Graduate Certificate in Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership allows students to look in-depth at leadership topics through the guidance of experienced faculty who will assist them in handling leadership situations. These graduate leadership certificate classes provide a focused study of situations that arise while leading others and all classes are taught from a Christian worldview perspective. Classes include topics such as:

  • Developing and implementing strategies to maximize leadership and organization effectiveness
  • Adapting to changing external environmental factors
  • Assessing strategies for overcoming resistance to change
  • Analyzing of team dynamics
  • Studying biblical approaches to resolve workplace conflicts
  • Examining issues relating to diversity, culture, individual proficiency, performance pay and collective performance evaluations

Graduate Certificate in Leadership Curriculum Summary

Must take all 5 courses to complete the online leadership certificate program.

Course # Course Name Credits
MSL 601 Introduction to Graduate Study 3
MBA 640 Organizational Behavior 3
MSL 630 Leading High Performance Teams 3
MSL 665 Coaching, Mentoring and Resolving Conflict 3
MSL 668 Leadership and Organizational Change 3

Admission Information

Admission into the Leadership Certificate is open to students who have completed either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.  See specific admission criteria below.

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and an official transcript from the institution granting your baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of all graduate level work, if any. A 2.5 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B or higher in each course. Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better is earned in each course.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the certificate program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee. Students admitted on a conditional basis to the certificate program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.