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If you're thinking of pursuing the next step in your business education, there's no better place to do that than Northeastern. A master's degree from Northeastern distinguishes you as an innovative thinker and problem-solver who is uniquely prepared for the challenges of today's global business world.

And your Graduate Certificate in Leading People & Organizations from Northeastern can give you a head start on that degree. Once you've completed your certificate with at least a 3.0 GPA, you may be able to apply your credits to an eligible master's degree program at Northeastern for up to three years following completion of your certificate. This includes an MBA program at D'Amore-McKim like our Part-Time MBA, or an applicable master's program at the College of Professional Studies. (Note that completion of your graduate certificate doesn't guarantee acceptance into a master's degree program.)

“Through this program, you will hone your human resource management and leadership skills while also earning a graduate credential. If your ultimate goal is a master's degree, a Graduate Certificate in Leading People & Organizations is the perfect first step. Leverage the career-enhancing power of your certificate after 4 or 5 courses, and then continue your studies to achieve your degree.”

MARY MCNAMARA, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSIONS

Eligible Master's Degrees at D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Leading People & Organizations with a GPA of 3.0 or above may be able to apply their credits towards a master's degree. Please note that completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission into an MBA program.

Chart your own path to leadership with a personalized management degree that will position you for success in the business world of tomorrow. Gain the business skills that employers want as well as specialized expertise in an area of your choosing in this highly flexible program.

Earn an MBA degree that prepares you to meet the challenges of a tech-driven, high-speed business world—on a part-time schedule that works with your life. Choose from 15 in-demand concentrations.

Develop a powerful blend of financial and business expertise by combining two advanced degrees—on a part-time schedule that works with your life. Choose from 15 in-demand concentrations.

Eligible Master's Programs at the College of Professional Studies

MS in Corporate & Organizational Communication

The Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experiential learning opportunities required to succeed in a dynamic field.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in Leading People & Organizations are eligible to apply towards this master's program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This program is 100% online.

Global Studies and International Relations

Prepare for internationally focused positions in the U.S. or abroad with our practical, interdisciplinary and interactive Master of Science Degree in Global Studies and International Relations.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in Leading People & Organizations are eligible to apply towards this master's program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This program is 100% online.


MS in Leadership

The Master of Science in Leadership prepares you to meet the evolving challenges of today's world by helping you cultivate a personal leadership philosophy.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Leading People & Organizations with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master's degree.

This program is 100% online.


MS in Nonprofit Management

The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management integrates theoretical approaches with practical applications, preparing you to excel in leadership positions in the nonprofit sector.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Leading People & Organizations with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master's degree.

This program is 100% online.


MS in Project Management

The Master of Science in Project Management is designed to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical concepts you need to lead complex projects.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in Leading People & Organizations are eligible to apply towards this master's program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This program is 100% online.


MS in Sports Leadership

Designed to enhance the skills of students at all levels of experience in the industry, the Master of Sports Leadership program prepares you to excel in diverse fields of sports-related occupations.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in Leading People & Organizations are eligible to apply towards this master's program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This program is on our Boston campus.

Gain U.S. Work Eligibility

International students who successfully complete a year-long program on campus may become eligible to apply for OPT work authorization in the U.S. for up to 12 months.

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