Developing Leadership Skills

Regis University’s undergraduate academic certificate in Leadership is ideal for entrepreneurs, group and team leaders, managers and those who wish to become more effective in turning visions into reality.
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Leadership Undergraduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Leadership is more than management and plays a critical role in today's rapidly changing work environment. A clear, compelling vision can move individuals and organizations to accomplish desired goals.

Available online and on-campus, the undergraduate academic certificate in Leadership provides students with powerful persuasion skills and teaches them to create a collaborative environment that enhances decision-making and performance.

Total Credit Requirements: 15 credit hours (5 courses)

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an enrollment counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 15.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

CPS: Certificate in Leadership

COM 407 - Leadership Principles

Examines evolution of leadership from a theoretical perspective with a focus on contemporary leadership. Topics include: management versus leadership, gender differences, power and social influence, ethics and values, culture and the key communication competencies of leadership. Requires students to evaluate and enhance personal leadership skills and develop a personal model of leadership.

Cross listing(s): BA 407.

COM 410 - Strategic Leadership

Explores strategic leadership through discussion of vision, mission and values. Examines how a clear, compelling vision can move individuals and organizations toward desired goals. Evaluates strategies that translate vision and mission into action.

Cross listing(s): BA 410.

COM 437 - Persuasion, Influence and Motivation

Examines the general theories that explain persuasion and one's ability to influence others. Discusses communication skills, attitudes and competencies associated with persuasion, influence and motivation. Enables students to learn and practice powerful persuasion communication skills that will enhance both personal and professional success.

Cross listing(s): BA 437.

COM 442 - Leading Change & Innovation

Explores effective communication strategies used by exemplary leaders to introduce and implement change and create an organizational environment that alleviates resistance to change and energizes and inspires others to innovate rather than react.

COM 450 - Service Leadership

Examines how leadership emerges through the collaborative efforts of concerned and committed citizens. Provides a look at leadership through community service.

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an enrollment counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

COM 407 Leadership Principles (3.00)

Examines evolution of leadership from a theoretical perspective with a focus on contemporary leadership. Topics include: management versus leadership, gender differences, power and social influence, ethics and values, culture and the key communication competencies of leadership. Requires students to evaluate and enhance personal leadership skills and develop a personal model of leadership.

Cross listing(s): BA 407.

COM 410 Strategic Leadership (3.00)

Explores strategic leadership through discussion of vision, mission and values. Examines how a clear, compelling vision can move individuals and organizations toward desired goals. Evaluates strategies that translate vision and mission into action.

Cross listing(s): BA 410.

COM 437 Persuasion, Influence and Motivation (3.00)

Examines the general theories that explain persuasion and one's ability to influence others. Discusses communication skills, attitudes and competencies associated with persuasion, influence and motivation. Enables students to learn and practice powerful persuasion communication skills that will enhance both personal and professional success.

Cross listing(s): BA 437.

COM 442 Leading Change & Innovation (3.00)

Explores effective communication strategies used by exemplary leaders to introduce and implement change and create an organizational environment that alleviates resistance to change and energizes and inspires others to innovate rather than react.

COM 450 Service Leadership (3.00)

Examines how leadership emerges through the collaborative efforts of concerned and committed citizens. Provides a look at leadership through community service.

COM 472 Professional Communication (3.00)

Explores face-to-face and technological methods for successful interpersonal and organizational communication in professional environments. Explores: small group dynamics, professional influence, business presentations, meeting management, interviewing, and virtual teams. Note: Junior standing required.

Cross listing(s): BUS 472.

How to Apply

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Certificate Only Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Please note: You are limited to taking a maximum of 18 credit hours and you are NOT eligible for financial aid or veteran's benefits. If you decide to become degree-seeking you must meet all admission and degree requirements of the undergraduate program selected.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application deadline: The application deadline is one week prior to the start of the term. Applications received after the deadline will be moved to the next term.

Application Deadlines and Class Starts

Term Class Start Date Application Deadline
Fall 8W1 - 2013 August 26, 2013 August 19, 2013
Fall 5W1 - 2013 August 26, 2013 August 19, 2013
Fall 5W2 - 2013 September 30, 2013 September 23, 2013
Fall 8W2 - 2013 October 21, 2013 October 14, 2013
Fall 5W3 - 2013 November 4, 2013 October 28, 2013
Spring 8W1 - 2014 January 6, 2014 December 30, 2013
Spring 5W1 - 2014 January 6, 2014 December 30, 2013
Spring 5W2 - 2014 February 10, 2014 February 3, 2014
Spring 8W2 - 2014 March 3, 2014 February 24, 2014
Spring 5W3 - 2014 March 17, 2014 March 10, 2014

Tuition

Classroom Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Leadership Undergraduate Certificate $6,200 15 $410 $50

Online Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Leadership Undergraduate Certificate $6,950 15 $460 $50