Higher Education Administration Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration (HEA) is a 15-hour post-master’s professional certificate for qualified candidates who wish to pursue credentials in higher education administration. The certificate program is designed to further develop experienced leaders in the areas of HEA foundations, institutional effectiveness and marketing, organizational management, legal and ethical issues, and other areas of critical need for the twenty-first century higher education administrator. The certificate program is designed to support and prepare higher education professionals to lead in diverse institutional contexts. Professionals who complete this certificate will be better prepared to lead change and develop higher education organizations to effectively succeed in a local, national, and international educational contexts.


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Program Snapshot

Required Courses: (15 Credit Hours)

  • HEA 8100: Foundations of Higher Education
  • HEA 8200: Organizational Management in Higher Education
  • HEA 8400: Human Resources Management in Higher Education
  • HEA 8500: Legal Issues and Ethics for Higher Education Administrators
  • HEA 8600: Financial Management in Higher Education

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


Department of Educational Leadership

Kennesaw State University
Department of Educational Leadership
580 Parliament Garden Way,
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: (770) 578-4377

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