Certificate in Business Leadership

Utilizing top faculty and engaging research, University of Georgia has developed a Certificate in Business Leadership that delivers actionable plans and a toolkit for the working professional.

As a leader you must be well-rounded, engaged with those you are leading, and able to think critically to solve problems your team encounters. This certificate is a must for anyone looking to acquire those skills, become a competitive executive and lead a successful team.

Our robust course offerings focus on innovation, finance, strategy, personal leadership, change management, team effectiveness, and transformational leadership.

Complete 5 days of the following programs to earn your certificate:

Design Thinking Online Sprint: How to Engage Customers Remotely and Drive Innovation

August 4-24, 2020

Deepen your understanding of human-centered design by joining a cohort and a Bridge Innovate® coach to complete an innovation journey using the remote tools Zoom® and Sprintbase™. Learn to apply design thinking to form new ideas and creative solutions while tackling a real-world challenge.

Strategic Decision Making and Crisis Communications

March 17, 2021 (In person)
March 22-26, 2021 (Online)

A workshop for teams and individuals to understand best practices for critical thinking, decision making, and crisis management.

Leading Change

September 28 - October 2, 2020

Leading Change introduces leaders to organizational change frameworks, tactics, best practices, and proven interventions to deal with change.

Finance Essentials

October 15, 2020

This course provides an introductory primer—in an accessible, non-technical way—on how to use data to guide people-related decisions and create a better performing workforce.

Design Thinking

November 18-19, 2020

Learn a new methodology that gives non-designers a new way to see and address customer needs while generating higher levels of customer empathy, employee inclusion, and organizational collaboration.

Effective Employee Coaching and Feedback

Coming in 2020

Develop communication skills that encourage excellence, avoid conflict, and create champions and help assure achievement of organizational goals.


Coming in 2020

Learn how to create an innovation strategy that will guide you in designing a system to match your specific competitive needs.

Leading for Engagement: Principles of Transformational Leadership

Coming in 2020

Gain valuable insights on how to diagnose employee engagement problems and transform your leadership style to reengage drive your team and maximize business performance outcomes.

Strategic Management

Coming in 2020

Learn the tools expert researchers are using to evaluate performance at companies and how you can use them to better yourself and your company.

Team Effectiveness

Coming in 2020

This certificate has been uniquely designed to help you fulfill your potential as a leader in your organization.