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Stanford Advanced Computer Security

The Stanford Advanced Computer Security certificate program provides participants the advanced skills needed to learn how to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of your customers, and build secure infrastructures through this six-course certificate program.

Admission’s Checklist: 

  • Application & mystanfordconnection account: To enroll in courses in this program, you must have a mystanfordconnection account and an approved application. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and there is not a deadline.  Please allow 10 business days for application review.
  • General requirements for approval of application: 
    • At least a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, or its equivalent
    • A background in programming, development, or security
  • Technology requirements:  Applicants must have a reliable, high-speed internet connection.  Learn More
  • Academic credit: Courses in the Stanford Advanced Computer Security certificate program are classified as non-academic. As the program is considered a professional education program, any courses completed are generally not transferable towards an academic degree. However, this qualification will be at the discretion of your academic institution.

Stanford Advanced Project Management

The Stanford Advanced Project Management certificate program provides professionals with tools and techniques to strategically execute projects, programs, and portfolios. The program combines Stanford University's academic and research expertise with the proven project management methodologies of IPS Learning, Inc. 

Admissions Checklist:

  • Application & mystanfordconnection account: To enroll in Stanford Advanced Project Management courses you must have a mystanfordconnection account and an approved application. This ensures you have the project management and/or managerial experience needed to benefit from the program. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and there is not a deadline.  Please allow 10 business days for application review.
  • Technology Requirements: Applicants must have a reliable, high-speed internet connection. Learn more
  • General Requirements for approval of application: 
    • A minimum of 3 years experience managing projects
    • At least a bachelor's degree
  • Academic Credit: Courses in Stanford Advanced Project Management program are classified as non-academic. As the program is considered a Professional Education program, any units earned (PDUs or CEUs) are generally not transferable towards an academic degree such as an MBA. However, this qualification will be at the discretion of your academic institution.

Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies

The Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies certificate program examines emerging technologies that will transform how we obtain, distribute and store energy. Learn from some of the best and find out how you can contribute to this dynamic field.

Admissions Checklist:

  • Application & mystanfordconnection account:  There are no applications or formal entry requirements required to participate in the program.  All of the courses are available online at any time. To enroll in courses, you must have a mystanfordconnection account. Add the selected course(s) to your cart and continue checkout.
  • Technology Requirements: Applicants must have a reliable, high-speed internet connection. Learn more
  • Academic Credit:  Courses in the Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies certificate program are classified as non-academic.  As the program is considered a professional education program, any courses completed are generally not transferable towards an academic degree. However, this qualification will be at the discretion of your academic institution.

Stanford - IATA Aviation Management

The Stanford - IATA Aviation Management Certificate Program combines the curriculum from the award-winning Stanford Advanced Project Management certificate program with that of IATA's Training and Development Institute, the leading provider of global aviation education solutions.

Admissions Checklist:

  • Application & mystanfordconnection account: To enroll in Stanford - IATA Aviation Management course you must have a mystanfordconnection account and an approved application. This ensures you have the project management and/or managerial experience needed to benefit from the program. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and there is not a deadline.  Please allow 10 business days for application review.
  • Technology Requirements: Applicants must have a reliable, high-speed internet connection. Learn more
  • General Requirements for approval of application: 
    • A minimum of 1-2 years experience in aviation
    • A bachelor's degree, or equivalent management level experience
  • Academic Credit: Courses in the Stanford - IATA Aviation Management Certificate Program are classified as non-academic. As the program is considered a Professional Education program, any units earned (PDUs or CEUs) are generally not transferable towards an academic degree such as an MBA. However, this qualification will be at the discretion of your academic institution.

Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate program gives you essential skills and effective strategies for working in and managing innovative organizations – and for starting new ones. In classes designed to engage and inspire, you will learn by doing from some of Stanford’s best in the field.  Be prepared to get out of your chair and use your whole brain, because creativity and innovation take practice.

Admissions Checklist:

  • Application & mystanfordconnection account: To enroll in courses in the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, you must have a mystanfordconnection account and an approved application. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and there is not a deadline.  Please allow 10 business days for application review.
  • Technology Requirements:  Applicants must have a reliable, high-speed internet connection. Learn more
  • General Requirements for Approval of Application:
    • 5 years work experience
    • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • Background in management or working in teams
    • An entrepreneurial and innovative spirit
  • Academic Credit:  Courses in the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate program are classified as non-academic.  As the program is considered a professional education program, any courses completed are generally not transferable towards an academic degree. However, this qualification will be at the discretion of your academic institution.

Stanford Quantitative Finance

Delivered in Hong Kong, the Stanford Quantitative Finance program prepares finance managers and professionals for success in their careers by gaining an in-depth knowledge of financial markets, risk, portfolio management, and more.

Admissions Checklist:

  • Application & mystanfordconnection account: To enroll in courses in the Stanford Quantitative Finance program, you must have a mystanfordconnection account and an approved application. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and there is not a deadline.  Please allow 10 business days for application review.
  • Technology Requirements:  Applicants must have a reliable, high-speed internet connection. Learn more
  • General Requirements for approval of application:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
    • 3 years experience in the financial industry
  • Academic Credit: Courses in the Stanford Quantitative Finance program are classified as non-academic.  As the program is considered a professional education program, any courses completed are generally not transferable towards an academic degree. However, this qualification will be at the discretion of your academic institution.

Strategic Decision and Risk Management

 The Strategic Decision and Risk Management program provides participants the advanced skills needed to execute business strategies effectively. The program consists of a curriculum of noncredit short courses and combines Stanford University's academic and research depth with the decision and risk management expertise and track record of Strategic Decisions Group (SDG).

Admissions Checklist:

  • Application & mystanfordconnection account: To enroll in Strategic Decision and Risk Management courses, you must have a mystanfordconnection account and an approved application. This ensures you have the appropriate background and/or managerial experience needed to benefit from the program.
  • Technology Requirements: Applicants must have a reliable, high-speed internet connection. Learn more
  • General Requirements for approval of application: 
    • A minimum of 3 years experience
    • A bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Academic Credit: Courses in the Strategic Decision and Risk Management program are classified as non-academic. As the program is considered a Professional Education program, any units earned (PDUs or CEUs) are generally not transferable towards an academic degree such as an MBA. However, this qualification will be at the discretion of your academic institution.