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Organizational Development Certificate

Pursue a career in HR or management.

Prepare to lead your team through change and corporate culture shifts with a graduate certificate in organizational development from the Mount. By better understanding yourself and your own leadership style you can better serve and develop your employees at all levels.

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

The graduate certificate in organizational development is part of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. The Bolte School has an impeccable reputation for producing successful business leaders, and the entire faculty shares a commitment to ensuring that you receive the knowledge, experience and insight to leave the Mount as a responsible, methodologically sound and ethical business professional.

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Earn your graduate certificate at the Mount.

Whether you're seeking a career in HR or a new role in leadership, the Mount's certificate coursework will help you achieve your unique career goals. Courses include:

  • Individual Assessment and Development
  • Understanding Systems, Culture and Change
  • Consulting and Facilitation Skills
  • Organizational Assessment and Intervention
  • Feedback and Integration

All certificate credits may also be applied toward earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Mount.

Program Format

The Mount's program is designed for working adults. As a student in the program you will:

  • Finish in only 10 months. Five courses are offered one at a time, allowing you to focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions with year-round entry points.
  • Attend convenient classes. Meet part-time one night per week (6-9:30 p.m.). Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates.
  • Work toward your master's degree. All certificate credits may be applied to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.


$10,050 - Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 15 credits (five (5) courses) at $670 per credit.
  • $24,790 is the total cost if the certificate is taken in combination with the 37-credit MBA (additional seven (7) courses)*.
  • No application fee.

Financial Aid

Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates, effective July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions and application

  • Classes begin: January, March, May, August, October.
  • Admissions: Rolling.
  • Priority application deadline: Six weeks prior to the start of the first course.
  • No application fee.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or;
    • Five full years of relevant work experience or;
    • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

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.

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