Applied Leadership Program

This specialized curriculum is for adult learners employed in business and industry. The Applied Leadership program at Middle Tennessee State University provides up to four individual undergraduate certificates covering topics needed in today’s business environment. Each certificate consists of two 7-week online courses and an onsite intensive training. Those intensives are typically offered as a five-day Monday - Friday session or two consecutive Friday - Monday sessions. Click here for the online brochure for Applied Leadership. 

Certificate in Leadership Theory Two women talking in an applied leadership class at MTSU

  • Business Ethics
  • Leadership Theories and Practices 
  • Leadership Tools and Self Assesment Intensive, to be provided by the Department of Management from the Jones College of Business

Certificate in Communication and Problem-Solving 

  • Strategic Communication in Organizations
  • Small Group Communication
  • Topics in Communication Intensive, to be provided by the Department of Communication Studies 

Let. Gen. Huber leader an Applied Leadership classCertificate in Leading Teams

  • Teams and Organizations
  • Using teams to facilitate Organizational Development
  • Leading and Developing Teams Intensive, to be provided by the Department of Military Science 

Certificate in Leading People and Managing Change

  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Managing Conflict and Change in Organizations
  • Strategies for Collaboration in Diverse Organizations Intensive, to be provided by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology 

Successful completion of each certificate requirements will result in an undergraduate certificate and 10 college credit hours. 

group of students posing for group photoCompletion of all four certificates will fulfill the major requirements of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Integrated Studies — Applied Leadership Concentration.

The Bachelor of Sciences has three primary components

  • General education (41 hours)
  • Major courses (40 hours)
  • Elective credits (39 hours)

General education courses consist of communication, history, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social/behavioral sciences. You might have completed some or all of these credits through previous university or community college classes. 

Elective course requirements for adult learners are often fulfilled through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, which evaluates college-level learning you may have gained through work, training, certifications, licensure, military, and other programs. Details about the program should be discussed with your advisor.

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