Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (WGU) provides superior training in the kind of complex skills that today’s workplace demands—leadership, emotional and social intelligence, strategic thinking, coaching, consulting, problem-solving, communication, and team building. WGU is a division of the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential, a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Chicago, IL.

Whether you are interested in enhancing your leadership ability in your chosen vocation or in coaching as a career, the degree and certificate programs through Wright Graduate University are designed to help you succeed. Along with skill development, we also offer high-level academic studies that take you to the intellectual core of transformational leadership and coaching, including psychology, philosophy, and education. Then we build on this foundation with cutting-edge research in human development, motivation, and behavior. Together it is a combination designed to maximize your success as a transformational student, leader, and coach in your chosen vocation.

This unique transdisciplinary approach to curriculum is further distinguished by how we combine classic academic inquiry with group projects, performative learning, and one-on-one mentoring. As you study, you’ll prepare yourself to advance in your current career—sales, education, consulting, business, etc.—or to develop a career in coaching. (We offer certificate programs in Transformational Leadership, Transformational Coaching, Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching, and Social Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching, specifically to address growing interest and opportunity in these emerging areas of career development.)

A degree from WGU gives you both in-depth theoretical knowledge and applied training to help you achieve success both professionally and personally. And our scholar practitioners are advancing in their careers—getting jobs they desire, earning promotions, and even starting their own businesses. These successes occur because of what areas they’ve studied, skills they’ve developed, and abilities they’ve acquired to think more deeply, research more strategically, and take more responsibility for outcomes.

Our curriculum is designed this way because our world and the world of work are changing rapidly. The abilities to learn, grow, lead, and coach are more valuable than ever in today’s fast-moving business environment. Extraordinary challenges and possibilities lie ahead. Our goal is to help you to both prepare for and capitalize on these changes as you develop into the professional and leader you want to become.

Congratulations on choosing to invest in your future, and welcome to the journey of becoming a highly sought-after talent in the emerging economy. We believe in your dream of a rewarding career that also helps you grow as an individual, and the catalog explains how WGU can help you achieve this dream. We are delighted to support you in the journey.


Dr. Robert J. Wright, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Judith S. Wright, Co-Founder & Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Michael Zwell, Co-Founder & Chancellor

Program of Interest:
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  • Master of Business Administration
  • Doctor Of Education in Transformational Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Transformational Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching
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  • High school diploma or less
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  • Associate's degree
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  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree

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Accreditation: Wright Graduate University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education (CHEA). Wright Graduate University business programs have received specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). See complete accreditation and recognition details here.