USM Online

Certificate in Leadership Studies

The Online Path to Leadership in Your Organization

If you are interested in developing and expanding your leadership capacity, explore the Online Certificate in Leadership Studies. Our program is a flexible and efficient way to acquire skills and knowledge that have direct application in your community or organization. Apply today.

Work with our accomplished Leadership and Organizational Studies faculty to better understand and address the challenges of our dramatically changing world. The Certificate covers:

  • Organizational theory
  • Group dynamics
  • Leadership
  • Global ethics

Flexible, online certificate program

Our online format enables you to continue working as you complete your certificate requirements. Take classes any time, from anywhere, at your own pace. You can even combine your online learning with classes on campus.  Apply today.

Outcomes and opportunities

Students in the Online Certificate in Leadership Studies program gain valuable skills in effective communication, group dynamics, mediation, needs assessment, critical reading and analysis, and teamwork. Graduates have taken on new responsibilities and leadership roles in areas such as:

  • Corporate senior management
  • Diplomatic services
  • Higher education
  • Human resources
  • Municipal planning and operations
  • Program administration