Certificate in Leadership Foundations

Certificate in Leadership Foundations


With a leadership certificate, you will develop the tools and self-awareness to be a respected leader who makes a difference.

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Online, Blended

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9 months

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Discover what’s next. In Bethel’s Certificate in Leadership Foundations, we care about who you are and who you want to become. You’ll receive outstanding preparation to take your career to the next level and become a leader who helps teams thrive and exceeds objectives. As you gain relevant skills, you’ll develop your emotional intelligence and self-awareness, expand your communication skills, and learn to diagnose the next steps for the health and performance of your team. The certificate will expand your leadership skills and improve your resume before committing to a full master’s degree. Should you choose, you’ll be well-positioned to continue on and earn a full MBA.

Program Details

Bethel's leadership foundations certificate is designed to fit your busy life. Our curriculum can be completed online or in a blend of online and face-to-face courses. It is designed to give you opportunities to develop your strengths, grow as a confident leader, execute your goals, and advance your career.

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Program Highlights

Ethics-based learning

We welcome all students from all backgrounds. And our faculty teach from a Christian worldview, giving you examples of how you can approach your leadership and put your values into action in your workplace.

Holistic leadership development

Job descriptions change, but organizations will always look for ethical leaders. Organizations seek out Bethel graduates because we train you not just for a position, but to be the best person you can be—professionally, intellectually, personally, ethically, and spiritually.


Our program is designed for professionals who work, have a family, and have community commitments. You can start your courses anytime, and you can study at your own pace and finish in as few as nine months.

Coaching and networking

A professional coach will help find your purpose and sharpen your leadership style. And you’ll build a network for life with your classmates and Bethel’s highly regarded alumni as you engage in your coursework or other program events.

Continue on to earn an MBA

While a certificate will boost your resume and help you gain valuable skills on its own, you can continue on to earn a full MBA. Certificate courses overlap with Bethel’s MBA curriculum, and it equals about a third of the credits and cost.

Become a Leader Who Makes a Difference

Certificate in Leadership Foundations
At Bethel, you’ll be equipped with the tools for a successful career and live a life of purpose. In our supportive community, you’ll find the support to become a world-class leader equipped with the knowledge and skills you need to make a difference. As you elevate your skills, you’ll grow in certainty and confidence in your leadership skills. You’ll also learn to support the people on your team, identify opportunities, adapt to change, and execute your organization’s vision.

Career Outcomes


You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a confident, innovative, and successful leader. Our graduates work at prestigious organizations in a variety of career fields.


Learn how to:

  • Integrate leadership theory, scholarship, and practice with developmental self-awareness
  • Respond to leadership dilemmas in a manner consistent with your beliefs and ethical principles
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of leadership settings
  • Apply effective leadership and collaboration strategies to virtual and culturally diverse environments
  • Build and lead innovative, successful, and thriving teams.
  • Apply your ethics to your leadership and management work
  • Foster healthy leader-follower relationships to help develop the next generation of leaders
  • Hone your leadership skills as you learn to think critically and make wise decisions


Our graduates teach at schools domestically and internationally:

  • Target
  • General Mills
  • Medtronic
  • Deloitte, LLP
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Wells Fargo
  • Honeywell
  • Boston Scientific
  • 3M
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Cargill
  • Cummins
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Honeywell
  • Allina Health
  • Fairview Health
  • Donaldson Company
  • Guidant Corp.
  • Mayo Clinic
  • SuperValu/United Natural Foods Inc.
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