Great leaders are made, not born. Become a powerful force in your industry by studying the psychology, strategy, and skills of effective leadership.
If you’re looking to move up fast in your chosen profession, consider earning a certificate in organizational leadership, or adding a specialization to your online bachelor’s degree. Your skills in managing teams and organizations will make you a valuable asset to any company in any industry.
You’ll learn how to communicate effectively, negotiate powerfully, encourage innovation, and handle conflict with grace and dignity. With an understanding of multiple leadership styles and strategies, you’ll be able to handle the challenges of upper-level management in any field.
This program consists of five upper division online organizational leadership courses for a total of 15 credit hours.
Analysis of the dynamics of change and the importance of innovation within modern organizations. Emphasis on how managers can develop a culture receptive to new ideas, products, processes, and systems for improving organizational performance. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
Explore the development, organization, and leadership of teams in both traditional and virtual settings. Develop key skills and a working knowledge of team creation, management, and individual roles within the team.
Identification and analysis of management strategies for dealing with both functional and dysfunctional conflict in the workplace. Included is a study of conflict management styles of avoidance, accommodation, collaboration, negotiation, mediation and domination.
This course explores the various aspect of leadership. Students learn concepts such as leadership styles, effective leadership, diversity and best practices for leading change. Additional topics focus on application of effective leadership skills in relation to shaping culture and leading change.
This course provides a practical view of leadership communication strategies for transmitting, receiving, and understanding information in the workplace. Emphasis is on equipping leaders with the knowledge of how to overcome communication barriers by utilizing appropriate strategies and methods.
You have two options for completing your online organizational leadership program:
Quickly enhance your resume by gaining knowledge and skills in a specific area that meets your career goals.
If you decide you’re interested in earning your full degree at a later date, the credits you earned in your Certificate of Completion program can count towards your degree!
Call us and learn more about getting started as a non-degree seeking student.
Add an area of focus to your degree that can help you stand out to future employers.