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Master of Professional Studies or Certificate in

Strategic Leadership

Program Overview

You already excel at the ins and outs of your professional role—advance to an executive level in your organization. Lipscomb's online graduate certificate in strategic leadership is designed for driven professionals who want to shape the future of their organizations through insightful, action-oriented management.

Learn to implement advanced strategies that will elevate your business to become a top-level competitor in your industry. Our leadership experts will teach you how to develop enlightened strategic concepts and expand your influence.

Gainful Employment

The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership is a Gainful Employment program regulated by the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education requires additional information be provided to you about this certificate program. For more information view the Gainful Employment Disclosure.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two recommendations
  • Resume
  • Interview with lead faculty
  • Standardized test score or evidence of substantive professional experience if undergrad GPA is below 2.5.
  • OGLD 5403 - Leadership Skills and Assessment
  • OGLD 5503 - Strategic and Advanced Competency Development
  • OGLD 524V - Advanced Mission Focus


  • OGLD 5613 - Leadership Seminar

And three of the following two-credit hour competencies required: 

  • CORE 505V - Advanced Communicativeness
  • CORE 512V - Advanced Drive/Energy
  • CORE 518V - Advanced Influence
  • CORE 526V - Advanced Organizing and Planning
  • CORE 529V - Advanced Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • CORE 530V - Advanced Relationship Building
Tuition & Aid

$899 per credit hour


Master of Professional Studies

Credit Hours:

15 Certificate
30-36 Master of Professional Studies



I chose the program because it allowed me the flexibility I needed to work at my own pace while being in multiple places all over the country. Ryan Lawson, senior network engineer, Dollar General and officer in the National Guard

Why Lipscomb Online?


Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in your chosen industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.


Study in a program where you don’t have to sacrifice academic quality in order to enjoy the flexibility of online school. A Lipscomb master’s degree is more than just letters after your name—it’s next-level innovation that will drive the success of your organization.


Each of our graduate degrees is specially designed to work with your busy schedule. Our online class model allows you the best of going to school as a full-time working professional, without having to put your life on hold.

Step into your future.