Graduate Certificate in Corporate Leadership online

Gain industry-specific knowledge in communication, management and contemporary business practices that will prepare you for leadership roles in a wide range of settings.

Apply by: 10/5/22
Start Class: 10/16/22

Program Overview

Check out our online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Leadership

$4,936.50* Total Tuition
As few as 4-6 months Program Duration
9 Credit Hours

Flourish in higher-level positions with an online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Leadership from Murray State University. With this leadership certificate, you can tailor your credentials to your professional goals while expanding your skillset in strategic communications, organizational management, corporate finance and more.

Designed for working professionals, this 100 percent online program enables you to specialize your expertise with essential coursework in corporate leadership. Our targeted curriculum will enhance your ability to disseminate information about corporate finances, develop communication strategies specific to your organization’s needs and maximize your firm’s value for stakeholders.

This online corporate leadership graduate certificate program is designed to help you succeed. At Murray State, we include free, self-paced modules in accounting and economics, which can be completed concurrently with core coursework. Regardless of your background, these optional modules empower you with valuable insight in key areas that improve your business acumen.

The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University has been continuously accredited by AACSB International (AACSB) since 1981.

Additional benefits of our online graduate certificates in business:

  • Our students consistently score above average on ETS® Major Field Tests, reflecting preparedness and confidence in impacting businesses after graduation.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to your success both in the program and in the workforce, providing personal attention, advisement and support.
  • You will have access to the resources within the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, which offers workshops, training and consulting services, and more for small-business owners in western Kentucky.
  • Our students consistently score above average on ETS® Major Field Tests, reflecting preparedness and confidence in impacting businesses after graduation.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to your success both in the program and in the workforce, providing personal attention, advisement and support.
  • You will have access to the resources within the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, which offers workshops, training and consulting services, and more for small-business owners in western Kentucky.

This program will prepare you for careers in corporate leadership such as:

  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Management Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Management Analyst
  • Entrepreneur

Graduates of this certificate program will be able to:

  • Develop strategic communication skills
  • Use their understanding of financial functions to deliver financial information to stakeholders
  • Develop strategic communication skills
  • Use their understanding of financial functions to deliver financial information to stakeholders
Have questions or need more information about our online programs?

Also available

Murray State University offers a variety of online graduate certificates in business. Check out all of our graduate certificate online programs.

Tuition

Invest in your education with our affordable tuition

Murray State University offers you the opportunity to earn an online certificate with affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition that includes fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$548.50 Per Credit Hour
$4,936.50* Total Tuition
Program Per Course Per Program
Grad Cert – Leadership $548.50 $1,645.50 $4,936.50*

*The tuition rate is subject to annual changes based on approval by the Murray State University Board of Regents and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Calendar

Mark these important dates on your calendar

Murray State University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

10/5/22 Next Application Deadline
10/16/22 Start Classes
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument & Financial Aid DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class DayTerm Length
Fall 210/16/2210/5/2210/7/2210/11/2210/13/2212/4/227 weeks
Spring 11/18/231/9/231/11/231/12/231/13/233/5/237 weeks
Spring 23/8/232/28/233/2/233/3/233/6/234/30/237 weeks
Summer 15/15/235/5/235/9/235/10/235/11/236/24/236 weeks
Summer 26/25/236/18/236/20/236/21/236/22/238/4/236 weeks
Fall 18/15/238/6/238/8/238/10/238/11/239/30/237 weeks
Fall 210/11/2310/2/2310/3/2310/8/2310/9/2311/29/237 weeks
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Murray State?

Admissions

Discover the streamlined admission process for this Corporate Leadership Certificate

At Murray State University, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Leadership, including where to send your transcripts.

The requirements include:

Online application accepted on a rolling basis
Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended

For admission, you must meet one of the following sets of requirements:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field or doctoral-level degree from an accredited institution OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with:
    • 3.0 GPA and two years of full-time relevant work experience
    • 2.5 – 2.99 GPA and four years of full-time relevant work experience

Applicants who do not meet the above GPA or work experience requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the admission committee and may be required to submit additional documentation including a GMAT score.

Note: Work experience requirement is waived for students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above.

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from issuing institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Graduate Admissions
Murray State University
B2 Sparks Hall
Murray, KY 42071

Questions? Call 866-906-0541.

Courses

Investigate our advanced online courses for the Corporate Leadership Certificate

For the Corporate Leadership Graduate Certificate online, you must complete six credit hours of core courses and three credit hours of electives.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Defines organizations and managers’ roles in those organizations, with special emphasis upon behavioral issues. Examines individual, group and organizational processes in light of the environment within which the organization functions. Special attention is given to managing in non-U.S. settings and the ethical problems faced in the managerial job.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course is designed to explore strategic communication strategies for businesses and other organizations which must communicate with the public. The course addresses the media, methods and ethics of institutions' interactions with a variety of publics. This course uses a lab-based format each week to apply the concepts of the course material. Students should be prepared to think, write, compose, and practice strategic communication skills on a weekly basis.
Students may choose one of the following:
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Practical application of the finance function in a company with specific emphasis on maximizing the value of the firm for its shareholders. Financial decision-making integrated with the theory of capital markets. Particular attention is given to the areas of investment, capital structure, short-term financing, and working capital management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The interdisciplinary course will apply management and STEM competencies to environmental, economic, and social sustainability challenges faced by managers of for-profit and non-profit organizations.

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