Certificate of Professional Development

Certificate of Professional Development


Your Commitment to an Advanced Level of Learning

The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) is specifically designed for executives with the drive and desire to advance their level of learning. Through one of three education tracks — Finance, Leadership, or Strategy — or by your own design, a Wharton CPD is a professional achievement that can change your career.

A CPD is earned through completion of four programs within a six-year period. During that time, you’ll be exposed to new ideas, challenged to think differently, and engaged with people from all over the world in programs led by Wharton’s world-renowned faculty.


The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development in Finance

As a leader in finance education, Wharton offers a strong selection of in-depth programs led by distinguished faculty. If you want to strengthen your knowledge of finance and financial management in today’s economy, this is the track to take. Learn more »


The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development in Leadership

With so many organizations facing change, strong leadership skills are always in high demand. This track will give you the ability you need to influence, inspire, and lead your organization through any challenge. Learn more »

Strategy & Innovation

The Wharton Certificate of Professional Development in Strategy

Wharton's faculty is comprised of some of the world’s best thought leaders, who will teach you how to identify and devise strategies that will successfully lead your company through change. Learn more »

Design Your Own

Design Your Own Wharton Certificate of Professional Development

If your professional goals are varied, consider designing your own CPD and customizing your executive education experience to achieve these goals. You can choose a combination of any four programs in our open-enrollment portfolio from the specialized tracks as well as from our Marketing programs portfolio.

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The Benefits of a Certificate of Professional Development

Wharton’s Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) provides a focused approach to executive education that can demonstrate your professional value and help maximize your impact to your organization. You’ll also enjoy the flexibility of learning at your own pace and gain exposure to executives from all over the world who come to Wharton every year. And, your accomplishment will be recognized by Wharton — setting you apart from the competition. Upon completion of your Certificate of Professional Development, you will be invited to join the CPD Circle, a group of professionals like yourself whose dedication to learning has earned them this professional achievement. Learn more about CPD benefits »

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Wondering if the Wharton Certificate of Professional Development is right for you? Hear more about the CPD from executives who have chosen this certificate to advance their professional development.