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Leadership is a long-term commitment

The most iconic leaders of our time have one thing in common: a life-long commitment to continuous improvement. Now, you can gain recognition for your dedication to long-term professional development and your commitment to stay ahead of today’s critical issues.

Earn an Excellence in Executive Leadership Certificate from Rotman

It's simple. Over three years, complete three qualifying programs in any order and earn the Rotman Excellence in Executive Leadership Certificate from Canada's leading business school and top University.

Our team of learning experts have designed a suite of programs that develop both your leadership capabilities and strategic understanding of today's emerging topics specifically so you can stay a step ahead. Complete at least one program from the Leadership Suite and up to two from the Focused Suite below to earn your certificate.

Meet our 2020 Excellence in Executive Leadership recipients, a diverse group of leaders from the public and private sectors. 

Why a certificate?

  • Gain recognition of your long-term commitment to leadership development from Canada's #1 provider of executive education
  • Receive recognition as a member of the Rotman community, with access to the school-wide alumni network
  • Enjoy membership in an exclusive LinkedIn group
  • Access to networking opportunities with fellow leaders across industries
  • Exclusive discount on additional Executive Programs

You will also receive

  • A discount offer you can share with friends and family
  • Exclusive invitations to special events
  • Advanced registration preference when you indicate your intention to complete the certificate

How does it work?

Sample Certificate

Choose at least one program from the Leadership suite below and up to two from the Focused suite. Start with whichever program you like - you do not have to start with one from the Leadership Suite. Complete all three programs within three calendar years and you will receive your Excellence in Executive Leadership Certificate as well as all the benefits above. Don't forget, you save 25% off the cost of your second, third, and all future eligible programs. You can build a trio of programs that best suits your individual needs.

Focused Suite

Complete up to two programs from this list:

Executive Presence (available virtually)

Risk Management (available virtually)

Leading Change (available virtually)

Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Professional (available virtually)

Strategy & Competitive Advantage (available virtually)

Business of Payments 

Corporate Finance for Executives (available virtually)

Inclusion by Design (available virtually) 


Advanced Negotiations (available virtually)

The New Executive's Road Map (available virtually)

Rotman-ICD Board Dynamics for Executives* (available virtually)

Machine Learning Online (available via Emeritus online)

Business Analytics Online (available via Emeritus online)

Business Design Thinking Online (available via Emeritus online)

Healthcare Analytics Online (available via Emeritus online)

Family Wealth Management

Financial Literacy and Analysis

Negotiation Foundations

Innovation Readiness for a New Normal*

Business Design Fundamentals

Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works

Advanced Business Design Facilitation

Artificial Intelligence: An Executive Primer

Data Literacy

Strategy for Future-Ready Growth

*This program is not eligible for a discount but counts towards your certificate.

For example, you could take three leadership programs, or one leadership and two focused programs, or two leadership programs and one focused program. Any of these combinations would earn you a certificate as long as they are completed within three calendar years.

When you begin your third program towards the certificate, tell us you would like to complete your certificate in your program application form. For further information contact or call 416-978-8815.

Sample paths

Not sure where to start? Here are three example paths to earning your certificate recommended by our experts:

  1. Finance focus: CFO Leadership, Leading Change, Strategy & Competitive Advantage
  2. Human Resources focus: Strategic Human Resource Leadership, Inclusion by Design, Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Professional
  3. Strategy focus: Executive Leadership Online, Strategy & Competitive Advantage, Machine Learning Online

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