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Organizational Management Certificate


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.  

Growing demand

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.

Business-school learning environment 

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.

Evening classes

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. 

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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

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Program Director:
Tianning Li, Ph.D.



Graduate School Assistant Director:
Spencer Berk