Executive Corporate Leadership Certificate

Examine leadership styles and evaluate the capabilities and motivations of followers and other leaders.

Executive Corporate Leadership Certificate

The Certificate in Executive Corporate Leadership offers six three-credit courses to build personal and psychological capabilities that empower leaders to understand emotions, strengths and opportunities to grow and succeed.

These courses apply advanced leadership theories, approaches and decision-making techniques to foster positive transformation and create high-performing teams, individuals and organizations. Leaders will understand how to use strategic leadership tools to assess business opportunities and resolve thorny issues in complex, constantly evolving environments

Mahatma Gandhi is famously quoted as saying, “There go my people. I must follow them, as I am their leader.”

Realizing the power that leaders draw from their team is an innate part of the secret to success, for leaders in any century or sector.

By building upon your bachelor’s degree and real-world experience in business by earning a Certificate in Executive Corporate Leadership, you can examine the case studies of famous world leaders over time and learn practical strategies that work in this modern age.

Students with a bachelor’s degree can build upon their specialized knowledge base in business management and administration by earning a post-graduate certificate in executive corporate leadership. Through six three-credit courses, you can jump ahead to take the lead in your field in as little as nine months, or continue on to earn your master’s of professional studies degree in organizational leadership. Your innate talents and formal training will be especially valuable as you seek lucrative work in corporations, academic institutions, health care, government agencies and nonprofits.

You will be equipped with the tools to find challenging, rewarding work as a manager in a field with a projected growth that is six percent higher than the national average. (U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics). Six-figure salaries are common in central Pennsylvania for leaders and managers with college degrees.

Program Learning Outcomes

Examine leadership styles and evaluate the capabilities and motivations of followers and other leaders.

Develop key techniques to communicate persuasively and lead effectively, to include crisis management, intercultural communication, and remedying miscommunication.

Learn how to continually improve an organization through critical thinking, problem-solving, communicating, market research and more.

Prepare and organize management concepts for application in a broad cross-section of business and organizational environments.

Categorize and demonstrate an understanding of how leadership decisions impact the workforce, work flow, and financial stability.

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LDS500 Leadership Power and Service

LDS510 Decision-Making

LDS520 Leadership Communications

LDS530 The Psychology of Leadership

LDS540 Strategic Leadership and Planning

LDS590 Business Development Leadership

Careers in this field include

  • Executive
  • CEO
  • Director
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager

People who thrive in this field

  • Outgoing
  • Have a take-charge personality
  • Are an idea person
  • Dedicated
  • Steadfast
  • Analytical
  • Driven
  • Intelligent
  • Flexible

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