Certificate in Business Strategy & Decision-Making

Forge a Strategic Path to Meet Today’s Pressing Challenges


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,110

Next start date:

October 3, 2024

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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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Video Overview

Instructor Adam Grupp talks about the importance of becoming skilled in all aspects of decision-making and how this program helps you learn self-management and the role you play as a leader.

Duration: 2:30

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 strategic planning and management
  • How to uncover opportunities and develop meaningful goals, identify required resources, track and evaluate success, and adapt to unpredictable disruptions

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Develop and present strategy analysis and recommendations for an existing organization
  • Participate in team-based case projects involving simulation exercises, class presentations and post-mortem analyses


You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the Scholarships page.


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

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

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll meet with your instructor and classmates at scheduled times over Zoom. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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