Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Communication

Are you a college graduate seeking an advanced certificate you can tailor to your own personal or professional needs?

Our graduate certificate in organizational leadership & communication delivers a unique mix of substance and flexibility to help you attain your goals. Valuable on its own or as a stepping stone to a master’s degree, this certificate can help you advance at a time when synergies among varied skill-sets are in high demand.

Required Courses (15 credit hours)
IDIS-D 512 Introduction to Industrial Psychology 3
IDIS-D 511 Business and Administrative Writing Or Grant Writing 3
IDIS-D 511 Organizational Communication 3
IDIS-D 512 Leadership and Ethics 3
One elective* 3

*Elective: Students will choose from a variety of courses that allow them to give their degrees a particular vocational focus. For example, students who would like to know more about Human Resources Management can take either IDIS-D 512/BUS-Z 441 (Wage and Salary Administration) or IDIS-D 512/BUS-Z 445 (Human Resource Selection). Although IDIS-D 512/BUS-Z 440 (Personnel-Human Resource Management) is a prerequisite for these courses, faculty have agreed that IDIS-D 512/PSY-B 378 (required for the concentration) can serve as an equivalent course.


Advising for graduate certificates takes place both during the admissions process, when the program director schedules an initial conversation with the applicant upon receipt of the complete application, and continuously over the course of the program.

For more information, contact:

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Sara M. Walsh Ph.D.

Director, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Associate Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Crestview Hall 123
Phone: (812) 941-2296

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Indiana University Southeast

4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-2333

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