Management & Leadership

Technical Leadership Certificate

This certificate series is a flexible development program tailored for technical professionals transitioning from applied, technically-focused disciplines into managerial and leadership roles. Never static, its curriculum is constantly updated by program faculty to meet the changing demands placed upon leaders and organizations in today's world economy.

This certificate series is a joint offering through the College of Engineering and the Wisconsin School of Business.

To earn the Technical Leadership Certificate, complete six courses from the list shown below.

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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“The level of detail in such a short amount of time is fantastic. I walk away from every class far more prepared to tackle the challenges and opportunities I see in my role.”

Bret Piontek, CPM Health Grades

“I believe a certificate earned through UW holds more weight and authority.”

Stacey Forkner, RD&E Manager, SC Johnson

“I applied many of the techniques learned to improve on how I lead my Service Operation. My operation has been named a Certified Center of Excellence by Benchmark Portal for seven consecutive years!”

Jon Smith, Commercial Lines Operations Manager, Church Mutual Insurance

“After receiving my certificate I was able to apply the things I had learned in my workplace which fast tracked my career and earned me a promotion.”

Adam Becker, Director of Inside Sales, Palmer Johnson Power Systems

“The UW is a highly respected institution and having a certification from the Wisconsin School of Business means something.”

Paul Lewandowski, Supply Warehouse Manager, American Family Insurance

“Upon completion of the Six Sigma Black Belt certificate I was promoted to CI Manager at my company.”

Sandy Kampen, CI Manager, Suttle-Straus

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