MBA@UNC Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we believe that two critical dimensions—performance and character—define successful leadership. MBA@UNC's Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development program consists of a series of courses focused on helping students hone the visionary communication and motivational skills needed to lead organizations in achieving ambitious goals.

Students who enroll in this online leadership development certificate program will complete coursework and participate in collaborative exercises that build core leadership skills such as executive management, self-evaluation, motivation techniques, relationship building and driving and sustaining change.

Who Should Pursue a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development?

The graduate certificate in leadership development is ideal for working professionals at all levels who aspire to advance within or move into a leadership role. Whether they are seeking to become more valuable to their current organization or are seeking a career change, students in the certificate program have the flexibility to work full time while gaining valuable leadership development.


Students are required to complete a total of 10 credits to earn a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development.


If necessary, students may take time off between courses while completing their certificate program; however, all courses must be completed within 18 months. All coursework is completed 100% online, with no in-person requirements.

Featured Faculty

Our faculty have been recognized for their achievements in leadership education. Certificate students will learn from professors who also teach in UNC Kenan-Flagler's other top-ranked MBA programs.1 Learn more about our featured faculty members.

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1 UNC Kenan-Flagler was ranked No. 19 by U.S. News & World Report in the most recent report published in 2018, and its online MBA program is ranked No. 1 in 2019 ( Return to footnote reference