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Online Organizational Change Leadership Certificate

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Program Benefits

  • Flexible, 100% Online Courses
  • Digital Badging for all Graduate Certificate Courses
  • Apply Graduate Certificate Credits to a Qualifying Graduate Degree
  • No Prerequisite Courses or GRE/GMAT Required

Expand Your Knowledge of Organizational and Change Leadership

Organizational leaders are the driving force of change across all industries. Learn to develop the skills necessary to implement innovative business strategies that can positively impact an organization and its employees. Designed for students who are looking to advance or launch their careers, this program can be taken alone or you can apply your credits to a master's degree.

Build Foundational In-Demand Leadership Skills

Start preparing for a successful high-level management career. The Organizational and Change Leadership (OCL) graduate certificate program at Saint Mary's is ideal for working professionals looking to develop their leadership skills and ascend to advanced leadership roles within their organizations. Courses are delivered in a convenient and flexible environment, and students can learn from a diverse array of peers and instructors.

In addition to the highly transferrable skills learned in the OCL Graduate Certificate program, students can stack the courses toward six other Saint Mary’s University master’s degree programs including

There's a growing need for leaders in a wide range of industries. This program will equip students with the foundational skills necessary to fill these roles and grow their career opportunities.

Organizational and Change Leadership Certificate Curriculum

The four courses that comprise the online Organizational and Change Leadership certificate program focus on teaching students how to develop ethical and innovative strategies that can solve complex business problems while positively impacting change for an entire organization and its workforce. All courses are imbued with the core Lasallian principles, mission, and values that Saint Mary’s was founded on.

Saint Mary's Organizational and Change Leadership Courses

Students will be awarded a course-level badge upon the successful completion of each of the graduate course offerings listed below and will also be awarded the graduate certificate badge upon the successful completion of all coursework required for the Organizational and Change Leadership graduate certificate. 

Share Your Success

Now you can share your accomplishments with your professional network using our digital badging for each course completed throughout your course of study in the Organizational and Change Leadership Graduate certificate program. Learn More

What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership concepts and ethical decision making.
  • Analyze the elements of organization development and its impact on organizational performance.
  • Develop organization development models to promote and maximize organizational effectiveness.
  • Analyze the role of change leadership in the development of strategy and innovation in a high-performing organization.

Advance Your Career and Positively Impact Your Organization

Over the next decade, the need for top executives is expected to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates an average of 247,100 executive job openings each year between now and 2030.1 The Organizational and Change Leadership Graduate Certificate is squarely focused on developing the skills necessary to fill these roles and positively impact organizations across all industries. Potential roles include:

  • General and Operations Managers: $103,650 median salary1
  • Marketing Managers: $142,170 median salary
  • Chief Executives: $185,950 median salary1

Certificate Admission Requirements

The online Organizational and Change Leadership Graduate Certificate is designed to be completed in an average of eight months. No prerequisite coursework is required, and you don't need GRE/GMAT scores to apply. For admission to the program, you'll need:

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • A written statement: Your background and future goals all impact your success with Saint Mary's and inform your education. As you prepare your written statement, think about including previous experiences, education, and your strengths and interests. Share your motivations for earning the online graduate certificate in business analytics and how it will contribute to your career.
  • The names of two people (including title, organization, email, phone number) who can serve as professional references, if needed, during the application review process. The best references are those who know you in a professional capacity, such as current or former supervisors.
  • A current resume: Include both your educational and professional experience.

For more information about the online graduate certificate in Organizational and Change Leadership, contact us or call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor.


1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Top Executives. Retrieved from

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers. Retrieved from