Leadership Studies

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 Leadership in Different 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

Application Procedures and Required Materials 

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters

Applicants are required to provide the following materials: 

  • Application: Online Application
  • Application fee: $25.00 paid through the online application.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, excluding the seven campuses of the University of Maine System (UMS transcripts are accessible to USM). A transcript is official when sent directly from the institution.
    • International College transcripts: In addition to an official copy of the transcript, an official evaluation of college-level transcripts from a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) approved transcript analysis agency is required.
  • Resume: Submit a resume or CV that outlines professional, volunteer, and community experience.
  • Essay: Applicants must submit a personal statement of purpose about why they are interested in this program
    TOEFL or IELTS: Students whose first language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit official scores as part of the application process. See additional information below regarding test scores.

International Applicants

In addition to the standard application materials, international students must also provide the following materials:

  • College transcript evaluation: official course-by-course evaluation of college-level transcripts from a NACES (National Association of
  • Credential Evaluation Services) approved transcript analysis agency
  • Declaration of Finances form accompanied by the appropriate financial documentation
  • International students whose first language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit official scores as part of the application process. Only applicants with TOEFL scores of 79 or higher on the internet-based test 550 or higher on the paper-based test, or 213 or higher on the computer-based test; or IELTS scores of 6.5 or higher will be considered for admission to a graduate program.

Applicants whose first language is not English

Students whose first language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit official scores as part of the application process. Only applicants with TOEFL scores of 79 or higher on the internet-based test, 550 or higher on the paper-based test, or 213 or higher on the computer-based test; or IELTS scores of 6.5 or higher will be considered for admission to a graduate program.

Where to send transcripts and application materials

Official transcripts and other supporting documents can be sent to:

Application Processing Center
University of Maine System
P.O. Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Colleges and universities that participate in electronic submission of transcripts can send official transcripts to edocs@maine.edu. Resumes, essays, and other documents can also be sent to edocs@maine.edu.

For a transcript or recommendation to be considered official, it must be sent by the institution or the person writing the recommendation.

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.