executive Education
Mattia Ciollaro
Assistant Teaching Professor
of Business Analytics
Emily DeJeu Tepper Executive Education
Emily DeJeu
Assistant Teaching Professor
Business Management Communication
Tim Dergender Tepper Executive Education    Tim Derdenger
Associate Professor
Marketing and Strategy
David Krackoff Tepper Executive Education  
David Krackhardt
Professor of Organizations
Heinz College & Tepper School
of Business
David Lassman Tepper Executive Education  
David Lassman
Distinguished Service Professor
Organizational Management
Derek Leben Tepper Executive Education 
Derek Leben
Associate Teaching Professor
of Business Ethics
Sunkee Lee Tepper Executive Education 
Sunkee Lee
Associate Professor of Organizational Theory
and Strategy; Frank A. and Helen E. Risch
Associate Professor of Organizational Theory and Strategy
Sunkee Lee Tepper Executive Education 
Andrew Li
Assistant Professor of Operations Research
Leanne Meyer Tepper Executive Education 
Leanne Meyer
Executive Coach and Author
Ben Mosley Tepper Executive Education 
Ben Mosley
Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor 
Operations Research
Willem-Jan van Hoeve Tepper Executive Education 
Willem-Jan van Hoeve
Carnegie Bosch Professor
Operations Research
Senior Associate Dean Education
Sylvia Vogt Tepper Executive Education 
Sylvia B. Vogt
Faculty Director
Carnegie Mellon University
Beth Walter Tepper Executive Education
Beth Walter
Assistant Professor
Business Communications

Show off your success with digital Smart Certificates from Tepper Executive Education and CV Trust.

Upon successful completion of our executive education programs, you will receive a secure, certified, digital version of your certificate to share with recruiters, employers, and professional and personal networks. Partnering with CV Trust allows each certificate holder access to the CV Trust web-based platform to manage all of their certificates in one place and access them from anywhere, anytime. Smart Certificates may be sent as a secure .pdf or with a personal hyperlink.

With Smart Certificates, you can:

  • Receive instant access to verified digital credentials.
  • Store credentials in a secure, web-based platform.
  • Share credentials across social networks, such as LinkedIn, and via e-mail.
  • Prevent fraud and make having additional copies of certificates easier and more accessible.

View frequently asked questions to learn more about Smart Certificates.

Pursuing a Certificate in Executive Leadership also qualifies you for a 10% discount after completing your first program toward the certificate.

Contact Executive Education at Carnegie Mellon

Contact a program director at 412-268-2304 or to learn more.

Get answers to common inquiries by visiting our frequently asked questions page.