Management Program Gets Revamp

Winter 2012

In March, Notre Dame Executive Education will launch a redesigned version of its Certificate in Executive Management program, which for more than 20 years has helped managers develop the broader, strategic understanding of company operations vital to strong leadership.

The new format is organized into four intensive two- to three-day sessions, with projects assigned for the intervening periods. Individuals can sign up for just one of the modules or all four. Previously, the participants attended once-a-week sessions for 20 weeks, which limited attendance mostly to people who lived relatively near campus.

The primary focus of the program remains the same: a crash-course in topics covered in most MBA programs, including finance, accounting, marketing and personnel development. The revised program has added a number of areas especially relevant to the global market: sustainability, innovation and change management.

Participants also will take part in a capstone project between the third and fourth modules, in which they become members of a virtual management team for a fictional manufacturer to give them a feel for what it’s like to make strategic decisions.