Certificate in Leadership

The Certificate in Leadership provides YSU students with a broad understanding of leadership as a phenomenon and its impact on the organizational behavior of individuals and firm performance.

BUS 1500Foundations of Business3
or BUS 1500H Honors Foundations of Business
MGT 3715Employee Relations3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MGT 3755Managing Workplace Diversity3
MGT 4801Leadership in Business and Society3

Students interested in declaring this certificate need to complete an Intra University TransferRequest form with their academic advisor. Students must meet course prerequisites, including a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to enroll in upper level business courses. WCBA courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken Credit/No Credit.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identification and knowledge of leadership and management (how they are similar and different, and importance of both)
  • Understand the impact of leadership styles on organizational performance
  • Understand how leadership and diversity influence organizational effectiveness 
  • Understand and apply social influence principles