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Certificate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Online
  • Full-Time
  • 5 Months

Building the knowledge and expertise needed to address organizational needs, The Chicago School’s Industrial & Organizational Psychology Certificate program prepares graduates to take advantage of new career opportunities addressing organizational effectiveness. Guided by practitioner faculty, students are required to take the IO 510 Organizational Behavior course, covering topics such as organizational behavior, culture, and design, […]

Building the knowledge and expertise needed to address organizational needs, The Chicago School’s Industrial & Organizational Psychology Certificate program prepares graduates to take advantage of new career opportunities addressing organizational effectiveness.

Guided by practitioner faculty, students are required to take the IO 510 Organizational Behavior course, covering topics such as organizational behavior, culture, and design, as well as management and leadership. In addition Industrial and Organizational Psychology Generalist Certificate students can choose two electives from an array of options, including training theory, performance evaluation, team dynamics, consumer motivation, and more.

By learning how to manage organizational change, select and motivate organizational teams, and increase employee productivity, graduates of the Industrial & Organizational Psychology Generalist Certificate online program will be able to apply their knowledge to several fields and professions, including:

  • Consultation
  • Human resources
  • Leadership
  • Government
  • Business
  • Nonprofit

Industrial & Organizational Psychology Certificate: Online Student Experience

Through the convenience of The Chicago School’s online programs, your life remains intact. Our online Global Student Dashboard is where you will find all of the components to successfully complete your program. There, you’ll find your coursework and assignments, interact with fellow students, and are ask questions from your instructor.

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Organizational Behavior

This course explores organizations at the individual and team level, examining the relationship between employees and managers, and employees and teams. It examines the factors that drive productivity and success in organizations including motivation, diversity, work stress, conflict and negotiation, decision-making, personality, and attitudes.

Organizational Culture & Design

This course explores organizations at the organizational level, examining the relationship between culture and organization design, structure, and environment. It examines the impact of change in strategy and technology, environmental turbulence and organizational maturity, and reviews organization development as a means to advance the changing nature of organization. Supporting topics include corporate ethics, life cycle and control, organizational climate, and globalization. Students create an organizational change strategy for a company in turmoil

Management and Leadership

Management and leadership is the heart of organizational life. This course examines how managers and leaders create results by empowering culture and organizational commitment. It leads with the premise that there is no ideal leadership style and that an effective style depends upon realistic assessment of the organizational life cycle, culture, and market environment. Students apply management and leadership theory to their own work environment, evaluating how specific situations can be effectively addressed.

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Chicago, IL 60601

Applicants to the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Generalist certificate must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Application fee: $50
  • Official college/university transcripts
  • Resume
    • Applicants should have a resume that properly highlights at least three years of related post-baccalaureate relevant work experience or at least five years of unrelated work experience.

In addition to the admission criteria, students within this track and certificate program must have access to a computer that is less than three years old, a broadband internet connection, the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook, and at minimum the following computing skills:

  • A comfort with basic Internet technology
  • The ability to open and attach files
  • The ability to send and receive email

International Application Requirements

The Chicago School is dedicated to keeping our professional degree programs accessible to anyone regardless of financial status. In addition to the scholarships that may be available, our Financial Aid Department will help provide you with information to determine what financial arrangements are right for you.

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