A natural outcome of the school’s MBA program, the Hood
College Graduate School Certificate in Organizational Management is designed
for individuals who wish to build their professional capacity and advance their
careers. The program, offered at the Graduate School in Frederick, Maryland, prepares students to manage organizations in modern
society by building the knowledge, skills and competencies required to perform
as effective, respected leaders.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that management
occupations will grow 7.2 percent between 2012 and 2022. In fact, the rates of growth
for executives and managers – general, operations, human resource and
administrative services – outpace the total job increase for all occupations,
at 10.8 percent. Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area rank fifth and fourth,
respectively, in the country for highest concentrations of management jobs.
Hood’s Organizational Management Certificate answers the mounting demand for
qualified candidates to fill these positions.
Certificate students learn from industry and academic
leaders in small, interactive classes in a setting conducive to professional
networking. Instruction emphasizes dialogue and collaboration, while the
curriculum focuses on depth of knowledge in topics such as management theory,
leadership and organizational behavior and sustainability, negotiation and
human resource management.
The program comprises of courses for a total of 15
credits, which students who are admitted to the MBA program may apply toward the master’s degree. Classes are held in the evening to accommodate working professionals’
schedules. With regular enrollment, students will typically complete
certificate requirements in one year.
Hood’s MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the premier accreditor of business schools that focus primarily on teaching and learning