Katz Organizational Leadership Certificate

Katz students in classroom

Leadership is a common denominator for every company and organization. Everyone needs it. But organizations with exemplary leadership gain an uncommon advantage. The Katz Organizational Leadership Certificate strengthens your ability to create an environment that fosters creativity and innovation, increases productivity through efficient systems, and bolsters morale by helping employees grow professionally.

Organizational leadership applies to every industry and organization, no matter what its size. Individuals in a managerial position, as well as those working specifically in a human resources capacity, benefit from this diverse mix of interpersonal skills.


Our certificate enables you to understand the complexities of leadership within the broad context of business in society. The intense experience emphasizes teamwork and contains an experience-based learning component in which you will complete a project course for an external client. For example, in a past project a team of students consulted for FedEx Ground, analyzing their leadership development program and ultimately creating a service project program for FedEx employees.

Students who earn a Katz Organizational Leadership Certificate develop their managerial and interpersonal skills. They enhance their ability to set strategic objectives, manage cross-cultural teams, resolve workplace conflicts, and pursue strategic alliances.

Required Courses and Electives

Total Credits: 10.5 credits

Required Courses (3 credits over two terms, require prior approval):

Course Credit
BOAH 2551: Project Course in Organizational Leadership 1 1.5
BOAH 2552: Project Course in Organizational Leadership 2 1.5
BIND 2024: Consulting Field Projects* 3

*Requires prior approval with documentation of a significant leadership role in the project.

Electives (7.5 credits):

Course Credit
BSEO 2012: Social Entrepreneurship 1.5
BIND 2203: Organizational Transformation 1.5
BSEO 2538: Strategic Leadership 1.5
BOAH 2527: Cross-cultural Management 1.5
BSEO 2511: Management of Strategic Alliances 1.5
BOAH 2532: Negotiations, Teamwork, and Change 1.5
BSEO 2033: Managing the Natural Environment 1.5
BSEO 2525: Competitive Intelligence 1.5
BOAH 2537: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 1.5

Full-time and part-time students are eligible to receive an Organizational Leadership Certificate when all of the following criteria are satisfied:

10.5 credits, chosen from the approved list of courses.
Grades of B or better for all of the chosen courses.
A minimum B+ average (3.25 QPA) across all courses/credits.

Faculty Contact

Nisha Nair
Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Organizations and Entrepreneurship
Office: 254 Mervis Hall
Phone: 412-624-7923