Change Leadership Management Certificate Program

PC’s new Change Leadership Management (CLM) Certificate Program was developed in conjunction with leading employers (Alex and Ani, Amica, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Citizen’s Bank, FM Global, Gilbane, IGT, and MetLife) to provide high-performing employees an opportunity to further develop strategic critical thinking and change leadership competencies. This is a 3 course, 9 credit hour management certificate taught by recognized thought leaders. The focus is on gaining personal insight and confidence in leading and promoting change, thinking critically through strategic implications of decisions, and managing and collaborating with others to get work done effectively. These competencies have been identified as integral business skills employees need to lead change and make better business decisions.

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Who should attend?

High-performing employees who need additional expertise in managing change, organizational effectiveness, and collaborating across the organization to meet business needs. Taught by top faculty members in the Providence College School of Business, the CLM Certificate Program provides a rapid foundational education in team collaboration, decision making, and change leadership. The program extends beyond the basics to help professionals understand their leadership philosophy and strengthen their ability to lead change and collaborate with others to get results.

Learn the Fundamental Principles of

Organizational Effectiveness * Self-Leadership * Change Management

Course 1: MBA 676 Organizational Effectiveness Through People and Teams. Explore the critical process and skills of effectively motivating and managing individual employees and teams to achieve organizational goals. Learn how to adopt the mindset about growing and developing others and getting results as a team. Taught by Dr. John Schibler and an executive fellow. Summer 2017: July 3-Aug. 4, meets twice a week, 6:30-10:00 p.m.

Course 2: MBA 681 Self Leadership. Develop the self-awareness, mindfulness, intentionality, skill of self-observation, and the ability to learn through personal experience that is required to be an authentic, responsible, and effective leader. Identify your personal values, mindsets, inhibitors, and life story to allow you to realize your leadership potential, positively impact others, and fulfill your life purpose. Taught by Dr. Matthew Eriksen and an executive fellow. Fall 2017: Aug. 28–Oct. 16, meets Monday nights, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Course 3: MBA 698 Special Topics in Management: Leading from the Middle. In order to be successful, middle managers need to understand how their roles fit into the broader organizational context in which they operate. Students will learn how to make decisions, lead change, expand their network, negotiate effectively, and build their power and influence in an organizationally relevant way. This hybrid course is designed to blend online lectures and self-paced learning modules with in-class case discussions, behavioral simulations, and role plays. There is a heavy emphasis on the ongoing integration of students’ professional experiences into the classroom. Taught by Dr. Deirdre Snyder and an executive fellow. Fall 2017: Oct. 23-Dec. 4, meets Monday nights, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Program Details


July 3, 2017 – December 4, 2017

Students will register for 3 management courses that once completed will count towards the CLM Certificate. Students who successfully complete the certificate program may use their 9 management credit hours towards a PC MBA degree and are eligible for expedited admission into the PC MBA Program.

CLM certificate students take MBA classes alongside current MBA students. The program is taught by top MBA faculty, with real world input from Executive Fellows, representing a variety of industries. Students must complete all these courses to receive their certificate of completion and to be eligible for expedited admission into the MBA program. 


The program fee is $5950.00 for all three courses.


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Benefits to Enrollment

Students who successfully complete the CLM Certificate Program with a B or better in each course will be eligible to apply these 9 credits toward the MBA degree within 1 year of certificate completion. To be eligible for the expedited admission to the MBA Program, including the GMAT waiver, students must complete the CLM Certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and have completed a BA or BS degree with at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

About the MBA Program

The MBA degree is management-focused and designed to help students develop critical thinking skills, analyze data, and solve business problems. It is a total of 12 courses with 8-9 core courses and 3-4 electives. The MBA Program provides students with both the knowledge and practical experience needed to be competitive in today’s workforce. The Program has a reputation of helping job seekers enhance their careers, while also achieving their educational and personal goals. Learn more here.

Faculty Directors

Matthew Eriksen, Ph.D., Professor of Management. John Schibler, Ph.D., Practitioner Faculty of Management. Deirdre Snyder,  Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management. Learn more about our Faculty Directors here.

*The 2016-2017 tuition cost per three-credit course is $1,950. The 2017-2018 Tuition cost per three-credit course is $2,001. Courses must be paid for, in full, at the time of registration each semester.