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Emerging Leadership graduate badge

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A badge is a digital record of achievement that recognizes completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. You can link your digital badges to online résumés and portfolios, career websites, or social media. This gives you a way to share experiences, competencies, or knowledge to current and future employers, professional and community organizations, recruiters, and graduate programs.

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Program Overview

The Seidman digital badge in emerging leadership is designed to prepare emerging leaders for the challenges you will experience as you gain greater levels of responsibility. The badge (not a degree or certificate) will prepare you in the following areas:

Effective leaders: You will learn how to influence others based on their own leadership style and the fundamentals of effective leadership at the supervisory level.

Integrative thinkers: An understanding of how all the different functions in a firm fit together as a whole.

Strategic analyzers: You will be able to provide strategic recommendations to specific organizational problems.

  • BUS 501 - Self-Management for Leaders
  • BUS 502 - Operational Alignment for Leaders
  • BUS 503 - Leading and Empowering Teams
  • BUS 504 - Essentials of Enterprise Leadership
  • BUS 505 - Implementing Principles of Strategic Leadership

In addition to the courses, you will participate in coaching and professional mentoring. This one-on-one coaching is designed for your professional development and is not an internship. Industry mentors, arranged by the Seidman College of Business, will be available for the duration of the program and you will be able to network for professional networking and guidance.


Completion of a bachelor's degree is required for admission. Preference given to candidates with at least three years experience and company support.

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For More Information

Seidman College of Business

Koleta Moore, Assistant Dean
1033 L. William Seidman Center, (616) 331-7400

Admissions Office


The program is cohort based, comprised of five courses (14 credits), and concludes with an applied project. Classes are offered on Pew Campus at the L. William Seidman Center in downtown Grand Rapids.