Organizational Leadership Certificate

Leadership is a common denominator for every company and organization. Everyone needs it. But organizations with exemplary leadership gain an uncommon advantage. The Katz Organizational Leadership Certificate strengthens your ability to create an environment that fosters creativity and innovation, increases productivity through efficient systems, and bolsters morale by helping employees grow professionally.

Organizational leadership applies to every industry and organization, no matter what its size. Individuals in a managerial position, as well as those working specifically in a human resources capacity, benefit from this diverse mix of interpersonal skills. Our certificate enables you to understand the complexities of leadership within the broad context of business in society. The intense experience emphasizes teamwork and contains an experience-based learning component in which you will complete a project course for an external client. For example, in a past project a team of students consulted for FedEx Ground, analyzing their leadership development program and ultimately creating a service project program for FedEx employees.

Students who earn an Organizational Leadership Certificate develop their managerial and interpersonal skills. They enhance their ability to set strategic objectives, manage cross-cultural teams, resolve workplace conflicts, and pursue strategic alliances.

Credit Requirements

10.5 credits

Required, 3 credits over two terms (require prior approval)

  • Project Course in Organizational Leadership 1; 1.5 credits, BOAH 2551
  • Project Course in Organizational Leadership 2; 1.5 credits, BOAH 2552
  • Consulting Field Projects*; 3 credits. BIND 2024

*Requires prior approval with documentation of a significant leadership role in the project.

Electives, 7.5 credits from the following:

  • Social Entrepreneurship; 1.5 credits, BSEO 2012
  • Organizational Transformation; 1.5 credits, BIND 2203
  • Strategic Leadership; 1.5 credits, BSEO 2538
  • Cross-Cultural Management; 1.5 credits, BOAH 2527
  • Management of Strategic Alliances; 1.5 credits, BSEO 2511
  • Negotiations, Teamwork, and Change; 1.5 credits, BOAH 2532
  • Managing the Natural Environment; 1.5 credits, BSEO 2033
  • Competitive Intelligence; 1.5 credits, BSEO 2525
  • Conflict Resolution in the Workplace; 1.5 credits, BOAH 2537

Full-time and part-time students are eligible to receive an Organizational Leadership Certificate when all of the following criteria are satisfied:

  1. 10.5 credits, chosen from the approved list of courses
  2. Grades of B or better for all of the chosen courses
  3. A minimum B+ average (3.25 QPA) across all courses/credits


Faculty Contact

Nisha Nair
Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Organizations and Entrepreneurship
Office: 254 Mervis Hall
Phone: 412-624-7923

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