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The Katz School's Certificate in Organizational Leadership provides the breadth of knowledge and the experience required to understand the complexity of leadership within the broad context of business in society. This intense leadership-building experience is representative of the Katz School's focus on experience-based learning.

As part of the MBA curriculum, this certificate requires 10.5 credits across a series of approved courses. Full-time and part-time students will be eligible to receive a certificate in Organizational Leadership when all of the following criteria are satisfied. For more information and a list of courses, contact the MBA Program Office.

Question: What is the purpose of the Organizational Leadership Certificate?

Answer: This certificate will provide you with the understanding and experience necessary to master the complexities of leadership within dynamic and global organizations.

Question: Who is eligible for the Organizational Leadership certificate?

Answer: There is no application process. Only the completion of all requirements before graduation is necessary to complete the certificate program

Question: Do you need to apply in order to pursue the certificate?

Answer: There is no application process. Only the completion of all requirements before graduation is necessary to complete the certificate program.

Question: What are the requirements?

Answer: The certificate requires you to complete a total of 10.5 credits with 3 credits devoted to a project or experience-based learning activity focused on leadership and the other 7.5 credits taken from a list of approved courses.

Question: How I can get the experience-based learning credits?

Answer: There are three options. You can take, with instructor’s permission, one of the project courses offered throughout the year, based on project availability. Another option is to apply for and be accepted into either the Woodcock Fellows program or the BNY Mellon Fellows program, both open to full-time or part-time MBA students. Third, you may submit a request for a Consulting Field Project to count towards this requirement, provided that either the project or your specific role within the project demonstrates a significant leadership component.

Question: When are the courses offered for the certificate?

Answer: The scheduling of courses may vary each term, so please consult your academic advisor or the MBA program office for the most recent schedule.

Question: Whom should I talk with if I am interested in the Organizational Leadership Certificate?

Answer: The first step is to speak with your academic advisor to ensure the Organizational Leadership Certificate is a good fit with your overall career goals. After consulting with your advisor, contact the faculty certificate coordinator for additional information.

Question: Where can I learn more about the Woodcock and BNY Mellon CSR fellowship programs?

Answer: Consult the Berg Center’s Web site (under the “academic programs” tab) for more information, to view deadlines, and to submit an online application.

http://www.business.pitt.edu/berg/ 

Question: How can I find out more about the Consulting Field Projects?

Answer: Consult the MBA program Web site under “academics” for information on the Consulting Field Projects.

http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/academics/courses/consulting-project.php

Question: How can I find out more information, including a list of the approved certificate courses?

Answer: Consult the MBA program Web site under “academics” for more information on the Organizational Leadership Certificate requirements and information about other certificate options.

http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/academics/certificates/organizational-leadership.php