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The 18-credit Chief Learning Officer certificate prepares Chief Learning Officers and other senior level executives for success as learning and talent development leaders. The certificate prepares graduates to develop programs to help employees better meet their company's stated goals.

The Chief Learning Officer certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis. Maintaining full-time status is not guaranteed.


Applicants must have a U.S. equivalent bachelor degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in a position with responsibilities for talent development or talent management.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Students are responsible for familiarization and compliance with the university's Graduate Policies. A maximum of 3 graduate credits taken at another institution can be transferred to the graduate certificate. The time limit for completion is six years from the date of admission to the graduate certificate. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 to complete the certificate.

Banner Code: BU-CERG-CLO

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

Required Courses

GBUS 540Analysis of Financial Decisions3
GBUS 550Strategic Thinking3
GBUS 551Leadership3
EDIT 706Business of Learning Design and Technologies3
EDIT 750Learning Technologies and Strategies for Innovation3
EDIT 751Overview of Learning Analytics and Big Data3
Total Credits18