Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies
The Leadership Studies certificate equips students with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to understand concepts associated with leadership in a variety of individual, organizational and community settings as they are applied in today’s dynamic, global society.
This certificate provides a forward-thinking education that is grounded in leadership theory, leadership research and the skill set required to work effectively in multiple contexts. It requires 15 credit hours of specific, graduate-level leadership courses offered in an accelerated format, and draws professionals from non-profit, corporate and civic sectors. It is an especially attractive option for those seeking additional education in leadership skills but who are currently unable to commit to a full degree program. Students will increase their knowledge of leadership history by examining theories of leadership and the nature of followership. In addition, the program encourages self-awareness as a Leader, reflective professional practice and social responsibility.
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The certificate’s primary objective is to develop hands-on skills to help students improve job performance. Curriculum continues to evolve in response to the changing roles and responsibilities that challenge aspiring and current leaders. The certificate requires completion of 15 credit hours (five courses). All courses are offered in a seven–week, accelerated format; the certificate may be completed in six to nine months.