Enhance your communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and ethical decision-making skills as you prepare to lead a diverse workforce with a minor in leadership and organizational behavior from Saint Louis University. Coursework offers a unique combination of in-demand technical and soft skills so you can develop as a leader capable of identifying problems, motivating employees, and implementing change.
As part of SLU's School for Professional Studies, this 18-credit program offers you a flexible online option to meet your personal career goals. It can be combined with any major toward completion of a bachelor's degree.
An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) (Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission.)
Three years of full-time work experience or its equivalent (recommended)
Completed coursework in the following areas:
At least one course in information systems/technology or a programming language
At least one basic statistics or research methods course
Knowledge of computer technologies involved in day-to-day business operations (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Students missing the prerequisite courses will be permitted to fulfill them through the School for Professional Studies prior to acceptance into the program.
Application form and fee
A 500-word statement of professional goals articulating why a graduate certificate is needed within the student's present or future career and how the program will help meet that need
Requirements for International Students
All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:
Demonstrate English language proficiency
Academic records, in English translation, of students who have undertaken postsecondary studies outside the United States must include the courses taken and/or lectures attended, practical laboratory work, the maximum and minimum grades attainable, the grades earned or the results of all end-of-term examinations, and any honors or degrees received. WES and ECE transcripts are accepted.
Note: The online nature of the program precludes us from offering documentation needed for obtaining student visas.
Application and Assistantship Deadlines
Students should apply for the summer semester by May 1, for the fall semester by July 1, and for the spring semester by Nov. 1.
Students seeking assistantships should apply by Feb. 1.
Applications are reviewed by a committee of School for Professional Studies faculty members.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
For priority consideration for graduate assistantship, applicants should complete their applications by Feb. 1.