Online Graduate Certificates

Strategic Leadership and Management

Gies College of Business

NOTE: The Gies College of Business also offers an online Strategic Leadership & Management specialization certificate.

The 12-credit-hour Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership & Management Program is one of Gies' fully-online, credit-bearing graduate certificates designed to reach learners who already hold an undergraduate degree and who don’t want, or need, a full graduate degree.

In the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership & Management Program, you will develop the capabilities, confidence, and mindset to elevate the performance of individuals and teams, shape strategy, and drive competitive advantage for your organization.

You’ll learn how from top MBA faculty, getting frameworks and tools, knowledge and skills that will position you as a standout leader and manager. With the new capabilities you develop, you’ll be ready to lead and to start making a difference on the job right away—and throughout your career.

This program is designed for:

  • Early- to mid-career professionals who aspire to leadership positions
  • Professionals who have recently been promoted into leadership positions
  • Leaders who want to strengthen their capabilities
  • People with a technical background but no management experience

Start Dates
August, October, 
January or March

4 Months

Program Fees
$3,840 USD

Credit Hours

Learn in-demand skills for managing people and teams

You’ll develop a full set of leadership and management skills you’ll be able to apply immediately, including the ability to:

  • Understand the behavioral concepts and theories underlying organizational performance
  • Lead, manage, and collaborate with individuals and teams to achieve strong outcomes
  • Use proven frameworks and approaches to arrive at executive-level decisions
  • Formulate and implement organizational strategies for gaining competitive advantage
  • Develop structures to activate organizational strategies effectively
  • Demonstrate everyday business leadership and management acumen

Courses details

The certificate program is comprised of three courses for a total of 12 credit hours:

BADM 508: Leadership and Teams


BADM 509: Managing Organizations


BADM 544: Strategic Management


This certificate can be completed in as few as four months. The time commitment is about ten hours per week.