The mission of CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business is to educate principled, innovative leaders who drive value for businesses. We are introducing the Business Leadership Certificate as a way to enhance our existing programming around leadership.
The Business Leadership Certificate provides students with the foundations of theory and research on leadership, but emphasizes personal growth and professional experiences such as coaching, mentoring, and engaging in leadership roles. By the time they graduate, students should be poised to start embracing leadership challenges as they unfold, make sense of leadership experiences, feel comfortable with business leadership and societal leadership dynamics, and lead with an ethical compass.
The Business Leadership Certificate is recommended for students who:
Business leadership certificate students get:
To teach students to be leaders, we must go beyond the traditional classroom, providing students with the opportunity to engage in leadership experiences and to make sense of those experiences to prepare them for future leader roles. As such we include both classroom and experiential requirements to the certificate.
Coursework (12 credits)
Mods BCOR 2202 and 2302 (3) Organizational Behavior and Ethics
ORGN 3030 (3) Critical Leadership Skills
BAIM/ORGN 4210 (3) Systems Thinking
One additional Leeds leadership or ethics/diversity class:
ORGN 3025 (3) Essential Management Skills
ORGN 4300 (3) Leading Diverse, Inclusive Organizations
CESR/ORGN 3040 (3) Fundamentals of Ethical Leadership
CESR 4000 (3) Leadership Challenges
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