The main objective of the graduate certificate in leadership program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to build a strong foundation in negotiations, change management, ethics, and leadership strategies needed for leading a team or managing a business. Graduate students in leadership are more prepared to meet their professional goals in careers such as human resources, management, and in strategy areas.
Some of the courses in the leadership graduate certificate course include Business Ethics, Leadership, Leading Change, and Managing Organizations. In addition to general leadership courses, students also take classes in motivation and organization, professional development, and business trends, which teach students the importance of leadership in accomplishing projects successfully. Graduate students with a certificate in leadership from Cardean University often accept positions in human resources, management, or controlling while other students choose to further their educations in the leadership field.