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Organizational Leadership Online Graduate Certificate

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The UMass Dartmouth Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate provides professionals who have earned a baccalaureate degree with a solid understanding of critical managerial and leadership skills essential for career advancement or professional development.

This certificate program is offered 100% online.

The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership complies with accreditation standards established by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the highest international accreditation standard for business degrees.

Curriculum

To earn the certificate, UMass Dartmouth Organizational Leadership certificate program students must complete 12 credits. The certificate can be completed within 1 year, although students may take 4 or more semesters to complete the program.

Choose four MGT courses at the 600 level. An example of the available courses are listed below:

(Please note students who take MGT 650, the core MBA course, along with three other 600-level Management courses may be able to utilize all four courses toward their MBA.)

  • MGT 650: Advanced Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 671: Management of Organizational Change
  • MGT 677: Leading, Motivating, and Empowering Others
  • MGT 673: Organization, Structure, and Process
  • MGT 600: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law
  • MGT 675: Managing Across Cultures

UMass Dartmouth Advantages

Customize your education and receive the help and guidance to finish as planned:

  • Value and affordability of a UMass education
  • One-on-one personal advising from enrollment through graduation
  • Free online and in-person tutoring and writing center

Learning Style: Online

Online courses are taught by UMass Dartmouth faculty to provide high quality instruction and personal attention. Students have the flexibility to accommodate work and home responsibilities within the structure of defined assignment due dates.

University requirements for graduate admissions

  • Statement of Purpose, minimum 300-600 words. Unless otherwise indicated in the program requirement details, indicate your graduate study objectives, research interests and experience, and business or industry experience if applicable. If you are applying for a teaching or research assistantship, include any special skills or experience that would assist us in making assistantship decisions.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless of whether a credential is earned or not). Unofficial transcripts are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled a final official transcript is required.
  • Many programs have specific recommendations/requirements, please see the additional program-specific requirements for more information.
  • International students: official TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE or Duolingo (if accepted by program) score. Unofficial scores are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled official scores are required and must be sent by the testing agency (copies/scans not accepted). This is required of any applicant who did not earn a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from an accredited academic institution in the U.S. or accepted English-speaking country, see exemptions for more details. The Duolingo test is not accepted for the following programs: Art Education, Biology/Marine Biology, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory, Marine Science and Technology (MS, PSM, PhD), Nursing (MS, DNP, PhD), Portuguese Studies, Professional Writing and Communication, Psychology (ABA, Clinical, Research), Public Policy, and Teaching (MAT).

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