Our new Business Management Certificate Program is designed to give first-level managers and small business owners a balance of professional skills and management know-how in specific business areas. To do that, our programs team has developed a new suite of courses that focus on providing relevant, practical business skills that students can learn in class tonight and use tomorrow at work. All of the courses in the program have been designed by subject matter experts and are taught by business professionals with extensive experience in putting theory into practice.
See an overview table of required and elective courses in the program for more details. Courses may be taken as standalone units or as part of the full certificate program.
All of the required courses and two electives are new. In addition to business fundamentals, required courses cover the many facets of management, including managing change as well as managing people or finances and operations. Other required courses focus on developing leadership, negotiation, marketing, or problem-solving skills. New elective courses cover how to deliver great presentations or master the art of professional selling. Other electives focus on budgets and finance, business writing, communicating persuasively, and entrepreneurship.
The certificate requires 123 course hours to complete. Required courses comprise 105 course hours, and elective comprise the remaining 18 course hours.
The program’s small classes let our instructors give students personal attention. Classes are taught during evenings and weekends to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Our flexible program lets you start any quarter you like and finish at your own pace. You can take as few as one or two classes a week.
To register for a free information session, click on the session description below.
Find out how to create and market products and services to meet customer needs. Discover how effective marketing builds on a thorough unders... More »
Find out how to influence others to achieve goals and make a positive difference. Develop key competencies that successful leaders use to bu... More »
Captivate, educate, and motivate your audience by learning to prepare, design, and deliver presentations that inspire them to achieve desire... More »
Become proficient in analyzing a negotiation and choosing appropriate techniques and tactics to maximize results. Numerous in-class exercise... More »
Develop an understanding of financial statements and how to translate them into meaningful, useful information in this introduction to busin... More »
Gain an understanding of the key business principles and critical functions that provide the foundation for a successful enterprise in this ... More »
Gain tips for writing ads, flyers, letters, and brochures that promote your product, service, cause, or self. Practice easy ways to write ca... More »
Gain practical insight into the art of managing others. Obtain guidelines and techniques to successfully develop high-performing teams that ... More »
Discover how to apply proven techniques to help your team accept, embrace, and champion change. Understand the challenges of change, and ass... More »
Develop a better appreciation of how operations and finance work together to influence every aspect of business in this management course. P... More »
Develop skills in guiding clients through each step of the sales process from initial contact to close. Discover how to determine, recommend... More »
Strengthen your business writing in an informative, hands-on learning environment by discovering how to clearly define the purpose of your m... More »
Thinking of starting your own business? Not sure what it takes to be an entrepreneur? This course will help you understand the meaning and... More »
Explore a structured approach to problem-solving that can improve your decision-making. Practice defining and diagnosing problems properly ... More »
Find out where budget figures come from and what they mean. Gain skill in analyzing financial statements and using ratios to analyze cost in... More »
Chirag Shah, MBA, draws on his extensive experience at Intel to teach our negotiation and presentation skills courses. Read more . . .