Part-time, in class, or in class/onlineExecutive Leadership Certificate

Program details

Format

To complete this part-time program, you can choose from two formats:

  • Face-to-face in Vancouver
  • Combination of in-class (Vancouver) and online
Schedule

Face-to-face courses are three days long, running Thursday to Saturday.
Online courses are six weeks long.

*Online courses can be accessed at your convenience via Canvas, our online course management system. 

Duration

We offer this program twice per year:

  • Vancouver program – September to May
  • Vancouver & Online program – January to October 
Courses There are five required courses, including the ‘Leadership in Action’ course.
Learning materials There are no required textbooks for this program. We will recommend readings for each course. 
Tuition & Payment Tuition is based on the total cost of individual course fees, which are currently $1,655 per course, and $2,495 for the 'Leadership in Action' course.
You may choose to pay as you go, but your seat in a course is not reserved until we receive your payment.
Application fee $75 (non-refundable

Application deadline

  • Vancouver program: June 26, 2019 

We accept qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis, and will continue to accept applications if space permits. We only hold a select number of seats for certificate students. Since the program can fill quickly, we recommend applying and registering for your courses early.

Upcoming program

Location   Application status
Vancouver Sept 2019 - May 2020 Apply online
Vancouver & Online Jan 2020 - Oct 2020 Applications will open Sept 2019

Learning environment

Courses feature a wide variety of instructional techniques, including individual and group exercises and discussions.  You’ll work through the program with a cohort—a diverse group of leaders—with whom you can share experience, ideas and expertise.

Coursework: What to expect

This certificate is university-level. You’ll complete pre-readings and in-class exercises for each of the courses. You’ll also complete practical assignments for each course.

In the online courses, you will set your own coursework hours, following posted assignment and discussion timelines. Through our online learning management system, Canvas, you will be able to connect with your classmates and instructors.

Graduation requirements

To receive the Executive Leadership Certificate, you must successfully complete all courses within a three-year period.

Take individual courses

If you’re not ready to take the Executive Leadership Certificate, you may still register for most courses individually if space is available. You can register directly or add your name to a waitlist if the course is full.

Technical information

If you register for our online courses, you’ll access the online courses through Canvas, our learning management system, which is available through the SFU website. Canvas is extremely user-friendly—even if you’ve never studied online before. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection. 

You may log into Canvas beginning on the first day of each course. For a list of Canvas-supported operating systems and web browsers, visit our supported web browsers page.

To learn more about Canvas, visit the SFU Canvas Student Guide.