Post-Graduate Business Certificate Programs

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Level Up with LMU Executive Education Programs

Looking to get ahead in today’s competitive marketplace? Need to brush up your knowledge and skills on a particular topic? This fall, Loyola Marymount University offers a variety of one- and two-day business certificate courses to help professionals sharpen their mindset and skill set.

These small, interactive courses, developed by industry professionals and based on market feedback, are taught by accomplished faculty and industry leaders at the state-of-the-art LMU Playa Vista Campus, located in the heart of Silicon Beach. Courses cover hot topics in emerging technologies, conscious capitalism, workplace culture, personal branding, and sustainability, among others. 

Certificate Courses

  • Click each blue bar below for individual course description, date, etc.
  • Courses may be taken individually.
  • Price includes continental breakfast, lunch and all course materials.
  • To learn about discounts for LMU alumni, email ExecEd@lmu.edu.

LMU Executive Education courses scheduled for fall 2019 include:

  • Polarities: The Art and Science of Better Decision-Making

    Saturday, September 14, 2019
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)
    LMU Playa Vista Campus
    Price: $1,500

    Instructor: Robert Jake Jacobs

    What Does This Course Cover?
    Better, more effective problem solving is key to your success in this dynamic and complex marketplace. Learn how most business challenges are, in fact, polarities: competing options with “upside” and “downside” potential that must be clearly identified, successfully navigated and thoughtfully leveraged to achieve success in business.

    Register here.

  • Brand You

    Friday, September 20, 2019
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)
    LMU Playa Vista Campus
    Price: $1,500

    Instructor: Matthew Stefl

    What Does This Course Cover?
    Who are you? What makes you tick? What are your values? What do you stand for? What makes you happy and thrive? And how can you bring you — the best, most authentic you — to the world? This fast-paced, intimate and illuminating workshop requires an open mind, courage and creativity. Aside from getting a better sense of who you (really) are, participants will walk away with:

    • a deeper sense of purpose – known to have positive effects on career and life
    • satisfaction, physical health, interpersonal relationships and more
    • higher levels of self-awareness, self-confidence, alignment and focus
    • more authentic and distinctive sense of self
    • greater awareness of strengths and weaknesses
    • near- and long-term action plan.

     Register here.

  • Business of Film Fundamentals

    Friday, October 18, 2019, 4 - 7 p.m.
    Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)
    LMU Playa Vista Campus
    Price: $2,250

    Instructors: David Offenberg, Ph.D., Trea Lachowicz, J.D., LL.M., Viviana Zarragoitia

    What Does This Course Cover?

    This course is for filmmakers who would like to learn the fundamentals for the business side of filmmaking. You will gain a basic understanding of film finance, using tools like equity investments, tax incentive lending, and participation. You will also learn about the contracts and legal requirements that leave so many new filmmakers confused.

    Register here.

  • Leadership Skills for the Modern Workplace

    Thursday, November 7, 2019
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)
    LMU Playa Vista Campus
    Price: $1,500

    Instructors: Gaynor Strachan Chun and Sharalyn Hartwell

    What Does This Course Cover?
    Leadership models are evolving rapidly. What are the skills leaders need be successful in today’s workplace? This program uses real world exercises to hone your leadership skills and create a culture where your talent will thrive and stay engaged. In this course, you will:

    • Understand the expectations employees have of the companies they work for and their leaders
    • Explore emerging leadership models, gain a new perspective of the forgotten soft skills -- particularly interpersonal skills -- and their role in leadership success
    • Discover the modern tools of leadership
    • Hone your strategy and plan for building a company culture based on values and purpose above and beyond the product

    Register here.

  • Creating a Modern Workplace Culture

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)
    LMU Playa Vista Campus
    Price: $1,500

    Instructors: Gaynor Strachan Chun and Sharalyn Hartwell

    What Does This Course Cover?
    Agility and flexibility are fast becoming the keys to success, demanding companies create a culture based on continuous learning, beyond the functional skills necessary for the job. The new paradigm needs to include the broader life and higher-order skills -- the uniquely human skills. In this course, you will get all the tools and techniques necessary to structure the learning culture and to implement this critical skill to create a productive and sustainable learning based modern workplace.

    Register here.

Upcoming Events

The LMU College of Business Administration is hosting two events for local business professionals and entrepreneurs. Join us!

1. “Storytelling Builds Community” Conference
Oct. 12, 2019 (time TBA)
Price: TBA
LMU Playa Vista Campus

In partnership with the Los Angeles Times, this conference teaches participants how to leverage storytelling to become a more effective leader, drive business (build brand, create cultures), build stronger teams, and create opportunities to impact society. Today's executives need to apply their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills quickly and effectively to increasingly complex issues. What is a common denominator that increases the odds of success? Framing that thinking, that action, in story (the leader’s story, the organization’s story, the stakeholder’s story). Connecting with those stakeholders (internal or external) through storytelling is organic, inclusive and collaborative, but frequently bungled. This LMU conference will inspire and instruct you to be a better storyteller.

Registration: please complete the inquiry form below to be notified when registration opens.

2. Women in Leadership Summit
Nov. 8, 2019 (time TBA)
Price: TBA
LMU Playa Vista Campus

Help shape the future of Silicon Beach for women. This summit will engage and inspire, build community, break down barriers and define your personal purpose. Learn the importance of mentorship from industry and academic experts. Participants will be immersed with others who have a growth mindset
Join a community that gives first and prioritizes collaboration to make an impact.

Registration: please complete the inquiry form below to be notified when registration opens.

 

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