Strategic Leadership Certificate Application

Strategic Leadership Certificate Program Application


In today’s organizations, performance is the price of entry. Organizations expect even entry-level talent to make an immediate impact and deliver against business objectives. Students must be great at their profession, but that is not enough. Although organizations are focused on the future, dealing with uncertainty and managing increasing complexity, they must also create present-day stability and growth. Strategic leadership refers to the ability to maintain a dual focus on a vision for the future and the operational mission of the present.


Strategic leadership does not come easily and research indicates that a company’s level of leadership development has a greater impact on their long-term business performance than most other factors. It is not surprising that a recent employer survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education found that executives are less interested in considering candidates with specific majors and more interested in candidates who have learned these key strategic skills.


The strategic leadership certificate is for any student looking to differentiate themselves in the competitive job marketplace through key business training and the ability to articulate how their leadership potential contributes to the strategic direction of the organization.


The strategic leadership certificate program consists of 15 semester hours including four required and one elective course. The program incorporates practical, hands-on experiences and activities that are designed to help you internalize the skills and attitude that is required for success as a strategic leader in organizations.


Criteria for admission into the Strategic Leadership Certificate program include:


1. Complete the online application, including a 200-300 memorandum illustrating your interest in making a deep commitment to the study and practice of leadership.


2. Submit a copy of the applicant’s most recent DARS report;


3. Submit the applicant’s resume demonstrating the characteristics that support the students interest in leadership, for example, an above-average GPA, strong work ethic, previous leadership experience and positions, etc.; and


4. Submit a proposed course plan including course title, number, semester, and year along with any *substitution course(s) for review to complete the certificate:


Submit these materials to Copeland 401C or by email to CenterforLeadership@ohio.edu.



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Last Name
      


First Name
      


Email Address
      


PID
      


Expected Graduation Date
      


Select Your Ethnicity (optional)


Your LOCAL Address
      


Your PERMANENT Address
      


Telephone Number
      


Select Your College


Department or School
      


Major
      


How did you learn about the Strategic Leadership Certificate program?


Prepare and submit a statement illustrating your interest in making a deep commitment to the study and practice of leadership. In this statement you will

    • Discuss your first or an early experience as a leader (this may be in elementary school, high school, or recently)
    • Consider why you want to commit to the leadership development offered through this program's coursework and extracurricular activities.
    • Tell us how you see yourself developing as a leader.  What are your strengths and what areas would you like to improve?

Your submission should be between 250 – 300 words. Longer submissions will not be read.

      


The Certificate Coursework includes:

    • Strategic Leadership Onboarding (MGT 2590)
    • Strategic Communication (JOUR 2500)
    • Organizational Behavior (MGT 3400)
    • Entrepreneurial Leadership (MGT 3450)
    • Applied Elective 


*Substitutions available if another course is part of your program plan. To be discussed during your interview.

 Current Substitutions include:

 Strategic Communication (JOUR 2500)  

  • BA 2500: Strategic Business Communication


Organizational Behavior (MGT 3400)

  • COMS 3500: Organizational Communication

Entrepreneurial Leadership (MGT 3450) 

  • ET 4950 / 5590: Robe Leadership Seminar
  • ETM 3620: Supervision and Leadership


Applied Elective

  • MGT 3435: Management and Leadership in Practice
  • MGT 3910: Internship
  • MGT 4580: Organizational Transformation and Change

MGT 3500  Theories of Organizational Effectiveness

      *Please leave comment below regarding any substitutions.

      


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