The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics, a 15 semester-hour graduate study program, is designed to prepare students for ethical leadership in a variety of disciplines. Guided by leadership and ethical theory, the Certificate program provides a unique opportunity for students to explore the interface and interdependence of leadership and ethics and apply this learning to professional encounters. The knowledge and skills gained from the Certificate will assist students to be better prepared for leadership positions in business, education, health care, non-profit, or community work and offers an extra dimension to Master’s level education. Ethically conscious organizations value graduates with this additional education. The Certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program or ILEC courses can be used as electives in specific Maser’s programs. All courses in the certificate are offered via online, hybrid, and/or in-class options. Students completing the Certificate will demonstrate an understanding of their own ethical and leadership capacities, comprehend the leadership and ethical challenges of modern and global societies, and become aware of methods for problem-solving and ways to engage others in a shared vision of ethical action.
General Requirements for Admission to the Certificate in Ethical Leadership
- All qualified persons are equally welcome to seek admission to Kennesaw State University, and all persons may apply for and accept admission confident that the policy and regular practice of the University will not discriminate against them on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, or sexual orientation.
- The criteria used in determining each applicant’s eligibility for consideration in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics shall include evidence of the award of a Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University.
- International applicants may have additional requirements. Consult the KSU Graduate Admissions catalog.
- From eligible candidates, the Siegel Institute makes final admission decisions based on a combination of factors including academic degrees and records, test scores, and relevant work experience. In addition, consideration may be given to how the applicant’s background and life experience would contribute significantly to an educationally beneficial mix of students.
- If an applicant is a graduate student in good standing in one of the Siegel Institute’s partner programs, he/she is automatically eligible for the Institute’s Certificate.
Expectations for satisfactory graduate level student performance are detailed in the Academic Policies section of this catalog.