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Leadership and Management

Course Delivery
100% online
Total Credits
Approximate Tuition Cost
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Program Overview

The Leadership and Management graduate certificate prepares participants to serve as responsible leaders in the public, private and, nonprofit organizations. Because the need for leadership and management competence is ubiquitous across all organizations, this certificate program welcomes participants from all fields and undergraduate degree backgrounds.

This is a stackable certificate to the online MBA (with Financial Management Graduate Certificate and completion of Capstone requirements).

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Articulate their position and apply their ideas effectively in writing.
  • Articulate their position and apply their ideas orally.
  • Articulate their ideas collaboratively as part of a team and provide some meaningful contribution to the overall team effort.
  • Identify stakeholders related to ethical dilemmas and understand the difference between the ethical and legal aspects of the dilemma.
  • Identify alternatives and consequences regarding an ethical dilemma and support a course of action.

Accreditation: The online MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Program Structure

  • 10 minimum credits
  • (5) 2-credit hour courses

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the international admission website.

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Important Dates

Classes Begin
Fall 2023 Semester
Classes Begin
Spring 2023 Semester
Classes Begin
Fall 2024


The Leadership and Management graduate certificate program includes the following courses: Law and Ethics, Globalization and Technology Strategy, Leadership and Managerial Assessment, Human Resource Management, and Marketing Management

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Quality Matters

All 5 courses in this certificate program have earned Quality MattersTM (QM) Certification.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 2-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$830 $1,660 $8,300

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 2-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$840 $1,680 $8,400

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.

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