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Certificate in Business Strategy & Decision-Making

Forge a Strategic Path to Meet Today’s Pressing Challenges


Program Details

  • Location: Online, Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,747

Next start date:

October 6, 2022

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About this Program

A global pandemic. A climate crisis. A social justice movement that is demanding companies and organizations reimagine how they do business. The challenges facing today’s business leaders are formidable and complex. Successful leaders need to be able to develop and implement strategies that meaningfully address these pressing issues in ways that align with the company’s goals and core values. This dexterity will set you apart as a leader who can contribute to organizational planning and lead others in the development and execution of strategic plans.

This three-course certificate program will prepare you to address today’s most pressing business challenges. We’ll discuss the circumstances and considerations that leaders need to account for when creating a business strategy. You’ll work in small teams to take a business strategy through its various stages — initiation, implementation, performance evaluation and future recommendations. You’ll gain the tools you’ll need to confidently lead your team, no matter what hurdles you encounter.

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Designed For

Early and mid-career professionals who are looking to advance to more senior positions and professionals who either have some experience leading teams or aspire to do so in their next career move.

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What You'll Learn

  • Decision analysis frameworks for developing and adapting strategies
  • How to use frameworks and planning tools to collect key inputs and involve stakeholders in the strategic planning process
  • How to uncover opportunities and develop meaningful goals, identify required resources, track and evaluate success, and adapt to unpredictable disruptions

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Create a strategic plan or plan of record for an existing organization
  • Participate in team-based case projects involving simulation exercises, class presentations and post-mortem analyses


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Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Enjoy a blend of in-person classes and online study. You’ll learn with the same group of students throughout the program, getting ample opportunity to connect with each other and your instructors. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Blended (Classroom + Online)

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