Graduate Certificate: Organizational Leadership

The graduate certificate program in organizational leadership allows students to achieve a firm grasp of contemporary leadership theory and practice. It is designed for individuals in leadership positions who wish to enhance their ability to lead.

The 15-credit program is designed to enhance a leader’s conceptual and interpersonal skills, allowing them to include value-centered, service-driven leadership in their everyday operating philosophy and style. Students in the certificate program develop a heightened awareness of their capabilities and limitations and a corresponding commitment to uniting one’s organizational colleagues around the creation and attainment of a common vision.

Students seeking a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid.  Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.  

Admission to the Certificate Program

Admission to the certificate program is granted to individuals who apply and meet the standards for admission to a graduate program. Students who wish to pursue a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership may use the credits in this certificate program, providing that the admission requirements for the MAOL program are met.

Specific Requirements

The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all coursework (15 credits) with a minimum grade of “C” and an overall grade point average of 3.0. No transfer credits may be used. All course prerequisites must be completed.

Required Courses
OLCU 600Foundations of Organizational Leadership3
OLCU 601Democracy, Ethics and Leadership3
OLCU 602Self, Systems, and Leadership3
Required Courses Subtotal9
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Seminar in Organizational Dynamics
Leadership & Team Development
Cultural Dimensions of Global Leadership
Leadership Lives in Film
Human Resource Foundations
Talent Management
Elective Courses Subtotal6
Total Credits15