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Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership

Pursue Leadership Opportunities with a Graduate Certificate in Leadership!

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Management and Leadership, Graduate Certificate

You are a take-charge professional, and it shows. For one, your career has always followed the path you charted, whether that was in business school with a bachelor’s or master’s degree or simply moving up the company ladder. Now, you’re ready for a change. You want to do more, maybe along the lines of effective change management. You’re on the lookout for transactional and transformative leadership opportunities, and it’s time to prepare with postgraduate education.

That’s what a Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership from Keiser University can do for you. From communication effectiveness to leadership development, if a better understanding of organizational leadership and business management principles is key to helping you achieve career success, this leadership and management certificate program is for you.


At a Glance

Credit Hours

18 Credit Hours


6 Courses


8 - 12 Months*

Week Terms

8 Week Terms

Credit Info

Up to 12 credits of transfer credit

Quick Info

Career opportunities in business leadership, change management, and more.


Online / On Campus / Hybrid

Financial Aid

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to degree completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

Graduate Program Overview

Keiser University’s offers graduate certificate programs to help students quickly gain the education of the theories and best practices that make the business world turn, from public-minded civil service organizations to private enterprise. The leadership and management certificate explores the foundational skills students need to build upon their existing senior-level experience to advance their leadership and management careers in a relatively short amount of time.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is in one of our business certificates or one of dozens of other graduate programs. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.

Through our leadership and management certificate, we help students achieve career goals for professional advancement and personal success.

Know Your “WHY”
Commit to Graduation

Give your career a management boost by combining your business experience with a fast-track option for developing leadership skills. Keiser’s graduate certificate in leadership and management is designed to help you earn a career-enhancing certificate in less than a year.

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership offers the insights and skills students need to contribute to build a better foundation in leadership principles to take their careers to the next level. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Better understand the diverse cultures that work in your corporate environment
  • Develop the leadership skills to take charge in the company and your career
  • Explore international business issues and how to stay on top of changes
  • And more!

Program Prerequisites

In addition to a relevant bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, aspiring leaders for this program will need to present a professional resume, interview with the MBA concentration chair, and provide a one-page personal statement about expectations for this graduate-level certification program.

Program Outline

To receive our certification in leadership and management, students must earn 18 graduate semester credit hours. Course curriculum includes:

  • Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate
    Organizational Behavior 3.0 credit hours
    International Businesss 3.0 credit hours
    Managerial Communication 3.0 credit hours
    Leadership Development 3.0 credit hours
    Cross Cultural Management 3.0 credit hours
    Organizational Change 3.0 credit hours

Career Pathways in Leadership

Upon graduation from our on-campus or online graduate certificate in leadership and management program, you will have earned a valuable resume-building credential as well as gained the abilities you need to:

  • Manage change with integrity and empathy
  • Augment their business experience and intelligence with management skills
  • Lead effort for organizational change
  • And more!

Through Keiser’s graduate certificate in leadership and management, you will gain the leadership and business essentials needed to pursue advanced management opportunities, including:

  • Sales director
  • Operations director
  • Project manager
  • Business development manager
  • And more!

Start Your Leadership and Management Certificate Program Now!

Have you been thinking about taking your career to a management level with an MBA or Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL), but don’t want to take time out from your career to do it? Keiser University has a solution that can put you on the right track in less than a year.  Learn more about our Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership today by Requesting More Info now!

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Keiser Benefits

We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.

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Flexibility and Convenience

When you enroll in Keiser University’s programs, you can pursue your educational goals anytime and anywhere you have internet access.
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One Class at a Time

You have the option of taking just one or two classes at a time, allowing you to concentrate on learning while balancing your education with work, family and other responsibilities. With our “students first” focus and small classes, you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors.
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Experienced Faculty

Keiser University’s dedicated, accomplished faculty members are committed to your success. All faculty are prepared and are actively engaged in the fields they teach. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience.
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Dedicated Financial Aid Support

We are here to help guide YOU through the financial aid process to determine what type of aid you may qualify to receive to support your educational endeavors.


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