Graduate Certificate in Essentials of Leadership
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Essentials of Leadership with Golden Gate University online.  This program is designed for those in an early professional career to advance skills in management, leadership, and collaboration.  Studies include decision-making, leading in complex change, teamwork, and more.

Students develop into transformative leaders able to adapt to a variety of workplace environments.  Faculty bring real-world experience to the online classroom as students prepare for advanced opportunities of further academic study.  Take the next professional step towards educational and professional enhancement with Golden Gate University online.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

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.

  • AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ABA)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE BAR
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW SCHOOLS (AALS)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • Course prerequisites and/or a personal statement may be required.

Restricted States

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