Graduate Certificate in Management Leadership

Central to the progress and innovation of an organization, leadership is the ability to motivate others to act toward achieving a common goal. It is not related to typical notions of authority. Leadership skills require self-awareness, self-monitoring, social awareness, and relationship building. People with leadership skills can span all organizational levels and function areas. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the principals of effective leadership.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of all required and elective credits from the course options listed below
  • Completion of the certificate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above

In addition, students should be aware of the following course application limitations:

  • Courses taken by non-degree students are not eligible to be applied towards certificates.
  • Required courses are not eligible for substitution.
  • Students may only apply a course to two program requirements (for example, MBAD 6224 may be applied to both the MBA and the graduate certificate, but that course cannot subsequently be applied to any other degree or certificate requirements).
  • Students who choose to enroll in two graduate certificates may only "double count" up to six credits between the two certificates; all remaining requirements (typically, 18 credits for two certificates) must be unique to each certificate.

Required • 6 Credits

  • MBAD 6263 | Organizations and Human Capital
  • MGT 6210 | Leading Teams

Electives • 6 Credits

  • MGT 6215 | Conflict Management and Negotiations
  • MGT 6253 | Leadership and Executive Development (online only)
  • MGT 6277 | Critical Thinking Skills for Executive Leadership
  • MGT 6290 | Special Topics: Leadership Perspectives I/II


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