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Leading Innovative Organizations Certificate of Grad Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Entrepreneurial Mindsets are in demand. Employers, alumni, and CEOs from across industries agree that an entrepreneurial approach to activities and outcomes – being drawn to opportunities, innovation, and value creation - is essential for success in today’s business world. Rowan’s Entrepreneurship Certificates of Graduate Studies (COGS) options leverage the vast entrepreneurial resources available for students to develop as leaders, think more entrepreneurially, and find new ways to create value. Each of the three Entrepreneurship COGS has a focused theme: Leading Innovative Organizations, Technology and Innovation, and Corporate Entrepreneurship.

The Leading Innovative Organizations COGS helps students apply an alternative way of thinking to assist in solving difficult issues for government, business, and the non-profit sectors. The Leading Innovative Organizations COGS also focuses on the transformation of Human Resource Management, diverse and complex business environments, processes that enhance individual and organizational performance, and advanced topics in entrepreneurship.

The Leading Innovative Organizations COGS is a valuable stand-alone credential for those seeking to refresh skills in their current roles. The Leading Innovative Organizations COGS program can also serve as a micro-credential on the way toward earning a degree, allowing students to sample content prior to being formally admitted into Rowan’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Entrepreneurship Area of Concentration. The Leading Innovative Organizations COGS is also ideal for those who have not yet taken the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as GMAT scores are not a requirement for admission to the COGS program. Students who wish to later pursue the MBA Program at Rowan may have all COGS credits transferred into the MBA degree to satisfy an Entrepreneurship Area of Concentration; for this option, students must work with their Academic Advisor to ensure courses selected will satisfy Area of Concentration requirements.

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The Certificate of Graduate Study in Leading Innovative Organizations is a part-time program offered face-to-face at our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of nine graduate semester hours (three courses).

  • 3 Courses / 9 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
ENT 06505 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3
HRM 06605 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MGT 06520 Global Leadership and Organization Culture 3
ENT 06599 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship  3

 The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
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