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Leadership and Managing Teams

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$9,810

Tuition

6 months

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

The program curriculum incorporates applicable concepts and strategies for negotiations, communications and designing an organizational structure through methods that help you develop your own leadership style, as well as techniques for promoting an ethical workplace. Program courses are designed and led in an interactive online classroom by some of the top researchers in management, including Broad College of Business management department faculty members recognized as some of the most productive researchers in top management journals. All five of these five-week online courses (9 credits total) are also included in MSU's 100% online Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership (MSL) program, allowing you to apply the course credits toward a master's degree (8 graduate certificate credits can be applied to the MSL, M.S. degree).

The relationship between leader behavior and employee motivation and behavior directly impacts your organization's bottom line and productivity. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to effectively lead high-performing teams that achieve organizational objectives with Michigan State University's Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Managing Teams.


Program Outcomes

MSU's Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Managing Teams will equip you to:

  • Develop and improve your personal approach to leadership, considering implications of trait, behavior, contingency and path-goal models
  • Recognize strengths and weaknesses of various organizational structures and how a company's life cycle drives organization design
  • Establish an enriched, fair work environment for your team to drive performance and motivation
  • Apply techniques for effectively leading and motivating people based on theory, research and best practices
  • Guide team members to meet objectives and overcome obstacles using different negotiation tactics
  • Adopt practical approaches to promoting ethics in the workplace based on best practices and real-world examples

Career Outlook

 

Today's top companies are made of high-performing teams that can effectively work together to achieve organizational objectives. The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Managing Teams is designed for management professionals in a variety of fields who are looking to improve their leadership competencies and enhance their career potential with positions and salaries like these:

  • Financial Manager: $127,990*
  • Human Resources Manager: $113,300*
  • Marketing Manager: $117,130*
  • Sales Manager: $124,220*
  • General and Operations Managers: $100,930*
  • Administrative Services Manager: $96,180*
  • Business Management Consultant: $83,610*

*Average annual salary, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics median pay figures as of 2018.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Glenn Hodges headshot

Glenn Hodges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs

Glenn Hodges has more than 20 years of professional business experience in all aspects of strategy development and related processes. He was an executive at the former DaimlerChrysler AG and Chrysler LLC for 12 years and has extensive international experience. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Broad College of Business as well the director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs.

Course Information

 

Core

MGT 802 - Strategic Analysis (1 Credit)
MGT 824 - Developing Managerial Skills (2 Credits)

Elective

MGT 840 - Leadership and Team Management (2 Credits)
MGT 863 - Negotiations (2 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous work experience
    Current résumé detailing professional work experience, academic credentials and related accomplishments and pertinent biographical information
  • A written personal statement
    Statement of intention essay (two pages maximum) detailing your direct supervisory and/or project/program management experience, as well as a statement on how you will leverage the Graduate Certificate in your career
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    Three letters of recommendation from professional, work-related references, preferably direct supervisors. Recommendation letters should attest to your ability to work within and lead teams, as well as to your contribution to a professional business environment.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.
  • If you indicate that you are a veteran or military service member, provide an official military transcript.

Key Dates 

Summer

Application Deadline

April 2nd

Fall

Application Deadline

August 6th

Spring

Application Deadline

November 30th

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,810
$9,810

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

The program curriculum incorporates applicable concepts and strategies for negotiations, communications and designing an organizational structure through methods that help you develop your own leadership style, as well as techniques for promoting an ethical workplace. Program courses are designed and led in an interactive online classroom by some of the top researchers in management, including Broad College of Business management department faculty members recognized as some of the most productive researchers in top management journals. All five of these five-week online courses (9 credits total) are also included in MSU's 100% online Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership (MSL) program, allowing you to apply the course credits toward a master's degree (8 graduate certificate credits can be applied to the MSL, M.S. degree).

The relationship between leader behavior and employee motivation and behavior directly impacts your organization's bottom line and productivity. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to effectively lead high-performing teams that achieve organizational objectives with Michigan State University's Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Managing Teams.


Program Outcomes

MSU's Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Managing Teams will equip you to:

  • Develop and improve your personal approach to leadership, considering implications of trait, behavior, contingency and path-goal models
  • Recognize strengths and weaknesses of various organizational structures and how a company's life cycle drives organization design
  • Establish an enriched, fair work environment for your team to drive performance and motivation
  • Apply techniques for effectively leading and motivating people based on theory, research and best practices
  • Guide team members to meet objectives and overcome obstacles using different negotiation tactics
  • Adopt practical approaches to promoting ethics in the workplace based on best practices and real-world examples

Career Outlook

 

Today's top companies are made of high-performing teams that can effectively work together to achieve organizational objectives. The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Managing Teams is designed for management professionals in a variety of fields who are looking to improve their leadership competencies and enhance their career potential with positions and salaries like these:

  • Financial Manager: $127,990*
  • Human Resources Manager: $113,300*
  • Marketing Manager: $117,130*
  • Sales Manager: $124,220*
  • General and Operations Managers: $100,930*
  • Administrative Services Manager: $96,180*
  • Business Management Consultant: $83,610*

*Average annual salary, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics median pay figures as of 2018.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Glenn Hodges headshot

Glenn Hodges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs

Glenn Hodges has more than 20 years of professional business experience in all aspects of strategy development and related processes. He was an executive at the former DaimlerChrysler AG and Chrysler LLC for 12 years and has extensive international experience. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Broad College of Business as well the director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs.

Course Information

 

Core

MGT 802 - Strategic Analysis (1 Credit)
MGT 824 - Developing Managerial Skills (2 Credits)

Elective

MGT 840 - Leadership and Team Management (2 Credits)
MGT 863 - Negotiations (2 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous work experience
    Current résumé detailing professional work experience, academic credentials and related accomplishments and pertinent biographical information
  • A written personal statement
    Statement of intention essay (two pages maximum) detailing your direct supervisory and/or project/program management experience, as well as a statement on how you will leverage the Graduate Certificate in your career
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    Three letters of recommendation from professional, work-related references, preferably direct supervisors. Recommendation letters should attest to your ability to work within and lead teams, as well as to your contribution to a professional business environment.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.
  • If you indicate that you are a veteran or military service member, provide an official military transcript.

Key Dates 

Summer

Application Deadline

April 2nd

Fall

Application Deadline

August 6th

Spring

Application Deadline

November 30th

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,810
$9,810

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.