Influence. Motivate. Lead.
If you still think leadership is about motivational speeches or pop-culture books, think again.
Modern-day leadership is about facilitating change, maximizing your team’s performance, influencing others, and managing conflict. And that’s precisely what this certificate covers. At Tippie, you’ll learn evidence-based leadership.
The Leadership Certificate is made up of five MBA-level courses—some of the most popular topics taught at the Tippie College of Business. Credits you earn can count toward the Iowa MBA.
Most courses are fully online. Some in-person courses are available in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids.
Complete five courses (two required courses + three electives)
Primarily 8-week courses, meeting one night a week, no Fridays or weekends.
Time to complete
As little as 1 year
$11,250 (Five courses at $2,250 each)
No entrance exam required.
Note: If you waive any of the required courses based on already-completed courses, you’ll need to complete an additional elective in its place to earn the certificate.
Take the next step
You can start the Leadership Certificate in any semester. No business prerequisites are needed, and there's no entrance exam. See application deadlines and minimum requirements on the Admission page.