This certificate program teaches students how to change corporate culture from a continuous process improvement perspective. Recognizing that organizations either get better or worse, the focus of this certificate is on the tools and methodologies for making positive organizational impact. Emphasis is placed on the application of essential continuous improvement methodologies including lean and six sigma concepts to improve processes in any industry. A focus is also placed on the concepts and skills needed to complete project initiatives on time and within budget.
Effective Date: Spring 2016
Expiration Semester: Spring 2021
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 General Admissions Standards. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
To be awarded the Certificate in Organization Development and Change: Operational Excellence, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work in the required courses listed below.
|WFED 572||Foundations in Organization Development and Change||3|
|WFED 880||Facilitating Groups and Teams||3|
|WFED 451||Lean-Sigma for Professionals||3|
|WFED 405||Project Management for Professionals||3|
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.
Certificate Program Head: Roy Clariana
Director of Graduate Studies/Professor-in-Charge: Susan Land
Primary Program Contact: Jennifer McLaughlin
Mailing Address: Learning and Performance Systems, 303 Keller Building, University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 863-2596
Program Website: Organization Development and Change: Operational Excellence