Center for Organizational Leadership
Our 100% online graduate certificates target professional candidates who are seeking to add value to their career, adapt to change, or increase their knowledge in a particular skill set. Offered within the context of Christian values, these 12-hour certificates are a highly flexible and affordable option for those who are not necessarily seeking to change careers or pursue a graduate degree. Programs include an emphasis in ethics, systems thinking, analytical and critical thinking skills, collaboration skills, written communication, creativity, and technical solutions.
- 100% online delivery
- 8-week blocks
- Entry points year-round
- Experienced faculty with real-world expertise
- One-on-one academic advising and support
M.A. in Organizational Leadership Certificates
Certificate in Executive and Workplace Coaching
The certificate in executive and workplace coaching is a 12-credit-hour program designed for those who possess an undergraduate degree and are seeking the expertise and insights needed to provide ethical and effective coaching. Courses are taught by International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialed faculty, and curriculum is developed in alignment with the definition of coaching and coaching standards. As required by the ICF, the program will be evaluated for credentialing following the completion of the first cohort. When the program is approved, students in the first cohort will receive 60 hours of coach specific training required for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential. In addition, apply the 12 credit hours earned through the certificate toward the 30-credit-hour Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Students may complete this certificate in 4 months or pace through for up to 3 years.
Certificate in Human Resources Management
The graduate certificate in human resource management is a 12-credit-hour program designed specifically for students seeking to grow as leaders. Courses are taught by faculty recruited for the program based upon their academic credentials and practical life experience. Through this program, students are provided access to the understanding required for career advancement. This is the ideal program for people who care deeply about people and have a sincere desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others. In addition to earning a graduate certificate, students can apply the 12 credit hours earned through the certificate toward the 30-credit-hour Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Students may complete this certificate in 4 months or pace through for up to 3 years.
Certificate in Learning and Development
The graduate certificate in learning and development is a 12-credit-hour program designed for professionals who are passionate about developing leaders. Each course is taught by highly experienced faculty who possess both the academic credentials and the practical life experience to be reliable guides. If you want to learn how to design and deliver effective training and development programs, this program will provide the competency needed to succeed. In addition to earning the certificate in learning and developments, students can apply the 12 credit hours earned through the certificate toward the 30-credit-hour Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Students may complete this certificate in 4 months or pace through for up to 3 years.
More Information on Graduate Certificates
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- Complete and submit the BusinessCAS application
- Request official transcripts* (not required of Harding University alumni OR current Harding University students)
- Upload one writing sample in BusinessCAS
- Upload a current resume/CV in BusinessCAS
Additional Requirement for International Students
- TOEFL scores, as applicable. TOEFL CODE: B888 (See additional information below.)
*Transcripts should be sent directly to:
Dr. Andrea Bishop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Center for Organizational Leadership
Searcy, AR 72149
Admission to the Center for Organizational Leadership Certificate program is determined on an individual basis. Requirements include:
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.00 scale). Persons with less than a 2.50 GPA may be considered for provisional admission.
Provisional standing due to academic reasons
Not all candidates meet the criteria for regular admission but may demonstrate the ability to succeed in graduate level work. Students entering the Center for Organizational Leadership Certificate program with an undergraduate GPA of 2.50-2.99 may be granted provisional admission with the condition that the student maintains a GPA of no less than 3.00 on the first 9 hours of graduate work completed. Upon satisfying this condition, the student will be granted full matriculation.
About additional documents for international students
Harding University requires all international applicants for whom English is not their first language or who have not graduated from an American university to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL results for international students should be 550 PBT, 213 CBT or 80 iBT minimum score (no older than five years) or demonstrated performance at a U.S. institution of higher learning.
TOEFL CODE: B888
When to Apply
Apply for Graduate Certificate sessions by the following dates:
Spring 2022 Block 1: December 17, 2021
Spring 2022 Block 2: March 6, 2022
Summer 2022 Block 1: May 1, 2022
Summer 2022 Block 2: June 19, 2022
Fall 2022 Block 1: August 14, 2022
Fall 2022 Block 2: October 9, 2022
Spring 2023 Block 1: December 18, 2022
Spring 2023 Block 2: March 5, 2023
Cost of Attendance
Graduate Certificate Fees:
Tuition Fee: $599 per credit hour (12 credit hours per certificate)
Technology Fee: $27 per credit hour
Executive and Workplace Coaching Fee: $250 (only applied to the coaching certificate and is a one-time charge for observed coaching)
Use Certificate toward MAOL
Certificates can stand alone or be applied to the 30 hours needed for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Students who complete a 12-hour graduate certificate can apply those hours to the MAOL degree.
Our certificates can be completed in one semester, but most students will take one course per 8-week block and complete the certificate in two semesters. Students have up to three years to complete their certificate.