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Certificate

Strategic Innovation and Change

As a leader, you not only need the innovative idea, but an effective plan to implement and measure its success. In this certificate program, you’ll broaden and deepen your skills in strategic innovation, entrepreneurship, and change management. Organizations rely on their leaders to navigate change and develop strategic initiatives, so learn what it takes to thrive in an age of continual change.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$13,344

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$20,016

Format
Evening or Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 6 months

Duration
As few as 12 months

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U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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Skills You’ll Learn

Manage effective strategic planning processes

Conduct environmental scanning

Manage organizational change

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Strategic Innovation and Change requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

4
Concentration Courses
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ORL 4400 Leading Strategic Planning in Organizations
ORL 4410 Principles of Environmental Scanning
ORL 4420 Leading Change for Transformation
ORL 4530 Leading a Culture of Organizational Innovation

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Innovation and Change requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

4
Concentration Courses
 
 
2
Elective Courses
 

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ORL 4400 Leading Strategic Planning in Organizations
ORL 4410 Principles of Environmental Scanning
ORL 4420 Leading Change for Transformation
ORL 4530 Leading a Culture of Organizational Innovation

Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Organizational Leadership program include:

ORL 4110 Fundamentals of Organization Development
ORL 4115 Organizational Culture and Organizational Development Impacts
ORL 4120 Team Effectiveness and Interventions
ORL 4125 Evaluate and Sustain Change
ORL 4170 Developing Human Capital in Organizations
ORL 4550 Strategic Organizational Partnerships
ORL 4980 Internship
HRA 4170 The Inclusive Organization
HRA 4500 Organizational Leadership, Team Effectiveness, and Communications
GS 4050 Diversity and Organizational Structure

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Organizational Leadership program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

 

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Sample Schedule

Plan your schedule to complete your graduate certificate. Finish quickly in just six months or take up to two years (four course certificate) or three years for a six-course certificate.

Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 0 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 2 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 2 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 1 1
6-Course Certificate Classes 1 2 2 1

Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Strategic Innovation and Change.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Strategic Innovation and Change

Employment of management analysts is projected to grow 14% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

From major software upgrades to company mergers, organizational change can be a very complex, confusing, and costly process, which requires competent change managers.

More organizations are hiring change management consultants to ensure the best possible returns on their investments.


Job Titles

Change Specialist
Change Leader
Consultant
Director of Strategy and Innovation
Human Resources Manager
Product Management Director
Project Manager
Strategic Innovation Officer
 

 

 

 

Business Development Analyst Salary: National Average

$61,815

(Glassdoor.com)

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Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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