Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Organizational Leadership, Certificate (1723)

Program Coordinator

Tanja N. Bibbs,, (270) 745-5305

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

Graduate School Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

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
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

Other electives may be used with approval by advisor.