Executive Certificates

Executive Certificates

New for March 2020:   

PHARMA CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES CERTIFICATE

Our open enrolment courses can be combined to earn an IMIx Executive Program Certificate in the following areas:

Certificate in Strategy & Critical Thinking

The Certificate in Strategy & Critical Thinking will prepare executives and managers who are in functional positions to understand strategic thinking, which coordinates and focuses all functional activities, and to think critically about strategy, strategic thinking, competitive advantage and other business problems. 

  • Developing a Winning Strategy - 1 day 
  • Finding Problems Customers Will PAY to Solve (Creating Value) - 2 days
  • Critical Thinking - 0.5 day
  • Removing Bias from your Strategy and Decisions - 1 day 
  • Strategies Amid Uncertainty & Disruptive Technologies - 1 day

Courses for both the Certificate in Strategy & Innovation and the Certificate in Strategy & Critical Thinking can be completed in any order. Completion of the three strategy courses can be used toward both certificates, provided completion of all certificate courses occurs within three years. 

Certificate in Data Analytics

The availability of data has exceeded the capacity of most managers and executives to analyze and interpret effectively. Since data collection continues to accelerate, the potential for its use is becoming even more evident and threatens the ability of managers to do its job competitively as more competitors learn about analytics. The need for management to master data analytics is apparent. The Certificate in Data Analytics Program will fill this need by educating managers and executives with the methods and techniques of data analytics, the problems inherent in big data analysis, and the potential of using software that learns or improves its analytical approach with minimal or no assistance. 

  • Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Visualization - 1 day
  • Data Cleaning and Manipulation - 1 day 
  • Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning - 1 day 

All courses will conclude with an examination by the instructor, which depending on the nature of the course, will take the form of: (1) a written examination, or (2) a take-home case assignment applying learning elements from the particular course, or (3) a personal reflection essay based on course content, or (4) a demonstration of the techniques involved in the course. Assessments will be pass/fail for each course. Upon completion of all certificate program courses, students may request the relevant certificate through the IMIx Academic Director/Program Officer and must pass an examination encompassing all the courses in the certificate.