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Leadership Graduate Certificate

Students LearningCompanies across the corporate spectrum are hampered by managers who do not possess an adequate leadership skill set.  For companies, it limits their ROI; for individuals, it restricts their career acceleration.

Who should attend?

The leadership graduate certificate will assist leaders in all industries who are in early or first time leadership or managerial positions. An employer will see immediate payback as skills learned can be brought into the workplace. It offers students the foundational basics that will serve corporate leaders as they grow in organizational responsibility.


Why earn a Graduate Certificate in Leadership?

Leaders demonstrate multiple facets of influence. This program investigates the many dimensions of leadership and provides opportunities for students to practice these skills in their daily work routines, transforming the way students perceive their roles within an organization.   You can finish in as fast as 10½ months and you can use the skills you learn today at your office tomorrow.  And should you decide to continue onto your MBA, you can enter the MBA program through our Soft Start and not have to take the GMAT.



The Leadership Graduate Certificate at UHD is industry driven. High-level corporate executives and leaders from a variety of industries have built the program and guided the topics that are taught. The curriculum offers five graduate level courses taken in eight-week modules over the span of 10½ months, offered the same evening each week for the program’s duration. Beginning in fall 2020, courses are also available in an online format. We offer the flexibility and interaction you need and under your control to choose when you need it. Courses include the following:

  • Supporting the Business Strategy
  • Effective Leadership Communications
  • Personal Leadership Effectiveness
  • The Leader’s Role in Talent Performance and Development
  • Leading High-Performing Teams
  • Industry Specific Topics in Leadership

A Results-Oriented Format

The program’s design supports incremental learning. The one-course-at-a-time format allows students to focus on learning and embedding each skill into daily work routines. Because this program employs a blended (face-to-face and online) format, time in class is used to focus on application of information being presented. Each class meeting is purposely designed with takeaways that students can immediately incorporate into their work.

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