Organizational Leadership Certificate

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Overview

The certificate in Organizational Leadership is designed for students interested in learning skills to become an effective leader. In this program, students will have the opportunity to learn and apply techniques that are the foundation to effective leadership and to the success of an organization.

Whether you are looking to move up within your current company, learn skills to help you to obtain a managerial position, or want to learn skills to become an effective leader as you move into the workforce, this certificate is right for you.

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What you’ll study:


Ethical decision-making, leading efforts for change and development, functioning as part of a team, embracing diversity, facilitating collaborative communication, managing conflict, and motivating employees to do their best

What you can do:


A certificate in Organizational Leadership is applicable to careers across the board. Whether you are looking to move up within your current company, learn skills to help you to obtain a managerial position, or want to learn skills to become an effective leader as you move into the workforce, this certificate is right for you.


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Fast Facts

  • Offered to undergraduate students (new and current) who are interested in leadership and how to become a more effective and ethical leader in any field.
  • Courses offered online, in the classroom, and partially online.
  • Courses run in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

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You could be ...

A chief business executive: Median pay $230,090 per year. Chief business executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

A sales manager: Median pay $135,090 per year. Sales managers plan, direct or coordinate distribution of a product or service to the customer. They coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives.

A financial analyst: Median pay $81,760 per year. Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals about money and investment decisions.

An information systems manager: Median pay $135,800 per year. Information systems managers plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

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Contact Information

Christie Cruse
Dr. Christie Cruse
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Business
Year Joined: 2015
  • A.A.,
    Rockland Community College
  • B.S.,
    State University of New York at Geneseo
  • M.S.,
    Mercy College
  • Ed.D.,
    Nova Southeastern University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1377
Office: 53 Fremont Street, Room 4
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Christie Cruse, EdD

Dr. Cruse holds an EdD in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, an MS in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College, and a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Dr. Christie Cruse joined the Business Department at Bloomfield College in the Fall of 2015. Prior to joining Bloomfield College, Dr. Cruse taught as an adjunct professor in the Business Department at the following institutions: Marist College, SUNY Cobleskill, Dominican College, SUNY Rockland Community College, and Thomas Edison State University. Courses taught include: Strategic Management, Ethics, and Management, Human Resource Management, Exploring Business and Management, Essentials of Management, Introduction to Business, Foundations of Leadership, and Perspectives on Education.

Dr. Cruse worked for the Walt Disney World Company for three years in the Guest Relations Department. The position focused on creating new and innovative programs to increase guest satisfaction. In addition, Dr. Cruse assisted in facilitating new cast member orientation which focused on the teaching of Disney’s culture, traditions, values, and mission.

Dr. Cruse's career included management positions at Dominican College and Rockland Community College. At Dominican College, she was responsible for overseeing the first-year program which included developing new programs and activities to increase retention. As the Director of Academic Success Centers at Rockland Community College, Dr. Cruse managed the Tutoring Center, Reading & Writing Center, and the Science Learning Center. In addition, she spearheaded the redesign of twenty-two high failure and withdrawal rate courses, revised curriculum, and developed and facilitated faculty training.

Dr. Cruse has presented at conferences in six different states on the topics of Management, Diversity & Ethics, Leadership, Decision-Making, Effective Communication, Motivation, Team Building, the First-Year Experience, and Academic Support Services. In September 2011, Dr. Cruse was chosen as a recipient of the Rockland County 40 Under 40 Award which recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 in Rockland County that have made a positive impact in the community and in their workplace.

Dr. Cruse volunteers at Make A Wish Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In May 2008 and January 2010, Dr. Cruse served as a staff supervisor for the BRIDGES to the Dominican Republic Service Project. BRIDGES take groups of college students on a two-week service trip to the remote mountains of the Dominican Republic. Participants assist the rural community to improve their schools, homes, roads, and means of income.

Subject(s): Business Administration, Organizational Leadership
Academic Committee(s): Faculty Development (Chair)

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