Today, many workplaces require knowledge of management principles from multiple disciplines. The certificate in management can help you gain knowledge and skills by focusing on fundamental concepts of business management and leadership, problem solving, and effective data communication strategies.

About the Management Certificate

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Develop leadership skills to promote communication, ethical behavior, and quality performance
  • Research, plan, and develop processes and procedures to help ensure organizational success
  • Understand how financial transactions are recorded, how financial statements are developed, and what the statements mean
  • Understand the roles of technology and data analysis in 21st-century organizations
  • Understand the economic structure of modern society and the role that business organizations play in that structure

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Learn about organizational decision-making and processes
  • Develop plans for organizational growth and change and use balanced scorecards and other tools to evaluate those plans
  • Evaluate the success of business organizations
  • Read and analyze publicly available financial statements
  • Solve problems through designing, debugging, testing, and documenting computer code

Management Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

Management-Related Courses (18 credits)

Choose from the following courses:

  • ACCT 220
  • ACCT 221
  • BMGT 110
  • CMIS 102
  • CMIS 141
  • CMIS 242
  • ECON 201
  • ECON 203
  • Introduction to Public Administration and Policy (3 Credits, GVPT 210)
  • IFSM 201
  • STAT 200

Overall Certificate Requirements

  • To pursue a certificate program, you must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • All undergraduate certificate coursework must be completed within two years of enrolling in the first certificate course.
  • You are responsible for notifying UMGC of your intention to complete certificate work before completion of your last course.
  • You can pursue a degree and certificate simultaneously or pursue a degree after completing the certificate, but the application for any certificate completed while in progress toward the degree must be submitted before award of the degree.
  • You cannot use the same course toward completion of more than one certificate.
  • In cases where the same course is required for two certificates, you must replace that course with an approved substitute for the second certificate.
  • No more than half of the total credits for any certificate can be earned through credit by examination, Prior Learning portfolio credit, internship/Workplace Learning credit, or transfer credit from other schools.
  • Certificates consisting primarily of upper-level coursework may assume prior study in that area. Check prerequisites for certificate courses.
  • Prerequisites for certificate courses can be satisfied by coursework, credit by examination, or Prior Learning portfolio credit.
  • At least half of the total credits for any certificate must be earned through graded coursework.
  • All required coursework for the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses for an undergraduate certificate and B (3.0) in all courses for a graduate certificate.
  • Certificate courses cannot be taken pass/fail.
  • All graduate certificate requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years. Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate certificate.

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