Organizational Development and Leadership

The Organizational Development and Leadership Certificate program prepares the student to apply the theories in leadership and organizational behavior and human resource development to organizational settings and consulting environments. The program enables students to utilize knowledge and skills required to lead, facilitate, and train within an organizational setting in addition to consult in the area of leadership, organizational development and change management.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general graduate admission requirements of The University of Texas at Tyler, admission to the certificate program is contingent upon favorable review by the graduate committee. Admission to the certificate program requires the submission of a portfolio consisting of the following information.

  1. A baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Original transcripts
  3. Three (3) reference letters that support the applicant's suitability for graduate studies.
  4. The admission process is complete when (a) the applicant has been notified in writing of acceptance to the certificate program and (b) a certificate plan of study has been signed by the student and the coordinator of graduate programs.

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater. Upon successful completion of approved 18 semester credit hours, students will be awarded a certificate. Credits earned in fulfillment of the Organizational Development and Leadership Certificate Program may be applied to other graduate degrees in the College of Business and Technology. All other graduate degree regulations and policies are applicable to the certificate program.

Curriculum (18 hours total)

Foundation courses (9 credit hours from the following):

MANA 5350:

Strategic Human Resources Management

MANA 5320:

Leading and Managing People

MANA 5345:

Strategic Leadership Process

HRD 5384:

Change, Diversity and Conflict Resolution

HRD 5352:

Organization Development

Elective courses (9 credit hours)