Program Certificate in Leadership Online


Develop your leadership skills with the Leadership Certificate online program. Learn about personal and professional growth, skill-building theories and techniques for meeting objectives, methods for building credibility and trust, and how to set and achieve goals.

Apply by: 8/1/24
Start class: 8/22/24

Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online Program Certificate in Leadership

Develop the leadership skills that will expand your ability to empower others, and unleash the talent and capability of your teams with a Leadership Certificate online from Lamar University. Build foundational knowledge in the history, theory and practice of ethical leadership from Franklin Covey's popular series, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Companies look to leadership development programs to seek out high performers to improve their workforce and deepen their pool of potential senior managers. Successful graduates of this program emerge with several key assets unique to leadership students: a network of senior leaders, visibility into multiple parts of the company and a clear view of their career opportunities. Courses in this program focus on negotiation and leadership on personal, team and strategic levels.

*Please note this program does not prepare you to sit for the State of Texas Principal Certification exam.

In this online leadership program, you will learn to:

  • Create high trust organizational culture
  • Develop a shared organizational purpose
  • Unleash the full potential of human capital General Manager
  • Align systems to support your organization's purpose
  • Create high trust organizational culture
  • Develop a shared organizational purpose
  • Unleash the full potential of human capital General Manager
  • Align systems to support your organization's purpose

Career outcomes for the Online Leadership Certificate include:

  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
Total Tuition $6,579*
Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 15


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Find out how and when to pay your tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing the Program Certificate in Leadership online. Our tuition is affordable and can be paid by the course.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $6,579*
Per Credit Hour $439


Our application deadlines and class schedules

Our Program Certificate in Leadership online features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer I5/30/245/9/245/16/245/21/248/1/24
Fall 18/22/248/1/248/8/248/15/2410/9/24
Fall 210/14/249/23/249/30/2410/7/2412/12/24
Spring I1/16/2512/26/241/2/251/9/253/7/25
Spring II3/17/252/24/253/3/253/10/255/7/25

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 8/1/24
Class Starts 8/22/24

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Criteria for the online Program Certificate in Leadership

The online Program Certificate in Leadership has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Official Transcripts*
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2.5 GPA

  • Submit official transcripts* from all colleges and universities attended
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • 2.5 GPA that is cumulative of last 60 hours
    • No GRE/GMAT
    • No letters of recommendation
    • No work requirements

Submit application and one-time $25 application fee online

Send transcripts to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

Submit electronically to [email protected]

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*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.


The degree plan for our Program Certificate in Leadership online classes

The Leadership Certificate online program consists of 15 credit hours. Choose any five of the following courses.

Students may choose five courses from the list below.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Stephen Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, serves as the foundation for this highly interactive course. Participants are provided a strong understanding of the 7 Habits content. The course fosters personal and professional growth, empowers more meaningful relationships and productive collaboration, increases productivity, and results in a healthy work/life balance.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course teaches FranklinCovey® Leadership: Great Leaders, Great Teams, and Great Results. Unleash the talent and capability of your teams by carrying out the 4 imperatives of Great Leaders. This course will help students learn how to build credibility and trust with others, define their team's purpose and align it with the organizations goals, and encourage growth and responsibility of the unique talents of their team.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Using FranklinCovey® 4 Disciplines of Execution, students will act as managers creating actual work plans. The outcome of this course is to identify the most important goals for each manager and team to pursue, then to create measures and identify the key activities that will predict goal achievement.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the development of negotiation and versatile leadership skills important in the effective management of change. Through role playing exercises, tapes, diagnostic tools, seminar discussion, selected readings, and cases students will learn theory and build skills necessary for meeting objectives and providing leadership in diverse groups and organizations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of the basic elements of employed performance, with analysis of the factors involved in employment, placement and personnel planning. This course blends theory and practice so the student may better understand the policies and procedures required for recruitment selection and personnel planning.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Historical interpretations and present provisions of regulations governing: labor and common law; state and federal statues; Fair Labor Standards Act; Worker's Compensation; Social Security liability; United States Department of Labor; social legislation and fair employment practices.

*Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.

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