Enhance your leadership skills by developing your ability to understand and apply the virtues needed in making vital business decisions. With our graduate certificate in Virtuous Leadership, you will be equipped to lead with character.

Achieve business success while remaining ethical and being a force for goodness with this 9-credit, 3-course graduate certificate program. Provided in partnership with the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute (HVLI), you will gain the foundational understanding of virtue needed to reach your professional goals.

Take the First Step
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!

At a Glance

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Program Length

9 credits/3 courses/15 weeks


  • Online

Tuition Per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Managers who want to improve workplace culture and efficiencies through ethical leadership
  • Business leaders who want to use ethical principles to improve an organization's brand
  • Professionals who want to take a step toward earning an MBA, MS in Business, or Master of Project Management (MPM) with a Virtuous Leadership specialization

Career Paths

  • C-Suite Executive
  • Vice President
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Entrepreneur

What You’ll Learn

  • The history of the human quest for happiness.
  • Cultural expressions of the quest for happiness through the ages.
  • Principles of virtuous leadership.
  • Business and Catholic teachings on workplace diversity and discrimination, workplace conditions, privacy, wages, the use of technology, environmental concerns, and corporate social responsibility.

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.

The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the certificate program:

  • Official transcripts
    • Attended the University of Mary before? 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 registrar@umary.edu

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