Masters Certificate in Leadership

Level up your leadership skills.

Anyone can lead, but great leaders can innovate for tomorrow while still having a deep understanding of traditions. In this Masters Certificate program, you’ll explore the traits of known leadership styles and establish your own by examining your unique strengths. Broken up into two modules, first, develop a strong foundation of must-know topics in contemporary leadership to engage staff and increase productivity. Then, dive into more advanced leadership skills for senior managers and directors.


Enrol in either module as a standalone to gain the leadership skills right for you or the full Masters Certificate program to receive a well-rounded experience and significant tuition savings.

Masters Certificate in Leadership

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Fees: $8,950
Length: 10 days of study over 7 weeks
Next Session: November 18, 2024 to
May 30, 2025
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The Modern
Leader’s Strategies For Success

Leadership development is no longer just about coaching and managing performance. It’s about engaging and empowering your staff, cultivating innovation, and meeting modern demands.

In this 10-day Masters Certificate program, broken into two standalone modules, you’ll explore the nature of leadership and gain the necessary skills to inspire exceptional results from your team. Discover – or rediscover – your leadership voice to provide strong direction that engages, challenges and pushes your staff to be at their most productive.

Establish yourself as a trusted voice in the company with expert communication skills in discussions with staff, management and customers. Perfect your conflict resolution skills and delegate effectively as a confident leader who solves problems on the fly.

This comprehensive program is divided into two 5-day standalone modules: Leadership 1: Skills for Supervisors and Frontline Leaders and Leadership 2: Advanced Leadership for Senior Managers and Directors. Enrol in the full Masters Certificate program to receive a well-rounded experience and significant tuition savings. Alternatively, participants can register in individual modules as standalone programs. Senior leaders can also request to qualify for the full Masters Certificate program without taking Leadership 1 by submitting this form

This Masters Certificate program is ideal for aspiring, mid-career and senior leaders across a variety of industries, including IT, finance, marketing, government, HR, and front-line positions.


Supplement In-Class Instruction

To supplement in-class instruction, participants will apply program learnings and insights to coursework and readings outside the classroom.
DISCLAIMER: Schulich ExecEd requires a non-refundable deposit from all students as part of the enrolment process. Domestic students are required to submit a $1,000 deposit, while international students are required to submit a 50% deposit. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our advisors for assistance.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Leadership Skills
Decision Making
Change Management
Performance Coaching
Culture Building
Task Delegation

6 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

This Masters Certificate program packs rich, detailed learnings into 10 days of study. Broken into two 5-day modules designed for busy schedules, take the full Masters Certificate program or whichever module fits your needs.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Prove your unique leadership capabilities with a Masters Certificate from Canada’s #1 business school.

Learn from the Pros

Train with top-rated Schulich instructors that are consistently ranked among the world’s best.

Tackle Exciting Challenges

Understand your leadership proficiency and learn where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and grab opportunities.

Build A Meaningful Network

Connect with and learn from peers across a wide range of sectors, industries and professions.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the confidence, skills and perspective to attain better roles, launch new ventures and lead their teams to new heights.

Who Will Benefit

Aspiring & New Leaders

New and aspiring supervisors, office administrators, and HR, organizational training and industrial relations specialists will receive professional training in supervisory management and gain the applied skills needed to succeed in leadership roles.

Mid-Career Leaders

Solidify your leadership potential or refresh your frontline management toolkit to prepare for more senior roles. With a Masters Certificate from a renowned business school, you can advance your career in industries like brand management, marketing, business, government, plant and production, and frontline positions.

Business Owners

Streamline your business operations or prepare your team and organization for new ventures with advanced leadership training. Senior leaders across positions and industries like finance, IT, natural resources, manufacturing, brand management, marketing, advertising and sales can prepare both smaller and larger teams for adversity, decision-making, and strategizing.

Program Overview

  • Take this module alone or as part of the full Masters Certificate.


