Certificate in Strategic Leadership

Graduate Certificate Program

Become an effective and inspiring leader in the online strategic leadership program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Whether you’re a working professional looking for promotion in your current organization or want to transition into a senior leadership role, our year-long graduate certificate in strategic leadership will help you identify and strengthen your personal and professional communication styles and master the skills to lead teams both large and small.

These unprecedented times call for unprecedented executives who can adapt, collaborate and motivate to lead their organization and those within it during uncertain times. A graduate certificate in strategic leadership from UAF will prepare you for the future with critical thinking, imagination and confidence.

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Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership at UAF?

Strategic leadership begins and ends with effective decision-making. You’ve already made an important decision by considering UAF’s certificate in strategic leadership, and when you attend UAF, you’ll join one of the top and most accessible strategic leadership programs in the country. Here are just a few reasons why UAF’s strategic leadership certificate is the right decision for your career:

Exceptional career preparation

  • When you graduate from our strategic leadership program, your certificate will count toward student eligibility and qualifications for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Academies. Take your leadership skills to the next level and be prepared for any emergency the future might bring.

Learn from top experts in small online leadership courses

  • Thanks to our low student-to-faculty ratio, you can work with experienced faculty mentors who are leaders in their fields. Received the attention and mentorship you deserve in all our leadership courses.

Earn your certificate in leadership in a unique environment

  • As America’s Arctic university, UAF offers a one-of-a-kind educational and research experience. The strategic leadership program focuses on rapid changes impacting already vulnerable communities. The specialized skills you gain here apply to problems affecting people of every demographic across the globe.

Cost breakdown for the online strategic leadership certificate program

The estimated cost for the strategic leadership program based on current rates is $8,171. Use code UAFCBSM when applying to get your application fee waived!

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

Earn your certificate in leadership sooner and on your own terms

  • With our year-long program, you’ll earn your certificate in strategic leadership sooner than with most other strategic leadership programs. This means that you’ll be able to make immediate impacts in your organization.

    UAF’s 100% online strategic leadership courses let you create a course of study that works around your life and work schedule.

    Additionally, thanks to our low tuition rates and scholarship opportunities, you can graduate with your certificate in strategic leadership and move into an executive position without extra financial burden.


What Can You Do with a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership?

Graduate from UAF’s strategic leadership program prepared for a diverse range of career paths in either the private or public sectors. Career positions with a certificate in strategic leadership include:

  • Emergency management director
  • Company executive
  • Manager
  • Program manager for response and recovery
  • Senior advisor
  • Team manager
  • Project manager

Take your education in leadership further. The credits you earn through UAF’s online leadership certificate may also be applied toward the Master of Security and Disaster Management or Master of Business Administration program.



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