Strategic Leadership Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership is for visionary leaders looking to gain a better understanding of the strategic dimensions in Marketing and Communications, Human Capital Management, and Finance.


LDR 520 Strategic Marketing and Communication

This course integrates long-range goal planning with dimensions of marketing and communication for organizations. Concepts, techniques, and theories related to the planning and management of marketing in organizations are introduced and applied.

LDR 529 Strategic Finance

This course will build on the content in LDR 528: Financial Decision-Making by introducing advanced finance topics. Students will explore and apply advanced long-term budgeting, managing working capital, financial ratios, cash conversion cycles, and the capital budget process. Pre-Requisites Completion of LDR 528: Financial Decision-Making or comparable coursework.

LDR 572 Strategic Human Capital Management

This course examines the strategic dimensions of Human Resources. Topics include establishing a talent acquisition, talent management, organizational development, diversity/inclusion, and an overview of employment law. Students will examine strategic issues and apply their knowledge to positively affect their organization, business, or institution.

Accelerated Online Format

The 9 credit-hour certificate can be completed in 6 months. Certificate courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Students will complete their coursework through interactive and engaging online classes. Credits earned may be transferred into the MS in Leadership program.

Cost of Program

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When you're ready to apply, here are the requirements and documents you'll need to get started.

  1. Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  2. Official transcripts, completed application, and resume.
  3. Applications will be considered based on academic and professional experience.