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Executive Education
Butler Executive Education

Programs for Individuals

At Butler, education is a lifelong journey. Butler’s Executive Education certificates propel that journey in the form of skills mastery, career advancement, and tactical application.

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

— Socrates

Why Butler Certificates?

Many certificate programs simply supply information. Butler Executive Education certificate programs mirror the University’s belief in experiential education. On this basis, our certificates provide a toolkit to actually apply concepts and walk students through live projects. 

  1. Nationally recognized, locally embedded. Butler’s Executive Education certificates serve as continuing education and independent career advancement for aspiring leaders. 
  2. Courses aren’t built in a philosophical vacuum.
  3. Butler certificates take students from concept to practical work-life application.
  4. Certificates are focused on driving value that fits into the lifestyle of working professionals. 

Butler Executive Education was a perfect solution to the challenges of my daily life. Courses provide the perfect amount of exposure in a wide variety of business basics for those that don't have the time or inclination to ‘master’ all business concepts.

—Aletha Dunston, AICP


Available Certificates

Foundations in Business Certificate

Online; start when it works best for you

Expand your business acumen with this online certificate. Perfect for individuals who have never taken a business course or for those who could benefit from the refresher. Individuals in this program develop basic literacy in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior.

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Design Thinking Certificate

Online; start when it works best for you

Advance your innovation and problem-solving skills and have a greater impact on the complex issues facing your organization and/or clients. This highly interactive certificate program teaches individuals how to utilize innovative tools and techniques commonly used throughout the design process to solve business problems.

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CFP® Test Prep Certificate

Online; start when it works best for you

Prepare for the CFP® exam with this test prep certificate offered in partnership with Kaplan Financial. Individuals in this program benefit from helpful test-taking strategies, sample questions, quizzes and exams, all in preparation for earning one of the most popular credentials in the industry.

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Cyber Risk Management Certificate

Online; start when it works best for you

Learn how to protect your organization from cyber risks with this certificate developed in partnership with the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University. Individuals in this program will learn how to effectively manage, implement, and communicate risk management models company-wide, developing new cyber-security skills that are in high-demand across all industries.

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Enterprise Risk Management Certificate

Online; start when it works best for you

Play a more important role in your organization’s risk management program by learning the methods to identify, assess, and prepare for risks. This certificate is designed to strengthen the professional profile of Risk Managers and prove their know-how to create value for their organization, using nationally and internationally accepted standards and frameworks.

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Insurance and Securities Licensure Test Prep

Online; start when it works best for you

Prepare to pass your insurance or securities licensing exam with this test prep program between Butler Executive Education and Kaplan Financial. These interactive courses can help you achieve a direct pathway to leadership development in insurance and licensing.

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Coaching as a Mentality Course

Online; start when it works best for you

Most managers are beginning to realize just how critical coaching is to an organization’s productivity. A well-coached employee often has improved performance, higher self-confidence, and is more motivated and focused on achieving goals. With the Butler Executive Education Coaching as a Mentality course, managers new and experienced, will develop advanced coaching skills and a solid understanding of how to build coaching into your company’s leadership culture.

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Data Analytics Bootcamp

June 2020 program is online

Learn the specialized skills necessary to land a job in the booming field of data analytics. Individuals in our program not only learn Python, JavaScript, Advanced Excel, and SQL Databases, they will also gain beneficial career planning assistance, including portfolio reviews, resume support, one-on-one career coaching, and so much more.

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Coding Bootcamp

June 2020 program is online

Learn the core skills needed for a career in web development and technology. Individuals in our program will not only become more proficient front-end and back-end developers, they will also gain beneficial career planning assistance including portfolio reviews, resume support, one-on-one career coaching, and so much more.

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