Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (E-Learning)

Lead your organization into the future

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Course Dates



Course Duration


6 months, online
2-4 hours per week

Course Fee


Start your diploma by paying US$300 only*
*Includes access to Orientation Week and 2 weeks of learning
Receive 100% refund if you wish to discontinue in 2 weeks.

Apply today and avail tuition assistance of US$250. Use code DIP250TA during payment.

In collaboration with

In collaboration with MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School & Tuck School of Business

Why Enroll For Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (E-Learning)?

Today’s organizations are undeniably complex—both difficult to understand and even more challenging to manage. But building your leadership skills from the inside out can help ensure you and your organization are positioned for growth and prepared to manage through change and uncertainty.

Just as an effective 360-degree evaluation can drive your success by assessing your skills and competencies from every angle, the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (E-Learning) program presents three core pillars of leadership—personal leadership, team leadership and organizational leadership—for a holistic perspective that helps you develop your skills as a coach and team builder and step into the next level of leadership with confidence.

The average Teacher-Student ratio in the program is 1:300.

Your Learning Journey

220 Video Lectures

220 Video Lectures

30 Assignments

16 Discussions

16 Discussions

10 Live Webinars

6 Case Studies

6 Case Studies

1 Role Play

1 Role Play

1 Simulation

1 Simulation

1 Capstone Project

1 Capstone Project

360° Assessment & Feedback


    • Introduction - Personal Traits and Practices of Successful People
    • Understanding my Mojo
    • My Created Identity
    • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
    • The Stakeholder Centered Coaching Process
    • Triggers and Taking Action
    • The Heart of Leadership
    • Making Wise Decisions
    • The Art of Influencing with Ethics
    • Leading and Managing Teams
    • Leveraging Culture
    • Building Social Networks
    • MIT’s Four-Capabilities Leadership Mode
    • Three Perspectives on Organizations
    • Power and Influence in Organizations
    • Organization Networks
    • The Change Simulation
    • Reflection Exercise
    • Creating a Leadership Agenda and Action Plan

Participant Speak

"The lead professors are clearly subject matter experts. The organization and presentation methods they employed were excellent. The assistant professors were very aligned to the course."

— Joseph Crowley, VP Business Development at Venture Corporation Ltd.

"The learning concepts helped me understand why a change initiative I had conducted in my company failed, and moving forward, I was able to reinitiate the change initiative."

— Carl Nelson, President, ASC English

"Every new module brought so many interesting perspectives and stories. I was particularly challenged by posting a video!"

— Madaleen Olivier, Associate Consultant

"I learned enormously about myself, organizations & teams in general. I think the instructors and people I met in the course were extremely helpful."

— Jelena Trbovic, Product Manager at Zurich Instruments

Program Faculty

Faculty Member Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith

Faculty at Tuck at Dartmouth

Dr. Goldsmith is a world authority on leadership coaching and one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. He is the author or editor of 35 books, which includes "Triggers," the New York Times... More info

Late Katherine Phillips

Late Katherine Phillips

Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Senior Vice Dean

Prof. Katherine W. Phillips joined the faculty at Columbia Business School as the Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics in fall of 2011. Prior to this, she was an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management... More info

Faculty Member Adam Galinsky

Adam Galinsky

Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School

Adam Galinsky received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and his B.A. from Harvard University. Professor Galinsky has published more than 200 scientific articles, chapters, and teaching cases in the fields of management and social psychology. His research... More info

John Van Maanen

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

John Van Maanen is the Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management and a Professor of Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Van Maanen is an ethnographer of organizations ranging from police organizations to educational institutions, as well as... More info

Case Studies

Through case studies and industry examples, you’ll see how the theories you are learning have impactful practical applications.



Understand the key reasons for the failure in implementing a new firefighting technique when traditional techniques failed - and recommend a strategy to successfully implement a workable one.

Speed Ventures

Speed Ventures

Perform careful analyses, consider the possible outcomes and choose the best path in this case designed to enhance your decision-making skills and help you grow as a leader.

Acme Case

Acme Case

Explore three perspectives on organizations—strategic, political and cultural—and address the leader’s unique role in problem-solving and bringing about change from each perspective.



Learn to effect change in an organization by understanding its power structure—and how to use it to build your own power through networks and relationships.

Silicon Systems

Silicon Systems

Examine the power structure of a small company and the ways its varying social networks function—and how evaluating and understanding them can increase your power.

Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth Parker

Evaluate organizational change efforts—why they may work in one case but not another, and what to do as a leader when your efforts meet resistance.



Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital diploma by Emeritus Institute of Management, in collaboration with MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School Executive Education & Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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Emeritus Network Benefits

On successful completion of this program, join a community of learners on the Emeritus Network. The Emeritus Network is your platform to connect to a global network of individuals. Benefits of the Emeritus Network include:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Global network that includes over 400 CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, directors, founders, and managing directors
  • Start-up corner to help connect, collaborate, raise capital, invest, or identify talent

Pre-admission Requirements

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and will be required to submit:

  • A completed application form
  • Minimal educational requirement of a Bachelor Degree certificate or official transcript in any discipline
  • An updated CV/resume


All candidates who have received their bachelor’s or other degree or diploma from an education institution where English is NOT the primary language of instruction are required to demonstrate English language proficiency through ANY ONE of the following methods

  • Obtain a TOEFL minimum score of 550 for the paper based test or its equivalent
  • Obtain an IELTS minimum score of 6.0
  • Obtain a Pearson Versant Test minimum score of 59
  • Obtain a Certificate of Completion for a Certificate course offered by Emeritus
  • Submit a document which shows that the candidate has, for the last 24 months or more, worked in ANY ONE of these countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America
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