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Designed for Working Professionals

Graduate Certificate in Transformational Change & Organization Development Academic Experience

Strengthen Your Change Leadership Skills

Designed in partnership with industry experts for MBA graduates or current St. Thomas MBA students, this certificate program helps you develop the professional competencies required to lead transformational, strategic change in organizations.

Flexible and convenient for working professionals, our curriculum gives you the skills to build improvement strategies that support organizations in achieving their business goals. Complete the 15 to 16.5-credit program at your own pace—in as little as one year. Earn your graduate certificate on its own if you have completed an MBA, or complete your certificate with elective credits as you earn a St. Thomas MBA.

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Applied Learning

Experience hands-on learning and gain real-world experiences at St. Thomas through our applied learning approach. By working with industry experts to develop our programs, we provide you with actual challenges from local companies. Leverage the information you learn in class to solve practical problems using industry-leading tools and methods. Plus, our professional effectiveness courses prepare you to interact with various stakeholders and partners in the workplace.

Traditional vs. Hybrid Courses

Choose from traditional on-campus classes, or courses that combine in-person and online learning. Hybrid courses can offer greater scheduling flexibility, feature the latest online instructional technologies to complement less frequent classroom sessions on campus. If you take a hybrid course, during the weeks between on-campus meetings, you’ll stay engaged thorough web-based presentations and interactions with peers and faculty.

How Often Will You Attend Class?

During the Fall and Spring semesters, traditional courses usually meet one weeknight per week (Monday - Thursday) from roughly 6 to 9 pm. Summer courses typically meet on weeknights from late May to August, from 5:30 to 9:45 pm. J-term classes are usually hybrid format, meeting all day on Saturdays with some limited online engagement during the week throughout January.

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