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

MAL 530

Adaptive Leadership (3)

Managing change or adapting to challenging environments requires flexibility and the ability to manage stress. When procedures or policies do not exist to solve a problem or cope with change, leaders must determine what is essential or what is superfluous, and adapt to create innovative solutions. Students will learn adaptive leadership skills that can be used in any level of an organization, both domestically and globally.

MAL 532

Thought Leadership and Creativity (3)

Thought leaders are trusted experts who inspire, challenge, and motivate people. Through creative advancement and thinking, thought leaders provide information, processes, and methods that engage and inspire consumers, employees, and other stakeholders. Students will analyze what makes a thought leader and how these leaders increase an organization's strategic visibility.

MAL 535

Leading Change in Diverse Organizational Cultures (3)

As the organizational catalyst for change in management policy and culture, leaders must understand political agendas and maintain stakeholder involvement. By analyzing change management theories, students will apply strategies that incorporate diverse perspectives and cultural identity to create sustainable organizations.

MAL 538

Social and Environmental Change (3)

Leaders create socially and environmentally responsible organizations through cost benefit analysis, sustainable leadership techniques, and successful communication strategies. Through heightened consumer awareness and social engagement, leaders are learning that their organizations must adopt social and environmental strategies to remain viable in the years ahead. Students will analyze how social and environmental strategies can produce better products and services, reduce organizational overhead, and build long-term prosperity for organizations.

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.