Tribal Administration and Leadership Graduate Certificate

Contact Us
Department of American Indian Studies
Program Type
Graduate Certificate
American Indian Studies
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

About this Program

The Tribal Administration and Leadership Postbaccalaureate Certificate is designed to meet the professional needs of individuals interested in tribal governance and tribal relations. The courses in this program emphasize the leadership qualities and skills necessary for tribal contexts, strategic management, operations management, and human resources management. Topics addressed include Indigenous conceptions of leadership, strengths-based orientation, leadership styles, strategic planning and implementation, organizational frameworks, personnel, workplace conflicts, effectiveness, and efficiency.


MTAG 5210 Administration Governance I (Strategic) (3 cr)
MTAG 5220 Administration and Governance II (Operations) (3 cr)
MTAG 5230 Advanced Tribal Administration and Governance I (Human Resources) (3 cr)
MTAG 5320 Applied Leadership and Ethics in an Indigenous Organizational Context (3 cr)

Applicants to this program must have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Completed applications will consist of: resume/CV, unofficial undergraduate transcript(s), and a personal statement.  The personal statement should give the committee a better picture of who you are and is an opportunity to share your personal qualities. You should describe what has prepared you and motivates you toward this certificate as well as how you plan to apply the certificate. It can include a summary of your educational and professional journey. It should be 500 words or less and be proofread for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.