Part-time, in class, or in class/onlineExecutive Leadership Certificate
Part-time courses available in Vancouver or online
|Duration||We offer this program twice a year. It runs from January to October, and from September to May.
You can complete the program in as little as 8 months. To receive the certificate, you must complete all required courses in three years.
|Courses||Five required courses, including the ‘Leadership in Action’ course|
|Learning materials||No textbooks are required 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)|
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.
|Vancouver||Sept 2019 - May 2020||Apply online|
|Vancouver & Online||Jan 2020 - Oct 2020||Applications will open Sept 2019|
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.
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.
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.