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Communication and Leadership Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certification in Communication and Leadership  

Become a Leader in Your Field  

Elevate your leadership potential and strategic communication skills with Purdue’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Communication and Leadership. In just seven months of study, you’ll learn and apply advanced leadership and communication skills that will make you an asset in your organization and position you for career growth.  

Communicate Effectively to Lead Successfully 

Successful leadership depends upon strong communication skills. The Graduate Certificate in Communication and Leadership will equip you with the strategic communication expertise you need to be an effective leader in a corporate context.  

Successful leadership thrives with proper communication utilized within corporate contexts. The online Graduate Certificate in Communication and Leadership will help you develop a strong understanding of corporate communication methods as you learn to apply them in leadership roles within your field. Through courses focused on the application of communication and leadership across various industries and professional settings, the communication and leadership certificate delivers valuable skills such as leading cross-cultural teams, developing techniques for collaboration and effectively communicating with superiors and subordinates.  

Guided by expert faculty members who bring their real-world professional experiences to their courses, the communication and leadership certificate program prepares students to succeed in a variety of leadership positions. Course topics include:  

  • Methods for identifying relevant theories and principles of organizational communication
  • Utilization of communication to increase team productivity
  • Development of comprehensive internal and external communications plans
  • Communication strategies to communicate with executives when stakes are high

Master’s Degrees 

Students can transfer their credits from the Graduate Certificate in Communication and Leadership to the Master of Science in Communication or the Master of Corporate Training and Communication in Graduate Studies  degrees.