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Online Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate
Manage Organizations Through Change with an Online Leadership Certificate

Online Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate

Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
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Work with Peers and Faculty to Develop Your Leadership Skills

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.

Program Benefits

  • 100% online coursework
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • Scholarships available
  • 90-plus year history of business education
  • Apply toward an OHIO Master of Science in Management
  • Leadership-focused curriculum
  • Supportive faculty of business experts
  • Extensive alumni network

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Prepare for Leadership Roles that Make an Impact

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.

High-Paying Leadership and Management Roles

  • Sales Manager


    per year2

  • Top Executive


    per year3

  • Training and Development Manager


    per year4

Online Management Courses

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.


  • MGT 5001 Managing Individuals and Teams
  • MGT 5002 Researching the Business Environment
  • MGT 5003 Managerial Decisions & Challenges

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No GMAT Required | Transfer Credits Accepted

Fall A 2024Fall B 2024
Application Deadline: 08/12Application Deadline: 10/07
Classes Begin: 08/26Classes Begin: 10/21

To apply to OHIO's online certificate program, you will need:

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Application Fee$35
Required DegreeBachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
Minimum GPA3.0
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all institutions attended
Additional RequirementsCurrent resume

Transfer Credit

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.

When to Apply

Ready to become a Bobcat? We offer six start dates a year, so it's always a good time to apply. Apply today to get started.

An Affordable Online Management Certificate

$7,461 Total Tuition (Resident) | $829 Per Credit (Resident) | Scholarships Available

Cost per credit hour

$829 (Ohio resident)

$848 (non-resident)

Total credit hours9
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$7,461 (Ohio resident)

$7,632 (non-resident)

Other costs to budget forYou 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.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

  • Scholarships

    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.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    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.

Support for Military-Affiliated Students

Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been named one of the nation’s top Military Friendly® schools for over a decade. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. In addition, student veterans and active military members are eligible to receive an incentive scholarship of up to 15% for eligible online graduate programs.

As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. To learn more about the military benefits available to you, contact us today.

It is not the intent of Ohio University to imply an endorsement by any service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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What You'll Learn

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.

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, you will be able to:

  • Display leader and follower skills in a team setting
  • Make administrative, operational, and strategic decisions based on sets of information
  • Analyze the business environment and identify opportunities and threats
  • Identify strategies for sustainable competitive advantage
  • Expand your networks and be ready for advancement opportunities, as well as take on the challenges of your current position
  • Apply best practices to strategic leadership and decision-making, create value through strategic competitive analysis and implement strategies that can quickly impact personal and company success

Learn From Leading Experts

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:

  • Personalized attention
  • Individualized mentorship and support
  • Industry-connected faculty to broaden your professional network

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Amy Taylor-Bianco

MSM Program Director; Professor

Dr. Taylor-Bianco (Dr. B.) earned her Master’s degree and Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught both at Columbia and New York University. She grew up in rural New Jersey and then lived in Pennsylvania, England, and New York City. Dr. B has been with OHIO since 2002 and considers herself an honorary Bobcat. Dr. B is a Professor of Management at Ohio University’s College of Business and a Fellow of the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs. She is currently the Executive Academic Director of the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership. Her research and teaching focus on strategic leadership and change, cross-cultural education and executive development and self-regulation of leaders. She received a grant from the National Institute of Health to investigate the effects of instructional framing on subsequent motivation and performance.

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Amy Taylor

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