Graduate Certificate in Leadership
Today's cross-functional teams and organizations require a leadership style that capitalizes on the collective expertise and capabilities of the group. The development and mastery of collaborative leadership skills are not typically part of one's focused discipline preparation, hence leadership requires deliberate development by those who assume leadership roles.
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership starts with the premise that everyone is capable of leadership. The program studies every aspect of leadership dynamics from the leader as an individual to working in teams, and from the organization itself to the development of strategic leadership techniques. Coursework exposes participants to a series of alternative perspectives of leadership including collaborative models. Using the course's action learning methods, participants build a personal model of leadership that they can put to immediate use in their workplace.
Required Courses (12 q.h.)
|LDR 6100||Developing Your Leadership Capability (prerequisite)||3 q.h.|
|LDR 6110||Leading Teams||3 q.h.|
|LDR 6120||Creating Leadership Capacity||3 q.h.|
|LDR 6140||Developing the Strategic Leader (recommended as last course)||3 q.h.|
Elective Courses (6 q.h.)
Choose two of the following courses:
|LDR 6135||The Ethical Leader||3 q.h.|
|LDR 6125||Managing Organizational Culture||3 q.h.|
|HRM 6005||Creating a High-Performance Organization: Strategic Organizational and HRM Choices||3 q.h.|
|CMN 6010||Foundations in Organizational Communications
Total Quarter Hours: 18
Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.
- Online application
- Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
- Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
- Official undergraduate degree documentation
- Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines
For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.
All requirements must be received prior to review.
Estimated total tuition for this program is $10,296.00.
Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.
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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2013-14 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.
*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.