Welcome to the University of Miami Organizational Consulting Certificate Program

Even successful companies need outside guidance from time to time, which is why organizational consulting is considered a necessity and not a luxury in the business world. The University of Miami Organizational Consulting Certificate Program teaches the skills and knowledge needed to identify and eliminate challenges at a broad range of organizations, from private companies to government agencies to educational institutions. Students will learn how to help an organization retain employees, increase its efficiency and productivity, maintain a fluid work environment, and establish effective changes that benefit and engage the organization’s human capital resources. The program also covers the nuts and bolts every organizational consultant needs to succeed in the workplace, including strong communication and presentation skills, strategies for framing challenges, the essentials of consulting contracts, and tips for developing a consulting business.

This program is offered through the Office of Professional Advancement at the University of Miami.

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Quick Facts About the Program

  • Career Outlook

    Organizational consultants, sometimes called management analysts or management consultants, play an important role in many of today’s businesses. Sometimes a consultant is hired to address one particular challenge. Other times, a consultant might be asked to study and evaluate a more general issue, such as boosting an organization’s productivity, reducing its costs, increasing its revenue, or modernizing its outdated systems or procedures. In addition to assessing a challenge and offering a solution, consultants also help their clients become more self-sustaining by motivating and inspiring them to uncover solutions on their own. 

    The U.S. Department of Labor projects that the employment rate for management analysts will grow by 19% between 2012 and 2022, much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations combined. New businesses will need guidance on the fundamentals of efficient operation while existing organizations will seek alternative ways to lower costs or boost sales and productivity in a competitive market. Consultants who focus on specialized business functions, such as entering a foreign market or implementing environmentally-friendly initiatives, could find themselves in even higher demand.

  • What Will I Learn?

    This program focuses on leadership skills, motivational skills, and the ability to think innovatively and decisively, all of which play crucial roles when collaborating with an organization to address its challenges. Students will learn to help organizations promote effective leadership and team dynamics, structure operations around vital sources of value, eliminate unnecessary complexity, and establish an efficient operating model that enables the organization to achieve its strategic goals. 

    Program outcomes include: enhancing critical thinking and creative problem solving skills; understanding the importance of assessing the client’s needs; framing challenges facing clients; employing effective communication and presentation skills; and identifying key components of consulting contracts and business development.

  • How Will I Benefit From UM's Program?

    The University of Miami Organizational Consulting Certificate Program is unique in that the learning outcomes are integrated using a facilitated, hands-on approach with module deliverables and application-based written assignments. The program components are supported by cooperative learning, inquiry-based learning, and hands-on learning methods. Unlike programs based solely on theory, our program connects academics to the workplace by allowing students to experience learning applications based on real-world utilization of the program content, with the benefit of feedback from an industry professional who is an expert in the subject matter. The instructor also maintains a virtual open door to address questions, clarify program content, and interpret career learning connections. 

    During the course of the program, each student will create an ePortfolio of their completed assignments to showcase program learning and program outcome mastery. This is a valuable tool to demonstrate professional skills and knowledge to current or potential employers.

  • Is This Program Right For Me?

    This program is perfect for business development professionals, those who work in sales, or anyone interested in joining a consulting firm or starting their own consulting business. 

    The online format gives students the freedom to work at their own pace, navigating through modules of content that build on topics presented in the program’s required textbooks. By reviewing custom-curated articles, websites, and other electronic materials, students will expand their knowledge and gain an understanding of current applications in the business sector. Interactive study tools allow students to review key terms and topics prior to written and objective assessments, and practice quizzes increase skill development and ready students for module tests.

  • How Long Is The Program?

    The program is eight weeks in length.

  • Program Format & Location

    This program is available fully online.

  • Tuition & Fees

    The price for the course is $3,495, plus the cost of textbooks (approximately $148).

  • Financial Assistance Options

    To learn more, please speak with an enrollment advisor at (305) 284-4000.

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPTIONS

  • What Can I Do After Earning The Certificate?

    Graduates leave the program with a new skill set that will enhance their resume, increase their value to current and future employers, and showcase their active pursuit to master modern business strategies and solutions.

  • What Are The Requirements To Earn The Certificate?

    High school diploma

  • Required Courses

    Becoming a Consultant: The Essentials, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Strategies, The Importance of the Client Needs Assessment, Effective Leadership Approaches, and Key Communication and Presentation Skills.

  • Professional Badges

    DISPLAY YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS WITH OUR CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BADGES

     

    The Division of Continuing and International Education’s mission is to empower people to reach their full potential through lifelong and lifewide learning. Revolutionary learning experiences are created for our students to ensure that we meet the demands of the ever-changing economy. We continuously measure our programs’ core competencies, instruction, quality, standards, and service.

    The continuing education landscape has elevated an era of innovation and disruption and as such, the Office of Professional Advancement has instituted a badging system. Graduates of our programs will be able to virtually display a badge, which showcases their new skillset to prospective employers and professional colleagues.

    How does it Work?

    Badges are earned by successfully completing a certificate program through the Office of Professional Advancement. * Upon completion, you will receive an email with instructions on how to collect your badge. Once collected, you can display your badge on social media sites like LinkedIn. Any potential employer will be able to click on the badge for a list of specific skills associated with the respective certificate received.

    *Please call us for a list of approved programs.

    For more information about our career and professional development badging, please call us at 305-284-4000.

  • Have Questions?

    Call 305-284-4000 or email opa@miami.edu. Our enrollment advisors can answer any questions or schedule a meeting to discuss your goals and opportunities.

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