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Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management

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At a Glance

In today’s complex and global workplace, leaders have a more challenging role than ever before. Athabasca University’s online Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (GDLM) will help you develop your leadership and management skills.

Q: Why take the Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management?

A:

The GDLM program is flexible – you can take courses in any order to best meet your specific needs. And if you have already taken graduate-level Leadership and Management Development courses, you may be able to transfer them into the GDLM.

Q: How long would it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 1.5 to 2 years of part time study. You can take up to 5 years to complete all requirements.

Program Overview

In today’s complex and global workplace, leaders have a more challenging role than ever before. Athabasca University’s online Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (GDLM) will help you develop your leadership and management skills.

Our courses provide graduate-level professional development for managers and experienced professionals who are poised for advancement. In the GDLM, you will:

  • develop a greater awareness of different leadership styles and preferences
  • identify your current leadership strengths and blind spots
  • challenge your assumptions and develop new leadership skills and insights
  • improve your awareness of and sensitivity to cross-cultural issues
  • gain a greater understanding about the roles of leaders and managers during times of change

There are no exams or quizzes – instead you will apply what you learn to your own organization. You will be assessed through practical exercises, discussion forums, papers and case studies.

Why take the Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management?

The GDLM program is flexible – you can take courses in any order to best meet your specific needs. And if you have already taken graduate-level Leadership and Management Development courses, you may be able to transfer them into the GDLM.

Program details

The Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management is an 18-credit online graduate program. You must complete at least 9 credits through Athabasca University.

The GDLM has continuous admission – you can apply at any time, and start with any course you choose. All courses are online grouped study, with defined start and end dates. Most courses are offered at least once a year.

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