Career and Professional Development

School of Continuing Studies

Graduate Certificate in Leadership


The Graduate Certificate consists of four required three-credit courses and one three-credit elective course. This 15 credit program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge you need for today's changing business world in the shortest possible time.

To be admitted to a 15 credit Graduate Certificate in Leadership, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from any discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time academic studies. Applicants must also have a minimum of three years recent and relevant managerial, supervisory or project management experience or hold a professional designation. All applicants must provide their curriculum vitae and two letters of reference.

NumberTitlePrerequisitesAvailable Times
PRE-REQUISITE (This course must be taken at the beginning of the program):
CORG 551Behaviour in Organizations TUE MON/WEDMON/WED  
4 REQUIRED Courses:
CPL2 531Leadership Theory and PracticeCore Program    
CPL2 532Leading Change TUETUE  
CPL2 533Developing Leadership SkillsCORG 551MON   
CPL2 534Leading in Diverse and Global Workplaces     
1 COMPLEMENTARY Course to be chosen from the following:
CPL2 552Strategic ManagementAdvanced StudentTHU   
CPL2 553Small Business ManagementCACC 520 and CMR2 542    
CPL2 595Topics in LeadershipNone    
CGM2 510Project Management: Tools and TechniquesNot open to Special StudentsMONSAT  
CMIS 541Information Systems for Managers  TUE/THU  
Or any other 500 or 600 graduate level course offered through CPD
and approved by the department.