Management & Leadership

Technical Leadership Certificate

Improve your technical management skills. Completing the Technical Leadership Certificate from the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development will give you the skills to manage technical teams, improve process, and transition from applied, technically-focused disciplines into a successful leader.

  • Manage technical teams
  • Improve business processes
  • Manage capital budgets

Our programs and certificates add credibility to your work-ready skill set. Through the completion of this certificate, you’ll:

  • Learn from instructors with real-world business experience
  • Build your professional network
  • Discover new ways of doing business that raise your value and improve your organization

Who Should Attend

Technical professionals and leaders who want to expand their skill set should enroll in the Technical Leadership Certificate.

Certificate Path

You are encouraged to take courses in whatever order helps resolve your immediate business challenges and professional development needs.

Core Programs (Choose 6)

Offered by the Center for Professional & Executive Development

  • Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals
  • How to Influence Without Direct Authority
  • New Product Development and Innovation
  • Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Control
  • Defining and Managing Business Requirements

  • Offered by The College of Engineering

    Technical Leadership Certificate

    DateCourse Name






    Business Acumen and Strategy

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    Business Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma and Performance Metrics

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    Defining and Managing Business Requirements

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    Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals

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    How To Influence Without Direct Authority

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    Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Control

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