The Lean Leadership Graduate Certificate is designed for those practicing or emerging leaders from any sector or any workplace who desire to extend, enrich or establish leadership knowledge, skills and abilities through mastery of Lean tenets, tools and competencies. The Lean Leadership Graduate Certificate provides a workplace-related hybrid intensive learning experience for you. Program features include: 1) learning through professionally sequenced Lean Leadership knowledge useful in any workplace setting or sector; 2) mastering core Lean Leadership competencies, such as change leadership, critical thinking and communication; 3) benefitting from our world-class, experienced, interdisciplinary Lean faculty; 4) accelerating with hands-on, experiential projects, simulations, case studies, site visits, and guest lecturers; and 5) participating in the flexibility of hybrid online learning with three on-ground intensive sessions per semester.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
2. Additional department application requirements:
- Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or proof of degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.
- Applicants should have a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
Admission review and assessment
Admission to graduate school at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to the Oakland University Graduate School, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.