Online Graduate Certificate – Change Leadership

Add to your leadership expertise by harnessing the tools to effectively manage change and help your organization stay ahead of the curve.

3/18/24 Next Application Due Date
4/1/24 Start Classes

Program Overview


Accomplish your goals with an online graduate certificate in change leadership

$4,800* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
16 Credit Hours

Equip yourself with the expertise to successfully navigate an ever-changing marketplace with an online graduate certificate in change leadership from EWU. Prepare to help increase your organization’s competitive edge while eliminating resistance to change.

In this 100 percent online program, you will explore the fundamentals of systems thinking versus design thinking to effectively manage change. Examine methods of leading and engaging stakeholders in creating meaningful and sustainable social change. Affordably priced, you can pay by the course.

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The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

Change Leadership Careers

  • Organizational Change Management Consultant
  • Organizational Change Management Leader
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Organizational Change Management Consultant
  • Organizational Change Management Leader
  • Manager
  • Director

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If you are interested in pursuing your master’s degree, completed courses in this certificate program can help you earn your Master of Science – Organizational Leadership from EWU.

$4,800* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
16 Credit Hours

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Tuition


Take advantage of our budget-friendly tuition

This affordable Change Leadership certificate program features pay-by-the-course tuition, with the same rate for all in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$4,800* Total Tuition

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$4,800* Total Tuition

Calendar


Important dates and deadlines to keep in mind

The Change Leadership online graduate certificate program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and multiple start dates a year.

Now enrolling:

3/18/24 Next Application Deadline
4/1/24 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Winter II2/12/241/29/242/7/242/10/24
Spring I4/1/243/18/243/27/243/30/24
Spring II5/13/244/29/245/8/245/11/24
Summer I7/8/246/21/247/2/247/6/24
Fall I9/23/249/9/249/18/249/21/24
Fall II11/4/2410/21/2410/30/2411/2/24

Now enrolling:

3/18/24 Next Application Deadline
4/1/24 Start Classes

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Admissions


Follow these steps to apply

The admission process for the online Graduate Certificate – Change Leadership program is streamlined to help you get started right away. Plus, the GMAT is waived for qualified applicants.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Professional resume

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours**
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcript from the college/university where degree was earned

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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

Document Submission Information

For Spring 2024 Applications: Please do not send transcripts directly to EWU, as this may delay processing your application. If you are ordering electronic transcripts, please select the CAS application as the recipient.

If you are ordering a mailed paper transcript, please have all transcripts sent to:

GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9217
Watertown, MA 02471

Note: You will need to use the Transcript ID form (found in your GradCAS application portal) as part of your submission so that your transcript can be matched to your application.

For Summer 2024 Applications and all future terms:

Order your official, electronic transcripts from the degree-granting institution where you earned your highest degree (bachelor’s or master’s) and have them sent to Eastern Washington University.

  • Most EWU graduate programs only require one transcript. Please submit a transcript from your degree-granting institution. This transcript should include the final two years of your degree completion. If it does not, please submit transcripts to cover your final two years of earned credits.
  • Please note that transcripts ordered by main may take 4-6 weeks to arrive.

If you are ordering a mailed paper transcript, please have it sent to:

Eastern Washington University
Showalter Hall 206
Cheney, WA 99004

Courses


These are the courses for your online Graduate Certificate – Change Leadership at EWU

In order to earn the online Change Leadership certificate, you must complete four courses (16 credit hours).

Students in the Graduate Certificate - Change Leadership program will take the following core courses.

Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course rests on an understanding that change is a needed & normal part of leadership, organizations, & the world at large. Additionally, effectively navigating change is a critical aspect of leadership. Finally, this course understands that the complex problems of organizations & society cannot simply be broken down into parts and then solved. This course focuses on three interrelated concepts, effective change leadership, a systems view of change, & design thinking for change.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course examines leadership for community and social change. Students will investigate the role of socially responsible institutions and how they can lead social change in a just and sustainable manner. Students will explore how to engage multiple stakeholders and how to create meaningful and sustainable social change.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course students will learn the fundamentals of design thinking, explore how to use these fundamentals to accomplish change, and consider how design thinking can serve as a tool for leading change processes and initiatives.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course students will explore the concepts and practices used in systems thinking, begin learning how to apply these concepts to specific systems, and consider how systems thinking can be an effective tool for organizational and social change leadership.
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*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

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