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Change Leadership Management Certificate Program

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PC’s 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 top faculty members in the Providence College School of Business. 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.

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. Students learn the fundamental principles of organizational effectiveness, self-leadership & change management.

Providence College graduate business certificate programs are flexible, featuring a variety class meeting times, and can usually be completed within a year. Generally, these courses meet at 4 p.m. or at 7 p.m. during the week. However, there are several accelerated graduate business courses that may include a few weekend days or meet during the winter or summer terms.


Who Should Enroll?

High-performing employees who desire additional expertise in managing change, organizational effectiveness, and collaborating across the organization to meet business needs should enroll. The Change Leadership Management Certificate Program is ideal for those needing a rapid foundational education in team collaboration, decision making, and change leadership. 


The Change Leadership Management Certificate program is a 3-course, 9-credit hour program consisting of one core course and two electives:

Core Course:

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.


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.

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.


Students will register for 3 management courses (9 credit hours) that, once completed, will count towards the Change Leadership Management Certificate. Students who successfully complete the certificate program may use their 9 management credit hours towards a PC MBA degree. Admission into the PC MBA Program and GMAT/GRE waiver consideration will be reviewed for up to one year after certificate completion.*


The program fee is the same as graduate courses. See updated information here. Courses must be paid for, in full, at the time of registration each semester.


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Prospective students will need to submit the following to complete the application process:

  • Completed online application form (recommended first step)
  • Updated resume
  • All official transcripts from colleges or institutions attended


The program is taught by award-winning MBA faculty, with real world input from Executive Fellows, representing a variety of industries. Learn more about each department’s faculty:
Accountancy Faculty
Finance Faculty
Management Faculty
Marketing Faculty

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The state-of-the-art Ryan Center for Business Studies at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island.

Applying Credits to the PC MBA Program

Students will register for three management elective courses that, once completed, will lead to the Change Leadership Management Certificate. Students who successfully complete the certificate program may use their nine management credits toward the MBA degree. Admission into the PC MBA Program and GMAT/GRE waiver consideration will be reviewed for up to one year after certificate completion.*

*Expedited admission into the PC MBA Program is dependent upon completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and the completion of the Change Leadership Management (CLM) Certificate Program with a GPA of 3.3 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 9-10 core courses and 2-3 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.

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Application available spring 2021