Program Overview

The Strategic Change Management master certificate from Michigan State University is offered in completely online format. This program is best suited for aspiring or current managers, organizational leaders, or consultants. The information learned in through these courses can be applied in the company, individual, or departmental levels.

Students will participate in three required courses, and then choose one elective course. Each course is eight weeks long and worth 3.5 Continuing Education Units, for a total of 14 CEUs. The first three mandatory courses are Strategic Negotiation, Team Effectiveness & Development, and Strategic Change Leadership. There are then eight possible elective courses: Strategic Leadership, Strategic Decision Making, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Compensation & Reward Management, Workforce Management & Development, Global Business Strategy, Cross Cultural Management. After successfully completing these courses, students will receive their master certificate.

Utilizing the learned information will allow students to become a change advocate, create effective work teams, implement negotiation skills to fit the current situation, elevate performance levels, and apply correct change management tactics. The change management elements on which students will focus are gaining support from the workforce, surmounting politics, mobilizing individuals, creating group teams, and molding organizational culture. The end goal is to help students develop skills necessary to become a successful change leader.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.

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