Graduate Certificate Ethical Leadership in Organizations

Degree Type
Certificate
Area of Interest
Business and Leadership
Degree Level
Graduate
College
College of Business, Performing Arts, and Leadership

Ethical Leadership in Organizations is designed for people who want to learn how to lead effective, ethical change within their organizations. Participants will acquire practical knowledge of servant leadership and ethical decision-making. They will also learn specific leadership strategies, based upon a proven training program that will establish long-lasting and significant transformation of the workplace culture. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows participants to tailor the program to their particular professional needs.

Policy

Students interested in pursuing the certificate in Ethical Leadership in Organizations or interested in enrolling in SVLD 531 or 532, must apply to the certificate program. The application form must be accompanied by a resume.

To enroll in coursework in the certificate in Ethical Leadership in Organizations, a student must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Viterbo University recognizes that the range and intensity of one’s training and accomplishment (professional experience, training, etc.) may be comparable to those individuals holding a bachelor’s degree and may waive the requirement of a bachelor’s degree for enrollment into the certificate courses. The director of the program will make this determination based on the applicant’s resume. The resume is provided at the time of application to the certificate program.

Students granted a waiver of the bachelor’s degree requirement will enroll in coursework on a credit/no credit basis, and must register as such each semester per the credit/no credit policy. The use of these credits (courses) in a Viterbo University master’s program will be up to each specific master’s program.

Students who have already taken two of the elective courses listed may earn the certificate by completing SVLD 531 and 532.

Students who complete the certificate prior to entering a Viterbo University master’s degree program or who earn the certificate concurrent with a master’s degree program may use the SVLD 531 and 532 towards master degree requirements under the following parameters:

  • Students in the Master of Arts in Education (general track) program may use both SVLD 531 and 532 as elective credit toward the MAE degree.
  • Students in the Master of Arts in Servant Leadership program may use both SVLD 531 and 532 as elective credit toward the MASL degree.
  • Students in the Master of Business Administration program may use both SVLD 531 and 532 as elective credit toward the MBA degree.
  • Students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, where elective credit is available, may use both SVLD 531 and 532 as elective credit towards the DNP degree.