Executive Certificate, Public and Nonprofit Leadership

Executive Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership

In a situation where participation cannot be demanded or extracted, the importance of inspiring commitment through the power of mutual influence becomes paramount. The Executive Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Leadership is intended for executives, managers and other professionals from the non-profit, public or civic sectors who wish to enhance their ability to lead and inspire volunteers. Successful graduates of the certificate program will gain the skills and knowledge needed to create and implement positive change within an organization.

Students seeking a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid. 

 

All graduate admissions options listed below require an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all coursework with a minimum grade of “C” and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above.  No transfer credits may be used.

Option One
A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Two
A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. A satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam is required.

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000.

Option Three
An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Four
Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the field of Business Administration.

Requirements

*OLCU 621 Frontiers of Public and Nonprofit Leadership 3
OLCU 626 Dynamics of Public and Nonprofit Leadership 3

*Must be the first course taken for this certificate.

 

Total Credits 6

Students who wish to pursue a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership may use the credits in this certificate program, providing that the admission requirements for the MAOL program are met.