Admission and Program Requirements

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Certificate in Leadership

Elizabeth Rozell, Graduate Program Director
Glass Hall, Room 105; Phone: 417-836-5616

Elizabeth Reger, Graduate Program Coordinator
Glass Hall, Room 105; Phone 417-836-5616

Program description

The Leadership Graduate Certificate program provides a 12 hours graduate-level experience in the leadership area. The program involves in depth study of leadership skills, theory, research, and self-assessment. Contact the MBA Director or Program Coordinator for additional information.


Candidates for the certificate program must be admitted to the University as a graduate student. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Business Administration program. All course work must be approved by the MBA Program Director.

Required courses (12 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MGT 764 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3 hrs
MGT 770 Leadership Development 3 hrs
MGT 767 Organization Strategy and Policy 3 hrs
Select one of the following:
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MGT 796 Independent Study 3 hrs
LAW 632 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals 3 hrs
LAW 650 Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration in Business 3 hrs

GPA requirement

Students must have a B or better grade in each course.