Executive Education - Information for Small Businesses

Information for Small Businesses

The program consists of 8 modules taught over an 8-week period. Classes are taught by W. P. Carey faculty selected for their expertise and their proven ability to connect theory and research to practical business problems.

Classes will consist of lectures, case discussions, group exercises and simulations – all geared to provide participants with key takeaways to strengthen and grow their businesses. Since participants are experienced and knowledgeable business owners, the interactive nature of the classes encourages students to learn from one another as well as from faculty. View a sample of course descriptions.


In order to derive maximum benefit from the classes, participants will be expected to complete a modest amount of work outside the classroom, including readings and homework assignments. There will be no quizzes, exams or grades. However, in order to receive the Certificate of Completion and CEU's, participants must prepare for, attend and actively participate in all scheduled classes and activities.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Small Business Leadership Academy, you must:

  • Have a minimum business tenure of three years
  • Have annual revenues between $1 million and $10 million
  • Have fewer than 100 employees
  • Be able and willing to attend all scheduled classes and related activities

Tuition for individuals

The tuition for this program is $3,200, which includes all instruction, books and materials, parking, and graduation. A limited number of scholarships will be made available.