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Effective leaders are always in-demand.

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 collaboration, innovation, strategic decision-making, and more. Designed for working professionals, our courses can be taken part-time, alongside your career.

Learn skills that you can immediately apply to your work.

  • Build and maintain a motivated, cohesive team of doers
  • Develop a positive company culture and psychological safety
  • Advocate for yourself, your team, and your ideas
  • Manage a product team and run an operational sprint

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?

Time Commitment


Classmate Interactions


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


Professional Program

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


Featured Courses and Programs

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. 

Leading People, Culture, and Innovation

Lead innovative, motivated teams in your organization. Define yourself as a trustworthy leader, advocate for yourself, and foster collaboration, innovation, and psychological safety in your team(s).

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.

Leading Innovation

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.

Product Management

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.

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Featured Instructors

Jonathan Levav

King Philanthropies Professor of Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jiaona Zhang

Vice President of Product at Webflow and Lecturer at Stanford University

Bob Sutton

Professor of Management Science & Engineering and, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business

Margaret Neale

Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Emerita, Stanford Graduate School of Business


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