Online Executive Education Courses

Earn Your Certification From the University of California, Davis

In today’s competitive business landscape, it’s crucial that business leaders stay on the cutting-edge of today’s trends and best practices. With online executive education courses at the University of California, Davis, you can sharpen your skills with lessons from industry thought-leaders and earn certification in two months or less.

What Is an Executive Education Course?

Our online executive education courses allow lifelong learners across the globe to build industry-relevant skills throughout their careers. Courses are kept short to expedite the learning process and allow professionals to apply their newfound skills in real-time. These courses are delivered entirely online and powered by GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand.


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Leadership Program

This course is designed by internationally recognized behavior expert Professor Kimberly Elsbach. Participants learn to:

  • Understand your personal leadership style and how to adapt it to improve team dynamics and communication
  • Delegate and choose appropriate leaders
  • Manage crisis situations effectively

Time to complete: 8 weeks

Learn more about the Leadership Program short course.

Why University of California, Davis?

At the University of California, Davis, every class is designed with the same goal: to prepare agile leaders to think differently, maintain responsible business ethics and make a positive impact in the world. With graduate degree programs offered in the San Francisco Bay Area and deep connections to the Silicon Valley, our instructors bring the power of cutting-edge innovation to the classroom.

Our Online Format

The online short course format includes:

  • Online and downloadable instructional material that includes a wide range of interactive content—such as real-world case studies, video lectures, infographics, live polls and more
  • Weekly class-wide forums and reviewed small group discussions that allow you to interact with your peers and learning facilitators
  • Access to comprehensive tech support 24/7
  • Quizzes and ongoing project submissions that allow you to apply what you learn each week and eventually implement new skillsets within your organization

Upgrade Your Business Skill Set in 8 Weeks

Enroll in a University of California, Davis, short course today to enhance your business expertise and propel your career forward.