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Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership

This certificate program is designed to develop the conceptual and interpersonal skills needed for leaders to include value-centered, service-driven principles into their everyday operating philosophies and styles. Students also might consider these degree programs: MA, Organizational Leadership and MBA, Organizational Leadership.

Organizational Leadership Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership merges theory and practice to help mid-level career professionals to have a heightened awareness of their capabilities and limitations as change agents. You will explore areas such as democracy, ethics, systems, teams and organizational development. Certificate-only students are not eligible for financial aid nor are students taking the course after completion of a degree program.

As a student, you will:

  • Complete three foundation courses and two electives.
  • Enhance your leadership skills by learning how to create a workplace culture based on a common vision.
  • Complete an advanced level certificate to add to your resume.


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Spring I (Jan 10, 2022)

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for this graduate certificate program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.


Program Curriculum

  • 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 600 Foundations of Organizational Leadership


    OLCU 601 Democracy, Ethics and Leadership


    OLCU 602 Self, Systems, and Leadership


    Required Courses Subtotal


    Elective Courses


    Select two of the following:


    OLCU 613
    Seminar in Organizational Dynamics


    OLCU 614
    Leadership & Team Development


    OLCU 618
    Cultural Dimensions of Global Leadership


    OLCU 630
    Leadership Lives in Film


    HRCU 600
    Human Resource Foundations


    HRCU 605
    Talent Management


    Elective Courses Subtotal


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