Graduate Certificate - Leadership in Engineering Organizations

The Leadership in Engineering Organizations Certificate Program consists of the four courses listed below, which are or will be delivered as part of regular programs in Engineering Management and Psychology.  Students will be responsible for prerequisite knowledge as determined by course instructors.

For prerequisites regarding the courses below, please visits the Catalog of Courses provided by the Registrar's Office.

EMGT 6112 (418) Leadership for Engineers
Provides engineers with a background in leadership concepts and principles; enables students to develop practical skills in leading and managing through multiple personal assessment. Topics include leadership styles, managing commitments, conflict resolution, change management, emotional intelligence, team dynamics and business ethics.
Co-listed: Psych 6611

EMGT 5110 (313) Managerial Decision Making
Individual and group decision making processes and principles for engineers and technical managers with emphasis on the limitations of human rationality and roles of social influence and organizational contexts; principles of negotiation.

Psych 5610 (316) Psychology of Leadership in Organization
Examines the characteristics of effective versus ineffective leadership. Topics include theories of leadership, measurement issues, leader-member relationships, characteristic, leadership, small group leadership, and strategic leadership in organizations. Practical guidelines for developing leadership skills will be discussed.

Psych 5602 (374) Organizational Psychology
Analysis, comprehension, and prediction of human behavior in organizational settings through the scientific study of individual processes, group processes, and organizational structure and function.

Admission Requirements
This certificate program is open to all persons holding a BS, MS, or PhD degree with a degree in Engineering or hard science with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and who have a minimum of 12 months of professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.

Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designated courses.  In order to receive a Graduate Certificate, the student must have an average cumulative grade point of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses.  A student will be given three years to complete the program so long as he/she maintains a "B" average in the courses taken.

Students admitted to the Certificate Program will have non-degree graduate status but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete.  If the four-course sequence is completed with a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses, they will be admitted to the appropriate MS program if they apply.  The Certificate course taken by students admitted to the MS program will count towards their master’s degree.  Students who do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to take the courses in the Certificate Program will be allowed to take "bridge" courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal Certificate courses. 

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure‎‎
Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program. The disclosure information is based on data from the 2010-11 school year (defined as the period between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011).