ONLINE LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE

FROM UNC KENAN-FLAGER

Develop Versatile Leadership Skills

Offered by top-ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School,1 the online Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development helps you hone your visionary capabilities and build the skills to achieve ambitious organizational goals.

The online leadership certificate program is ideal for working professionals at all levels who want to advance within a leadership role or move into one. You have the flexibility to work full time while gaining valuable communication, strategy and management expertise.

The Online Leadership Certificate at a Glance

5 COURSES

6-18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE

100% ONLINE

GMAT WAIVERS AVAILABLE

Leadership Certificate Online Curriculum

Led by renowned professors who also teach in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s top-ranked online MBA program,2 the curriculum will help you build core leadership skills such as executive management, self-evaluation, motivation techniques, relationship building, and driving and sustaining change.

REQUIRED COURSES

You will take the following courses as part of the certificate program:

If necessary, you may take time off between courses while completing your leadership certificate program; however, all courses must be completed within 18 months. 

ADMISSIONS: LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ONLINE

UNC Kenan-Flagler approaches the admissions process holistically, taking into account all aspects of an applicant and whether they are prepared to meet the rigorous demands of a graduate-level certificate program.

ADMISSIONS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Four start dates per year: January, April, July, October
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least two years of professional experience required

To apply, you will need to submit the online application, GMAT/GRE scores, one personal essay and one letter of recommendation.

GMAT/GRE waivers are available if you have at least five years of full-time professional experience. If you have fewer than five years of experience, you can still apply for a test waiver if you believe you qualify for an exemption.

You can speak with an Admissions Counselor at 888.986.2622 or admissions@onlinebusiness.unc.edu.

“Simply put, you can no longer assume you know everything you need to perform well in today’s fluid economy. Everything is changing: the job, the industry, the economy itself. If you want to keep up and get ahead, you have to embrace change as well—building new skills, letting go of old assumptions and mastering the art of lifelong learning.”

BRADLEY R. STAATS

PROFESSOR OF OPERATIONS, UNC KENAN-FLAGLER

UNC KENAN-FLAGLER’S APPROACH TO ONLINE LEARNING

One of the top priorities of UNC Kenan-Flagler is cultivating an inclusive culture where all voices are heard and respected. Our partnership with leading educators and technology experts has positioned us to design a truly collaborative, research-based online learning experience.

As you strengthen your expertise with challenging coursework, you’ll also expand your network. In live online classes, you’ll interact with diverse, experienced peers, many of whom are pursuing their master’s through MBA@UNC, our STEM-designated online MBA program.1

Additional Online Offerings From UNC Kenan-Flagler

In addition to the online leadership certificate program, Kenan-Flagler offers other certificates as well
as online business education options for those seeking professional development or a graduate degree.

Lead With Confidence and Agility

Understanding what it takes to be a successful leader is valuable in any industry. When you pursue your graduate certificate in leadership online, you’ll develop new skills in as few as six months while benefiting from UNC Kenan-Flagler’s rigorous, no-compromise approach to business education.

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1Best Business SchoolsU.S. News & World Report (2021)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2 Best Online MBA ProgramsU.S. News & World Report (2021)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference