Executive Leadership and Organizational Development

Graduate Certificate

You'll acquire the skills needed to handle complex challenges leaders face in increasingly globalized environments. Coursework equips you with an understanding of how interpersonal, cultural, systemic, and international issues affect the current business climate. 

At a Glance

How many courses?

Four courses—all required.

How much will it cost?

$12,912 based on completing all courses during the 2023–2024 Academic Year.

Flexible scheduling

Fully online certificate


Course NumberCourse Title
ADGR 8015Business Strategy
ADGR 8030Talent Management
ADGR 8046Organization Theory and Design
ADGR 8063Special Topics: Leading Teams for Results
"My certificate classes at Woods were robust, vibrant, and applicable. They've developed my understanding of both strategic planning with a visionary spirit and action implementation with a concrete grounding in resources and contexts. I've gained valuable knowledge and confidence as I go forward in my career."
Camille Fitzpatrick Markey, Certificate in Executive Leadership and Organizational Development, '20



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please note that non-US citizens are not able to receive a valid student visa for enrollment in a certificate program.  If you need a student visa to study in the US, please select an eligible masters degree.


Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application

Start Your Application

While online submission is preferred, if you need to mail materials, please send to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Academic transcripts

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)

Applicants whose undergraduate GPA falls below 3.0 will be considered for admission. Applications will be considered in light of other factors, including letters of reference and personal statement.  

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Application Fee

Application fee: There is no application fee.



Letter of Recommendation

Submitted with application.

Please note: Letters of recommendations should be provided by Professional or Academic recommenders.