Certificate in Advanced Global Leadership

Program Overview

The Certificate in Advanced Global Leadership is designed for working professionals and graduate students from all disciplines who want to prepare themselves and their organizations to excel in today’s competitive global environment. Students in the program tend to have 10-15 years of professional work experience.

The three-course (9 semester units total), graduate-level program is taught by innovative Lucas School of Business master teachers with diverse global backgrounds and select guest lecturers. Together, they ensure the right mix of theory and practice. You will learn to work more effectively across cultural and organizational boundaries and to develop crucial global leadership competencies in yourself and your organization.

Required courses are held evenings and Saturdays on the SJSU campus or via web conferencing for those who live outside the Bay Area. 

Courses are delivered in intensive eight-week sessions and may be taken in any order.

To earn the certificate, all three courses must be completed at SJSU with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (B), with no course grade less than a C (A grade of C- grade in any course is considered failing). 

You must complete all three courses at SJSU to earn the Certificate in Advanced Global Leadership.

For students interested in pursuing an MBA program offered by the Lucas Graduate School of Business, SJSU allows a transfer of up to 12 units for courses completed in the certificate or eligible graduate courses taken at another institution. 

The completion of the certificate or any of its individual courses does not guarantee admission to the MBA program or eligibility to enroll in graduate courses outside of the certificate.


Please note: San Jose State University cannot issue an I-20 to secure an F-1 visa to enter or remain in the United States to enroll in the courses in person.
Under these circumstances applicants should plan to complete the Certificate 100% online from his/her location outside of the United States. 

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