The Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership at Royal Roads University includes a five-day on-campus component, followed by two online courses. This unique structure provides working professionals an opportunity to benefit from an on-campus experience and to learn through the online medium while still meeting professional and personal responsibilities.
Students can expect the residency periods to be quite rigorous. The normal schedule for residencies is from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Homework, readings and team assignments are completed outside of these hours so it is recommended that students keep their evenings available for these activities.
The online portion of our Graduate Certificate programs is delivered through the Moodle learning platform. There are deadlines for assignments; however, students work through the requirements of the course at their own pace. Several different information delivery methods are used, including textbooks, articles, case studies, interactive learning and "chat" bulletin boards for corresponding with team members, who may be on the other side of the country. Students are assigned to a team during the first residency and continue to work together during the online courses.
The two online courses are taken consecutively and each course lasts for a period of 9 weeks. Each course requires a level of effort of approximately 15-20 hours per week. During the first online course, the amount of time required may be higher as students familiarize themselves with our online learning platform.