Study industry best practices and build strategies for managing people and processes with Ohio University's 100% online Management and Leadership Certificate. We've designed our curriculum to approach management and leadership from an economic and data-driven perspective that emphasizes research and strategy. Coursework is informed by our 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.
Opportunities for engagement with peers and instructors are built into the program structure, including optional live office hours and professional development activities like our signature fireside chat series. Prepare for management and executive roles in any industry while learning to make sound business decisions and developing your interpersonal and teamwork skills.
This versatile concentration prepares you for a variety of high-growth management career paths. Employment in management occupations is projected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030, resulting in 906,800 new jobs.1 The skills needed to manage change and lead teams effectively that you learn in the certificate program will help you stand out for new roles and promotions.
7-Week Courses | 9 Total Credits
OHIO's Management and Leadership Certificate courses are focused on three main areas of leadership, which include understanding the business environment, making decisions and managing people. When you finish the program, you can apply nine certificate credits toward an OHIO Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree.
No GMAT Required | Transfer Credits Accepted
To apply to OHIO's online certificate program, you will need:
|Online Application||Apply now|
|Required Degree||Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university|
|Transcripts||Official transcripts from all institutions attended|
You can transfer up to three credits into the leadership certificate program at Ohio University. Reach out to an enrollment advisor at 740.924.5725 to learn more.
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$7,461 Total Tuition (Resident) | $829 Per Credit (Resident) | Scholarships Available
|Cost per credit hour||
$829 (Ohio resident)
|Total credit hours||9|
|Total estimated cost, minus fees||
$7,461 (Ohio resident)
|Other costs to budget for||You may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your program.|
Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.
Ohio University is a Military Friendly® school and has been repeatedly ranked among the top institutions for active duty and veteran students. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. Additionally, scholarships of $1,500 are available for military/veteran students.
OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized as a best-value university by U.S. News & World Report. We offer financial aid to all students who qualify – our FAFSA code is 003100. Scholarships of $1,500 are available for alumni, military/veteran students and employees of corporate partners.
The College of Business offers several different financial opportunities for our professional and online graduate students, including a corporate partner program scholarship, alumni scholarship, and a veteran and military scholarship.
Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.
With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.
In the program, you'll cover management and leadership tactics such as competitive analysis, interpersonal skills, team building, competitive analysis and strategic identification of trends and issues.
Upon graduation, you will be able to:
OHIO business instructors bring their years of professional and academic expertise to every course so graduates can carry a new level of knowledge as they grow their careers. Our group of expert faculty includes a mix of tenured track academics and business professionals who have worked in law, marketing and other executive business roles. Each brings their real-world work experience to the classroom.
As a student, you'll benefit from:
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