University of Illinois Gies College of Business
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Strategic Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate

In this for-credit program, you’ll learn in-demand skills for managing people and teams and developing and implementing organizational strategy—all from a top-ranked business school.

The deadline to apply is July 18, 2024.

Secure your spot today. Classes will start in August.

Enroll by July 18, 2024

Class starts August 26, 2024

5 -24 months

Minimum time to complete. May vary depending on course load and start date.

$4,164

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Faculty teach live classes and offer weekly office hours.

The University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business is consistently ranked as one of the best in the United States, and delivers exceptional online learning experiences.

Curated, stackable content

Knowledge and skills are aligned with real-world demands and opportunities. The certificate stacks directly into the full Master of Business Administration (iMBA), Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA), and Master of Science in Management (iMSM) from the University of Illinois. Upon completion of the certificate program, you can take 12 credit hours of completed work and apply that toward one of those degrees.

Hands-on practice

Through projects, exercises, and case studies, you’ll build the experience and confidence to apply what you’ve learned.

Interactive and supportive

Faculty teach live classes and offer weekly office hours, and teaching staff are available to provide support as needed.

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Program description

Become a confident all-around leader and earn your certificate in approximately 16 weeks.

Overview

Build the skills to become an exceptional leader and manager in MBA-level courses taught by expert faculty. Benefit from live, interactive learning sessions with instructors and receive actionable feedback from teaching staff and your fellow learners. Through hands-on projects, exercises, and case studies, you’ll develop experience, insight, and in-demand leadership and management skills that you can apply immediately in your career.

The certificate stacks directly into the full Master of Business Administration (iMBA), Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA), and Master of Science in Management (iMSM) from the University of Illinois.

Required background

A bachelor's degree is required and professional experience, skills, or knowledge related to business concepts is preferred.

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Skills you will gain

  • leadership
  • organizational leadership
  • strategic leadership
  • organizational management
  • strategic management
  • digital transformation
  • organizational change
  • team building
  • leadership skills
  • managerial skills
  • organizational design
  • organizational development
  • business strategy

3 required courses

Course 1 of 3

BADM 508: Leadership & Teams

Overview

In this course, you’ll develop and learn how to integrate fundamental behavioral concepts and theories that have administrative applications. Your focus will initially be on the individual decision-maker but will ultimately take in interpersonal, organizational, and social structures and influences. You’ll also develop strategies and methods of research for behavioral applications in business.

Course 2 of 3

BADM 509: Managing Organizations

Overview

In this course, you’ll examine and analyze the organization as a social system and the impact of its various components on work attitudes and behavior. Topics covered include the development of organizational structures, organizational effectiveness, decision-making and policy formulation, leadership, and change.

Course 3 of 3

BADM 544: Strategic Management

Overview

In this course, you’ll engage in an integrative examination of executive-level decisions and policies that drive company survival and performance. Your focus will combine theoretical and practical learning through strategic management tools, frameworks, examples, and case studies. You’ll gain a top management view of companies and organizations that is essential learning for any leader.

The certificate stacks directly into the full Master’s of Business Administration (iMBA) from the University of Illinois.

Take the next step in your education to boost your career. This Graduate Certificate is a building block that offers you a pathway to a degree while also providing job-relevant skills today.

University of Illinois Gies College of Business

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Strategic Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate

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