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.
Required Courses and Credits
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.
There is a minimum grade requirement is a C- or better in order for upper-division courses to apply toward a certificate requirement. In addition, students are required to maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 for the selected courses.
|BCOR 2202||Principles of Organizational Behavior||1.5|
|BCOR 2302||Business Ethics and Social Responsibility||1.5|
|ORGN 3030||Critical Leadership Skills||3|
|Ethics or Diversity Course|
|Any ethics or diversity course outside of Leeds that meets the Gen. Ed diversity requirement. 1||3|
|Leadership or Ethics Course|
|Essential Management Skills|
|Leading Diverse and Inclusive Organizations|
|Fundamentals of Socially Responsible Leadership|
|Experiential Requirements 2|
|Leadership impact project|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
See general education diversity requirements.
Students must complete a retreat, workshop and project to fulfill their experiential learning requirement. For more information, visit the Business Leadership Certificate webpage.