Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Organizational Leadership, Certificate (1723)


Program Coordinator

Gary W. Houchens, gary.houchens@wku.edu, (270) 745-4999

The Organizational Leadership Certificate program allows students to enhance their understanding of leadership theory and practice. The academic requirements offer students a common basic curriculum of leadership theory, approaches, and constructs at the graduate level. Additionally, the program allows the student to choose an elective to focus in a specific area of organizational leadership. Substitutions for these courses may be made with consent of the advisor. 

Program Admission

Students who earned or will earn a master's degree in Organizational Leadership will not be considered for admission into the Organizational Leadership Certificate. 

Program Requirements (12 hours)

Program Requirements (12 hours)

Required Courses
LEAD 500Effective Leadership Studies3
LEAD 525Leadership Ethics3
LEAD 550Leadership in Global Context3
Electives
Select 3 hours of advisor approved electives 13
Organizational Change
Leading Teams
Applied Research Methods in Organizational Leadership
Leadership Coaching within Organizations
Leadership Special Topics
Leading Organizations
Contemporary Issues in Leadership
Total Hours12