Organizational Leadership Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Person-in-ChargeAlfred Warner
Program CodeORGLDR

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

An applicant must demonstrate fundamental competence in Management, Economics, and Statistics either by attaining a B or better in MGMT 301, ECON 102 or ECON 104, and SCM 200 or equivalents, or by completing an online training module as designated by the program.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

All candidates are required to take 12 credits in four courses (managing effective organizations, leadership and ethics, negotiations, and organizational change).

Required Courses
BADM 512Managing Effective Organizations3
BADM 526Leadership and Ethics3
BADM 828Negotiations3
MGMT 823Organizational Change: Theory and Practice3
Total Credits12


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the individual, group, and organizational level drivers of behavior with an emphasis on discrimination and biases, motivation, decision making, communication, and organizational culture.
  2. Recognize ethical issues, identify stakeholders affected by decisions and actions, analyze an ethical dilemma by applying multiple ethical theories and formulate a plan of action for resolving it.
  3. Understand how leaders manage people and organizations to achieve effective and ethical performance and vary their leadership approaches in response to situational demands
  4. Recognize negotiation situations, understand how negotiation works, and determine when to seek a negotiated agreement.
  5. Know how to prepare for and take part in negotiations and obtain successful results.
  6. Understand the fundamental theories and models of change processes, types of organizational change and the basic models for organizational structure, as well as the relationship between structure, culture, and management practices).


Campus Erie
Graduate Program Head Al Warner
Program Contact

Al Warner
(814) 898-6509