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Lead with Integrity in a Changing Environment

By earning a Graduate Certificate in Change Leadership from City University of Seattle, you will improve your leadership, communication, and analytical skills, and enhance your emotional intelligence. As a result, your organization will be equipped to navigate through change, and you will be set apart as a leader in your organization and field.

The graduate certificate in change management can be completed in as few as three quarters. Focusing on change leadership as an emphasis within our MBA adds just four courses to your program. To apply, you just need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership from City University of Seattle can stand alone as a post-graduate certificate or you can add a shorter version as an emphasis to any of our School of Management master’s programs. This 12-credit program provides business leaders with the skills needed to lead with integrity and authenticity in quickly changing environments.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout this graduate program, you will learn:

  • Leadership theories and strengths-based models that apply effective business strategy
  • Self and employee professional development that aligns with organizational vision
  • Leadership models that build trust and help you lead teams through change

Total Required Credits (12 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

MAL 530 Adaptive Leadership (3)

MAL 532 Thought Leadership and Creativity (3)

MAL 535 Leading Change in Diverse Organizational Cultures (3)

MAL 538 Social and Environmental Change (3)

The Graduate Certificate in Change Leadership is designed to strengthen your abilities to adapt to an ever-evolving business environment. This certificate will set you apart as a true leader in the workforce and give you a competitive edge for high-level roles. Graduates of this certificate program are in a variety of fields and usually hold executive, director, or manager job titles.

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1 In fact, students complete their degrees at twice the national rate.2


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.