Leadership Studies, Certificate

(Code 820-601)

The Leadership Studies Certificate1 is an academic program, which includes the following requirements. The 12 credits of course work must be completed with a B- or higher GPA.

Required Courses: 6
MGMT 300Personal Leadership Management3
MGMT 340Organizational Behavior3
Certificate Electives - Select from the following6
Advanced Organizational Behavior
Cross Cultural Leadership
Community Leadership
Leadership and Ethics
Topics in Leadership
Leadership Communication
Leadership and Management Practices in Health Services
Leadership and Personal Development 2
Introduction to Tactical Leadership 2
Innovative Team Leadership 2
Foundations of Tactical Leadership 2
Leadership Experience 3, 5
Leadership Reflection Paper 4,5

The Leadership Studies certificate will not count as a secondary program when combined with the Business Administration major. This certificate can count as a secondary program when combined with other COB majors. Please see the list of approved major/minor combinations that satisfy university academic concentration requirements.


With at most 3 credits from MSL 101, MSL 102, MSL 201, MSL 202


Students must provide evidence of bona fide leadership experience while completing the BBA degree. This is done by submitting a resumé that outlines the student’s leadership positions and experiences, briefly explaining responsibilities and accomplishments in each case, and submitting a letter of recommendation from an organization advisor, board member (non-student), or other supervisor. The letter of recommendation must specifically attest to the leadership requirements of the position held, and give specific examples of the leadership skills demonstrated by the student. Generic, employment-related letters of reference will not be accepted


Candidates for the Leadership Studies Certificate must submit a paper that reflects on the leadership experience documented by the resumé and letter of recommendation described above. The paper should be five to seven pages in length, double-spaced, and in 12-point font. The suggested outline for the paper is as follows:

  • A description of the leadership experience
  • Self-evaluation of your strengths and weakness as a leader during these experiences
  • Strategies and tactics for improving on your weaknesses and capitalizing on your strengths as a leader
  • Evaluation of how your leadership coursework relates to your leadership experiences

The leadership resume, recommendation, and reflection paper are to be submitted through an eform