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Leadership and Organizational Studies Certificate

Boost your career potential with a certificate!

Today’s employers are looking for professionals who have demonstrated leadership skills and who can work in a complex organizational setting. Give your career momentum a boost with our online Leadership and Organizational Studies certificate!

Certificate Curriculum

Core Courses (3 courses)

The core Leadership and Organizational Studies certificate courses focus on a proper foundation of leading within a complex organization. Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Liberal Studies
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Introduction to Organizational Administration

Elective Courses (3 courses)

Students select the remaining three courses from a list of available options. Select a topic that is most interesting to you or choose to focus on an area that you want to improve. Choose three courses from this list:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Writing with Purpose
  • Web of the Future
  • Business and Professional Speaking
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Project Planning and Implementation

Admissions Requirements

Students who wish to enroll in the Leadership and Organizational Studies program must have already completed one of the approved Associate of Applied Studies (AAS) from a Wisconsin Technical College. Some exceptions will be made. If you wish to discuss an exception tot his requirement, please contact us at (920) 424-0234 or toll-free at (800) 633-1442. You may also email

If that requirement is met, or if you have been granted an exception, students can apply to the program by submitting the following application materials:

  1. A completed application
  2. Official transcripts for any college-level course work you have attempted
  3. Application fee

You can mail your official transcripts to us at:

Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
PO Box 2423
Oshkosh, WI 54901-2423

Prior to submitting the online application, we encourage you to connect with an advisor for the Leadership and Organizational Studies certificate program to make sure you understand the admissions requirements. Call (920) 424-0234 or email

More Information

If you’re interested in this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0234 or toll free at (800) 633-1442. You can also request information by completing this online form.


Laurie Ahrens
(920) 424-4474