Virtuous Leadership Graduate Certificate

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.

At a Glance

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Program Length

9 credits/3 courses/15 weeks


  • Online

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Program 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

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts – Please mail the transcripts to the University of Mary at:
    Office of Graduate Admissions
University of Mary

    7500 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
  • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? We’ll request your transcripts for you! Contact your admissions representative today to learn more! 

Note: Current students with senior status (greater than 90 semester credits earned) may enroll as a non-degree seeking student.

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Tuition: $500/credit
  • Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit

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