Program Overview:

Leadership Certificate Program

Older notions of leadership, such as one leader bravely leading his or her followers, no longer serve the needs of our complex and rapidly changing society. Today, we need a more fluid concept of leadership, recognizing that leaders need to emerge in many different tiers of an organization. Designed for those who seek to expand their leadership potential, this certificate will help professionals in all walks of life learn theories and best practices of leadership, from understanding how organizations work to learning how to develop consensus among competing factions to achieve shared goals. 

Program Goals

Leadership post-baccalaureate certificate students will:

  • Explain and evaluate various models of leadership
  • Examine the relationship between leadership and organization effectiveness
  • Acquire a leadership skill set that can be applied to the workplace
  • Develop a conceptual framework for understanding organizations and the challenges of change management
  • Apply communication skills for conflict management and resolution, to motivate individuals and teams, and to lead change and innovation initiatives

Required Courses

Four courses

Two of the following:

  • COMM ST 250 Team Leadership and Decision Making
  • ORG BEH 307 Leadership Principles and Practices
  • ORG BEH 391 Topics in Management: Global Leadership


Two of the following:

  • ORG BEH 301 Organization Behavior
  • ORG BEH 310 Organizational Change
  • ORG BEH 311 Conflict Resolution
  • ORG BEH 367 Strategic Planning and Management
  • ORG BEH 371 Innovation Management and Creativity


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