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Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development

In today's competitive economy, organizations need to understand the process and dynamics of change to keep pace. This certificate focuses on the goals and ethics of organizational development, providing the knowledge, skills and abilities to enable organizations to improve effectiveness, enhance performance and develop employees at all levels. Graduates of this program are likely to be employed in human resources management. 

Students interested in earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can do so by completing only seven additional courses. Click here to learn more about the MBA.

Admission Requirements & Application

Individuals wishing to apply for admission into the graduate certificate program in organizational development must have completed a Bachelor’s degree and must satisfy at least one of the following:

  • 2.75 minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average, or

  • Five full years of relevant, professional business experience (résumé required), or

  • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Applications are accepted year-round and classes are taken in sequence beginning in August. There is no application fee. Applicants must submit:

  • Free online application; Click here to apply

  • Official transcript(s) from accredited institutions

Official documents can be mailed to:

Graduate Business Programs
Mount St. Mary's University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Program Details

The organizational development certificate program consists of five graduate courses (15 credits) that may also be applied toward a Master of Business Administration (MBA) by completing seven additional courses (22 academic credits). All courses are offered on an accelerated basis, meeting one night a week from 6-9:30 p.m. over 8 weeks at our Frederick campus.

Students wishing to combine a certificate with a MBA can begin MBA classes in spring, summer or fall.

Gainful Employment Disclosure
While the majority of our students choose to earn a post baccalaureate certificate in addition to a graduate degree, some opt for a stand alone certificate program. For those opting to take only the certificate program additional information is provided and required by the federal government regarding program costs, financing, success rate and related occupations. See the Gainful Employment Disclosure information for the Organizational Development Certificate Program.

IACBE Accredited

*IACBE accredited ONLY when combined with MBA degree program

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