Continuing Education

Professional Education for Executives


Extension offers a full suite of programs and courses that are tailor-made for business owners, leaders, and executives who are looking to earn a University of Alberta credential, develop targeted skills, or update their knowledge in specific areas.

Why Study at U of A Extension?

Flexible, part-time study

Industry-leading instructors

Multiple delivery formats

Easy online registration

Pay as you go

If you were previously enrolled in an Executive Education program at the University of Alberta, you may be eligible for transfer credit free of charge. Please contact our program office at busprog@ualberta.ca for details.

Featured Programs

Leadership Advanced Certificate
Businesses and organizations rely on strong leaders to move them forward—outstanding individuals who excel at leading change, making difficult decisions, and inspiring teams.
Management Development Certificate
Management at all levels has a dramatic impact on the performance of an organization, influencing areas from productivity and growth to profitability and employee...
Global Leadership Advanced Citation
Every day the world becomes more connected through technology, trade, humanitarian work, and shared environmental resources. Strong leadership is an increasingly needed asset, the...
Local Authority Administration (NACLAA I) Advanced Certificate
This is a long-running and award-winning program that consists of two fully online certificates: NACLAA Level I and NACLAA Level II (primarily designed for...
Local Authority Administration (NACLAA II) Advanced Certificate
The NACLAA Level II program is designed for municipal administrators that hold higher-level positions within the municipal civil service and are interested in greater...
Certified in Management Designation
This designation is awarded by Canada’s senior management association, the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM), an organization that for 75 years has been advancing...

Featured Series

Change Management 3–course series
Knowing how to initiate, lead, and manage successful change initiatives is vital to organizations and key to being a successful manager. You must act...
Business Strategy 3–course series
Success doesn’t happen by accident. It doesn’t happen without a well-planned strategy, and it doesn’t happen unless that strategy is communicated and executed effectively...
Managing Organizational Risk 3–course series
What do you do to prevent and prepare for bad things to happen? Organizational Risk shows up in many forms: server crashes, office flooding...
Analytics for Business 3–course series
Organizations generate a wealth of data through their everyday operations. Mining through that data to extract meaningful information can be a daunting task if...
Workplace Wellness Leadership 3–course series
The Workplace Wellness Leadership series is designed to empower managers, HR personnel, and OHS professionals to design, create, and lead workplace health and wellness...
Business Seminars course collection
If you are a busy professional who wants to expand your current knowledge, increase your competitive edge, and stay up-to-date on emerging trends, then...
Change Management 3–course series
Knowing how to initiate, lead, and manage successful change initiatives is vital to organizations and key to being a successful manager. You must act...
Analytics for Business 3–course series
Organizations generate a wealth of data through their everyday operations. Mining through that data to extract meaningful information can be a daunting task if...
Business Strategy 3–course series
Success doesn’t happen by accident. It doesn’t happen without a well-planned strategy, and it doesn’t happen unless that strategy is communicated and executed effectively...

Featured Short Courses

Change Leadership

Know how to initiate, lead, and manage successful change initiatives as you explore change models, change management strategies, and the organizational learning associated with change experiences.

Coaching and Mentoring

Build on your performance management skills and learn how effective leaders can excel at mentoring individuals and groups for high performance teams.

Financial Management and Budgeting

Explore financial practices within organizations as you learn concepts of managerial finance as well as how to make and understand financial decisions. Topics include budget variances analysis, operating leverage ratio, cost and revenue analysis, and computing break-even points.

Human Resources Foundations

Understand the human resource function as an extension of the line manager’s responsibility as you explore effective human resource management processes, methods, and techniques.

Implementing Emotional Intelligence (EQ) at Work

Explore the concept and applications of emotional intelligence (EQ) in organizations as you discuss EQ styles and the role they play in daily workplace interactions.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

This sem­i­nar will intro­duce basic finan­cial con­cepts to par­tic­i­pants whose pri­ma­ry role is in oth­er func­tion­al areas. You will gain an under­stand­ing of how finan­cial state­ments are pre­pared and how to inter­pret finan­cial state­ments and data in order to make pru­dent finan­cial decisions.

Interpersonal Communications

Explore listening, questioning, and non-verbal techniques that will help you express yourself more clearly, better interpret the messages of others, and enhance your understanding of interpersonal conflict.

Leadership Communications

Connect the concepts of leadership and communication as you learn strategies for persuasive communication that generates buy-in both with internal and external audiences.

Leadership Fundamentals

Identify effective leadership models and enhance your success and value in the workplace as you explore leadership theories, practices, styles, and strengths.

Leading Strategic Planning

Understand how to build and implement a strategic plan for successfully leading your organization toward a set of goals. Topics include goal and direction setting, moving from strategy to action, and project planning and delivery.

Leading Teams

Learn how to assess your leadership practice as you recognize what makes a team and understand the rules of team development and performance management, as well as strategies for developing talent and building an environment of trust and resiliency.

De Bono Six Thinking Hats

Explore ways of trans­form­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion, mov­ing beyond obvi­ous solu­tions, reduc­ing meet­ing times, and intro­duc­ing pos­i­tive team dynam­ics into the meet­ing process.

Negotiations

Find out how to recognize and respond to negotiating tactics, learn how to negotiate successful agreements, and develop the ability to establish a negotiating process for creating collaborative partnerships.

Stakeholder Relationships

Learn leadership strategies to effectively manage the interests of multiple stakeholders as you discuss topics like stakeholder identification, analysis, and engagement.

Strategic Management

Learn how to think strategically about your company and explore a structured methodology to develop optimal solutions to the key business problems and opportunities facing organizations.

Developing and Leveraging Executive Presence

We will explore key traits, behav­iours, and mind­set need­ed to project a strong and authen­tic pres­ence. You will be taught prac­ti­cal meth­ods for cul­ti­vat­ing these traits, includ­ing activ­i­ties you can incor­po­rate into every­day work and life.