GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Certification Based on LMBA Courses
Professionals who are non-degree-seekers can choose to benefit from the Leadership MBA curriculum by pursuing a Graduate-level Certificate Program, derived from the core courses in the LMBA program. With LFGSM’s signature “learn it today, use it tomorrow” approach to business education, graduate certificate students will become effective leaders from day one.
These graduate students can earn any one of the following three certificates in a year. Each graduate certificate program includes a self-paced, online KEYS module and a series of four core courses.
- 5001: Digital Literacy
- 5002: Communication & Teams
- 5003: Fundamentals of Finance
- 5004: Critical Thinking
Change Management Graduate Certificate
This series of four graduate courses selected from the Leadership MBA degree program will help students develop the skills needed to become more effective leaders. Students will gain the tools and know-how to guide and facilitate constructive strategic change.
- 5100: Executive Success Skills
- 5120: Effective Leadership
- 5160: Global Business & Cultural Diversity
- 5220: Leading Organizational Change
Management Analytics Graduate Certificate
This series of four graduate courses selected from the LFGSM Leadership MBA degree program will help students structure an approach to gathering, understanding, and interpreting data in various functional business areas, such as accounting and finance. Students will also learn key economic concepts that are critical to managerial decision-making within today’s business environment.
- 5140: Business Analytics and Research
- 5170: Economics for Managers
- 5110: Accounting for Decision Making
- 5190: Financial Management
Strategy and Execution Graduate Certificate
This series of four graduate courses selected from the LFGSM Leadership MBA degree program will help students develop and implement strategy that is a source of sustainable competitive advantage and initiate strategically aligned innovation. Graduate students will gain tools to construct an effective marketing strategy based on competitive advantage and understand and implement the decisions necessary to optimize operational business processes.
Qualified graduate certificate students who complete the full admissions process can go on to earn an MBA degree by completing the above three certificates, the capstone course and three electives of your choice (one of which could include a Global Practicum or Global Focus).
Certain graduate courses build on previous work. The recommended sequence of courses, the default schedule, is designed to help students maximize their learning in each course. Those courses are identified by a statement at the end of the course description (recommended prerequisites).
Graduate students are able to change their schedule to fit their personal needs, but
they should be aware that they may need to do some additional work to take full advantage
of the course content.