Students who want to advance their learning may choose to earn a certificate in their area of study. The types of certificates include undergraduate, graduate, and advanced. Both graduate and advanced certificates are intended for current professionals who either want to be prepared for higher positions or are looking to transition to another department.
What is a Certificate in General Management? This program is designed for business professionals who want to enhance their career by developing management skills. Every program will vary, but many of them teach core management classes and allow students to choose elective courses that can enhance their particular career goals. Examples of common courses include strategic decision making, virtual leadership, marketing strategy, negotiation skills, and strategies for creating customer loyalty.
Professionals who take a certificate program can benefit in that they stay competitive in their fields and become important contributors to their organizations. The communication and leadership skills that are developed help in both professional and personal relationships.
The tuition and fees associated with earning a certificate will vary depending on the particular program. Important factors include the location of the school, cost of books, program fees and the length of the program. Students are encouraged to get in touch with the school of their choice to find out what the financial obligations would be.
The career opportunities available for certificate holders will vary depending on their experience and education. Recent undergraduates or those without a degree will often be eligible for entry-level supervisor or management positions. Current professionals who have experience in the business realm are often able to apply for higher management positions in their department or in other areas of interest. Those with an entrepreneurial spirit have the tools to become a small business owner.
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Certificate in General Management - gives you added tools in quantitative methods, accounting and corporate finance [+]
The Drucker School Executive Certificate Program is designed to help you sharpen your management skills and increase your effectiveness as a leader. You will be given the opportunity to discuss issues that you and your organization are facing, with people from various industries and disciplines. This program will provide new tools and insights, based on your real-world experiences. Because we attract a diverse student population - from corporate, private, government, and non-profit backgrounds - there is a greater depth of learning that occurs through the varied perspectives presented and the unique synergy that occurs in the classroom.
Certificates are groupings of two to four classes in a related area of study. You can choose to access to the latest knowledge in our expert competencies ”Strategy and Leadership” or have the option of updating critical management skills through the General Management Certificate:... [-]
The program emphasizes coursework that covers the major disciplines within the field of business. Upon completion, students will have core knowledge of common business practices and corporate procedures. [+]
The Post-Master Certificate Program in General Management is a 15-hour course of study designed to accommodate individuals with a graduate degree in a non-business field who seek core business knowledge. The program emphasizes coursework that covers the major disciplines within the field of business. Upon completion, students will have core knowledge of common business practices and corporate procedures. Completing the prescribed course of study in a post-masters certificate program leads to a certificate (officially granted by the university) only and not to a degree, but course work completed within this program can subsequently be transferred (if sufficiently current) to a graduate business degree program.... [-]
The management team of the future will enter an environment requiring effective leadership, facilitation, participation, decision making, people management and empowerment skills in a global environment. [+]
The management team of the future will enter an environment requiring effective leadership, facilitation, participation, decision making, people management and empowerment skills in a global environment. Those individuals who possess these skills as well as business expertise will be sought to manage multidisciplinary units. The rapid changes in the business environment have forced organizations to restructure their operations. To achieve quality service, customer satisfaction, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency, service integration across the organization will be required.
The emphasis for the multidisciplinary manager of the future will include integrating different unit services, managing information, building community partnerships, promoting individual collaboration, and managing the change process. A model organization in the next century will move toward a people-oriented system with inclusion and empowerment initiatives. Thus learning of Multidisciplinary Management Professional course is the next best step for a Professional Development Plan.... [-]
The certificate in Management of Community Organizations (MCO), offered by the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, provides management training within the framework of the social, economic, and political values that shape the nonprofit sector. [+]
The certificate in Management of Community Organizations (MCO), offered by the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, provides management training within the framework of the social, economic, and political values that shape the nonprofit sector.
Many people who work in community organizations are "accidental managers"—they started organizing or providing a direct service because of their deep commitment to an issue or need, but several years later face the challenge of administering growing, complex organizations.
The program trains people with a commitment to social purpose and effective management who wish to work at the community level.Who Should Apply ... [-]
The Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM) is a powerful, personal career accelerator that fits your goals and your schedule. The Certificate in Advanced Management provides a customizable and efficient opportunity to enhance your skills, knowledge, and network without the commitment to a full degree program. [+]
The Certificate in Advanced Management provides a customizable and efficient opportunity to enhance your skills, knowledge, and network without the commitment to a full degree program. Contact Graduate Admissions to discuss your previous experience and career goals to learn how CAM can help meet your needs. Program Details and BenefitsCourses are offered in different formats, including blended learning (combination of online and face-to-face), evening, and intensive weekend electives. CAM can be completed in a part-time format for working professionals. The program is also offered in a full-time format at the Wellesley location only. The majority of CAM courses are available at Babson’s Wellesley campus, but some courses are available at the Boston, Miami*, and San Francisco campuses. To qualify for this program, you must have a bachelor’s degree plus two years of work experience. No GMAT is required. Take classes with high-caliber MBA students. Join the Babson community and global alumni network of 40,000 people. All courses are taught by experienced faculty–there are no teaching assistants at Babson. Students enrolled in CAM can take a range of 9 - 15 credits. International students enrolled in 9 credits in one semester are considered to be enrolled full-time, and are eligible for a student visa. Those that pursue 15 credits over two semesters are eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT). ... [-]