The business organizational leadership graduate certificate prepares students to be effective leaders for business teams at all organizational levels. Students will be able to take charge and provide for a corporation, government agency, or nonprofit organization in new and better ways. Students will also develop skills in creating the structure of an organization, managing conflict, operating at an international level and guiding decision-making and organizational management.
This program offers new opportunities for working professionals by enhancing creative abilities, helping develop new technical skills, providing professional development, enhancing organizational dynamics, broadening knowledge of business trends and strengthening long-range planning development skills. Students obtain the skills, knowledge, qualifications, and confidence to move into a higher-level leadership position in their career.
Careers in Organizational Leadership
Many career opportunities are available to graduates in organizational leadership, including opportunities in corporate, financial and business sectors along with careers as a:
- the department manager
- communications professional
- management consultant
- project lead
- public relations professional
- manager of a nonprofit organization
- human resource trainer
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The organizational leadership graduate certificate is offered through the K-State College of Business Administration. The college is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
The graduate certificate in organizational leadership consists of 15 credit hours, including three core courses in business and two courses in leadership. Students should start the program by taking LEAD 801.
Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate Courses
- LEAD 801 — Foundations of Leadership (Fall term - First 8 weeks)
- GRAD 820 — Leadership Practicum (Fall term - Second 8 weeks)
Students may select three courses from the following courses:
- ACCTG 810 — Foundations of Accounting and Finance (Fall term - Second 8 weeks)
- FINAN 815 — Corporate Finance (Spring term - First 8 weeks)
- MANGT 810 — Operations and Supply Chain Management (Fall term - Second 8 weeks)
- MKTG 810 — Marketing Concepts and Research (Spring term - First 8 weeks)
How to Apply
To qualify for admission into the organizational leadership graduate certificate program, students must have:
1) Minimum 3.0 GPA on last 60 undergraduate credit hours
OR 3.0 minimum graduate GPA
OR concurrent enrollment in another graduate degree program
2) Completed prerequisites for the following required courses:
- 3 credit hours of statistics
3) Admission to the K-State Graduate School
You must be admitted for the fall semester by Aug. 1, spring semester by Jan. 1 and summer semester by May 1. This means that all transcripts, application fees, and any other requirements must be completed and received by these dates.
Please note: It takes at least four to six weeks for an application to be processed once all application materials have been received by the university.
Tuition and Fees
Online and Off-Campus Courses
Students taking online or off-campus courses through Kansas State University Global Campus will pay the same tuition rate regardless of where they live.
Some graduate programs have different tuition and fee structures than what is outlined in the tuition and fee schedule below. A list of these programs can be found on the chart.
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