The business leadership certificate provides students with the foundations of theory and research on leadership, but emphasizes professional experiences such as mentoring, internships, and engaging in leader roles. By the time they graduate, students should be poised to embrace leadership challenges as they unfold, make sense of leadership experiences, thrive in a dynamic business culture, and lead with an ethical compass.
The business leadership certificate is recommended for students who:
- are interested in learning about the art and science of leadership,
- have an interest in developing their own leadership to take on exciting leadership roles,
- want to accelerate their leadership development so they can best learn from their early career experiences, and
- want to start their own companies or lead important projects for social change.
To teach students to be leaders, we must go beyond the traditional classroom, providing students with the opportunity to engage in leadership experiences and to make sense of those experiences to prepare them for future leader roles. As such we include both classroom and experiential requirements to the certificate.
Required Courses and Credits
|Required Leadership Courses|
|BADM 1250||Designing Your Leeds||1.5|
|BCOR 2202||Principles of Organizational Behavior||1.5|
|ORGN 3030||Critical Leadership Skills||3|
|ORGN 4250||Leadership Seminar||1.5|
|Electives (4.5 credits from courses listed below):||4.5|
|Courses within Leeds|
|Fundamentals of Ethical Leadership|
|Courses offered outside Leeds|
|Leadership Foundations and Applications I|
|Leadership Foundations & Applications II|
|Global Issues in Leadership|
|Experiential Learning Requirement 1|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Experiential Learning: Students must complete a retreat, workshop and project to fulfill their experiential learning requirement. For more information, visit the Business Leadership Certificate webpage.