The professional Certificate in Leadership requires 15 s.h. of credit. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 in work for the certificate. If students have completed any of the same courses for another certificate, they must consult their advisor to ensure they earn 15 s.h. to complete the certificate program.

The certificate is open to individuals who are fully employed and desire to complete the certificate to build their skills or to current Professional M.B.A. Program students. Students in the Professional M.B.A. Program may complete the certificate as they complete their degree; the certificate is designed to fit into the M.B.A. curriculum allowing students to earn the M.B.A. and the certificate without additional course work.

Modern-day leadership is about facilitating change, maximizing team and employee performance, influencing others, and leading companies and people to greatness. Students who pursue the leadership certificate learn the skills to effectively lead others. The certificate is appropriate for working professionals in all business functions and industries.

The Certificate in Leadership requires the following course work.

Both of these:
MBA:8120Management in Organizations3
MGMT:9120Leadership and Personal Development3
Three of these:
MGMT:9090Influence and Constructive Persuasion3
MGMT:9091Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability3
MGMT:9092Effective Managerial Communication3
MGMT:9110Dynamics of Negotiations3
MGMT:9130Strategic Management of Change3
MGMT:9210Law and Ethics3
MGMT:9220Maximizing Team Performance3
MGMT:9230Managing and Preventing Conflict3
MGMT:9250Managing Employee Performance3
MGMT:9260Strategic Employee Development3
MGMT:9270Human Resource Management3

Admission

Admission decisions are based upon completed application materials, including academic performance and quality and quantity of work experience. Applicants must have an undergraduate or prior graduate cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.75 and a minimum of 18 months of professional work experience after completion of their baccalaureate degree.  Applicants must be fully employed in a professional position to be considered.

Applicants whose first language is not English must score at least 100 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or must have a successful admission interview. In place of TOEFL, the certificate program accepts satisfactory International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. See English Requirements for M.B.A. Admission on the Office of Admissions website.

Students can be admitted to only one of the four certificate programs at a time. Students must have earned a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 in previous certificate course work in order to be admitted to a subsequent certificate program.

Applications are accepted throughout the year; admission is for summer, fall, or spring entry.