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Leadership & Change Certificate


The leadership and change certificate from Queens University explores the fundamentals of effective leadership through courses focused on the human dynamics of organizational change. As a student, you’ll examine diverse management methods for change and gain invaluable decision-making skills that you can immediately apply in your career.

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  • Duration 12 months
  • Cost per Credit $1165
  • Credit Hours 15

Program Benefits

  • Gain leadership expertise to serve your organization
  • AACSB-accredited
  • Learn from expert instructors
  • No application fee

Discover What You’re Capable Of

The leadership and change certificate is designed to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself through exploring your strengths and expanding your professional limitations. Discover what it takes to serve your organization as a leader and learn to utilize your strengths as a tool in a competitive field.

Taught with experience-driven instruction from leadership experts, the program will shape you into a strong leader who demonstrates ethical and socially responsible behavior. When you graduate, you’ll have the management and decision-making skills to implement successful, sustainable change in diverse business settings.

Career Outlook: The Future of Leadership

The growth of businesses all over the world relies on effective leadership and management professionals to implement change. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for these professionals is growing at a steady pace of 6% per year. At this rate, more than 150,000 new positions will be available to top executives by 20281.

Prepare for the management industry’s expansion with the leadership and change certificate from Queens University. As you learn from expert educators, you’ll unlock your professional potential and discover how your strengths can serve as an invaluable tool in your career as a leader.

Top Executive:


In this position, you would develop and enforce strategic plans of action for achieving a business’ financial goals. The position may require you to implement change through the creation of new operational policies and standards1.

Human Resources Manager:


In this role, you would be responsible for choosing employee benefits packages, planning recruitment events and overseeing training programs for a business. Your position would also require you to facilitate communication between employees and executive staff members2.

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Senior vice president
  • Director
  • Manager

Curriculum: Leadership Skills for the Future

The leadership and change certification program delivers the change management skills you need for the future of your company, along with the leadership expertise you need to achieve your long-term professional goals. The curriculum allows you to select three courses that offer career-specific instruction to ensure you graduate fully prepared for the position you want. Explore change management and leadership development through course topics including transformational change, management consulting, interpersonal dynamics and more.

Leadership & Change (15 credit hours)

Required Courses:

  • MBA 600 Leadership Development
  • MBA 620 Organizational Behavior

Choose 3 of the following courses:

  • MBA 649: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • MBA 680 Contemporary Leadership: Theory & Application
  • MBA 681 Introduction to Organization Development
  • MBA 682 Organizational Systems Change
  • MBA 683 Conflict & Negotiation
  • MBA 684 Transformational Change
  • MBA 685 Management Consulting
  • MBA 686 Interpersonal & Group Dynamics

Course Spotlight: MBA 683 Conflict & Negotiation

Offered as part of the leadership certification program, this course explores the impact of conflict in daily life and how you can strategically plan for conflict in the corporate world. Examine conflict management styles and study effective methods for negotiation in a variety of settings.

Course Spotlight: MBA 600 Leadership Development

The primary objective of the course is to provide a developmental opportunity for students to be more effective and intentional as leaders. Based on the finding that increased self-awareness is key to leadership effectiveness, students will be exposed to a variety of assessments and experiences including personality assessment, 360-degree feedback, and coaching in order to increase their capacity to lead effectively.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Leadership & Change Certificate from Queens University, you’ll need:

Queens University may request GMAT/GRE results if an applicant does not meet other admission requirements.

Tuition Details

This 15-credit-hour program costs $1,165 per credit hour. We are driven to offer you affordable rates and transparency on what you can expect to pay, so you can more easily accelerate your career. Speak with a program manager to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens’ Leadership & Change Certificate, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

The program consists of five courses. You’ll study leadership, development and organizational behavior, plus your choice of three elective courses. Read more about the Leadership & Change certificate.

For admission into the Leadership & Change Certificate program, you will need to gather official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, write a personal essay, provide a current résumé, and secure two recommendation letters from professional references. Read more about the Leadership & Change Certificate or contact an Enrollment Counselor at 866-313-2356 for more information.

The total number of transferable credits will be determined by the program committee. Please speak with an Enrollment Counselor at 866-313-2356 for more information.

The total cost of tuition for the Leadership & Change program is $17,475.

Students can finish the Leadership & Change Certificate as quickly as three semesters.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 April 10). Top Executives. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved May 11, 2020, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 April 10). Human Resources Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved May 11, 2020, from