Certificate in Leadership and Management

As a 21st century leader, learning how to understand leadership challenges and lead with purpose will be necessary to lay the foundation for your success.

Today’s organizations have multifaceted and immersive relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, and communities. With a Leadership and Management certificate from the Redlands School of Business & Society, you’ll learn to navigate these complex relationships, make ethical decisions, and integrate the arc of personal, organizational, and societal influences to lay the foundation for success.

This certificate is intended for students who want to have specialized knowledge in the realm of leadership. Students pursuing this certificate are considering the MBA program for credentials and knowledge to help with current challenges at work. Such a student is either already managing or leading people and wants to know how to deal with the challenges that they face. This certificate should also be of interest to student who are expecting to be promoted to a leadership or management position in the future. In addition, credits earned from the leadership and management certificate count towards our stackable MBA program, should you choose to pursue a master's degree.

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Required Coursework

MGMT 634: Leading Individuals and Teams (4 credits)

Leading Individuals and Teams provides the foundations for understanding the behavior of individuals and teams in organizations. The course takes an application-oriented perspective on understanding individuals and groups and managing their performance.

MGMT 637: Strategic Leadership and Management of Change (4)

This is a graduate-level course that takes an application-oriented approach to macro-organizational topics. Using case-based, discussion-oriented lectures and class exercises, students will learn how to lead and manage change in organizations, make more effective decisions, and navigate organizational power and politics. The course will also equip students with an understanding of how the fundamentals of organizational design and culture may be used to enhance organizational performance.

Choose one of the courses below

MGMT 636: Leadership Communication (4)

Course provides advanced analytical approaches for strategic written, presentation, and interpersonal communication in organizational contexts. Focus on practical methods that advance leaders’ abilities to inform, engage, persuade, and influence professional audiences, Special attention paid to changing forms, formats, and culture in contemporary professional communication.

MGMT 638: Purposeful Leadership (4)

Purposeful Leadership provides an integrative perspective of organizational and societal responsibilities of leaders. The course covers four interwoven dimensions of purposeful leadership: personal, relational, strategic and societal. Drawing upon a wide range of concepts and applications, the primary theme of the course is an examination of the critical role leaders play in ensuring that organizations perform in an effective, meaningful, ethical and socially redeeming manner.

MGMT 674: Human Resources Management (4)

Study and critical analysis of theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in modern, complex organizations. Topics such as personnel policies, workforce diversity, HR practices, employee discipline, health and safety, and collective bargaining. Addresses goals of equity, efficiency, and effectiveness in a diverse environment.  

MGMT 677: Contemporary Topics in HRM: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (4)

To provide insight into the employment law for human resource practice. To address the understanding of the various legal issues and DEI perspectives for each stage of the employment process, as well as the application of critical decision-making process to the most current cases and real-world situations.

INTB 670: International Area Studies (4)

Students intensively study a specific country or region in the world. They evaluate the characteristics of the analyzed area’s socioeconomic conditions, its policy environment, and its business activities. They then analyze how these factors jointly influence the international marketplace. Course combines lectures with overseas seminars, company/institutional visits, and cultural exposure. Note: Students cannot repeat the same course destination from their undergraduate program.