Program Overview

University of Maryland at University College offers a Certificate in Leadership and Management for students and professionals in management who want to develop their ability to manage through guiding and motivating others. Students will explore the qualities shared by strong leaders and review perspectives on the importance of leadership in organizations and how leadership can influence operations, increase worker efficiency, and promote cooperation and well-being among members of the organization and those who work with the organization. Students will focus on global issues in management, decision making, communication, and approaches to leadership and change, in addition to conflict management and organizational theory and design.

Students will utilize the curriculum to develop an understanding of leadership, conflict management, and organizational theory and design. Those classes include orientation to graduate studies at UMUC, organizational theory, intercultural communications and leadership, issues and practices in human resource management, and organizational development and change.  

By completing the program, students will have demonstrated basic qualifications in management and leadership ability.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate critical-thinking skills that lead to ethical and reasoned decision making within a management context, and to assess opportunities to improve and sustain organizational performance through strategic thinking, the development of human capital, the allocation of physical resources, and the management of financial resources.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Undergraduate degree

    School Overview

    The University of Maryland, University College is a public university that was founded in 1947. The main headquarters of UMUC is in Adelphi, Maryland, a town that borders College Park. UMUC is one of eleven divisions of the University of Maryland and provides quality educational opportunities for primarily non-traditional adult students. UMUC developed as a result of the popularity of evening programs for adults that were offered by the University of Maryland in the 1920’s. The University of Maryland established the College of Special and Continuation Studies (CSCS) in 1947, and in 1959 it became the University of Maryland College. The UMUC became an independent university in 1970, and in 1988 it became part of the University System of Maryland.

    The UMUC offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in professional subjects, all of which can be earned online or in hybrid formats. 


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