Level Up Your Leadership Skills

Develop your leadership style and technique with the online Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Belhaven University. This program empowers you to lead with wisdom and grace. You learn hands-on skills and apply them through practice.

After completing this 15 credit hour program, you’re ready to lead a variety of organizations through unique business challenges.

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Why You'll Love Leadership at Belhaven

Top Business School

Colleges of Distinction recognizes us as a top Christian business school. The honor is based on faculty and program quality, a commitment to offering you real-world experience, and alumni job placement.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Caring Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in their fields, and they’re dedicated to helping you understand complex subjects. They know you by name, and they push you to succeed at the highest level.


Complete your classwork from your kitchen table or while on the go. Your assignments and class materials are always available through Canvas, our e-learning system. Access it from a tablet or computer.

100% Online

7-week courses, taught year-round

7 Weeks

Time it takes to finish one Graduate Certificate course

Small Class Sizes

Our student-faculty ratio is 16:1, meaning you receive personalized attention and instruction

What Can You Do With a Leadership Graduate Certificate?

  • Consultant for organizational development
  • Corporate recruiter
  • Development specialist
  • General manager
  • Labor relations manager
  • Nonprofit director
  • Operations manager
  • Special event consultant and coordinator

Why Choose Belhaven?

Belhaven’s Graduate Certificate helps you be competitive in a growing and important field. You learn practical topics from experienced instructors. Topics include:

  • Adapting to changing external environmental factors
  • Analyzing team dynamics
  • Biblical approaches to resolving workplace conflicts
  • Issues relating to diversity, culture, individual proficiency, performance pay, and collective performance evaluations
  • Strategies for overcoming resistance to change
  • Strategies to maximize leadership and organization effectiveness

School of Business: Verified Excellence

Belhaven’s business school is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Why is this important?

Knowing the School of Business is accredited by the IACBE tells you that Belhaven voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside business experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education.

Leadership Certificate: What You Need to Know

To enter this program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college. A 2.5 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission. You may also be admitted by showing nine hours of graduate work with a “B” or better in each course.

Up to six hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a “B” or better is earned in each course.

If you don’t meet the admission requirements, you may be conditionally admitted. For consideration, submit to the School of Business an essay outlining your goals and two letters of recommendation.

If you’re conditionally admitted, you must earn a 3.0 GPA in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.

Applying to Belhaven’s online programs is quick and easy. We’ll need a couple supporting documents — things like transcripts from any other school you’ve attended. When you have gathered those, just complete our online application form.

These rates are for August 1, 2024 through July 31, 2025.

Program Per Credit Hour
Grad. Certificates - Finance, Health Admin, HR, Leadership, Public Admin. $615
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $492

These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

Program Per Credit Hour
Grad. Certificates - Finance, Health Admin, HR, Leadership, Public Admin. $605
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $484

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

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Belhaven: Servant Leadership in Action

We value all Belhaven students and offer some extras for adults completing degrees online or pursuing graduate work. Can’t access your class? We’re here for you. In Jackson? Stop by for a nice meal or to use the fitness center. Apply for jobs with the help of career services, use the library, or request a transcript.

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Meet the Dean

Dr. Brett Andrews

Dean of the School of Business


Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932


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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13