Course information

Registration Closes:
11 February 2020
Course Starts:
19 February 2020
8 weeks, excluding orientation
4–6 hours per week, entirely online
USD $2,800
Payment Options
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
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In today’s constantly shifting market, organizational change has become unavoidable. Transformative technology, business innovation, and global competition have made adaptability a vital skill for companies that want to remain competitive in their industry.

This Strategic Change Management online program teaches you how to achieve and nurture sustainable change in your organization. You’ll gain the tools and insight to encourage creativity and implement change plans successfully. You’ll also learn to maintain strategic and organizational agility by creating a learning-ready company and effectively manage aversion to change.

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in this online executive education program and be empowered to:

  • Prepare for inevitable changes in your company

  • Create a learning-ready organization and remain agile in a competitive environment

  • Motivate for change in your organization

  • Manage internal and external stakeholder resistance to change

  • Build a strategy for sustainable change in your business

  • Manage and execute change initiatives across your teams

Course curriculum

Explore change management strategy and implementation as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online program:

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1  Formulating a Strategy for Change
  • Module 2  Organizing for Change
  • Module 3  Metrics and Motivating for Change
  • Module 4  Organizing for Execution and Innovation
  • Module 5  Building and Leading Learning-Ready Organizations
  • Module 6  Becoming and Remaining Agile
  • Module 7  Managing Resistance to Change
  • Module 8  Making Change Sustainable

As part of our commitment to your professional development, GetSmarter offers you a two-week period to change your course start date or request your money back if you’re not fully satisfied.

Plan for Organizational Change

This Kellogg School of Management executive education program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you develop your ability to effectively manage change in your company.

Your Academic Director

The design of this online program is guided by Kellogg School of Management faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the program.

Edward Smith

Edward Smith

Faculty Director, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Guest Lecturers


Sally Blount

Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Loran Nordgren

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University


Julie Duty

Founder and Executive Director of United Sound, Inc

Steve King

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Global Talent Management Leader and most recently Executive Director of the University of Wisconsin’s Business School’s Center for Professional and Executive Development

Earn a Certificate From the Kellogg School of Management

Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn an official certificate of completion from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University – and use it to set yourself apart as an agile leader.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you digitally upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 19 February 2020.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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