Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership

Become a strategic and empathetic leader in the contemporary field of human resource management with the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership at Temple’s Fox School of Business. In this 12-credit program you will develop professional competency with the ethical and societal challenges impacting the field. 

Intended for professionals seeking tactical and conflict management expertise as well as career advancement, the Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate develops leaders that 

  • build strong teams and drive organizational effectiveness,
  • establish productive labor-management relations, and
  • understand the legal requirements for employment, hiring and staffing.

With this certificate, you will gain the skills to leverage performance management and reward systems that best develop human capital. Go beyond review and compliance dynamics by learning how to practice ethical decision-making from a diversity, equity and inclusion perspective. You will also discover leadership concepts and processes that eschew unconscious bias and privilege to attract and retain the top talent in your industry. 

Credits earned in the program can be transferred to a Fox specialized master’s or MBA program.

Program Format & Curriculum

The curriculum for the four-course Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate is offered completely online and can be completed in two or three semesters. Required courses include the following. 

  • Leading High Performing Teams
  • Leading Organizations
  • Leading with a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Perspective

Students choose one elective among the following options to complete the program.

  • Business Model Innovation
  • Influential Organizational Communication
  • Leading Strategically
  • Power, Influence and Negotiation

Learn more about the courses for the Organizational Leadership Certificate (Graduate).

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,000.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,150.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


The Organizational Leadership graduate certificate provides the tools necessary for human resource management professionals to take their careers to the next level. 

For recent graduates entering the workforce, this certificate supports an array of career options across business, government and nonprofit settings. Possible manager- or director-level positions may include the following areas.

  • Compensation and benefits
  • Human resources
  • Training and development

Additional Program Information

Available online.