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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, and the credits earned may be applied directly toward your 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.

Tuition
$4,044* Total Tuition, Including Fees
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as few as 12 months Program Duration
Credit Hours
12 Credit Hours
Tuition
$4,044* Total Tuition, Including Fees
Calendar
as few as 12 months Program Duration
Credit Hours
12 Credit Hours
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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

Potential Career Outcomes Include:

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

The John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University business students won their second consecutive state championship at the Phi Beta Lambda State Business Leadership Conference in 2021 and 2022.


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
$337 Per Credit Hour
Tuition
$4,044* Total Tuition, Including Fees

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Additional Fees

Application: $25
International Student Application: $25
*University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Financial Aid

Note: Approval of awarding Financial Aid from the Department of Education for this new program is pending.

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Student Financial Aid Office
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Phone: 580-745-2186
Fax: 580-745-7469
Email: [email protected]


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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.

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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.

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

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To meet the admission requirements for SOSU'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.

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

  1. Complete the application. There is a non-refundable $65 application fee.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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MNGT 5903: Leadership Theories and Practices

Duration: 7 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.

MNGT 5233: Team Development Behaviors

Duration: 7 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.

COMM 5563: Negotiations and Conflict Management

Duration: 7 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.

COMM 5133: Strategic & Organizational Communication

Duration: 7 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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