What is executive education?

Executive education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is an immersive and highly interactive learning experience for middle-management professionals and executives. It is offered in the form of short, 1- to 3-day-long courses, taught by award-winning practitioners and thought leaders. The curriculum merges the latest research-driven breakthroughs with current best practices and empowers participants to drive innovation with immediate results. Hands-on exercises supplement the experience and allow attendees to grow their professional network. Whether you are looking to expand your current knowledge or gain new skills, you will emerge invigorated and ready to face any project with confidence.

How can I get in touch with the Office of Executive Education?

If you need additional assistance, please email us at or call us at 410-234-9363.


What type of executive education courses does the Carey Business School offer?

Carey Business School offers three types of executive education courses:

  • Individual non-credit professional development courses in leadership, management, business communication, health care, marketing, and innovation and human-centered design.
  • Executive certificates in Business Communication, Health Care Leadership and Management, Management Development, and Innovation and Design Thinking.
  • Custom programs tailored to specific organizations on topics most relevant to their leadership and professional development needs.

What is the difference between a short course and a certificate?

Our short courses are stand-alone non-credit professional development courses, best suited for professionals who are looking to acquire new skills or who need to update their domain expertise. A certificate of completion is provided after each short course. These courses are great resume-builders and provide support for a specific desired skill.

In comparison, earning a certificate demonstrates mastery of a variety of skills within a certain core subject. Earning certification enhances your resume and provides you with an expanded knowledge base, leverage for salary negotiations, promotions, and overall career growth.

What types of certificate options does the Carey Business School have?

We currently offer three types of certificates – integrated executive certificates, bundled executive certificates, and development certificates.

An integrated certificate is comprised of one single, multi-day course that provides an in-depth, hands-on experience for participants. These programs are all encompassing, and participants earn an executive certificate at the end of the final day. The current integrated certificate offerings include Health Care Leadership and Management.

Bundled certificates are comprised of multiple short courses. After completing the required short courses within a two-year timeframe, participants earn an executive certificate in the available subject. The current bundled certificate offerings include:

• Business Communication
• Innovation and Design Thinking

A development certificate allows the flexibility to design your own custom certificate by combining the Foundations of Leadership & Management course with any three courses of your choice. The current development certificate offering is the Management Development Certificate.

Who teaches Carey Business School's Executive Education courses?

Our courses are taught by renowned, award-winning researchers and business practitioners. Visit our Faculty page to learn more about our instructors.

How long are the courses? When do they begin and end?

The total duration of each course varies depending on the topic. Our standard formats are 1, 2, or 3 days, during the business week and, in some cases, during weekends. Typically, courses last a full business day, starting around 9:00 AM and ending around 4:00 PM. For daily agendas, please visit the web pages of the courses you are interested in attending.

Are there any participant expectations?

A certificate is awarded at the end of each course or certificate program, which indicates that you have participated and engaged in the course in its entirety. We understand that unforeseen commitments may arise, but we require that you not miss more than two hours of a 3-day session, one hour of a 2-day session, and require that you are present for the full length of a 1-day session.

How do I list my Executive Certificate on my resume?

We recommend including your Executive Education experience on your resume or CV using the following format:
Awarded an Executive Certificate in [Insert Program Name], [Insert Program Month/Year], Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School, Executive Education

Do I earn continuing education units (CEUs)? Can I count these courses toward a degree at Johns Hopkins or any other university?

All Executive Education short courses are professional development courses. Please email us with specific questions about the availability of CEUs.


Is there a cancellation policy?

We understand that schedules change, and emergencies happen. If you need to cancel or transfer your attendance, please contact us at least one week prior to the start date of the course at Please note that we require a 30-day cancellation or transfer notice for participants in the Health Care Leadership and Management program. Registrants who do not cancel or transfer within the given timeframe, or do not attend the course, will not receive a refund. If you are a JHU employee, your department budget will be charged the full cost of tuition.

What materials do I need to bring to the courses?

All you need to bring is yourself, your desire to learn, and a way to capture notes – either a laptop, a tablet, or a notebook. We strongly encourage participants to bring a laptop to access electronic course materials. We will provide all other materials.

Where do all courses take place?

All courses take place at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, located in the state-of-the-art Legg Mason Tower at 100 International Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Our campus is an urban extension of the Johns Hopkins University, nestled in the heart of Baltimore’s dynamic Harbor East neighborhood.

Should I rent a car? What is the parking like?

We leave this decision to you, but either way we offer free parking in the Legg Mason Tower garage.

When entering from President Street, enter the circle and take the second exit onto International Drive (J. Crew will be on your left, and Anthropologie will be on your right). The garage entrance will be on your right. Take a ticket to allow access into the garage. Park on any level. When exiting the garage, take the “Office Elevator” to floor “LR”. When exiting take a left out of the building toward the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School entrance. A parking voucher will be provided at the end of each course day.

