Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
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. (SOC code 13-1073.00)
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 the following:
Completed application; Apply online
Nonrefundable $35 application fee; Checks made payable to Mount St. Mary's University
Submit all transcript(s) from accredited institutions
Must satisfy 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)
The organizational development certificate program consists of five graduate courses (15 academic credits) that may also be applied toward a Master's degree in business administration by completing additional courses (22 academic credits). All courses are offered on an accelerated basis, meeting one night a week, 6-9:30 p.m., over 8 weeks at our Frederick Campus.
Applications are accepted year-round. Classes for certificate cohorts begin in August. 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.