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Leadership Certificate

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate
15 credits
Required for Program
A graduate certificate in leadership introduces graduate level study with essential management strategies.
14:1
Class size ratio
15
Credits apply towards a Master of Organizational Leadership degree

Why get a graduate certificate in leadership at Northwestern?

At Northwestern, you will learn in a Christ-centered environment that challenges you to invest in others as you grow both spiritually and intellectually. You will acquire a unique perspective about how faith and leadership intersect. Our faculty teach a leadership philosophy built on biblical ethics and a Christian worldview. You will also develop a professional network and lasting friendships as you interact with professors and other students.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is fully transferable toward the completion of the Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) degree, should you want to continue your studies. Students entering the program must already have a bachelor's degree. 

If you are in a leadership position and are possibly interested in graduate level study, this is a great first step.

What will you learn?

You will have increasing levels of resource and people management responsibilities across multiple industries - both profit and nonprofit.

Some classes include:

  • Data Analysis for Decision Making
  • Effective Communication and Leadership
  • Leading in the Knowledge Economy
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Human Resource Leadership
  • Strategic Leadership
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The professors know a lot about their field, and they are succinct and can teach quite a bit in a short amount of time. I've seen this in every class I've had.

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St. Paul, MN 55113
651-631-5200
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