Organizational Consulting

UMBC-Shady Grove’s graduate certificate program in Organizational Consulting is designed for professionals who are interested in a consulting career. 

Throughout this 12-credit program, you will gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed as an external or internal consultant solving human performance challenges. In addition to acquiring a broad perspective of consulting practices, you will have the opportunity to examine the roles, functions, and processes used to solve real-world organizational issues.

Our curriculum was developed as a partnership between UMBC’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Learning and Performance Technology graduate programs. The credits you earn as part of the Organizational Consulting graduate certificate can also be applied towards the M.P.S. in I/O Psychology, or the M.A. in Learning and Performance Technology.

At a Glance

Locations Offered

  • Shady Grove (Rockville)/Online Hybrid Program

Credit Hours

  • 12 (Graduate Certificate)

Tuition & Fees

Start Date


Featured Event

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Fall 2025 I/O Psychology Application Deadline
Thursday, May 1, 2025

The deadline to apply for the Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Training and Talent Development, and Organizational Consulting programs for the fall semester is on May 1. All application materials - including letters of recommendation and transcripts - must be submitted by May 1 to be considered for admission.

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Why Organizational Consulting?

According to Labor Insight, a labor market analytics software, there is a very high demand for Management Analysts/Organizational Consultants in Maryland with almost 8,000 jobs posted in the last 12 months.

  • Employment of management analysts/organizational consultants is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, almost triple the national average for all occupations. 
  • Demand for the services of these workers is expected to increase as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs.
  • The DC, Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area holds the highest concentration of jobs for organizational consultants, with an annual mean salary of $109,000.


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  • An invaluable network: As industry experts, our faculty combine their professional experience with theory to provide a rigorous and relevant classroom experience as well as valuable networking opportunities.
  • Opportunities beyond the classroom: UMBC students are invited to participate in assorted career services events, departmental talks, technical research groups, and other extracurricular activities during the year to enhance your education and UMBC student experience in ways beyond simply coursework.
  • Flexibility:  Our small classes provide a mix of in-person and online instruction, giving students the best of an in-classroom experience while allowing for work-school-life balance.
  • Convenient location: The Organizational Consulting program is a hybrid program, with in person courses based at UMBC-Shady Grove in Rockville, MD, which is conveniently located near the job hubs of Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia.

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