Online Certificate Course

Certificate of Professional Advancement in Management and Negotiation

Learn the core aspects of business management and develop the tools required to be a business leader, including strategic thinking, negotiation abilities, and people-management skills.

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Key details

  • Programme type
    Online Certificate Course
  • Location
  • Start date
    7 Aug 2024  -  Open
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Commitment
    6 - 12 hours per week
  • Department
    Department of Management


In a volatile, uncertain business environment, leadership is demanding. But with the correct skill set, leadership can also be exciting and rewarding. A strong leader is critical to building and maintaining a competitive advantage in a complex business landscape.

The Certificate of Professional Advancement in Management and Negotiation from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) prepares business leaders and managers for today’s challenges and opportunities. It combines the content of three leading LSE online certificate courses to deliver a learning journey that explores the many aspects of effective leadership. From gaining strategic and analytical skills to learning to influence and manage diverse, flexible, and remote teams, you’ll develop a holistic set of tools and techniques to lead resilient organisations.


On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • More substantial knowledge of the three core business pillars: the strategic environment, the financial toolkit, and the human element.
  • Enhanced strategic leadership and managerial confidence, professional career-development tools, and essential negotiation skills.
  • The skills to enhance working relationships, manage conflicts, inspire and retain talent, and effectively lead teams.
  • An understanding of people development and employee engagement and how these can be used to drive performance. You’ll also gain insight into flexible and virtual work, diversity management, and organisational well-being.
  • Unlimited access to edX’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.

Programme content

This Certificate of Professional Advancement in Management and Negotiation is 6 months (including 1 week orientation and 2 week-long breaks in between courses) with a time commitment of 6-12 hours per week.

Who attends?

This course is designed for both experienced and aspiring leaders and specialists aiming to extend their business capabilities.

The course is suitable for managers working within organisations, business owners, and entrepreneurs. No formal academic prerequisites are required, although some business experience and numerical proficiency are recommended. Professionals interested in honing their negotiation skills and growing their influence will also find this course invaluable. Human resource professionals will enhance their managerial abilities and receive valuable guidance on promoting organisational performance.

Why LSE?

LSE Online builds on our 125 year tradition of exploring the interconnected, multidisciplinary nature of our world that shape society and business globally. Since our inception in 1895, LSE has been a pioneer in providing courses for professional development. Our founding commitment is to understand the causes of things for the betterment of society. Never has this been a more important goal than in these times of unparalleled change. We provide you with the insights and skills to think critically and independently. To make the connections, see the greater picture. To shape the future by understanding today. Whatever stage you are in your life and career. Wherever you are in the world.


The design of this Certificate in Professional Advancement in Management and Negotiation is guided by LSE faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the course.

Connson Locke

Professor Connson Locke

Professorial Lecturer in Management

Tara Reich

Dr Tara Reich

Aurelie Cnop-Nielsen

Dr Aurelie Cnop-Nielsen

LSE Fellow, Department of Management

Karin A. King

Dr Karin A. King

LSE Fellow, Department of Management

Department overview

The Department of Management at LSE is a world-class centre for research and education in business and management, that draws fully on the LSE tradition of inter-disciplinary academic excellence. Ranked #5 worldwide for social sciences and management by the QS World University Rankings (2023) and #2 in the UK by percentage of overall four and three star in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), the department informs and inspires the very best in management in practice by challenging and enhancing understanding of people, teams, organisations and markets, as well as the economic, psychological, social, political and technological contexts in which they operate worldwide. 

Fees and entry requirements

Tuition fees: £5,730

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an LSE Certificate of Professional Advancement in Management and Negotiation. 

No formal academic prerequisites are required, although some business experience and numerical proficiency are recommended.



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