Certificate in Organizational Development

Organizations that can quickly adapt their processes, structures, and systems to meet changing environmental conditions often realize a greater competitive advantage in the marketplace. The certificate in organizational development provides concepts, skills, and techniques that can help advance your leadership capability and enhance organizational effectiveness.

 

In the certificate program, you will study and analyze behavioral styles in organizational settings, learn how to build effective work teams, and explore how diversity can improve corporate innovation. You'll gain valuable skills in conflict and change management, and learn powerful tools to become a stronger, more inspiring, and more effective leader.

Delivery Method

Fully online

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • Completed application, essay, and current resume

  • Two completed recommendations

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended

  • No GMAT or GRE required if cumulative GPA is above 3.0. Also waived if applicant has a graduate degree from an accredited institution or completes their first 5 SBNM courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Transfer Policy

Up to 4 courses (8 sh) from an accredited graduate program. Also, up to 2 core courses may be waived if taken at the undergraduate level with a grade of "B" or higher.

Special Characteristics

  • An array of online graduate certificates is designed to provide managers and leaders with a pragmatic education that addresses the special concerns and problems of managing in a rapidly changing world. All coursework may be applied to any of North Park's five graduate management degrees, including the MBA.

  • Courses can also be taken at the main campus on the north side of Chicago.

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