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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.

We're committed to making it easy for you to go back to school on a part-time basis to help you advance your career. It's important to us that you feel supported, can maintain your work-life balance, and have access to all of the resources you need to be a successful student. You will have all of the traditional college resources available to aid in your success, such as our award winning Career Center, Writing Center, Library and Learning Services, just to name a few.

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Coursework & Format

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Organizational Development provides you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enable your organization to improve its effectiveness, enhance performance, and develop employees at all levels.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.

Combine with an MBA

Learn more about the course sequence for combining the organizational development post-baccalaureate certificate with the Master of Business Administration degree.

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Combine with a Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management

Learn more about the course sequence for combining the organizational development post-baccalaureate certificate with the Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management degree.

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Combine with a Master of Science in Sport Management

Learn more about the course sequence for combining the organizational development post-baccalaureate certificate with the Master of Science in Sport Management degree.

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Designed to fit your life.

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.

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Affordability & Financial Aid

Graduate level programs are designed to be taken one course at a time, providing you the flexibility you need to complete the classes at your own pace; with that the program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year like traditional undergraduate programs.

  • $10,500 - Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.
  • Cost is based on 15 credits (five (5) courses) at $700 per credit.
  • Peregrine Academic Services prerequisite courses may be needed based on transcript analysis at $430 per course.
  • $25,200 is the total cost if the certificate is taken in combination with the 36-credit MBA (additional seven (7) courses)*.
  • No application fee.

*Tuition represents 2023-24 rates, effective July 1, 2023. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college. Learn more about Graduate Student Financial Aid at the Mount.

Not sure if you qualify for financial aid? Learn more from our financial aid office.

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Admissions & Application

Classes for the certificate begin at various times of the year including January, March, May, August and October, and submitting your application six weeks before your expected start date ensures a priority application decision. There is no application fee.

  • Admissions Deadline: Two weeks prior to the session start date.
  • Classes Begin: January, March, May, August, October.
  • 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).

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