Leadership | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani


PDI’s Leadership Certificate Program is designed for professionals that are currently in management positions or plan to advance to leadership positions. The program will offer practical skills for those that want to lead organizational change amid the challenges of an increasingly changing business landscape.

Participants in the Leadership Certificate Program will evaluate themselves as leaders and discuss new models for leadership. In the classroom, participants will examine research, case studies and real-world situations to acquire knowledge of proven strategies and tactics that inspire individuals, teams and organizations to reach their full potential.

The AUIS Certificate in Leadership programs helps students prepare for internationally recognized certification exams from organizations such as the Institute of Certified Professional ManagersAccrediting Professional Managers Globally-International, and the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Prerequisites for Admission

AUIS Certificate Programs are open to:

Students who have completed their bachelor’s degree with a score of 65 or higher.

There is no minimal TOEFL score requirement, although all classes are held in English. All students without an internationally recognized English language competency score will be required to take a short English language placement test with a minimal score of level 3 required.

Students with bachelor's degree of 65 or higher and with two or more years of work experience may enroll in individual courses independently of the certificate program.

Students who take AUIS Certificate courses and meet the AUIS MBA admissions requirements may transfer credits for these courses to the MBA program. Students who do not meet the AUIS MBA admissions requirements at the time of enrolling for certificate courses cannot transfer course credits to the MBA program.

Please note that enrollment is limited and admittance to a course depends on the number of available seats and timeliness of application and tuition payment.

All AUIS Certificate courses are held in classes with AUIS MBA students who have both work experience and a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 70.

Tuition Policy

Tuition payments must be made no later than two weeks prior to the start date of each course.

Course tuition payment must be received to reserve a seat in the each course. 

Tuition payments may be transferred to other courses, but are not refundable.



If you are ready to complete the Certificate Program Application Form, please download the attachment and submit it to the PDI office.

Keep in mind that space is limited and attendance to a course depends on the number of available seats, timelines of application and tuition payment.

If you have any questions regarding the AUIS Certificate program or application process, please email [email protected], call +964 (0) 770 875 5069 or visit the Professional Development Institute office in the Administration Building on AUIS campus.

To see the course information (fees, schedule, etc...) please visit the PDI Calendar.