Graduate Certificate: Public and Nonprofit Leadership

The graduate certificate in public and nonprofit leadership is a 9-credit graduate-level program intended for executives, managers and other professionals from the non-profit, public or civic sectors who wish to enhance their ability to lead volunteers. In a situation where participation cannot be demanded or extracted, the importance of inspiring commitment through the power of mutual influence (as opposed to the power of one’s position) becomes paramount. That is the essence of voluntary leadership.

The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all coursework with a minimum grade of “C” and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. No transfer credits may be used.  Students who wish to pursue further study in any graduate degree program in the School of Business and Professional Studies may use the above courses as electives, provided that they meet the graduate program admissions requirements for the degree they are seeking.

Admission to the Certificate Program

Admission to the certificate program is granted to individuals who apply and meet the standards for admission to a graduate program.

Specific Requirements
OLCU 621Frontiers of Public and Nonprofit Leadership3
OLCU 626Dynamics of Public and Nonprofit Leadership3
Select one of the following:3
Democracy, Ethics and Leadership
Leadership & Team Development
Leadership and Innovation
Total Credits9