Executive Certificate In Strategic Leadership Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total
Next Start Date
Jun 28, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Lead Your Business to Success with Our Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership

As a leader in business, you know that a successful business plan begins with you. You have the experience, the skills, and the work ethic to help your team push through barriers to success. As the landscape in the business world rapidly changes, you’ll need to keep your skills fresh as well.

Our 100% online Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership is designed to give you both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in leadership. Our program focuses on a variety of leadership principles essential to effective business management. In our strategic leadership executive certificate program, you will learn the skills you need to excel in the top tiers of the corporate world.

Potential Careers with an Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership 

Our Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership can help you prepare for several career paths. Depending on your current knowledge, education level, and experience, there are many different positions that could benefit from our accredited certificate:

  • Company executive
  • Management analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Training and development specialist

The skills you gain in leadership and efficiency can help you in your current role at your organization or prepare you for positions of elevated responsibility. Another benefit of Liberty’s Executive Certificates is that you can seamlessly transfer into one of our corresponding PhD programs. You will be able to transfer all 21 credits into our Doctor of Strategic Leadership program. Take the next step towards your personal and professional goals with an Executive Certificate from Liberty University.

Military Tuition Discount

If you have served in the military, we want to go above and beyond to show you our gratitude. That’s why we designed our 21-credit-hour certificates to work especially well for you. Earning an Executive Certificate makes you eligible for our military alumni doctoral discount — you’ll be able to roll these credits into the corresponding doctoral degree and pay only $300 per hour for the remaining credits.

If your plans to earn a doctoral degree lie further in the future, each certificate also stands on its own as a professional development credential, setting you apart from your peers and giving you the flexibility to start a doctoral degree whenever you’re ready. It’s one more way we show our appreciation.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Analysts, 2020 (viewed online June 16, 2021). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Why Should You Choose Liberty University’s Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership?

Do you want to improve your leadership skills and apply your years of experience to the technology and practices developing in the business world today? Liberty University’s online Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership will help you attain the knowledge you need without the commitment of a full doctoral degree.

Whether you are currently working in a leadership role or are preparing to advance your career, our online Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership provides a convenient way to gain the skills and knowledge you need to take your years of experience and apply it to the present business climate. The great thing about this program is that all of these courses can transfer seamlessly into our Doctor of Strategic Leadership program.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership?

Our online Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership develops business leaders with a Christian worldview who can serve in organizations everywhere with diligence and integrity. Our courses provide advanced training in a wide range of critical issues such as leadership theory. You will examine the dominant approaches to leadership and the long-term benefits and broad ramifications of business practices.

In the world of business today, it is important to understand how to make effective data-driven decisions. You will study business analytics and how to harness its power to bring value to your organization. A strong leader is nothing without an effective team behind them. You will focus on creating high-performance teams, how to manage conflict, and how to empower teams for the successful completion of projects.

Required Courses

  • BMAL 700 – DSL Program Orientation
  • BMAL 702 – Leadership Theory
  • BMAL 704 – Leading Organizational Change
  • BMAL 710 – Understanding the Organization
  • BMAL 720 – Leveraging Data for Decision Making
  • BMAL 727 – Leading Effective Teams
  • BMAL 770 – The Ethical Leader

Certificate Information

Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Program Highlights of the Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • You can complete our online Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership in as little as 1.5 years.
  • You can transfer all of your strategic leadership credits from this certificate into our Doctor of Strategic Leadership program!

    Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership Information

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    Admission Requirements for the Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership

    A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

    All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission application
    • Application fee*
    • Official college transcripts
    • Proof of English proficiency

    If you have further questions about admissions requirements for this program, please contact the School of Business: ludsl@liberty.edu

    *There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

    Military Benefits

    Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

    As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

    • Tuition discounts –$300 per credit hour for postgraduate courses
    • Roll these credits into the corresponding doctoral degree
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

    Please note: The $300/credit hour doctoral military rate cannot be combined with the First Responder Discount.