Leadership and Management

The Post-Master's Certificate with a leadership and management focus is aimed at professionals who wish to upgrade their competencies from a managerial and leadership perspective and who are assuming –or would like to assume– leadership and management positions such as branch manager, deputy director, coordinator, head of marketing, or information technology specialist.

Read more about the Leadership and Management career pathway.

All new students in the Post-Master's Certificate program begin their studies by completing a one-unit course that introduces them to our school's sophisticated online learning environment: 203 Online Learning: Tools and Strategies for Success.

Certificate students select a total 15 units from classes from the Foundation and Recommended Courses in the Leadership and Management pathway. You will have access to a wide range of offerings such as financial management, grant writing, human resources management, leadership, marketing, managing electronic resources, managing change, managing technology, project management, digital copyright, national information policy, diversity issues in information environments, intercultural communication, advocacy, and web analytics.

If you wish, you may select (as one of your classes) to do a 3 unit internship (place based or virtual). Note:  Certificate students can take only one internship for a maximum of 3 units.

In order to see detailed information regarding course content, check out the class syllabi.

In particular, check out syllabi for Info 281, Info 282, Info 283, Info 286.

Courses are regularly updated to ensure they include the most current content possible. When you are enrolled in a course, you'll have access to the current syllabus for that course, before it begins. As a certificate program student, you are not required to meet prerequisites, but the instructors will expect you to keep up with the class.

Effective Fall 2014 – After completing 16 units required in the Post-Master’s Certificate program, as a final step before earning their certificate, students demonstrate their mastery of the program's student learning outcomes by:

  1. Selecting a communication technology tool of their choice (e.g. screencast, blog)
  2. Using the selected communication technology tool to briefly illustrate how their course work helped them master the Post-Master’s Certificate program's overarching student learning outcomes, as follows:  
  • Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies
  • Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information