Graduate Certificate – Leadership Online

Develop in-demand expertise to spearhead your company’s success. Broaden your knowledge across all business functions including market trends, digital tools and collaboration techniques.

Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Program Overview

How our online Graduate Certificate in Leadership can suit your goals

Become a more effective leader with an online Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Learn to improve business performance and lead team collaboration while exploring cutting-edge business trends, tools and techniques to prepare for a broad range of leadership roles. Plus, you will be eligible to join Phi Beta Lambda, a professional student organization to help foster your personal and professional growth.

You need a bachelor’s degree to enroll in this program. The credits earned from this certificate may be applied directly toward a SE MBA degree. If you already have your master's degree, this certificate enables you to gain valuable new skillsets applicable to any advanced role in business.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain the in-demand focused expertise needed for business success while developing the ability to be an adaptive and transformational leader
  • Develop authentic, principle-centered leadership capabilities through the study of leadership science, theories and situational approaches of effective servant leaders
  • Apply leadership theory to problem solving using conflict management, negotiation techniques, and strategic organizational communication
  • Influence and develop groups to succeed with inclusivity and cohesion
  • Motivate and create better results for yourself and others
  • Walk away with tangible arts administration materials for your portfolio and career advancement
  • Gain the in-demand focused expertise needed for business success while developing the ability to be an adaptive and transformational leader
  • Develop authentic, principle-centered leadership capabilities through the study of leadership science, theories and situational approaches of effective servant leaders
  • Apply leadership theory to problem solving using conflict management, negotiation techniques, and strategic organizational communication
  • Influence and develop groups to succeed with inclusivity and cohesion
  • Motivate and create better results for yourself and others
  • Walk away with tangible arts administration materials for your portfolio and career advancement

Upon completion of this Graduate Certificate in Leadership online program, you will be prepared for many leadership roles, such as:

  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Chief Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Chief Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager

Other online education programs also available:

In addition to the Graduate Certificate Leadership, SE also offers an MBA in Leadership along with a wide range of other MBA concentrations. Check out our all our MBA online degree programs.

Per Credit Hour $345*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 12

Accreditation

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The John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

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Why choose an SE online degree?

Our experienced faculty are experts in their fields and guide you through your program with one-on-one support. Specialized curriculum emphasizes connectivity and real-world applications.

Tuition

Learn about tuition to fit your budget

Southeastern is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our students the best value and flexibility.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $4,140*
Per Credit Hour $345

Calendar

Upcoming dates you need to know

There's no better time to begin your Graduate Certificate – Leadership. We offer the convenience of a fast application-to-start calendar—you don't have to apply months before earning your certificate.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/22/246/1/246/23/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/247/15/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/249/15/2410/6/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 6/10/24
Class Starts 6/24/24

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Admissions

What you need for admission to the online Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online graduate certificate programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • No GMAT

To meet the admission requirements for SE's online graduate certificate program, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND at least three years of continuous professional work experience, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND a portfolio consisting of a letter of application which outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives and how a graduate certificate will enhance them; a current resume, three professional letters of recommendation, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 9 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university.
  • No GMAT is required for the Southeastern Oklahoma State University online graduate certificate.
  • There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for both domestic and international students.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  2. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Explore your online Graduate Certificate in Leadership courses

For the Graduate Certificate in Leadership online program, you must complete the following coursework, which consists of four core courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course analyzes the theoretically based scholarly discipline of leadership science and its corresponding practicing behaviors. The leadership theories examined include the trait skills, behavioral, and situational approaches, path-goal and leader-member exchange theories as well as transformational, authentic, servant, adaptive, and inclusive leadership. Additional topics assessed include followership, gender as a leadership, leadership ethics and team leadership.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will analyze various aspects of group and team dynamics to include, but not limited to, inclusion and identity; formation; cohesion and development; structure; influence; power; leadership; performance; decision making; conflict; and intergroup relations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores communication strategies to successfully engage in negotiations and conflict management when problem-solving or allocating scarce resources. Of particular interest is a focus on strategies women in leadership can employ to develop confidence, reduce situational ambiguity, and avoid the pitfalls of negative stereotypes when negotiating or managing conflict.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Organizations communicate strategically. These messages develop, influence, and control internal and external structures, networks, and teams. In this course, you will study these messages and examine how organizational leaders communicate through challenges, engage in sense-making, and develop strategies for communicating change and development.

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