Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies

The leadership certificate program is designed for working professionals who are preparing themselves for leadership positions in government, corporations or not-for-profit organizations around the globe. It balances practical skills with a value-based foundation, making you a better leader wherever you choose to go!

Learning outcomes

  • Apply the discipline of leadership to creatively engage the community in meeting its challenges.
  • Identify an ethical issue and apply ethical principles, values, theories or frameworks to leadership practice.
  • Possess the cultural and communication skills necessary to interact in a reciprocal exchange that honors the human dignity of all persons.
  • Apply theory and principles of group dynamics in assuming multiple group roles and responsibilities.

Curriculum

  • The graduate certificate program requires completion of five courses (15 credit hours) from a prescribed list of LEDR courses. Students will complete a reflection paper during the last semester of coursework.
  • In addition to class time, be prepared to spend an average of 12 hours a week on course work outside of class for every three-credit course.
  • On average, the program is completed in one to two years. The certificate must be completed within three years.
  • After completing the graduate certificate program, you may choose to apply some of your credits earned to Marquette's master of arts in public service or master in leadership studies degree.


Blended option - Required (12 credits)
Fully online option (15 credits) will take 6015 & 6020
electives may not be available online.  Fully online not accepting applications after Fall 2015.

Class No. Class Title Credit Hours
LEDR 6000 History & Theory of Leadership on Behavior in Organizations* 3 credit hours
LEDR 6005 Self-Leadership 3 credit hours
LEDR 6010 Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Team Leadership  
LEDR 6015
Influence of Leadership on Behavior in Organizations
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3 credit hours
LEDR 6020 Leaders as Worldly Citizens 3 credit hours


* Prerequisite: This class is the first that students need to take.


Elective (3 credits)

The last three credits in the blended or on-campus program is an elective option that may be fulfilled by enrolling in one of the following:

Class No. Class Title Credit Hours
LEDR 6015 Influence of Leadership on Behavior in Organizations 3 credit hours
LEDR 6020 Leaders as Worldly Citizens 3 credit hours
LEDR 6025 Research Methods 3 credit hours
LEDR 6035 Applied Quantitative Methods in Leadership Studies 3 credit hours
LEDR 6040 Introduction to Business Processes 3 credit hours
LEDR 6045 Communication Style & Strategies 3 credit hours
LEDR 6931 Topics in Leadership 1-3 credit hours
LEDR 6964 Practicum in Leadership 3 credit hours
LEDR 6995 Independent Study in Leadership 1-3 credit hours

Reflection Paper is due during the last semester of coursework.

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