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Graduate Certificate in Transformational Change & Organization Development

Learn to Lead Transformational, Strategic Change

In the Transformational Change and Organization Development Graduate Certificate program, you’ll learn a variety of change methodologies and solutions, and hone your ability to design and implement complex and systems-wide projects. Prepare to partner with executive management to identify issues and drive improvement to support organizational goals. After this program, you’ll be able to create a clear case for change and clarify desired outcomes, accurate scope, strategies, activities and decision-making roles.

To ensure you learn the most relevant, applicable strategies, we created our curriculum in partnership with employers, alumni and professionals with expertise and experience in strategically developing organizations and leading structural change projects.

Earn the Graduate Certificate in Transformational Change and Organization Development on its own or as part of your St. Thomas MBA. Designed for busy working professionals, this program allows you take weekly in-person courses in the evening, or hybrid classes with both in-class and online learning.

13%
Projected rate of growth until 2022 for organization development jobs
Source: Monster.com
12%
Predicted rate of growth from 2016 to 2026 for Management Analysts
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
10th
The Twin Cities, Minnesota currently employs the 10th most management analysts in the U.S.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Overview

  • Format & Schedule
  • Admission Requirements
  • Degree Programs
  • Career Impact
  • Format & Schedule

    The Graduate Certificate in Transformational Change and Organization Development has both required and elective courses that you can complete at your own pace. Take one or more evening courses per term to earn your certificate while you work. You can also earn the certificate as you pursue an MBA from St. Thomas.

    Students are required to earn 15 – 16.5 credits:

    • 1 prerequisite course
    • 3 required courses
    • 1 elective course
    • 1 professional effectiveness course
    In this flexible program, you can finish the required credits in as few as 12 months or go at a slower pace.
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    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in any subject
    • Application form and essay
    • 2 years’ work experience recommended. Related professional experience is valuable, but not required
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    Degree Programs

    Consider applying your graduate certificate courses and credits to a St. Thomas MBA program. Earning both a graduate degree and a graduate certificate is a great way to get ahead in your career. Not sure if you want a graduate degree? You have time to mull it over. Start the graduate certificate program now and roll your credits into a degree program later if you want to.
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    Career Impact

    Earn this graduate certificate and meet the growing demand for professionals with organization development expertise. Show current and future employers that you can help their companies grow.
    See Career Impact

    Format & Schedule

    The Graduate Certificate in Transformational Change and Organization Development has both required and elective courses that you can complete at your own pace. Take one or more evening courses per term to earn your certificate while you work. You can also earn the certificate as you pursue an MBA from St. Thomas.

    Students are required to earn 15 – 16.5 credits:

    • 1 prerequisite course
    • 3 required courses
    • 1 elective course
    • 1 professional effectiveness course
    In this flexible program, you can finish the required credits in as few as 12 months or go at a slower pace.
    See Career Impact

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in any subject
    • Application form and essay
    • 2 years’ work experience recommended. Related professional experience is valuable, but not required
    See Career Impact

    Degree Programs

    Consider applying your graduate certificate courses and credits to a St. Thomas MBA program. Earning both a graduate degree and a graduate certificate is a great way to get ahead in your career. Not sure if you want a graduate degree? You have time to mull it over. Start the graduate certificate program now and roll your credits into a degree program later if you want to.
    See Career Impact

    Career Impact

    Earn this graduate certificate and meet the growing demand for professionals with organization development expertise. Show current and future employers that you can help their companies grow.
    See Career Impact

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    Featured Courses

    Leading Organizational Change

    In this course we’ll look at major world and societal changes that contribute to change in organizations, review the major theories that try to explain change, and explore diagnostic tools and actions needed to facilitate and implement change. You will learn to be a more successful manager by recognizing your personal capacities to direct and experience organizational change.

    Organizational Development

    In this required course, gain experience in applying a variety of OD approaches to real-world business problems and to your own organizational experiences. Equipped with knowledge of current and evolving practices in organization development, learn first-hand how to effectively build diagnostic models based on data gathering and analysis. Design a variety of intervention strategies and activities that result in successful and sustainable outcomes at the individual, group and organizational levels.

    Consulting and Partnering

    Learn to help organizations address the problems and opportunities they face in meeting their mission, strategies, and goals. Explore how to integrate your own perspectives with the experience of the client system, while effectively managing the consulting process during the important phases of a project. Explore ethical practice, building strong helping relationships, holding difficult conversations, mitigating risk, and understanding the notion of using the “self as an instrument of change.”

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