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.
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.
This is a 200-hour certificate program. Students must complete 120 hours of core courses and 80 hours of optional courses.
In general, most students who have other significant time commitments can complete this program within two to three years. Students are encouraged to contact a student advisor to discuss their specific situation.
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 for up to a maximum of 60 hours towards this certificate.
To apply for advanced standing:
- Submit an Application for Advanced Standing, specifying the course for which you are requesting exemption, and the equivalent course credits you have obtained.
- Include a non-refundable administration fee of $100 for the course credit you request (payable online by credit card).
- Include a course outline and description of the equivalent course that you are submitting for advanced standing.
- Include a proof of attendance and final grade of the equivalent course from the educational institution you attended.
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.
Please note 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.
To graduate, a student must satisfy all certificate requirements including:
- Successful completion of the core, optional and elective program requirements.
- Attain a minimum of a C in all courses used to meet program requirements.
- Attain minimum instruction hours to meet program requirements.
Note: If a student attains a grade of C-, D+ or D in one course only, a program director has the discretionary authority to approve a student for graduation. It will be the student's responsibility to contact the program director to request approval. Approval is usually granted for exceptional circumstances and it is the student's responsibility to contact the program director to request approval.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled, and to apply to graduate. Student advisors are available to meet with students to review status and determine outstanding certificate requirements.Apply for Certificate Graduation