Program Overview

The Organizational Leadership with a focus in Ethics and Legal Issues certificate from Robert Morris University is a graduate-level online program intended for individuals looking to strengthen their professional skills by acquiring the competencies necessary to effectively participate in society’s organization. These skills include: the ability to anticipate, plan, reflect and act on programs and opportunities using information, negotiating, organizing resources, and understanding human behavior. Through courses required by this interdisciplinary program, a student will learn how to be not only a flexible leader, but also a flexible follower who is able to adapt to change.

This certificate program is compromised of three graduate level courses worth three credit hours each. The first course is the History and Theory of Leadership. This is an overview of the ideas and past events that define the concept of Leadership. The Leadership and Ethics course teaches students about the rights, the wrongs, and the gray areas of behavior and conduct concerning leadership. Finally, Legal Issues for Leaders in Organizations is a law-based course that involves laws and policies regarding leadership and the functioning of organizations.

The purpose of gaining a certificate is to supplement a resume and skills set. Advancement toward a career ambition is the goal. Careers that are available for students who acquire this certificate include: health care administrator, corporate trainer, organizational behavior specialist, employee relations representative, marketing assistant, personnel manager, recruiter, human resource manager, and office manager.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Moon Township, which is a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1921 as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy. In 1962, the school purchased 230 acres which is at its current location. A short time later, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted the school permission to award associates degrees, and the school became Robert Morris Junior College. Around 2002, the university changed to its present day name.

    RMU continues to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees through following 5 academic schools:

    • School of Business
    • School of Communications and Information Systems
    • School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    • School of Education and Social Sciences
    • School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

    RMU additionally offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following fully online programs.

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