Certificates Offered

Leadership Studies; Sports Leadership

Prerequisites for Admission

Applicants to leadership studies must hold a baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an accredited college or university. The undergraduate background must be appropriate to the chosen course of study. Generally, applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.000 (on a scale of 4.000) in their undergraduate course work. Minimally two years of work experience is preferred.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit, directly to the Graduate School of Management:

  1. A completed application form and fee online via the GSM website.
  2. Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. A statement of purpose.
  5. Official test scores from the GRE or GMAT.
  6. (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

Additional application requirements may be required for particular specializations. Students should contact the program adviser for details.

Leadership Certificate Requirements

The Graduate School of Management offers a certificate in leadership. The certificate program requires completion of the following courses (15 credits).

LEDR 6005Self-Leadership3
MANA 6125Negotiations3
LEDR 6000History and Theory of Leadership and Ethics3
or MANA 6110 Leadership, Motivation and Organizational Change
MANA 6170Global Environment of Business3
or HURE 6170 Ethical Issues, Regulatory Environment and Human Resource Management
MANA 6100Organizational Behavior3
or two of the following 1.5 credit courses for a total of 3 credits
Leading People and Change
Leading Innovation and Creativity
Leadership Coaching and Development
Total Credit Hours15

Students must complete the certificate program within three years. Students are expected to earn a grade of B or above in all courses and must maintain a 3.000 cumulative grade point average to earn the certificate in leadership.

Sports Leadership Certificate Requirements

The Graduate School of Management offers a certificate in sports leadership. This certificate is designed for professionals who would like to strengthen their leadership skills and advance their career within the athletics industry. This graduate certificate studies critical topics within the industry including leadership, sports communication, ethics, sports law, media events and historical events that help set the context for where the industry is today.

The certificate program requires completion of 15 credit hours.

SPLE 6001Introduction to Sports Leadership3
SPLE 6100Ethics in Sports Leadership3
SPLE 6200Sports Communication3
SPLE 6400Sport Management 3
Elective course3
Total Credit Hours15

Students must complete the certificate program within three years. Students are expected to earn a grade of B or above in all courses and must maintain a 3.000 cumulative grade point average to earn the certificate in sports leadership.