Helzberg School of Management – Organizational Development Certification

Help Improve Your Organization and Yourself

The Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University is proud to offer an Organizational Development Certificate program that provides professionals an in-depth understanding of the culture, strategy, structure, systems and talent management of an organization or business. With the broad range of skills you will acquire through the Organizational Development Certificate program, you’ll be prepared to support all key functions of your organization and advance your career. 

Organizational Development Certificate: Who Should Apply?

The Organizational Development Certificate is designed for professionals interested in sharpening their skills in the areas of change management, coaching, consulting, human resources, innovation, leadership development, project management or training, just to name a few. For those with the drive to ignite change, increase efficiency and develop leaders at the organizational level, this certificate program is perfect for you.

This certificate equips professionals in the areas of:

  • Business strategy
  • Conflict management
  • Culture change
  • Individual development
  • Leadership development
  • Organization redesign
  • Organization structure and strategy
  • Team development
  • Vision and mission 

What Does an Organizational Development Professional Do?

Professionals in organizational development help create dynamic, values-based approaches to systems change in communities, organizations or businesses. They strive to build sustainable processes that benefit the organization and the world around them.

Organizational Development Jobs: You Should Know

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, management consultant jobs are projected to grow 14% through 2024. 

Certificate Program Curriculum

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With flexible evening classes that fit your schedule, the average program completion time is just 15 months. Students select a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following course list:

  • MG 6275: Developing Leaders in Organizations (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6001: Spirituality and Values in Leadership (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6460: Innovation (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6420: Organizational Development and Consulting (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6430: Organizational Theory & Design (2 credit hours)
  • MG 6680: Organizational Change (2 credit hours)

Program Information and Requirements

  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • Classes begin in January, March, June, August and October, and meet one night per week
  • The certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework
  • Networking and career services opportunities are available to all students

Apply This Certificate Toward a Degree

The Organizational Development Certificate can be a stand-alone credential or the graduate credits may be applied toward a Helzberg MBA or MA degree.  


Contact Us
For questions contact Matthew Honeycutt, director of graduate business admissions, at 816-501-4823 or matthew.honeycutt@rockhurst.edu. For additional online information, visit rockhurst.edu/helzberg.