Change Management

Associate Certificate Program

Build change solutions that deliver meaningful and sustainable results.

The UBC Associate Certificate in Change Management is the latest addition to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies, complimenting the Business Analysis, Project Management and Agile Leadership programs.

With a focus on the people side of business, Change Management delivers the tools and competencies required to build solutions that are practical in nature, while providing meaningful and sustained results. Using industry applied techniques and approaches that champion a holistic approach to organizational change, this program is designed for working professionals who are currently involved in change initiatives or who are looking to advance their career in this field.    

This program is aligned with the ACMP Standard for Change Management®. UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies is a QEP™ (Qualified Education Provider) with the Association of Change Management Professionals® (ACMP®) for the Change Management Fundamentals course.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for change practitioners looking to build upon existing competencies, and for professionals looking to add change management skills to enhance their skillset working in areas such as Business Analysis, Project Management, Human Resources, Communications, Information Technology and Operations. This program will benefit individuals in small to large organizations where change is having a significant effect on the way they work or is a principle driver of their key responsibilities. 

NEXT START DATE Apr 23, 2019
Format In-Class Blended
Schedule Part-Time
Duration 4 to 6 Months
Per course Cost from $995

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Program Details
Program Requirements
Admission, Registration and Fees

Online Course Registration

Register online via our secure server using your Visa or MasterCard. You need to create a profile in our system before we can process your online course registration.

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What payment options do I have to pay for a course?

All course fees are payable in Canadian dollars. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Will I have to pay tax on my course fees?

Fees made payable to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies are not subject to tax if they are for courses that are part of a certificate or associate certificate program.

Is it possible to take Change Management courses without enrolling in the program?

Yes, you are free to register in the courses you are interested in.

When do I have to decide if I want to pursue the Associate Certificate in Change Management?

You can decide before or after completing your first course. To enroll, you need to submit a program declaration form with a $200 non-refundable program declaration fee.

Please read the Student Handbook prior to submitting the Program Declaration.

Will I be required to purchase textbooks and/or other materials?

There may be textbooks or additional materials required for the Change Management program courses.

Can I get a credit towards the certificate for courses I’ve already taken?

You are eligible to receive credit for applicable UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies courses taken within the last two years.

Is there a fee differential for international students?

No, all students pay the same fees.

How do I get a T2202A tax receipt?

Many courses and programs offered by UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies qualify for non-refundable tax credits and education expense amounts. If the courses or programs you were enrolled in are eligible, you will receive an email notification in February outlining how to obtain your T2202A Tuition, Education and Textbook tax certificate. A T2202A can be used as an official statement for income tax purposes.

I'm a UBC employee. How can I access UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies courses?

Most UBC employee groups are eligible for tuition fee waivers that reimburse or offset the cost of most courses. Please visit the UBC Finance Tuition Fee Benefit website for information on eligibility and instructions on how to use your tuition fee benefit. Since tuition fee benefits for UBC faculty and staff may differ depending on your employee group, please visit the UBC Human Resources Benefits website for information on your eligibility. Do not register for a course prior to submitting your tuition waiver.

If your department or faculty is funding the course, please submit an authorized journal voucher (JV) along with your registration to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies.

Program Assessment, Completion and Graduation

When do I have to decide if I want to complete the Associate Certificate in Change Management?

Your program declaration form must be submitted by the time you have completed the Change Management Fundamentals course along with a $200 non-refundable program declaration fee.

What is required to graduate from the Change Management program?

To earn the UBC Associate Certificate in Change Management, you must successfully complete three required courses and one elective course within two years with a minimum grade of 60% on each course, and a “pass” on portions of the program that are graded “pass/fail”.

Once I’ve finished the program, how do I get my Associate Certificate?

Upon successful completion of the program, participants are awarded a UBC Associate Certificate signed by the Executive and Associate Directors of UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies. Once a graduation request has been submitted, the certificate will be sent by mail along with an official transcript. Please note that the process can take up to three months.

How are participants assessed in the program?

Individual assessment is based on assignments, case scenarios, class activities and participation.

Can I use my UBC Associate Certificate in Change Management as credit towards another diploma or degree program?

Completion of non-credit certificate programs cannot be applied towards a UBC degree or credit diploma at this time. However prior learning assessment policies vary by institution, so it is worth looking into this for any institution you are considering.

Scheduling, Duration and Workload

When can I start the online portion of the course?

Each online course has a specific start and end date. Prior to 4 pm on the day your online course starts, we will send you an email message providing you with an access link, as well as a username and password to login to the course.

Am I required to be online at specific times?

For the most part, you are in control of your schedule as the online content can be accessed at any time. For courses with assignments and projects, you will receive advance notice of due dates so you can plan accordingly. Some courses have specific online components that require you to login at particular times

How many hours a week do I need to set aside for in-class course work and independent study?

Students should expect to study six to ten hours a week.

Will I be required to do assignments outside of the classroom for this program?

Yes, there will be assignments due during the three-week online portion change management specific courses and some in-class work for the elective courses.

If I can’t make it to class one day, can I sit in on the next course to make up the time?

No, unfortunately, we do not allow for auditing or sitting in on other offerings. 

Blended Learning Format

What is the blended format schedule?

The blended format is normally offered over three-weeks with two to three in-class sessions scheduled on the first/second and last week of the course. For the online portion of your course, we will provide you with an access link on the day your course starts.

How will I communicate with Online Educators?

Depending on the course, you may communicate by email, online discussion or chat sessions, as well as occasional phone calls.

Are there opportunities to collaborate with other students in the blended course outside of the in-class sessions?

Yes, the courses provide opportunities for group discussion and team projects.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is the learning management platform used to support the online component of the Change Management program. It provides information on orientation, schedules, grades, and instructor contact details, as well as the course curriculum and learning resources.

Will I have an instructor or resource person to support me during the online portion of the courses?

Yes. Depending on the course you are taking, they could be referred to as online instructors, online tutors, online facilitators, instructional assistants or mentors. Whatever their title, they are experienced online education professionals who will connect with you through email, online discussions, assignments and projects to make sure you get the most out of your online learning experience.


Are there any accommodations for people with medical conditions or disabilities?

Please contact us well in advance of the program for assistance in the event of either of these circumstances.

Where can I get parking or transit information?

Parking and transit information is available on our website.

Who can I contact if I still have questions about the Change Management program?

If you are unable to find the information you need on the website, please contact us by phone at 604-822-1420 or online.