Become an Effective Leader

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Executive Leadership is designed for students who choose to build a philosophy and the skills for becoming effective leaders.
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Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the graduate certificate in Executive Leadership focuses on contemporary leadership theories, ethical leadership and future leadership roles.

Total Credit Requirements: 15 credit hours (5 classes)

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

Program Requirements

Executive Leadership Certificate Requirements: 15 credit hours

MSM 602 The Leadership Management Challenge
MSM 612 Making Decisions in Organizations
MSM 621 Leading Change and Innovation
MSM 635 Strategic Human Resource Management
MSM 671 Strategic Leadership

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

 

How to Apply

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A candidate for the Executive Leadership academic certificate program must apply and be accepted into the Master of Science in Organization Leadership degree program.

Regis University's College for Professional Studies (CPS) graduate academic certificates are designed for adults who are seeking new career opportunities, wish to enhance their work-related knowledge and skills and want to advance educationally. The graduate academic certificate represents a selection of courses from the Master of Science in Organization Leadership program that are offered for academic credit. These courses could eventually be included in a CPS graduate student's degree plan or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements.

Certificate recipients may include:

  • Individuals who already hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in one area and are seeking college graduate certification in another area (e.g. Project Management), but are not interested in completing a second bachelor's or master's degree.
  • Individuals who hold an undergraduate degree, but are not sure initially if they want to enroll in a degree-seeking program.

Requirements for the Master of Science in Organization Leadership graduate academic certificates:

  • A minimum of 15 credit hours of coursework
  • The courses offered within a given certificate will represent a coherent body of knowledge chosen in consultation with representatives of appropriate academic disciplines
  • The certificate program identifies the description of the courses required for completion and the recommended sequencing of those courses

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Two years of significant work experience
  • Completed admissions essay
  • Current resume
  • One online recommendation from a colleague or supervisor who knows your work in a professional setting and is able to give specific information about your abilities and potential. The application system will automatically send an email with a link and instructions on how to submit the recommendation directly to Regis.
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • The coursework of returning students (whose degree plans have expired) and/or transfer students must have been completed less than 10 years prior to the current admission into the degree program in order to be applied toward degree requirements.
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 8W2 2014 June 30, 2014 June 16, 2014
Fall 8W1 2014 August 25, 2014 August 11, 2014
Fall 8W2 2014 October 20, 2014 October 6, 2014
Spring 8W1 2015 January 5, 2015 December 22, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $10,650 15 $705 $75
Online $10,650 15 $705 $75

2013-2014 Academic Year Tuition: Through Summer 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $10,650 15 $705 $75
Online $10,650 15 $705 $75

Directed study costs $705 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.