Professional Education


Professional Education

Our programs are:


Incorporate the latest thinking in management education


Consider the local environment, including opportunities and constraints


Empower learners to put tools and frameworks into practice


WDI partners with universities and training organizations in low- and middle-income countries to offer open and custom programs on a full range of managerial topics, including strategy, sales management, marketing, finance, operations, entrepreneurship, leadership, HR, negotiations, and our flagship mini-MBA program.

WDI works with world-class instructors from leading universities—including our home at the University of Michigan—to develop and deliver programs. Through our rich faculty network, cultivated over the past 25-plus years, we deploy experts with both deep subject matter expertise and relevant regional experience. WDI professional education programs are powered by our proprietary learning management system, ExtendEd, designed specifically for working adult learners. All participants received a co-branded certificate of completion.

Since 1992, WDI has trained over 20,000 managers from over 8,000 organizations representing 35 countries. Participants in WDI’s programs have come from corporations, small businesses, startups, NGOs and government agencies.



Contact us to explore ways we can work together to craft a cutting-edge management training program for your organization. We are also looking for universities and training institutes to partner with us on offering our 10-day mini-MBA certificate program. Click here for more details on this program!


Our open programs address a range of management topics in countries around the world. Participants benefit by learning alongside other managers from a variety of organizations and industries. The following programs are open for enrollment. Click the buttons for more information, including registration information.

Talent Management

Nov 16–17, 23–24, 2022

This course offers a deep dive into the elements of Strategic Talent Management. It is designed to give participants an understanding of what talent management is, the elements that make up talent management, as well as the best practices for executing talent management at a strategic level. In addition, participants will discover how to keep workers engaged and learn techniques about how to retain their talent. 

Strategic Management Program

May 15 – May 19 & May 29 – June 2, 2023

SSE Riga Online & In-person

WDI’s flagship mini-MBA certificate program, delivered in partnership with SSE Riga, is now being offered in a flexible, hybrid format. It includes a blend of synchronous & asynchronous online and face-to-face instruction at SSE Riga. The Strategic Management Programme features six modules which equip participants with a cross-functional approach to business. The program offers access to world-class professors who will share global best practices in the areas of marketing, strategy, financial management, and leadership. It features lively discussions around global management trends and ample opportunity to explore the challenges that participants face everyday in their businesses. 

Contact Us

For more information on this and other programs please submit the contact form or email us at

Grievance Policy: Any student wishing to report a violation of the Proprietary Schools Act 148 of 1943 as amended in P.A. 212 of 2009 may file a complaint with the State of Michigan.

Nondiscriminatory Policy: WDI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and other school-administered programs.

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