    Module 1: The Key Roles of Supervisors and Front-Line Managers: The Essentials of Progressing in Organizations
    Start the program by diving into the essentials of progressing in organizations, developing a “different, progressive” mindset, and setting goals and managing time. Explore the need-to-know information for transitioning from doing to being responsible for results and the challenges of progressing in a workplace. Then, identify opportunities to add value and plan effectively in teams.


    Module 2: Effective Leadership and Team Motivation Techniques
    Explore the key points of a supervisor as a leader, learn how to work with and through others, and gain motivational techniques. This module answers key questions like what leadership and leadership styles mean before delving into opportunity creation and building and defining teams. Finish off the module with motivation topics like motivating without money.


    Module 3: Communication Skills and Staff Development
    Find your voice as a leader with valuable tools for communicating effectively. Learn to coach with impact by setting realistic expectations with team members without fear of providing constructive feedback. Understand the importance of delegation for leaders and learn to put your leadership learnings into action.


    Module 4: Managing Diverse Teams and Problems
    Gain insight into the make-up of the multigenerational workforce and how to manage conflict amongst different generations. Reach agreements as a team with the six steps of efficient problem-solving. Finish off the module by learning tools to speed along successful implementation.


    Module 5: Managing Difficult Situations
    End the program by reviewing management ethics, resolving disagreements, and learning how to provide constructive performance feedback. Familiarize yourself with the basic ethics of a workplace and a manager’s responsibility and accountability. Set yourself up for success with steps for dealing with touch, real-world work situations and tips for starting discussions, keeping on target and reaching a successful outcome.

  • Take this module alone or as part of the full Masters Certificate. Participants who have already completed Leadership 1 (previously titled Certificate in Leadership Skills for Supervisors and Front-Line Managers) qualify for advanced standing to receive the full Masters Certificate. Speak to our advisory team and learn more.


    Module 1: Purposeful Leadership
    Explore and uncover your leadership identity. Thanks to historical and scientific perspectives, from Plato and Lao Tzu to Machiavelli and neurosciences, identify what will make you a great leader and how this leadership will manifest for you. Learn to lead with greater purpose and presence to better meet strategic objectives and inspire others.


    Module 2: Culture Shaping
    How do leaders shape a culture? Participants will identify key strategies for shaping an organization’s culture in the face of adversity, change and new opportunities. Examine how company culture is impacted in the face of poor performance or adversity, and identify how to effectively navigate the perils of change by leveraging company culture, not losing it.


    Module 3: Making Great Decisions
    Learn how to see decision-making from multiple perspectives. Explore the impact of decision-making from small to big on all core dimensions of the business and develop your own leadership toolkit for making great decisions. Then, familiarize yourself with making those tough, real-world business decisions.


    Module 4: Organizational Design
    How can we organize our teams, roles and responsibilities? Participants will examine how great companies changed their organizational design to achieve better results and identify strategies they can apply back in their business. From acquiring new talent to shifting people and departments, this course examines structural changes leaders need to make future-proof the business.


    Module 5: Mobilizing Teams
    How can leaders inspire teams to take action and execute a strategy? Participants will identify strategies for motivating, inspiring and charting a clear path. Identify strategies for motivating teams, develop methodical strategies to align your team to your organization’s strategy, and build team momentum and resilience.

  • Fall 2024 Dates Time
    Leadership 1: Certificate in Leadership Skills for Supervisors and Frontline Leaders 11/18/2024 - 11/22/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Leadership 2: Advanced Leadership for Senior Managers and Directors 5/2/2025 - 5/30/2025 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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What You Get

After completing Masters Certificate in Leadership, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.

As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.

Masters Certificate

Awarded when a series of more extensive programs are completed and a greater skill set achieved.

Pre-Approved HRPA Hours

35 HRPA-CPD Hours

This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at

Custom Programs for Organizations

Use this program as we designed it, or alter it to fit your company’s needs. Either way, we can help you improve your organization's talent pipeline. Get in touch with our custom programs team today.

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