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Online Applied Leadership Curriculum

Program Curriculum

This program is offered online only with no in-person requirements

Classes run for 15 weeks and you can complete the certificate at a flexible part-time pace that works for your schedule. This program can be completed in as little as 12 months.

  • Degree Requirements

    Course NumberTitleCredits
    LEAD 325Foundations of Leadership3
    LEAD 326The Practice of Leadership3
    MDS 410Case Studies in Leadership3
    LEAD 490Capstone in Leadership3
    Total12
  • Course Descriptions

    LEAD 325 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP
    An introduction to concepts, frameworks, ideas and beliefs related to leadership. Intended to inspire students to engage in deeper self-exploration about why they lead and how they can begin to serve as a catalyst for progress in their relationships, communities and organizations. PREREQ: sophomore standing.

    LEAD 326 THE PRACTICE OF LEADERSHIP
    An exploration of selected concepts, frameworks, ideas and beliefs related to the art and practice of leadership. The course is intended to help students move from knowledge and awareness, to applying their learning in various contexts. PREREQ: sophomore standing, LEAD 325.

    MDS 410 CASE STUDIES IN LEADERSHIP
    Introduces and analyzes effective leadership styles. Leadership practices and models are applied to case studies. Through various forms of reading, writing, presentations, video and/or multi-media, students will apply theories to assess their own leadership style and identify styles of popular companies/people. Completion of LEAD 325 is recommended. PREREQ: Admitted to MDS or BAS program or declared a leadership certificate with upper-division standing or PERM/INST.

    LEAD 490 CAPSTONE IN LEADERSHIP
    This experiential course offers students an opportunity to practice the skills and perspectives they have learned in previous leadership courses. Students will select a team-based community or business project to organize and implement as a vehicle to demonstrate and reflect upon leadership principles. The completion of LEAD 326 is recommended. PREREQ: LEAD 325, MDS 410, and sophomore standing. COREQ: LEAD 326.



schedule

Selecting a Class Schedule

Before deciding how many classes to take in a semester ask yourself:

  • Do I have 5-6 hours per week per class, to devote to studying?
  • What other obligations currently require my time?

See our time commitment guide to estimate study times. Questions? Contact us!

Let us help you take that next step!

Boise State Online – We bring the BLUE to YOU!
(208) 426-2975
LeadCertificate@boisestate.edu

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