Management Consulting Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Other admissions requirements include:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) – Applicants are expected to have maintained a junior-senior (3rd and 4th years) GPA of at least a 3.00 based on a grading scale of A (4.00) to D (1.00).
  • Application – Complete a Graduate School application including a nonrefundable application fee.
  • Statement of Purpose – Submit a statement describing how professional experience and goals align with the certificate.
  • Vita or resume – Submit a statement outlining professional experience history.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
MGMT 880Business Transformation Consulting3
MGMT 885Management Consulting Methods and Practice3
Choose one course from the following list of relevant courses:3
Negotiation Theory and Skills
Strategic Business Architecture
Strategic Leadership
Strategic Leading and Identity
Business Modeling and New Venture Creation
Emerging Trends, Technology, and Corporate Innovation
Corporate Innovation Strategies and Entrepreneurial Methods
Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Global Strategic Management
Power and Influence
Strategy Implementation and Organizational Change
Total Credits9

Courses

Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the role of a management consultant, why firms hire management consultants, and how management consultants create value for their clients in a variety of contexts
  • Explain the engagement life cycle for a management consulting engagement
  • Apply basic secondary and primary research methods and tools in a management consulting context
  • Apply commonly used tools and techniques for analysis and solution generation in a management consulting context
  • Develop an actionable plan for implementing change within a firm that appropriately incorporates generally accepted concepts and theories related to change management
  • Apply commonly used communication related tools and techniques used to enable the success of a management consulting engagement.
  • Identify best practice methods used to develop key client deliverables, such as business cases, cost estimations, recommendations, and final reports.
  • Relate and integrate consulting engagement management to project, program, and portfolio management and begin to apply them in client settings.
  • Pursue an elective area of specialization

Contact

Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Brian Harold Cameron
Program Contact

Michelle Kristen Rockower
mkk114@psu.edu
(814) 865-5290

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