Senior Managers in Government, Certificate | Harvard University | Cambridge, United States
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Senior Managers in Government

13 days
18400 USD/full
18400 USD/full
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The Senior Managers in Government program offered by Harvard University provides you an exclusive opportunity for professional and personal enrichment. The curriculum is designed to address the needs of the U.S. Senior Executive Service (SES) in the federal government and their military, corporate sector, and international counterparts.


What you will study

During the Senior Managers in Government program offered by Harvard University , you'll immerse yourself in lectures and group work focused on building your capacity to lead. The materials include cutting-edge research and new ideas that will propel us into the next generation, drawing from across the spectrum of Harvard’s global expertise.

This curriculum makes extensive use of the case study method pioneered at Harvard. Each case describes an actual situation in public management that you and your classmates use to think through possible approaches and solutions to real-world problems. You'll reflect upon your professional experiences and meet daily in small groups and in class to discuss cases and exchange ideas.

Additional components of Senior Managers in Government include networking opportunities, experiential learning, and group outings, all of which allow you to build lasting relationships with the other participants.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Political management
  • Building organizational capacity
  • Policy development
  • Organizational performance
  • Negotiation
  • Planning for the future

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Elected, appointed, and senior career officials in the U.S. Senior Executive Service (SES)
  • Senior-level military officials (General Officer level)
  • International counterparts to the above looking to learn about management systems and methods whose relevance transcends national borders taught in a broadly applied U.S. context
  • Congressional staffers pursuing strengthened leadership skills and new insights in managerial practice
  • Corporate executives hoping to gain perspectives on decision making within government, sharpen their leadership skills and capabilities and share their understanding of the corporate world
  • Nonprofit leaders seeking to examine best practices in public sector management, share insights on their unique agency demands and needs, and learn alongside executives facing similar concerns in different arenas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18400 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18400 USD for the full programme during 13 days.
  • National

    18400 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18400 USD for the full programme during 13 days.
  • The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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