Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership


The Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership at ACT - The American College of Greece is designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills to lead organizations in today's rapidly evolving global business environment. Through this part-time program, you'll gain a deep understanding of the principles of organizational behavior, effective communication and conflict resolution, as well as leadership in an ever-changing external environment.

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Who should consider this certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their understanding and application of their leadership skills. This program is an excellent fit for those looking to advance their careers in the corporate world. It is also well-suited for individuals in leading roles such as management, marketing, finance, or operations who want to integrate contemporary practices into their existing responsibilities. Additionally, entrepreneurs and business owners interested in developing their executive leadership abilities will benefit from the knowledge and skills acquired in this program. The flexible hybrid format allows working professionals to balance their studies with their busy schedules, making it an ideal choice for those seeking to make a positive impact in their organizations and industries.

Learning objectives

  • Develop a deep understanding of the principles and practices of leadership
  • Assess the social, environmental, and economic impacts of business decisions.
  • Create strategies for motivating and leading people.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of applied HR systems.
  • Understand the role of HR management under a changing environment.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership will increase their potential in a wide range of industries and roles. They are well-equipped to lead HR initiatives and drive positive change within their organizations. The skills and knowledge gained through this program are highly sought after in today's competitive job market, helping our graduates to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields.

Courses included


Flexible Delivery: One week face-to-face and one week online teaching (synchronous teaching and asynchronous work).

  • From February 5, 2024: MBA-COM 515 and BUS-MAN 433
  • From April 1, 2024: MBA-MNGT 520 and MBA-MNGT 521

Admission requirements

  1. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in any field of study, preferably in Business Administration or Economics.
  2. An interview, and a CV should be submitted along with the application form.
  3. Proficiency in the English language evidenced through a B2 certification in English Language. ACT graduates and graduates from other accredited English-speaking institutions are not required to submit evidence of Proficiency in the English language.

If you have already set up your mind and wish to apply to this program, please submit the application available here.

Completion requirements

To successfully complete the certificate program, students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.33 in the four courses taken. Note: A GPA of 2.33 is equivalent to a C+.

For more information

Reach out with any questions or concerns about the program:

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