We evaluate each leadership certificate application and make decisions based on the criteria outlined below. The cohort model of this executive certificate program requires significant group work, so we also look for evidence of effective participation in team environments.
Four-year undergraduate or baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution or U.S. equivalent. Exceptions considered on an individual basis by the dean.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended, including graduate programs. Transcripts from international institutions (including Canada) may require additional evaluation; see your recruiter for more information. Requirements and guidelines for international applicants can be found here.
Because of our experiential approach to education, applicants for this executive certificate program must have at least ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience, seven of which should be managerial in nature but can include management of people, products, programs, or projects.
Two recommendations from current or former supervisors using online evaluation forms supplied to recommenders by the university. Applicants without supervisors (i.e. entrepreneurs, business owners, CEOs) should consult with the recruiter for recommendation options.
Two- to four-page, double-spaced essay addressing prompts supplied in the application which, in addition to an explanation of the applicant’s interest in a certificate in Leadership, also serves as a writing sample
|Application Period||Deadline||Decision Date|
|*EARLY DECISION*||December 1||December 31|
|Second||March 1||March 31|
|Final||May 15||June 15|
Submissions after June 15 will be evaluated space permitting.
If I had to do an elevator pitch, I would tell a prospective student that the program offers a strong dose of traditional business principles, exposure to ethical leadership in today's complex world, a strong emphasis on self-reflection, and glimpses at countless other concepts and ideas.Tim Talevich, ELP '18 Editorial Director, The Costco Connection magazine