Online Graduate Certificate – Organizational Leadership

Expand your career opportunities while developing the credentials that make you a stronger leader.

3/18/24 Next Application Due Date
4/1/24 Start Classes

Program Overview


Accelerate your professional growth with an online graduate organizational leadership certificate

$4,800* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
16 Credit Hours

Build upon your expertise and readiness for management roles with an online graduate certificate in organizational leadership from EWU. Prepare to lead your company at an executive level as you learn to identify what good leadership looks like while understanding the dynamics of the people on your team.

In this 100 percent online program, students will examine theories of leadership and how they apply to individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Explore values, character, justice, and ethical leadership. Analyze how identity, culture, and diversity impact leadership practice in today’s intersectional world. This certificate will prepare you for additional leadership responsibilities and is a pathway to the online MS – Organizational Leadership program.

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The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

Organizational Leadership Career Opportunities

  • Manager
  • Director
  • Any position that involves leadership of a group, team or organization
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Any position that involves leadership of a group, team or organization

Also available online:

If you are interested in pursuing your master’s degree, completed courses in this certificate program can help you earn your Master of Science – Organizational Leadership from EWU.

$4,800* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
16 Credit Hours

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Tuition


Get the details on our pay-as-you-go tuition

This affordable online graduate certificate program features pay-by-the-course tuition, with the same rate for all in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$4,800* Total Tuition

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$4,800* Total Tuition

Calendar


Chart your course with these key dates & deadlines

The Organizational Leadership certificate online program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and multiple start dates a year.

Now enrolling:

3/18/24 Next Application Deadline
4/1/24 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Winter II2/12/241/29/242/7/242/10/24
Spring I4/1/243/18/243/27/243/30/24
Spring II5/13/244/29/245/8/245/11/24
Summer I7/8/246/21/247/2/247/6/24
Fall I9/23/249/9/249/18/249/21/24
Fall II11/4/2410/21/2410/30/2411/2/24

Now enrolling:

3/18/24 Next Application Deadline
4/1/24 Start Classes

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Ready to take the rewarding path toward earning your degree online?

Admissions


Learn about our streamlined admission process

The admission process for the online Graduate Certificate – Organizational Leadership program is streamlined to help you get started right away. Plus, the GMAT is waived for qualified applicants.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Professional resume

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours**
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcript from the college/university where degree was earned

Have a question? Call us at 800-826-3411.

**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

Document Submission Information

For Spring 2024 Applications: Please do not send transcripts directly to EWU, as this may delay processing your application. If you are ordering electronic transcripts, please select the CAS application as the recipient.

If you are ordering a mailed paper transcript, please have all transcripts sent to:

GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9217
Watertown, MA 02471

Note: You will need to use the Transcript ID form (found in your GradCAS application portal) as part of your submission so that your transcript can be matched to your application.

For Summer 2024 Applications and all future terms:

Order your official, electronic transcripts from the degree-granting institution where you earned your highest degree (bachelor’s or master’s) and have them sent to Eastern Washington University.

  • Most EWU graduate programs only require one transcript. Please submit a transcript from your degree-granting institution. This transcript should include the final two years of your degree completion. If it does not, please submit transcripts to cover your final two years of earned credits.
  • Please note that transcripts ordered by main may take 4-6 weeks to arrive.

If you are ordering a mailed paper transcript, please have it sent to:

Eastern Washington University
Showalter Hall 206
Cheney, WA 99004

Courses


Preview the online Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership

In order to earn your online graduate certificate from Eastern Washington University, you must complete four courses (16 credit hours).

Students in the Graduate Certificate - Organizational Management program will take the following core courses.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Through an exploration of leadership history, theory, and practice, this course will allow students to develop a broad understanding of leadership and its complexities. Traditional and emerging theories of leadership will be discussed as well as how these theories apply to individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Additionally, students will begin exploring their own thinking around leadership and articulate their emerging leadership philosophy.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Drawing on traditional philosophical ideas as well as more recent developments in cognitive neuroscience, this course will explore numerous ways of thinking about values, character, justice, and ethical leadership. Students will examine multiple frameworks for ethical leadership and discuss how these frameworks can be applied in a variety of leadership contexts. Additionally, this course will discuss factors inhibiting ethical leadership behavior and decision making.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course explores the theories, methods, and challenges that inform our understanding of organizational behavior and culture. Recognizing that leading in organizations includes both formal and informal processes, this course explores a variety of aspects related to understanding and influencing organizational behavior and culture. Finally, in addition to traditional theories of organizational behavior and culture, students will explore the impact of leadership on both organizational behavior and culture.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course explores how identity, culture, and diversity impact leadership practice. Through a social justice lens & with an interest in learning to understand one another, this course is an exploration of theories and practices related to leading across cultures & through diversity. Additionally, students will develop their own thinking and understanding of how identity & difference impacts leadership.
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*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

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