Career and Professional Development

Program Details

_Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Admissions no longer accepted. Program prior to Fall 2018)


Closed for admission and replaced by the Graduate Diploma in Leadership.

The Graduate Certificate consists of four required three-credit courses and one three-credit elective course. This 15 credit program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge you need for today's changing business world in the shortest possible time. To be admitted to a 15 credit Graduate Certificate in Leadership, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from any discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time academic studies. Applicants must also have a minimum of three years recent and relevant managerial, supervisory or project management experience or hold a professional designation. All applicants must provide their curriculum vitae and two letters of reference. Note: There are 2 external courses which are pre-requisites to the courses in the program. These courses must be successfully completed prior to taking the courses for which they are pre-requisites.


Number Title Prerequisites Available Times
Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring/Summer 2024 Fall 2024
PRE-REQUISITE (This course must be taken at the beginning of the program):
CORG 551 Behaviour in Organizations
4 REQUIRED Courses:
CPL2 531 Leadership Theory and Practice Core Program
CPL2 532 Leading Change
CPL2 533 Developing Leadership Skills CORG 551
CPL2 534 Leading in Diverse and Global Workplaces
1 COMPLEMENTARY Course to be chosen from the following:
CPL2 552 Strategic Management Advanced Student
CPL2 553 Small Business Management CACC 520 and CMR2 542
CPL2 595 Topics in Leadership None
CGM2 510 Project Management: Tools and Techniques Not open to Special Students
CMIS 541 Information Systems for Managers
CCLW 511 Law 1
Or any other 500 or 600 graduate level course offered through CPD
and approved by the department.