Executive Education Policies

Important Executive Education information and policies

Accommodations policy

Johns Hopkins University and Executive Education are committed to making all academic programs, support services, and facilities accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodations are needed during your time with us, and you did not indicate a need on the registration form, please email us at Carey.ExecEd@jhu.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations are made on or before the registration deadline for the course.

Accreditation policy

Johns Hopkins University is not approved by the Middle States Commission for Higher Education for direct assessment credentials for awarding academic credit. Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Executive Education does issue a badge of completion upon successful completion of a course.

Audit policy

Executive Education does not allow the audit of programs. Access to course materials are only available to registered participants who successfully complete the program.

Participation policy

A certificate or badge is awarded at the end of each course or certificate program, which indicates that you have participated, engaged in the course in its entirety and completed all self-paced work that is indicated as required on our learning platform. We understand that unforeseen commitments may arise, but we require that you not miss more than two hours of an 18-hours course, one hour of a 12-hour course, and require that you are present for the full length of a 6-hour course.

Please also note that Executive Education does not permit the auditing of courses or programs. Should a participant not successfully complete a course, they will not be granted access to program materials.

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 Carey.ExecEd@jhu.edu.

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 Johns Hopkins University employee, your department budget will be charged the full cost of tuition.

Please note that we require a 30-day cancellation or transfer notice for participants in the Academy for Women and Leadership.

Credit card refund policy

Course cancellations must be received at least one week prior to the session start date. Payments made via credit card will be automatically refunded in five-seven business days as long as the cancellation is made less than 120 days after the payment date. Credit card payments made greater than 120 days prior to cancellation are nonrefundable but may be applied toward tuition for another course.   

Discounts and incentives

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

1) If you are a full-time, benefits-eligible faculty or staff member who has been employed by JHU for at least 120 days, and continue in a full-time position while enrolled in courses, you are eligible to receive tuition remission.

This benefit covers only noncredit courses offered through a Continuing Education Unit of one of JHU’s academic divisions, the Berman Institute, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Sheridan Libraries, or Executive Programs offered through the Carey Business School. This plan is available to full-time faculty, staff, and bargaining unit members only. Retirees are not eligible for this benefit. You receive 100% remission if your department certifies the course benefits your professional development and your department is willing to pay if you do not attend the course or if you cancel with less than one week’s notice. The one-week cancellation notice is waived only for emergencies with written documentation.

There is an annual limit of 2 classes per calendar year for noncredit professional development courses taken at JHU (effective 2023).

For more information on this policy, please refer to the HR website.

2) Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Health Systems employees receive a 20 percent tuition scholarship on all programs. No additional forms or codes are necessary.

3) Carey Executive Education is committed to lifelong learning for all. As a Carey Business School alum, you are entitled to one free 2- or 3-day Executive Education course per calendar year, no matter when you graduated. This incentive excludes Academy programs. If you plan to complete a certificate program, you're eligible to take two courses toward that certificate free of charge (1 per calendar year).

Three seats per course will be reserved for alumni. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are unable to enroll in a program in which you are interested, Johns Hopkins Executive Education will work with you to accommodate your request for select another program. For more information on the specific codes to be used at registration, email us at Carey.ExecEd@jhu.edu.

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 Carey.ExecEd@jhu.eduIf you don't cancel your registration in the given timeframe, or do not attend the course, you will not be eligible for this benefit until the following calendar year.

4) For first time participants outside of the Johns Hopkins network, we offer a one-time 20 percent tuition scholarship on two- or three-day courses.

5) Employees of registered non-profits, NGO, and military personnel are eligible to receive an ongoing 20 percent tuition scholarship on two- or three-day courses.

6) We also offer custom group discounts and corporate partner incentives. For more information, email us at Carey.ExecEd@jhu.edu.

Carey Business School reserves the right to adjust incentives and scholarships 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.

Inclement weather policy

If an Executive Education program needs to be canceled because of a weather emergency or other instance, the Executive Education team will communicate any changes to the schedule through email and text alerts.

Intellectual property policy

The parties to this agreement acknowledge that intellectual property is owned by Johns Hopkins University and shall not be redistributed or used for anything other than personal use. Intellectual property includes, but is not limited to, faculty developed teaching materials in electronic and print formats such as slides, lecture notes, lab exercises, web pages, audio and video recordings of the faculty, distance education materials, software, survey instruments, research and teaching data, assessment tools, and manuals.

Registration procedure

Depending on seat availability, registration for any course typically closes one week prior to scheduled course start. At that time, confirmed registrants will receive instructions on accessing the course materials through our learning management system. If you have more questions about registration, email us at Carey.ExecEd@jhu.edu for further information.

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