Graduate College | School of Business

Organizational Leadership: Certificates

Today’s organizations need professionals who initiate ideas and take action in a globally connected, changing world. While earning a graduate certificate in organizational leadership from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, you'll identify your strengths as a leader and enhance your ability to make courageous and wise decisions that move your career and your organization forward.

In our hybrid (on-campus and online) graduate certificate in organizational leadership program, you will gain business competencies and ground your leadership in collaboration, interpersonal connections and a holistic view of personal and professional growth. A Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree is also available.

Program Details

  • Format: Evening and weekend classes
  • Location: St. Paul campus
  • Credits: 15–18 credits
  • Completion time: 1.5 years

what can I do with a certificate in Organizational Leadership?

Professionals use what they’ve learned in our certificate programs to lead and influence in business, nonprofit, government and other organizations. Graduate certificate options are available in the following areas:

St. Catherine also offers a custom certificate option to meet the leadership needs of organizations. The University designs a customized, three-course leadership development program with partner organizations, and classes are held "on site" for cohorts of employees of these organizations. The following custom certificate options are available for Fall 2019:

  • Allina Health offers a Graduate Custom Certificate in Organizational Leadership for eligible employees on-site at Allina Health locations
  • Wells Fargo Bank offers a customized Graduate Leadership Program for eligible team members on-site at a Wells Fargo location

For information about joining the Allina or Wells Fargo cohorts for Fall 2019, contact Roshna Quddusi at or 612-257-1122.

how will I study?

St. Catherine’s certificates in organizational leadership provide a focused approach to advanced leadership education and consist of 15-18 credits, depending on the area of concentration. Courses meet on an evening/weekend schedule, and combine online and face-to-face instruction in a hybrid learning format. Classes meet on our St. Paul campus.

Learning is hands-on and pragmatic, and you will apply new knowledge immediately to your career and your life. You’ll deepen your skills for critical analysis, leadership, decision-making and communication, guided by accomplished faculty and enhanced by fellow students from many fields who share their substantial experience. The variety of perspectives in our small, discussion-based classes vastly enhances the education you receive. Fellow students become friends, collaborators, and members of your professional network.

why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and fellow students, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning.

The organizational leadership certificates are offered within the Graduate College through the School of Business.

Tuition and Financial Aid

In the 2019-20 academic year, the tuition rate for the organizational leadership certificates is $942 per credit. Tuition rates are subject to change annually on June 1. Additional costs for the program will include fees for student services and technology, books, etc.

Many graduate students are eligible for financial aid, usually in the form of student loans. Another potential source of funding is tuition benefits from current employers.

Scholarship Opportunities

St. Catherine offers scholarship support for new students pursuing an on-campus organizational leadership certificate. Apply to start in F’19 or Sp’20 to be considered for up to $3,000 in scholarship funding:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Alumni
  • Diversity
  • Leadership

Scholarship funding is limited – priority consideration is given to individuals who complete the application process by the Fall/Spring application deadlines.

In addition, St. Catherine’s certificate students employed by one of our corporate partners may be eligible to receive a special corporate partner scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure Requirement for Certificates

Federal regulations require that all institutions disclose certain information and statistics regarding non-degree, certificate programs.

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Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements

The Organizational Leadership certificates include courses and experiences to build your professional competencies.

How to Apply

How to Apply

The Organizational Leadership certificates have specific prerequisite and admission requirements.



Our graduate faculty are accomplished, experienced leaders and educators.