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Private College Leadership Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Wulling Hall, Rm. 330E 86 Pleasant St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-624-1006
Email: olpd@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • For now the courses will be based on the UM Twin Cities campus.
  • Degree: Private College Leadership PBacc Cer
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Created for professionals who are in faculty positions or beginning levels of college administration, this graduate-level certificate offers specific knowledge and skills related to organizational development, leadership, entrepreneurship, and decision-making necessary for leading independent colleges. The Emerging Leaders in Independent Colleges curriculum is designed for individuals who seek to move into leadership positions but do not have formal training related to leadership and management of independent colleges.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Two years of experience in a professional position in higher education.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Course List
Take exactly 4 course(s) totaling exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5002 - Private Colleges as Formal Organizations (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5332 - Personal Leadership and the Private College (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5845 - The Entrepreneurial Private College (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5902 - Leading Change in Private Colleges (3.0 cr)
 
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OLPD 5002 - Private Colleges as Formal Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Provide certificate students with introduction to contemporary thinking on organizations/administration. Primary focus on organizational theory. prereq: Bachelors degree must be completed before starting this course.
OLPD 5332 - Personal Leadership and the Private College
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Must have Bachelors degree awarded prior to taking this course.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Recognize/develop leadership skills and competencies necessary for team work, consensus building, group leadership within private colleges. Blend practice/theoretical perspectives to develop leadership competencies of students. prereq: Must have Bachelors degree awarded prior to taking this course.
OLPD 5845 - The Entrepreneurial Private College
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial management/entrepreneurial strategies for private college. Enrollment management, revenue generating strategies, branding/marketing, fundraising, developing/sustaining entrepreneurial institutions. Design strategies for private colleges. prereq: Must have completed Bachelors degree before taking this course.
OLPD 5902 - Leading Change in Private Colleges
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of organizational change process/application for leading private colleges with unique cultures/distinctive missions. Factors impacting change process/implications for leading private colleges. prereq: Must have Bachelors degree awarded prior to taking this course.