Online Graduate Business Certificates
- + Business Analytics Certificate
- + Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship Certificate
- + Finance Certificate
- + Human Resources Management Certificate
- + Management and Leadership Certificate
- + Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate
- + Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership Certificate
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Management & Leadership Certificate
The ability to effectively manage stability as well as change in an organization is a key competency for today’s competitive business leader. The certificate in leadership and management can enable students to lead change for organizational success. Coursework will explore practical applications for how to lead projects and people in an effective and efficient manner. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the foundation of theoretical knowledge and the skills necessary to achieve competence in this area.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
- Display leader and follower skills in a team setting
- Make administrative, operational, and strategic decisions based on sets of information
- Analyze the business environment and identify opportunities and threats
- Identify strategies for sustainable competitive advantage
- Expand your networks and be ready for advancement opportunities, as well as take on the challenges of your current position
- Apply best practices to strategic leadership and decision-making, create value through strategic competitive analysis and implement strategies that can quickly impact personal and company success
- Qualify for the 807,300 management jobs predicted to be created between 2016 and 2026 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Prepare for roles in management and leadership with an average salary of $75,000 (NACE)
Expected completion time: Three 7-week courses, 21 weeks or 1.5 semesters.
|MGT 5001||Managing Individuals and Teams||3 Credits|
This course presents a strategic and analytical approach to complex behavioral problems involving interactions among individuals, teams, and organizational factors. The course explores topics such as leadership, team dynamics, motivation, decision-making, power/persuasion, and conflict as they apply to the management of individuals and teams in organizations. The class utilizes case studies, experiential exercises, personal reflection, and an organizational consulting project to practice and refine students’ management skills as well as to gain insight into their own strengths and weaknesses as a manager.
|MGT 5002||Researching the Business Environment||3 Credits|
Managers need to be able to scan and understand the external environment in order to engage in the important planning and decision making tasks they face. In this course, students will learn tools and techniques used by managers for understanding & analyzing the business environment, resources for environmental scanning and competitive analysis; how to identify and evaluate trends for the purposes of problem diagnosis & opportunity recognition; approaches to strategic prioritization; and sources of competitive advantage.
|MGT 5003||Managerial Decisions & Challenges||3 Credits|
This course examines the principles of judgment and choice in the face of uncertainty. Students will be introduced to normative (i.e., how best to decide) and behavioral decision making (i.e., how do we decide). The latter approach recognizes that people use various tricks (i.e., heuristics) that simplify cognitive processing. While these serve well in some instances, they may also become traps that lead to poor results in others. Extensive study of bias will help students recognize these tendencies and become better decision makers following a third approach known as prescriptive decision making (i.e., how should we decide).