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Leadership and Change, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #561 (QS) , NY,
Students in this Leadership and Change program at The New School benefit from the resources, student networks, and faculty expertise of a university-wide community engaged in management and entrepreneurship.


With capable leadership, institutional changes encounter less resistance, and alliances of people and resources can be created to support them. This is true in small companies, large organizations, communities, and even social movements. When change becomes essential, whether in order to take advantage of new opportunities or to find long-term solutions to problems, it is critical that it be carefully led, not just imposed.


The New School confers the Certificate in Leadership and Change for completion of a structured program of study that prepares management professionals to be effective leaders of institutional change. A certificate attests to successful completion of a short set of courses designed to establish proficiency in a specific skill set. It is not an academic degree, but a permanent record is maintained and transcripts are available. Students in certain master's degree programs of The New School may be able to earn the certificate concurrently with their master's degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Organizational Change
  • Why Leadership Matters: Power or Potential 
  • The Science and Art of Leadership Development 
  • Leading Change Practicum 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    • Fall-term second deadline: May 5
    • Applications may be accepted after deadlines on a rolling basis.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

A graduate degree is required for admission to this program. Entry into the full-time certificate program can be made only in the fall due to course sequencing restrictions. Spring entry for part-time study is possible. Candidates come from diverse fields, including law (JD), business (MBA or MS), education (MEd), psychology (MA or MS), social work (MSW), and sociology (MA). Students in the process of completing a master's degree at The New School may be able to complete the certificate program concurrently. Interested Milano students should contact program manager.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1710 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1710 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1710 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1710 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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