Online Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership

Learn about the human side of leadership with a graduate certificate in organizational leadership from Arizona State University. In this program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to foster relationships and implement best practices within organizations. Designed for immediate impact, this certificate can set you apart and support your goals to advance to management positions.

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Total classes:

Total classes: 5

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 15

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What you’ll learn in this organizational leadership certificate program

Developed from a social-behavioral perspective, this certificate program allows you to explore leadership theories using practical examples. You’ll learn how effective leaders build relationships between people and implement best practices to drive positive organizational outcomes.

In the program, you’ll take a variety of skills-based leadership courses that are focused on improving human interactions. You’ll also have the opportunity to refine your interpersonal abilities related to communication, teamwork, inclusivity and diversity, ethics and more. Upon completion, you’ll have transferable knowledge in areas including:

  • Leadership theories, such as trait theory, behavior theories and contingency theory.
  • Organizational social psychology.
  • Strategic change.
  • Team management.

Who’s a good candidate for this program?

 

This certificate is ideal for those who want to advance in their careers and prepare for managerial roles. Because organizational leadership skills are in demand across industries, candidates may come from a variety of backgrounds from computing, engineering and business to government, sustainability and health care.

You may also be a fit for this program if you’re interested in the field of organizational leadership but aren’t sure if a master’s program is right for you. Upon earning this certificate, however, the credits you earn can be transferred and applied to ASU Online’s Master of Science in organizational leadership.

Will my certificate say "online"?

No, Arizona State University’s certificates and diplomas don’t specify whether you earn them online or in person. All certificates, diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Organizational leadership certificate courses

You can tailor this certificate to your personal and professional interests. After completing two required courses on organizational leadership theories and social psychological perspectives, you’ll choose from a variety of electives to make up the rest of your credits. Topics may range from emotional intelligence and intercultural leadership to quantitative analysis in leadership research and military leadership.


Core

Advanced Theories of Organizational Leadership


Core

Organizational Leadership: Social Psychological Perspectives


Elective

Developing Leadership through Emotional Intelligence


Elective

Intercultural Leadership


Elective

Leading Beyond Conflict


Elective

Leading Diverse Teams


Elective

Resource Development in Organizations


Elective

The Future of Work and Organizations


Upskill for roles in a variety of industries

This certificate can complement roles in an array of career fields, such as health care, business, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and more. You’ll also have a leg up when pursuing leadership and management positions. Career paths you may pursue include, but aren’t limited to:

Chief executive officer

Chief operating officer

College/university administrator

Human resource manager

Market research analyst

Operations manager

Training and development manager

Learn from experts in organizational leadership

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Learn from experts in organizational leadership

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

How to apply

Applicants to the organizational leadership certificate program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Application requirements

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Study at a globally recognized university

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 9 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 5


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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