Don’t simply envision the future, help make it a reality. From digital transformation to new evolving business models, organizations increasingly find the need to transform themselves. This Change Management Certificate Program will empower you with the skills and techniques essential to managing those and other organizational changes. Learn to remove obstacles and empower others to act on a vision. Plus learn how to institutionalize innovation and new approaches to solving business problems.

Who Will Benefit

Managers and professionals who are leading or experiencing change in their workplace or industry.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the external realities and the internal drivers that generate change.
  • Understand that change management is a process that must be managed and measured.
  • Learn to visualize opportunities and apply tools and techniques for change identification, strategy, implementation and sustainability.
  • Work with others to identify the new company vision and encourage others to work as a team during the transition.
  • Learn how to communicate the new vision, and create structures and systems to aid the implementation of the change.
  • Maintain the momentum and link the new behaviors with corporate success.

General Information/Custom Programs: FIU Business Executive Education can create custom training programs specific to the needs of your organization. Please connect with us by submitting the inquiry form below or contact us 305.348.4217 or

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Schedule & Registration

Fully online, at our own pace

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Your program fee includes:

  • Digital Access to Educational Materials
  • Digital Access to Instructional Resources
  • Optional, one office hour with expert guide
  • Florida International University Certificate of Completion

SAMPLE Schedule, approximately 8 weeks, self-paced

WeekEstimated Time CommitmentTopic(s)


4 hours

Introduction to Change Management and Kotter’s 8-stage Model


4 hours

Establish a sense of urgency. Innovation, agile and digital transformation.


4 hours

Form a powerful guiding coalition


4 hours

Create a vision


4 hours

Communicate the vision


4 hours

Empower others to act on the vision


4 hours

Plan for and create short-term wins


4 hours

Institutionalize new approaches

Approximately 32 hours of course work with up to four months to complete the program.


Elevate your knowledge of effective and innovative change management. Here are the key topics you’ll cover during your program:

  • Groundwork: Understanding and Diagnosing Change
    • Managing Change: Stories and Paradoxes
    • Why Change? Contemporary Pressures and Drivers
    • What to Change? A Diagnostic Approach
  • Implementation: The Substance and Process of Change
    • What Changes?
    • Purpose and Vision
    • Communication Strategies
    • Change Management Perspectives
  • Running Threads: Sustainability and the Effective Change Manager
    • Sustaining Change
    • The Effective Change Manager: What Does It Take?

Financial Assistance & Discounts

FIU Executive Education programs are designed to enhance your management skills and boost your career success. Because our certificate programs are non-credit and do not lead to a degree, they do not qualify for traditional student financial aid. However, financial assistance is available in a variety of methods:

  • Private student loans are available for our programs through SallieMae. We strongly recommend participants submit their loan application at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the program to ensure completion of the loan. 

    To apply for a SallieMae loan, please follow the steps below:

    • Notify us via email at – Please provide your full name, telephone number and the course you wish to take.
    • Visit SallieMae SMART Option Loan to finalize your loan application process:
      • From the home page, choose “Career training student loan”
      • Under “Degree/certificate of study” choose “Certificate”
      • Under “Major/specialty” choose “Continuing Education”
    • Apply for the loan to match the exact program fee.
    • Once your loan is approved and certified, we will notify you with next steps.
    • We periodically offer special discounts via the FIU Executive Education newsletter. To sign up please register here
    • FIU Alumni, Students and Staff: 10% discount available:
      • Please email us at prior to registering for your program, to obtain your discount code.
      • Please be sure to use your email address when registering. 
    • Group Discount for Organizations: 15% discount is available to companies and organizations registering a minimum of three (3) employees. Please contact us via email at so we may guide you through the registration process.
  • Employer Education Benefits: Ask your employer if it provides education benefits to employees. In many cases and under certain conditions, employers may offer up to $5,250 in tuition/fee assistance to employees tax-free. For more information and latest updates, visit or ask your employer to visit this IRS web site.

    Training Grants for Employers: Employers may qualify for employee training grants from the state of Florida. These grants are used to help employers pay the cost of training and re-skilling employees. For more information, visit CareerSource Florida.

  • Check this section regularly for updates on scholarships and grants available to FIU Executive Education learners.

    PEO Program for Continuing Education: Grant of up to $3,000 to women whose education was interrupted and who now seek a degree or certificate that leads to employment.

  • For general information regarding Financial Aid (FAFSA) or the Veterans GI Bill, please contact FIU Financial Aid at or Veterans Affairs at

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FIU Executive Education programs for individuals are delivered virtually by an instructor on evenings and weekends. The short programs, in such areas as human resources, project management, Lean Six Sigma, finance and more, can also be taken fully online at your own pace.