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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Supervisory Leadership Certificate

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Program: Certificate
Department of Organizational Leadership  
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Neff Hall 288 ~ 260-481-6420

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues and theories in the areas of leadership, human resources systems and team design and facilitation.
  • Students will be able to apply theories to real organizational and leadership problems.
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. 

This certificate program helps you prepare for supervisory leadership positions in any industry. The classes can later be applied toward an associate degree and bachelor’s degree with a major in organizational leadership. Interested individuals must apply for the program before completing 9 hours of applicable course work.

The certificate option is available to community members who enter as non-degree seeking students and to students in good academic standing who are enrolled in non-OL plans of study. OL-degree-seeking students are not eligible to enter the certificate program.

To earn the certificate, you must fulfill the requirements of Purdue University Fort Wayne (Regulations ) and the College of Engineering Technology and Computer Science, Department of Organizational Leadership (Colleges ), complete the following courses, and earn a grade of C- or better in each course (including ENGL 13100 and COM 11400) while maintaining a cumulative 2.5 GPA in the Certificate courses.  OLS courses taken more than 10 years ago will be reviewed to determine if the course can be used to fulfill program requirements. You must complete at least 12 of the required 21 credits at Purdue Fort Wayne.

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Total Credits: 21

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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