2019-20 Catalogs

Certificate in Creative Leadership and Global Strategy

One of the most versatile certificates ever offered at the University of Southern Maine, the Creative Leadership and Global Strategy Certificate is an undergraduate certificate geared toward individuals interested in developing or enhancing their dynamic leadership skills. Select courses from the Leadership and Organizational Studies program blend deliberate creativity with organizational leadership in multicultural global environment. The Creative Leadership and Global Strategy Certificate will help you meet the challenges of our increasingly complex global workplace.

This program may be completed face-to-face on our Portland campus, fully online, or in a combination of the two. For more information, please contact Admissions at admitusm@maine.edu.

Please note certificates may be pursued by either matriculated students or non-matriculated students (students not pursuing a full degree program).

Certificate Requires a Minimum of 12 Credits


LOS 300 Organizational Theory 3 cr

LOS 330 Leading Across Cultures 3 cr or LOS 470 Leadership Study Abroad 6 cr

LOS 350 Leadership 3 cr

LOS 360 Innovation in Organizations 3 cr

*To view course descriptions, please visit: LOS Course Descriptions

Candidates for admission must submit:

  • Online application for Certificate Program;
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from secondary school and/or all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
  • Additional or other special admission requirements specified by program.

The application for certificate programs is available online at http://usm.maine.edu/apply. Please note, students who are enrolled solely in an undergraduate certificate program are not eligible for Federal financial aid.

We recommend that students start their Leadership & Organizational Studies coursework with LOS 300 Organizational Theory, LOS 350 Leadership, or a combination of the two.  Students should work with their advisor to organize scheduling the rest of their coursework.