The Engineering Certificate in Leadership and Strategy is a sequence of for-credit courses, and a capstone experience. The Certificate’s curriculum encompasses the topics of leadership style and strategy, business and professional speaking, and organizational behavior. Engineering students take those classes side-by-side with students who are emerging leaders in the liberal arts and sciences college. Faculty within the College of Engineering teach courses on such topics as engineering ethics, engineering law, project management, technical team building, technology and globalization, and a seminar taught by the dean of engineering. After completing the Certificate, students will be able to demonstrate: An understanding of the various types of authority and the key concepts of leadership. Knowledge of the structural, political, and cultural nature of organizations. Proficiency in written, verbal, and non-verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of interpersonal relationships in any leadership role. The importance of ethical decision-making, diversity, and culture for effective leadership. Engagement through mentored service to the University, a co-operative learning/work assignment, or a study-abroad experience.
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