If I am coming from out of town, where do I stay?

There are several hotel options in the Harbor East neighborhood. We encourage you to select one that fits your budget and travel arrangements best. Please contact us at for information on available corporate rates.

What do I do when I arrive for my course?

We strongly advise participants to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the course, so that they can park, check in, collect any materials, familiarize themselves with the location, and enjoy breakfast with a view. Arriving early will also provide a great opportunity to meet the instructor and the other attendees.

What should I wear?

We recommend business casual attire.

How do I get to Carey Business School?

The closest airport is BWI Thurgood Marshall. From the airport, take I-195 West for 4 miles. Take exit 4A for I-95 North toward I-695 Baltimore for 5 miles. Take Exit 53 for I-395 N toward Downtown/Inner Harbor for 1 mile. Make a slight right onto West Conway Street. Make a left onto Light Street. Make a right onto East Pratt Street. Make a right onto South President Street. When entering the circle from President Street, take the second exit onto International Drive (J. Crew will be on your left, and Anthropologie will be on your right). The garage entrance will be on your right. Take a ticket to allow access into the garage. Park on any level. When exiting the garage, take the “Office Elevator” to floor “LR”. When exiting take a left out of the building toward the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School entrance. A parking voucher will be provided at the end of each course day.

What is there to do for fun near Carey Business School?

The Legg Mason Tower is in the heart of Harbor East, Baltimore’s cultural and entertainment epicenter. It is conveniently surrounded by a variety of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, stores, hotels, museums, and the National Aquarium.

Registration & Enrollment

What's the registration process?

Registration is easy and fully online. Each course has its own registration page. Once you select the course you wish to attend, complete the online registration form and submit it together with any supporting documents (e.g. tuition remission form for JHU employees).

What happens after I register for a course?

After you submit your registration, we will reach out to confirm its receipt and to provide you with any additional details on location, parking, accessing our learning management tool, meal selection, and any other requirements. 

What are my options if a course is sold-out?

Our courses are limited in size in order to maximize the participant experience and to facilitate faculty interaction. If a program is sold-out, you can be placed on the waitlist. If a seat becomes available, you will be contacted according to your position on the waitlist. We encourage you to register and pay in full early to guarantee your enrollment.

I live outside of the United States. Can I participate in a course?

Yes, enrollment is available to participants around the world. Please note that visa restrictions may apply.

Tuition & Billing

How much do courses cost?

Fees vary per course, depending on the topic and the length. Please visit the program page for the course you are interested in attending to see the corresponding rate.

What's included in the course fee?

The registration fee includes tuition, all course materials, gourmet breakfast and lunch for the length of the course, and parking.

Does Carey Business School offer any discounts?

At the Carey Business School, supporting professional growth and advancement is part of our mission. We are pleased to offer the following discounts and incentives to help you achieve your career goals.

1) Full-time, benefits eligible JHU employees may submit for 100% tuition remission. There is no cap to this benefit and it does not deduct from the annual $5,250 allotment for credit courses. Employees must complete the tuition remission form, available online here, and return it to in order to complete the enrollment process.

2) JHMI & JHHS employees receive a 20% tuition discount on short courses, custom courses and certificate programs. No additional forms or discount codes are necessary.

3) JHU alumni receive a 50% tuition discount on short courses only. Alumni from JHU, SOM, SON, Carey, WSE, and BSPH receive a 20% tuition discount on the Health Care Leadership and Management certificate program.

For more information on general alumni discounts, please email us at

For more information on discounts specific to the Health Care Leadership and Management certificate program, please email Amy Kuebler at

4) For first time participants outside of the Johns Hopkins network, we offer a one-time 20% tuition discount on short courses.

5) We also offer custom group discounts and corporate partner incentives. For more information, please email us at

Carey Business School reserves the right to adjust incentives and discounts at any time and without prior notice.

Please note that students may not apply multiple discounts to the cost of their tuition. Only the discount with the highest value will be applied.

When is payment due?

Payment is required at the time of registration for all external participants, unless an alternative method has been previously discussed and approved. JHHS employees have the option to pay online at registration or by an internal budget transfer. JHU employees must submit their tuition remission form to to complete their registration process.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Payment can be made through credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), check, or wire transfer. JHHS employees have the option of paying online at registration or by internal budget transfer. JHU employees may submit their tuition remission form to Please note that enrollment is not complete until your tuition remission form is received.

I am a full-time, benefited JHU employee. Where do I find the tuition remission form?

The Johns Hopkins tuition remission form is available at

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