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 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 for working adult learners. All participants received a co-branded certificate of completion.

Our Experience

Why Work with Us?

We have trained over 20,000 managers from over 8,000 organizations representing 35 countries. 

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Our Clients

Who we work with

Participants in our programs have come from corporations, small businesses, startups, NGOs and government agencies.


Small Business



Government Agencies

Custom Programs

Designed for you

We can work with you to craft a cutting-edge management training program for your organization. If you are a university or training institute, partner with us to offer our mini-MBA certificate program. View or download our brochure for more information.

In Their Own Words

Mini-MBA program participants share their experiences with you. See for yourself what sets our programs apart.

Open Programs

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. 

Strategic Management Program

May 13–17 | May 27–31, 2024

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. 

Students at an FPT classroom in Vietnam.

Advanced Mini-MBA program

June 8 – Sept 14, 2024

Online & In-person in Hanoi, Vietnam
The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Advanced Mini-MBA program provides a transformative learning experience for managers in Vietnam who are ready to take their careers to the next level. WDI, in partnership with the FPT School of Business and Technology, offers a program to equip participants with cross-functional management approaches, help managers improve their skill sets, and gain new approaches to critical business challenges. The program combines the latest mindset in management, and considering the real-life context of vibrant business activities, aiming to make participants the global leaders of today and tomorrow.


Interested in partnering with us or attending our programs?

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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