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Build the skills you need to be an effective leader. In our business and leadership courses, you'll learn how to lead with confidence and make a lasting impact at your company. Choose from courses on negotiation, collaboration, innovation, strategic decision-making, and more. Designed for working professionals, our courses can be taken part-time, alongside your career.
Why Stanford Online?
Take Courses Online
Content is 100% online and can be taken at your own pace.
Learn at Your Pace
Choose from self-paced or short, group-based learning.
Access Top Faculty
Learn from distinguished professors of Stanford's School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business.
Earn a Certificate
Earn a Stanford certificate for any program you complete.
Who Should Enroll
Bring your power to understand human behavior and learn to use it to prioritize the most useful and desirable features in a product.
Engineers and developers
Bring your ability to build products the best way and combine it with the knowledge to capture opportunities and create economic value.
Designers and UX designers
Polish your ability to create products that are wonderful to use and combine it with the ability to plan go-to-market strategies.
Marketing & Sales
Combine your powers to acquire customers with the ability to prioritize the features that will make them loyal.
Founders and entrepreneurs
Develop the skills that will help you manage your products’ lifecycle once you bring your ideas to life.
Graduate or Professional course - which is right for you?
Graduate Certificate Courses
90–120 hours per course
Earn up to 18 units of academic credit that may contribute to a certificate or a degree
Frequent collaboration with other students taking courses at the same time
8-10 hours per course
Take a professional course to build your skills and advance your career
Potential to connect with other participants through private social media groups
Managing Remote and Hybrid Teams
With the right kind of guidance, remote and hybrid teams can produce great results. In this course, you will learn skills to help your team stay healthy, motivated, and effective.
Negotiation: How to Get (More of) What You Want
Effective leaders and change-makers are effective negotiators. In this course, you will learn how to be an effective negotiator and secure more of what you want in life.
Management Science and Engineering
This program equips technical engineers with the skills to become successful managers and business leaders. Develop a strategic decision-making mindset and choose courses across policy, management, and technology.
Team Collaboration: Managing Across Boundaries
Leading a team with a range of perspectives requires a unique set of skills. In this course, you’ll gain new insights and tools that will enable you to effectively lead a team that can innovate across geographic, functional, cultural, and firm boundaries.
Do you have what it takes to inspire people to practice—rather than just talk about—innovation? In this innovation course, Professor Robert (Bob) Sutton digs into the differences between leading innovation and managing routine work.
This program will equip you with the skills you need to be a great product manager. We’ve distilled the lessons learned from decades of product management career experience and leading research to give you exactly what you need to be effective in the role.
King Philanthropies Professor of Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Vice President of Product at Webflow and Lecturer at Stanford University
Professor of Management Science & Engineering and, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business
Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Emerita, Stanford Graduate School of Business