Certificate in Leading & Managing through Change & Disruption
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Organizations of all types need solid leaders they can count on in times of need. The Certificate in Leading and Managing through Change and Disruption provides both established and aspiring leaders with skills to help their company through challenging situations. 

Courses provide practical and operational ways to help employees find meaning and value in their work despite a constantly changing environment. Students in this online organizational leadership program learn how to manage planned initiatives, volatile industries, and unexpected problems. Graduates will have skills in innovation and agility useful in any level of management and any industry setting.

The curriculum includes studies of:

  • Emotional and social intelligence at work
  • Engagement, thriving, and well-being in organizations
  • Innovation and creativity in organizations
  • Adaptability and agility in a disruptive world

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Course prerequisites may be required.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Wisconsin