Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management
Elevate your impact with a Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management. This credit-bearing certificate is offered through UMass Lowell's AACSB accredited Manning School of Business. It is a great fit for professionals or managers in any industry looking to advance to the next level of leadership in their organizations.
Working with our world-class faculty, you will develop leadership skills through exercises, reading and projects during the program. You will also deepen your understanding of how to succeed in competitive environments, including leading change. Courses completed in this certificate program count toward UMass Lowell's MBA.
- Examine the latest leadership theories and research with an emphasis on addressing today's most significant managerial challenges
- Develop your ability to address the global, organizational and workforce needs facing leaders and managers in all industries
- Apply managerial frameworks across organizations that vary in terms of size, complexity, goals and technology at varying stages of growth
- Understand the optimal styles and strategies to maximize your impact as a leader across contexts
One Success Leads to Another
Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:
- 4 Courses / 12 Credits
Required Courses (2 Courses / 6 Credits)
- MGMT.6010 Managing Organizational Change (3cr) - Available Summer 2023!
- MGMT.6100 Managerial Leadership (3cr) - Available Summer 2023!
Elective Courses (Choose 2 Courses / 6 Credits)
- MGMT.6500 Workforce Analytics (3cr) - Available Summer 2023!
- MGMT.6520 Human Resources Management (3cr)
- MGMT.6540 Managing Global and workforce Diversity (3cr) - Available Summer 2023!
- MGMT.6600 The Future of Work: Understanding the Global, Strategic and Managerial Implications (3cr)
Please note: MGMT.5010 is a prerequisite for all MGMT.6000 level courses, but this course does not count toward the certificate requirements. The prerequisite is required if the applicant has not successfully completed an equivalent course or does not possess the professional experience to waive it.
MBA, FoundCore or MSITE or MSA
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Students enrolled in graduate certificate programs through UMass Lowell must complete all courses indicated in the curriculum outline. Students may complete the certificate program at their own pace by registering for and successfully completing one or more courses each semester, depending upon his/her personal time constraints. Students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 with no more than one course grade below B to receive the certificate.
Online courses meet throughout the year during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters (see Calendar for details). Online students generally log into their online course website one or more times per week to retrieve lectures and assignments or to participate in a chat session. Online students should expect to spend 6 to 10 hours per week engaged in course-related activities for each course. For more information on online courses, visit our online program home page .
Completing a Graduate Certificate Program
Graduate certificate courses must be completed within a five-year period with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and no more than one course with a grade below B. Once all courses for a graduate certificate have been completed, students must complete and submit the Graduate Certificate Clearance Form. Students must submit their clearance form to their coordinator. The coordinator will apply them in SIS, Graduation Tracking.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition at UMass Lowell is typically half the cost of private colleges, and our online tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Tuition for online programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same whether you live in-state, out-of-state or outside of the U.S.
Summer 2023 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit||Cost Per 3-Credit Course*|
|On Campus||View Here||View Here|
|Term Registration Fee||$30|
|Graduate Engineering and Business Degrees and Certificate Applications||$75|
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
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For Graduate Certificate Programs, Please Submit:
- An application
- An application fee*
- An official transcript indicating a completed bachelor's degree. If your bachelor's degree is from outside the United States, you may be required to take the TOEFL examination.
- No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs
Applications can be completed and submitted at any time during the year. Your application will be processed as soon as all admission materials have been received. You may apply to more than one certificate program but can only take 12 credits maximum before enrolling in an advanced degree. Learn more about specific application requirements for your program of interest.
Count Your Graduate Certificate Toward a Master's Degree
Credits earned from a graduate certificate may be used toward a related graduate degree. Students who complete a UMass Lowell graduate certificate with a qualifying GPA (see waiver form for details) can waive the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) when applying to a related master's degree, if the GRE is required.
Graduate Program Admissions Requirements
Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before formally applying to the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered. Contact UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.
Questions Regarding Your Graduate Application?
Email Graduate_Admissions@uml.edu or call 800-656-4723 (for U.S. students) or 978-934-2390 (for international students).
For General Assistance:
For general questions about registering for courses or to find out who the advisor is for your graduate program, call 800-480-3190. Our admissions and advising teams are here to help!