Collaborative Leadership Certificate

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Propel your career forward with advanced leadership skills

Hamline's Collaborative Leadership Certificate provides you—in a single program—with the skills and knowledge that can take many leaders decades to develop. You will also learn how to:

  • Successfully influence others
  • Gain support for your initiatives
  • Employ better judgment
  • Develop more executive presence

What will it take?

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Next Session Starts
August 26, 2024

Collaborative Leadership Certificate program details

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Start dates and application deadlines

We review applications on a rolling basis, meaning you can apply anytime. Hamline's Collaborative Leadership Certificate program has one start per year in the fall semester. We recommend applying at least six weeks before the term begins to ensure your spot.

How to Apply

Fall 2024 term starts

Collaborative Leadership Certificate program format

Hamline's Collaborative Leadership Certificate courses are offered both online and in person, and meet once a week from 5:45 to 9:45 p.m.

Time to complete your Collaborative Leadership Certificate

You can finish your certificate quickly and advance your career. The typical time to complete the certificate is one semester or four months.

Collaborative Leadership Certificate courses

You’ll finish your certificate after taking only two courses:

  • MBA 8201: Leading in Organizations (4 credits)
  • MBA 8205: Critical Thinking (4 credits)

Collaborative Leadership Certificate course descriptions

How to apply to the Collaborative Leadership Certificate program

Applying to the Collaborative Leadership Certificate program is simple and only required if this is the first certificate you’ve applied for at Hamline, or if you are not enrolled in another Hamline School of Business degree or certificate program.

  • Online application (no fee)
  • Official transcript of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • This should be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admission or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. Official electronic transcripts should be emailed from the institution to
    • You do not have to supply transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.

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Apply your certificate toward a master’s degree

Enrolling in a certificate program is a great way to experience what the master's programs at Hamline are like. With the Collaborative Leadership Certificate, you’ll earn credits that you can apply toward the following Hamline master's degrees:

Master of Business Administration

Master of Management and Leadership

MS in Business Analytics

Master of Public Administration



According to Zippia, 86% of employees in leadership roles blame the lack of collaboration as the top reason for workplace failures.*

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