Leadership and Strategy

Overview of the Leadership and Strategy expertise of Penn State Executive Programs.

Penn State Executive Programs specializes in preparing organizations and leaders to create and unify behind common strategic goals. For more than 60 years, we have been developing leaders who can interpret the environment, seek out new opportunities, rally those around them, and reflect the DNA of the organization.

OUR VERY BEST FOR YOU: Powered by the internationally ranked Smeal College of Business, a faculty that ranks among the best in the world for academic excellence, and partnerships with distinguished research centers, such as the Center for Teams and Negotiation, we are uniquely positioned to deliver innovative learning engagements that build your capabilities to succeed.

Smeal at Your Service

Want to get from good to great? Smeal thrives in the area of leadership and strategy. Beyond certificate-track executive programs, the college provides an array professional graduate degree programs including residential, online, and executive MBA offerings with concentration in strategic leadership. The work of Penn State Executive Programs focuses on  building your great company in two ways:

Custom Learning Initiatives

We collaborate with organizations to develop learning engagements that build momentum for strategic change. Contact us to build a critical mass of leaders who are aligned in their behaviors and approaches. Custom learning initiatives are:

  • Driven by your unique vision, mission, strategic direction, organizational culture, and operational processes
  • Relevant, practical, and directly tied to business goals
  • Seamlessly integrated into other developmental initiatives and management systems within the organization
  • Flexible in program length, timing, location, and delivery mechanisms.

Open-Enrollment Programs

We provide non-degree learning experiences that help leaders develop the mindset to improve organizational performance.

  • Execute effective strategies, bolster your abilities to make sound financial decisions, and leverage social dynamics within your organization.
  • Engage with leading faculty and practitioner executives in relevant content that practically prepares you to confront challenges and opportunities.
  • Grow your career and increase the value you bring to your organization.

Take a combination of programs suited to your goals to earn a Professional Certificate in Strategy and Organizational Performance.

Upcoming Programs

Finance for Strategic Decision Making

This program is designed for those charged with creating and implementing strategy and developing organizational capability. It is ideal for those with functional and general management responsibilities who seek to enhance their strategic leadership effectiveness.

Leading in Complex Organizations

This program is designed for those charged with creating and implementing strategy and developing organizational capability. It is ideal for those with functional and general management responsibilities who seek to enhance their strategic leadership effectiveness.

Strategic Leadership

This program is designed for those charged with creating and implementing strategy and developing organizational capability. It is ideal for those with functional and general management responsibilities who seek to enhance their strategic leadership effectiveness.