Graduate Certificate - Organizational Leadership


333 South Street, Suite 400

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate - Organizational Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership is designed for professionals currently working in or aspiring to work in managerial positions in business, nonprofit, or governmental organizations. The business skills needed in today's leadership roles include the ability to lead, motivate, and empower others; the skills to design and implement high-performing organizational structures; and the ability to manage change in today's dynamic and increasingly internationalized work environment. 

The Organizational Leadership Certificate is a great option for current undergraduate students who want to continue their education at the graduate level or for fully-employed individuals interested in career advancement or professional development. 

Those completing the Certificate program can expect to:

  • Develop an understanding of key components for leadership, motivation, and empowerment of others.
  • Apply strategies for effective management of change processes and initiatives.
  • Utilize principles of organizational design and structures that facilitate high-performance work system.
  • Develop an understanding of corporate social responsibility and its impact on organizational effectiveness.

This Certificate can be completed in one year, and nine out of the twelve credits can also be applied toward an MBA degree from the Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth.


The University of Massachusetts campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester) are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools in the six New England states.

Eligibility Requirements:

You must have a Bachelor's Degree.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.

Locale: Large City

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