Change management is a systematic process for leading people, projects and organizations through transition. This program will provide the theory and practice necessary to effectively lead incremental and radical change.
Students learn the various aspects of change management, and how to support people through change while, at the same time, working towards delivering the organization's planned results.
Students will learn how to assess organizational readiness and change impact, then move on to formulating change management strategies and plans that fit within a project management framework.
Wondering how to get started?
Take a look at these frequently asked questions.
Courses are delivered primarily in the classroom. Some courses are available online.
Before taking your first online course, you are required to take BMC 352 Learning Online. If you have already completed fully online courses in the past, you may apply for a prerequisite waiver for BMC 352 Learning Online. To apply, complete the online application form.
The length of time it takes to complete this program varies by student. If you have other significant time commitments and take only one or two courses per term, you will likely complete the program in two years. If you are planning on taking multiple courses per term, you will complete the program faster. However, when planning, it is important to take into account the extra time that will be required for reading and assignments. For every hour of classroom time, plan on working one more hour at home (3 hours in class; 3 hours at home). For most online courses, expect to work approximately six hours per week per course. Students are invited to contact a student advisor for planning assistance.
You can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later; however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission to the certificate program as early as possible. Once you are admitted, you can be confident that you have locked in the requirements leading to your graduation.
You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted to the program. Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma and relevant work experience are recommended. If English is not your first language, please review the English language proficiency requirements.
A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.Apply for Certificate Admission
Prior learning from other post-secondary institutions
Advanced standing may be granted for equivalent, graded courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Credit may be granted up to a maximum of 60 hours towards this certificate.
To apply for advanced standing, click here.
Transferring credit from other Continuing Education certificates
If you have completed requirements for another University of Calgary Continuing Education certificate, you may be able to transfer some credits between programs. For details, please review the Transferability section in the certificate programs that you have completed. To transfer credits, please contact a student advisor.
If you have completed BMC 206 Management Communications: Interpersonal Skills (40 hours) or BMC 316 Business Communication for Internationally Trained Professionals (40 hours), you may apply to have it substituted for BMC 214 Communication Strategies for Leading Groups (20 hours) and BMC 242 Employee Communication (20 hours), but the reverse is not applicable.
Note: In this program, students may only take a maximum of 40 hours of communication course content in the optional component.
The combined total of Transferability and Advanced Standing credits cannot exceed 100 hours for this certificate.
On completion of one certificate, you may wish to pursue studies in another.
On completion of this certificate, up to 100 hours of equivalent courses may be transferred towards certificates in Human Resource Management or Professional Management. The number of hours will vary based on certificate requirements and courses.
If you wish to pursue another certificate program please complete the Application for Admission for your next certificate, and email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting transfer of the equivalent course credits, or contact a student advisor for assistance at 403-220-2866. You must request the transfer of the equivalent courses credits to apply to your next certificate — this will not happen without your request.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled, and to apply to graduate.
View our Graduation page for details.