Prepare to become a manager or strengthen your skills as a more effective manager by completing the Managerial Leadership Certificate at the University of Mary.

Whether you’re currently in a leadership role or aspire to move into one, you can benefit from this 9-credit, 15-week accelerated, and flexible program designed for working professionals. Complete coursework online, in evening classes, or both with this program designed to fit your busy schedule.

Take the First Step

Get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

15.4 million
Number of managers employed in the U.S.

Program Length

9 credits/3 courses/15 weeks


    • Online
    • Evening classes at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; and Billings, MT
    • Blended, combining online and in-person classes

    Scholarship & Aid

    In keeping with our commitment to supporting working adults seeking further education, we offer each eligible candidate up to $3,000 in scholarships.

    Is This the Degree For Me?

    Who It’s For

    • Managers and those in supervisory roles who want to become more effective leaders
    • Professionals who want to move into managerial or supervisory roles in their organizations
    • Anyone who wants to be able to motivate and lead people in any organization

    Career Paths

    • Manager
    • Supervisor
    • Director
    • Executive Director
    • C-Suite Executive

    What You’ll Learn

    • Theories of leadership and how to apply them in different situations.
    • Techniques to motivate individuals and teams to increase efficiencies and improve business effectiveness.
    • How to apply Benedictine values to typical management situations.
    • Methods of collecting and analyzing employee performance data in order to inform business and personnel decisions.

    Elevate Your Skillset

    Once you’ve completed your certificate in managerial leadership, you can then stack your earned credits into an online master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or apply them toward a Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL).

    Program Details

    Program Information

    Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

    Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

    If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

    For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

    The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

    We welcome students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from institutionally accredited colleges and universities recognized by the US Dept. of Education and those with military or career and work experience. 

    How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

    • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.

      • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
      • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
        • Have your transcripts sent to:
          Office of Admissions
          University of Mary
          7500 University Drive
          Bismarck, ND 58504
        • Or request to send electronic transcripts to
    • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
      • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
      • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
    • Military experience can count towards a degree.
    • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
    • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

    At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

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