Executive Scholar Certificate

What is the Kellogg
Executive Scholar Certificate?

The Kellogg Executive Scholar Certificate is an academically rigorous path to achieve your personal and professional goals by attending programs at Kellogg Executive Education and strengthening your professional credentials. Participants are awarded an Executive Scholar Certificate of Professional Achievement in a designated track after completion of a combination of core and elective open enrollment programs where they will learn from and interact with our world class faculty and fellow business executives globally.

To achieve an Executive Scholar Certificate, participants are required to complete a minimum of 4-5 programs totaling 13 full days in the classroom within 5 years. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, participants earn Kellogg Executive Education alumni status.

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Scholar Tracks & Programs APPLY

Executive Scholar Certificate Track Requirements

General certificate requirements include completing a minimum of 4-5 programs totaling 13 full days over a 5 year time frame. Please see below for specific certificate track requirements.

*Any of our Executive Programs may be applied as an elective toward all Executive Scholar Certificate tracks.


General Management

Growth & Innovation


Marketing & Sales

Operations & Technology


Build Your Own Track

Nonprofit Management

Alumni Benefits

Upon completing a certificate, participants will receive Kellogg Executive Education alumni status, with benefits such as:

  • Membership in the global Kellogg alumni network
  • Access to the online alumni network, including a network directory, discussion groups, webinars, and other tools
  • Opportunities to participate in alumni clubs
  • 30% discount on all Executive Education open enrollment programs
  • Access to cutting-edge research and content from Kellogg faculty and leading practitioners
  • A subscription to Kellogg magazine
  • Invitations to attend Kellogg-sponsored conferences on relevant issues in management

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Kellogg Executive Scholar?

Participants interested in completing the Executive Scholar Certificate are encouraged to fill out an application.

What is the application process?

Participants should submit the application via the website or connect directly with the Executive Scholar Certificate advisor. The application serves to inform the school of your intent to become an Executive Scholar, allowing the school and advisor to monitor your progress toward completing a certificate. The application is non-binding and does not obligate you to attend any programs.

Is there a fee to become an Executive Scholar?

There is no additional fee required to become an Executive Scholar. Simply fill out the application, which will inform the school of your intent to become a Scholar.

Can the Executive Scholar Certificate track change?

Programming applied toward a specific certificate track is flexible and can change over time with the approval of the Executive Scholar Certificate advisor, as long as the programs fall within one of the certificate tracks.

Why should I consider the Executive Scholar Certificate?

With over forty programs in our executive education portfolio, you can tailor a curriculum track around your individual needs. Perhaps you need more training in general management, but don't have time for a three- or four-week program. Or you may want to reposition yourself in your company, refresh prior education, or sharpen a specific skill. Whatever your professional development goals are, the Kellogg Executive Scholar Certificate is an ideal way to achieve them.

How will the Kellogg Executive Scholar Certificate benefit me? My organization?

Kellogg develops programs around some of the business world's most challenging issues. Kellogg's unique collaborative approach immerses those who love to learn in provocative new ways to explore complex business problems. As such, Kellogg's programs directly benefit both the individual and the organization.

My employee asked me to sponsor him/her. How will this benefit our organization?

As the sponsor of an Executive Scholar, your organization will benefit because:

  • The Executive Scholar tracks provide a flexible way to develop current and future leaders
  • Our vast program offerings allow your organization to address a variety of competencies
  • Team members return to work with perspectives from other companies and industries
  • The practical curriculum allows executives to return to work and immediately apply what they have learned
  • Your team will be able to better tackle the challenges your organization faces, having learned from Kellogg faculty and a diverse peer group of seasoned executives from around the world

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