Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate

As an organizational leader, advancing your career through a degree or certificate is about efficiency – how can you maximize the value of your education in the shortest amount of time? The Anderson University Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate is a concentrated exploration of the proficiencies you’ll need to move up. 

Program Overview

This organizational leadership graduate certificate is a credit-bearing program unique among South Carolina’s major universities, in that you earn credits for the courses as well as a certificate. In this program, you’ll take four courses focused on critical organizational leadership areas alongside MBA students. Additionally, Anderson’s online, graduate business program is ranked second in the state among private and public institutions, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings.


You’ll need to complete the following four courses to earn your organizational leadership certificate:

  • Leadership and Ethics guides you through the formulation of your ethics and principles and how those foundational entities influence the way you lead in the workplace.
  • Leading Organizational Change details how to use data and feedback from various sources to guide change within a business, and how to assume the role of consultant and/or change leader.
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers will augment your understanding of financial analysis and budgets, and how to present that information in a fluid, clear way.
  • Effective Executive Communication in the Digital Age trains you in competencies that will make you an effective communicator in one-on-one settings, collaborative projects and moments when excellent writing and expediency are needed.

Career Outlook

As you’re striving for a promotion at your current position or looking for a move to another company for better pay, a Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate from AU will be a leverage point for better pay and quicker promotions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, management executives earn an average of $100,470 a year, a number you’re more likely to increase with a Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate.

Program at a Glance

Credit Hours: 12 credit hours

Format: Online and Hybrid