Professional Leadership Certificate of Proficiency

Learning, networking, and career opportunities

The certificate of proficiency in professional leadership offers a 15-hour stand-alone solution for individuals currently employed in professional, corporate, management, industrial and nonprofit positions but whose formal academic background may not have emphasized this skillset. The certificate also offers an opportunity for individuals who have earned some college credit but who have not received a baccalaureate degree to enhance their leadership abilities. For these potential students, the certificate would serve as a gateway to the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree or the Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Finally, the certificate provides current students an opportunity to enhance their employability before graduation, regardless of their field of study.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Class projects
  • Research


  • Community and organizational assessment
  • Cultural awareness and workplace diversity
  • Front-line supervision
  • Organizational behavior
  • Personnel management
  • Workplace communication

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

You could work as a(n):

  • Industrial production manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Training supervisor
  • Sales Manager

Alumni of our program work at:

  • AT&T
  • Innovation Industries
  • Walmart
  • JB Hunt
  • Friendship Community Care
  • Murphy Oil
  • Arkansas State Police
  • Arvest Bank
  • Bank OZK
  • Entergy

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies

Professional Leadership student
Point of Pride

The Certificate of Proficiency is a 100% online and asynchronous academic program.


Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.