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Leadership and Organizational Excellence

Professional Certificate in Leadership and Organizational Excellence

Professional Certificate in Leadership and Organizational Excellence

Online Program


6-12 months



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Business today is global, and continued success requires a new set of skills. In our current competitive economy, managers are becoming global managers. Organizational leaders are expected to be adept in influencing global events, able to manage a multicultural workforce, and attain a competency in intercultural communications, and change management. Our Professional Certificate in Leadership and Organizational Excellence combines the concepts of change management, organizational culture, and decision making, with an examination of leadership models, in order to better prepare managers for today’s process-driven approach to strategic management.

Designed For

Professionals in the public, private, or nonprofit sector, who are responsible for:

  • Setting organizational policy
  • Establishing benchmarks
  • Providing strategic direction
  • Aspiring to move into a managerial or executive position

What You'll Learn

  • Ways to build strategies that meet and manage the needs of organizational stakeholders.
  • How to identify new methods of decision-making.
  • Approaches to managing organizational behavior including conflict, negotiations, workplace communication, and more.
  • Tools for examining the CMQ/OE body of knowledge including customer/supplier relations, strategic planning, and process improvement.
  • Systems for applying cultural diversity int he workplace, and cultural comprehension across the organizational structure.

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in private companies, firms, corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations in a variety of industries all over the world. They might include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Consultant
  • Manager or Director

Real People. Real Results.

“My experience at UCR Extension was great. My instructors worked in industry, not just academics, and were able to share real-world scenarios for the assignments we were learning and participating in. I took real-time experiences back to the office, and implemented the new knowledge immediately.”

Tracy Trettin

Administrative Operations Manager
UCR School of Medicine
Riverside, CA

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent

Completion of this certificate equates to 9 graduate credits in the UW-Platteville Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program.

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Strategic Leadership for a Changing World

MGT X496.05

3 units

Quality and Organizational Excellence (Formerly: Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence)

MGT X452.25

3 units

Quarter 2

Organizational Leadership

MGT X470.46

3 units

Global Leadership and Intercultural Competence

MGT X421.7

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I put my 23 years of industry experience to work helping others understand how to manage an array of responsibilities in their respective fields. My philosophy is that behind every one of my students is a group of volunteers, staff, or community depending on me to give their managers and leaders current, relevant, and accurate information so they can make good decisions.”

Jenai Morehead

UCR Extension
Riverside, CA

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