Saint Joseph's MBA model is the first and only in Philadelphia to allow you to fully customize your experience. Our stackable, three-certificate model lets you choose two specializations in addition to a core MBA set of courses. Take them in any order, at your own pace, with the added flexibility of choosing online or on-campus options.
The leadership certificate can also be completed as a standalone certificate independent of an MBA if you are interested in advancing your leadership knowledge. Whether you enroll in the leadership certificate on its own or stack it as part of the MBA, you will receive a certificate credential that can be added to your resume.
With stackable certificates, Saint Joseph’s University now offers the opportunity to complete an MBA in as little as one year. If you are interested in pursuing a career that involves leadership, you now have the option to stack the MBA core certificate with the leadership certificate as well as one other certificate of your choosing.
What is the Leadership Certificate?
Students who choose to stack their MBA with a leadership certificate will learn how to develop organizations and lead in an effective, compelling manner. This certificate is ideal for c-level executives, directors, managers, entrepreneurs and all other individuals in current or aspiring leadership positions. The program is designed by leadership experts and connected to a deep alumni network to help students take their career to the next level.
The program requires the completion of 12 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in Saint Joseph’s University courses. To complete the leadership certificate, you must choose three of the following LEO courses, in addition to the core MGT 550 course.
- MGT 550 Leadership and Ethics (3 credits) (required)
- LEO 565 Leading Change in Organizations (3 credits)
- LEO 651 Leading for Career Success (3 credits)
- LEO 653 Lead in Modern Organizations (3 credits)
- LEO 654 Leading Global & Virtual Teams (3 credits)
- LEO 655 Leading Projects (3 credits)
- LEO 668 Leading for Sustainability (3 credits)
What Can You Do with a Leadership Certificate?
Individuals who have an MBA with a concentration in leadership learn how to develop strong teams, lead with purpose and empower their organizations. Leadership qualities are important in any role. A leadership certificate opens the door to a wide range of industries, including human resources, finance, marketing, business, non-profit and more. Those who choose to stack their MBA with a leadership certificate are equipped with the skills necessary to pursue careers as:
- Chief Executive Officer
- Vice President
How Will a Leadership Certificate or MBA from Saint Joseph’s University Enhance Your Leadership Skills?
The stackable leadership certificate will help you lead with purpose and value. You will study team-building strategies and how to lead while in crisis. You will also learn the communication skills needed to lead diverse teams in an ethical, effective manner.
By combining a certificate with one of the second stackable MBA certificate options listed below, you will be prepared to advance your career with the confidence needed in an ever-changing business world.
STACKABLE CERTIFICATE OPTIONS:
- Business Administration
- Applied Investment Analysis
- Corporate Financial Management
- Data Analytics
- Data Management
- Data Science
- Financial Applications in Real Estate
- Human Resources Management
- Healthcare Management Stackable Certificate (MBA)
Average part-time: 2 - 4 semesters, or 6 -12 months.
The leadership certificate is self-paced so you can take as many courses in a semester that makes sense with your schedule and goals.
|Credits||12 credits or 4 courses.|
|Spring, summer or fall.|
|Format||Online, on campus, or hybrid of both formats.|
|Tuition for 2022-2023||
$1,140 per credit hour.
Learn more about our tuition & fees.
|Stack this Certificate into a Master’s Program||The credits of the leadership certificate can be applied towards the MBA.|
|Potential Career Paths||
The leadership certificate helps prepare graduates for jobs such as:
You can enroll in this certificate with any bachelor’s degree. No business background or related experience required.
If you do not have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, you will have to take the free management foundation module requirement before your certificate courses.
The GMAT is not required for certificates. To learn more about the admission process and required materials, Graduate Admission can provide more information or answer any questions.
Scholarships, federal and state grants, loans and other types of financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Our Financial Aid Office can help you understand your options.
Note: discounts cannot be combined.
Saint Joseph’s is a Yellow Ribbon School that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Services can help you access and understand your benefits.