Why is this program needed?
It is imperative that the leadership teams of virtually every company collectively recognize that they are managing their organization in a complex global network of suppliers, competitors, partners, and customers – with all of the risks and opportunities entailed. This global context is not to be feared. Rather, it must be embraced, and our leadership and management teams must be educated and prepared accordingly.
The Master Certificate in Global Leadership is comprised of 4-courses:
- 3-Global Leadership curriculum courses
- 1-Consulting Project course
Finish the program in 7 months:
- 7-weeks per Global Leadership curriculum course
- 7-weeks for the Consulting Project course
The Online Experience
To maximize the global learning experience, students participate in exclusive vClasses (virtual classes) instructed by accomplished leaders from global organizations and post-secondary institutions. Students work on case studies and projects with colleagues from around the world, allowing them the unique ability to grasp complex concepts from a global perspective.
Online learning can be unfamiliar for many students, and we understand that. If you have any questions, we recommend signing up for our next Information Session:
Global Leadership Curriculum:
MC 8010 – Trends in Global Strategy
This course makes use of cases, lectures and assignments to help students identify and understand the operating and competitive environment of an organization, to use this information to define its strategy and market positioning, and to implement by reorganizing its resources, its competitive ability, and its operating efficiency. We’ll also examine issues related to the collaborative management of relationships with global alliance partners that become essential for implementing a successful global strategy.
MC 8011 – Leading Effective Global Teams
Managerial roles and responsibilities are becoming increasingly global in nature. In many companies, the ability to manage in a global environment has become an important criteria (if not the most important criterion) for both promotion to top management levels and concomitant business success in the corporate world. This course begins with an orientation on global management, and ends with perspectives on career pursuits for global managers. In between, the course will focus on important conditional topics like the understanding of cultural differences, cross-cultural ethics, business communication in a global context, skills for avoidance/dealing with conflict, and personnel negotiations; topics relevant to the key subject of “global collaborative teams.
MC 8000 – Strategic Sustainability Planning
This contemporary topic of study lends an important level of understanding the challenges; and, in developing the strategy skills that are important for business leaders and managers facing the pressures to meet higher accountability levels of responsibilities regarding social, economic, and environmental sustainability in their operational policies and practices. 1. This course will provide students with the opportunity to assemble “briefing materials” that can make the case for sustainability in a business organizational perspective. 2. This course will strengthen skills in the management of strategic program planning processes. 3. This course will contribute to an objective understanding of contemporary needs and responsive methodologies that stakeholders in business communities must consider within the context of their corporate responsibilities.
MC 9000 – Consulting Project
The Master’s Certificate consulting project is a capstone course undertaken individually or with one other student. Under the supervision of a faculty member, the student will cooperate with a current organization and identify one or more issues with which the organization needs help. The project will involve the integration and synthesis of relevant knowledge acquired during the three other courses in their Certificate program. The consulting project is practically oriented rather than academic, but the student will need to include a literature review and include a discussion as to why the project is important in their area of study and how they will be applying the new knowledge from their specialty. The final deliverable is an approximately 25-35 double-spaced report which identifies one or more issues the organization faces and well-justified suggestions for how to remedy this situation. Alternatively, the students can write a business startup plan analysis if they themselves want to start a company or a non-profit organization.
John Querques, Executive MBA alumnus
“My experience at UFred has convinced me that online methodology provides all the benefits of the traditional classroom environment and more.”