Program Overview

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia offers a Certificate in Leadership. The curriculum is 18 credits—there are a total of 6 courses required. The program may be completed in 12 months, if students take 2 classes per term. This program is also offered completely online. This certificate program may be ideal for professionals who want to build their credentials in management and leadership training. This program is only open to students who have earned an undergraduate degree.

While in this program, students will learn how to effectively use leadership and management techniques through work-related projects and demonstrations. These techniques may help students apply what they have learned in the classroom. Additionally, the curriculum was developed by an advisory board from Lockheed Martin, SAIC, U.S. Department of Treasury, EDS, NASA, and other industry leaders. Upon successful completion of the program, students may be prepared for management positions in a variety of professional fields.

The required courses include the following: Leadership in the Technology Organization, Financial Management, Communications & Team Development, Employee Recruitment & Development, Introduction to Project Management, and Leadership & Human Resources Management.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree are invited to apply.

    School Overview

    The University of Virginia, commonly referred to as UVA, is a public research university that was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Jefferson, who is known as the father of the university was UVA’s first president, and served on the universities original governing board, which was known as the Board of Visitors, along with James Monroe and James Madison.

    UVA offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as educational specialist and professional degrees. The university’s schools and colleges include:

    • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
    • College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    • Curry School of Education
    • Darden School of Business
    • Mcintyre School of Commerce
    • School of Architecture
    • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    • School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • School of Law
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • College at Wise


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