Pursue a Career in HR or Management

Prepare to lead your team through change and corporate culture shifts with a graduate certificate in organizational development from the Mount. By better understanding yourself and your own leadership style you can better serve and develop your employees at all levels.

Whether you’re seeking a career in HR or a new role in leadership, the Mount’s certificate coursework will help you achieve your unique career goals. Courses include:

  • Individual Assessment and Development
  • Understanding Systems, Culture and Change
  • Consulting and Facilitation Skills
  • Organizational Assessment and Intervention
  • Feedback and Integration
All certificate credits may also be applied toward earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Mount.

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Format & Details

Format & Details

The Mount’s program is designed for working adults. As a student in the program you will:

  • Finish in only 10 months. Five courses are offered one at a time, allowing you to focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions with year round entry points.
  • Attend convenient classes. Meet part-time one night per week (6-9:30 p.m.). Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates.
  • Work toward your master’s degree. All certificate credits may be applied to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.


Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 15 credits (5 classes) at $635 per credit
  • $23,495 is the total cost if the certificate is taken in combination with the 37-credit MBA (additional 7 courses)*
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2017-18 rates. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions & Application

Admissions & Application

Classes begin: January, March, May, August, October
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadline: 6 weeks prior to start of first course
No application fee

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or
    • Five full years of relevant work experience or
    • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Application Materials:

  • Free online application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Résumé detailing professional experience (if required based on GPA or GMAT scores)
  • GMAT score (if required based on GPA or work experience)
Send application materials to:

Graduate Business Programs
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

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Gainful Employment Disclosure
While the majority of our students choose to earn a post baccalaureate certificate in addition to a graduate degree, some opt for a stand alone certificate program. For those opting to take only the certificate program additional information is provided and required by the federal government regarding program costs, financing, success rate and related occupations. See the Gainful Employment Disclosure information for the Forensic Accounting Program.