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Individual and Team Leadership Graduate Certificate

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Program Benefits

  • Can Be Completed 100% Online
  • Digital Badging for all Graduate Certificate Courses
  • Apply Graduate Certificate Credits to a Qualifying Graduate Degree
  • No Leadership Pre-requisites Required

Develop In-Demand Skills and Become a Leader

The online Individual and Team Leadership Graduate Certificate provides students with the valuable, transferrable skills they need to advance in their field. Designed with working professionals in mind, this flexible program helps students build upon the leadership and management skills they already possess to grow their career opportunities.

Deepen Your Understanding of Leadership

Regardless of your industry, leadership skills are an essential part of moving into roles that require managing one or more employees. The online Individual and Team Leadership (ITL) graduate certificate is ideal for students looking for specialized team management and leadership knowledge and skills.

The online ITL graduate certificate program provides the opportunity to sample classes before pursuing a Master's in Organizational Leadership. Students can also stack certificate courses toward six other master's programs offered at Saint Mary's. Each class within the certificate program earns students a digital badge, providing an easy way to showcase their learned skills to employers. 

Individual and Team Leadership Graduate Certificate Curriculum

The career-focused curriculum is structured to provide students with skills including leadership and ethics, communication strategies, and collaboration and team building. These skills are highly transferrable across all industries and will equip students with the ability to advance their careers while driving company goals and objectives.

The curriculum consists of four courses comprising 12 credit hours. All courses in the certificate program already exist within the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree program and are taught by an exemplary faculty that is dedicated to each individual student's success.

Saint Mary's Accelerator Graduate Certificate Courses

Students will be awarded a course-level badge upon the successful completion of each of the graduate course offerings listed below and will also be awarded the graduate certificate badge upon the successful completion of all coursework required for the Individual and Team Leadership graduate certificate. 

Showcase Your Skills With Digital Badging

Now you can share your accomplishments with your professional network using our digital badging for each course completed throughout your course of study in the Individual and Team Leadership graduate certificate program. Learn More

What You'll Learn

  • Interpret the contexts and environments in which organizations operate.
  • Develop individual awareness, style, and communication skills that influence outcomes.
  • Collaborate in complex work teams utilizing effective communication techniques.
  • Evaluate the ethical implications of one's actions.
  • Create an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Activate self-directed strategies for continued personal and professional learning.

Grow Your Career With In-Demand Skills

The skills and knowledge learned in the online ITL Graduate Certificate program are essential to those looking to advance to managerial or executive positions. Management career opportunities are expected to grow considerably over the next decade, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 9% growth by 2030.1The program also boosts earning potential, with management positions earning a median annual wage of $109,760.1 Potential job titles include:

  • Project Management Specialists: $80,220 annual salary2
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers: $118,430 annual salary3
  • Human Resources Managers: $121,220 annual salary4

Certificate Admission Requirements

The online Individual and Team Leadership Graduate Certificate can be completed in as little as four months, with an average length of eight months. The certificate program accepts students from all areas of study and no background, prior work experience, or related bachelor’s degree in leadership is required.

For admission to the program, you'll need:

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • A written statement: Your background and future goals all impact your success with Saint Mary's and inform your education. As you prepare your written statement, think about including previous experiences, education, and your strengths and interests. Share your motivations for earning the online artificial intelligence certification and how it will contribute to your career.
  • The names of two people (including title, organization, email, phone number) who can serve as professional references, if needed, during the application review process. The best references are those who know you in a professional capacity, such as current or former supervisors.
  • A current resume: Include both your educational and professional experience.

For more information about the online graduate certificate in Individual and Team Leadership contact us or call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor.


1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Occupations. Retrieved from,in%20about%20906%2C800%20new%20jobs.

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019. Retrieved from

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Public Relations Managers. Retrieved from

4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers. Retrieved from