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MAOL Certificates

Certificate students seek a more focused approach to advanced leadership education. Some are not yet ready to pursue a full graduate degree. Others already hold a graduate degree. Still others simply want a shorter course of study that will add advanced leadership skills to their portfolio. For these students, certificates are an ideal option.

Most of our concentrations are available as certificate programs and require five to seven courses (15 to 18 credits).

Certificate Areas

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Ethics and Leadership

The ethics and leadership certificate requires completion of 15 total credits:

  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Professional and Organizational Ethics
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Six additional elective credits from MAOL course offerings

Healthcare Leadership

The healthcare leadership certificate consists of four required courses and one additional elective course, for a total of 15 credits:

  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Strategic Communication
  • Accounting and Finance Skills for Effective Decision Making
  • Healthcare Policy: Ethical, Financial and Quality Issues
  • Three additional elective credits from MAOL course offerings

Information Services and Technology

The information services and technology certificate consists of three required courses plus three additional courses, for a total of 18 credits:

  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Information Policy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Three additional elective credits from MAOL course offerings
  • Plus two courses from the library and information science department

Library Leadership

Today's librarians actively shape the future of their profession, while maintaining the integrity of traditional librarianship and taking on more responsibility as leaders within their organizations. The graduate Library Leadership certificate develops the leadership portfolios that library professionals need to effect positive change within their organizations and communities.

If you have completed an ALA-accredited master’s degree, you follow a 15-credit course sequence. An 18-credit sequence is available if you have a bachelor’s degree.

  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Strategic Communication
  • Accounting and Finance Skills for Effective Decision Making
  • Personnel Management
  • Plus 3-6 elective credits from either the MAOL or MLIS curriculum chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Spirituality and Leadership

The spirituality and leadership certificate consists of three required leadership courses and one or two additional theology courses, for a total of 16 credits:

  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Values-led Leadership
  • Work, Meaning and Purpose
  • Three additional elective credits from MAOL course offerings
  • Four credits from the theology department.
  • Devise a spiritual formation plan.

Strategic Management

The strategic management certificate consists of four required courses and two MAOL elective courses, for a total of 18 credits:

  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Strategic Communication
  • Accounting and Finance Skills for Effective Decision Making
  • Strategic Management
  • Six additional elective credits from MAOL course offerings

Custom Certificate in Organizational Leadership

Major corporations and nonprofits — including Wells Fargo, Fairview, and Allina Hospitals and Clinics — have provided their employees with the opportunity to earn a St. Kate's Certificate in Organizational Leadership in the workplace. Employees earn credit for master's-level courses onsite, which they can later apply to an MAOL degree. The coursework is valuable not only to individuals, but also to organizations offering MAOL certificates, which:

  • Give leaders knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable;
  • Foster specific research and projects meaningful to your organization; and
  • Provide a gateway to greater networking and collaboration across your organization.

Wells Fargo Employees

If you're a Wells Fargo employee, take advantage of a custom graduate certificate designed to develop your leadership potential. Applications are now being accepted from Wells Fargo staff members for a 10-month certificate program, beginning September 2013. View a brochure with more information »

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