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Regis University’s graduate certificate in Executive Leadership is designed for students who choose to build a philosophy and the skills for becoming effective leaders.
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Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the graduate certificate in Executive Leadership focuses on contemporary leadership theories, ethical leadership and future leadership roles.

Total Credit Requirements: 15 credit hours

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an enrollment counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 15.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Certificate: Executive Leadership

MSM 602 - The Leadership Management Challenge

Developed jointly with Aubrey Daniels International, this course will survey key leadership perspectives and prepare the student to utilize technical tools to bring out the best in people.

Cross listing(s): MBAM 602.

MSM 612 - Making Decisions in Organizations

Researches relevant information, interprets that information in the context of the organization's strategy and problem to be solved, and uses consulting with others to make successful organizational decisions. Students will practice these skills while working with a client organization.

MSM 621 - Leading Change & Innovation

Enables learners to understand that the need for change is both predictable and unpredictable, and can include down-sizing and massive growth spurts that challenge organizational resources. Uses actual workplace situations to diagnose when innovation within organizations is catalyzing change, and when innovation provides a solution for change.

MSM 635 - Strategic Human Resource Management

Identifies the critical importance of human resources (HR). Examines how HR professional and organizational leaders can maximize human capital and potential to achieve individual team and strategic organizational goals. Delves into how professionals align HR efforts to the overall organization strategic plan to improve organizational performance. Examines the importance of creating a culture that increases employee engagement.

Pre-requisite: MSM*602 MSM*612

MSM 671 - Strategic Leadership

This course is designed to equip strategic leaders with the skills and competencies needed to mobilize their followers and organizations for effective current-day action in preparation for future challenges, threats, and opportunities.

Pre-requisite: MSM*602 MSM*612 MSM*621 MSM*631 MSM*661

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an enrollment counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

MSM 602 The Leadership Management Challenge (3.00)

Developed jointly with Aubrey Daniels International, this course will survey key leadership perspectives and prepare the student to utilize technical tools to bring out the best in people.

Cross listing(s): MBAM 602.

MSM 612 Making Decisions in Organizations (3.00)

Researches relevant information, interprets that information in the context of the organization's strategy and problem to be solved, and uses consulting with others to make successful organizational decisions. Students will practice these skills while working with a client organization.

MSM 621 Leading Change & Innovation (3.00)

Enables learners to understand that the need for change is both predictable and unpredictable, and can include down-sizing and massive growth spurts that challenge organizational resources. Uses actual workplace situations to diagnose when innovation within organizations is catalyzing change, and when innovation provides a solution for change.

MSM 635 Strategic Human Resource Management (3.00)

Identifies the critical importance of human resources (HR). Examines how HR professional and organizational leaders can maximize human capital and potential to achieve individual team and strategic organizational goals. Delves into how professionals align HR efforts to the overall organization strategic plan to improve organizational performance. Examines the importance of creating a culture that increases employee engagement.

Pre-requisite: MSM*602 MSM*612

MSM 671 Strategic Leadership (3.00)

This course is designed to equip strategic leaders with the skills and competencies needed to mobilize their followers and organizations for effective current-day action in preparation for future challenges, threats, and opportunities.

Pre-requisite: MSM*602 MSM*612 MSM*621 MSM*631 MSM*661

How to Apply

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A candidate for the Executive Leadership academic certificate program must apply and be accepted into the Master of Science in Organization Leadership degree program.

Regis University's College for Professional Studies (CPS) graduate academic certificates are designed for adults who are seeking new career opportunities, wish to enhance their work-related knowledge and skills and want to advance educationally. The graduate academic certificate represents a selection of courses from the Master of Science in Organization Leadership program that are offered for academic credit. These courses could eventually be included in a CPS graduate student's degree plan or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements.

Certificate recipients may include:

  • Individuals who already hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in one area and are seeking college graduate certification in another area (e.g. Project Management), but are not interested in completing a second bachelor's or master's degree.
  • Individuals who hold an undergraduate degree, but are not sure initially if they want to enroll in a degree-seeking program.

Requirements for the Master of Science in Organization Leadership graduate academic certificates:

  • A minimum of 15 credit hours of coursework
  • The courses offered within a given certificate will represent a coherent body of knowledge chosen in consultation with representatives of appropriate academic disciplines
  • The certificate program identifies the description of the courses required for completion and the recommended sequencing of those courses

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

    Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Two years of full-time work experience
  • Copy of GMAT score, including minimum of 3.5 writing score or one completed admission essay
  • Current résumé
  • One online recommendation from a colleague or supervisor who knows your work in a professional setting and is able to give specific information about your abilities and potential. The application system will automatically send an email with a link and instructions on how to submit the recommendation directly to Regis.
  • Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or less on the undergraduate degree-bearing transcript are required to take a writing/critical thinking course as the first class
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • The coursework of returning students (whose degree plans have expired) and/or transfer students must have been completed less than 10 years prior to the current admission into the degree program in order to be applied toward degree requirements.
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Class Starts Application Deadline
Summer 8W2 - July 1, 2013 June 17, 2013
Fall 8W1 - Aug. 26, 2013 Aug. 12, 2013
Fall 8W2 - Oct. 21, 2013 Oct. 7, 2013
Spring 8W1 - Jan. 6, 2014 Dec. 20, 2013
Spring 8W2 - March 3, 2014 Feb. 17, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

Classroom Tuition by Credit Hour
2013 -2014 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate $10,650 15 $705 $75

Online Tuition by Credit Hour
2013 -2014 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate $10,650 15 $705 $75