This program is offered online only with no in-person requirements.
Classes run for 15 weeks and you can complete the certificate at a flexible part-time pace that works for your schedule. This program can be completed in as little as 12 months.
Classes and Scheduling Options
Foundations of Leadership
The Practice of Leadership
Case Studies in Leadership
Capstone in Leadership
LEAD 325 Foundations of Leadership
An introduction to concepts, frameworks, ideas and beliefs related to leadership. Intended to inspire students to engage in deeper self-exploration about why they lead and how they can begin to serve as a catalyst for progress in their relationships, communities and organizations. PREREQ: sophomore standing.
LEAD 326 The Practice of Leadership
An exploration of selected concepts, frameworks, ideas and beliefs related to the art and practice of leadership. The course is intended to help students move from knowledge and awareness, to applying their learning in various contexts. PREREQ: sophomore standing, LEAD 325.
MDS 410 Case Studies in Leadership
Introduces and analyzes effective leadership styles. Leadership practices and models are applied to case studies. Through various forms of reading, writing, presentations, video and/or multi-media, students will apply theories to assess their own leadership style and identify styles of popular companies/people. Completion of LEAD 325 is recommended. PREREQ: Admitted to MDS or BAS program or declared a leadership certificate with upper-division standing or PERM/INST.
LEAD 490 Capstone in Leadership
This experiential course offers students an opportunity to practice the skills and perspectives they have learned in previous leadership courses. Students will select a team-based community or business project to organize and implement as a vehicle to demonstrate and reflect upon leadership principles. The completion of LEAD 326 is recommended. PREREQ: LEAD 325, MDS 410, and sophomore standing. COREQ: LEAD 326.