Graduate Certificate in Management Studies

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Graduate Certificate in Management Studies

The graduate certificate program in Management Studies is specifically designed for students who wish to hone their management skills or prepare for re-entry into the workforce. The program prepares students for a position as a leader in management and covers the fundamentals needed to successfully manage a team. The program examines the latest management procedures and techniques students will need to compete in today’s evolving business climate.

Courses required are listed below. Please click on the course to read a description.

plus-sign BAM 540 Project Management

3 Semester Units

This course takes a decision-making, business-oriented approach to the management of projects, which is reinforced with current examples of project management in action. It emphasizes not only individual project execution but also provides a strategic perspective, demonstrating means to manage projects at the program and portfolio levels. This course also addresses project management within the context of a variety of successful organizations, whether publicly held, private or not-for-profit.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze how organizations go about evaluating, selecting and implementing projects.
  • Examine the role of the project manager in managing the interactions among scope, cost, schedule, team and customer expectations.
  • Discover some emerging trends in project management and predict what the process of managing projects will be like in the future.

 

plus-sign BAM 550 Leadership

3 Semester Units

This course focuses on leadership theories that seek to explain how traits, behaviors, or situational factors influence leadership style and effectiveness. Students will develop the competencies and skills to immediately start using these principles in their personal and professional lives. The course also explores the critical question of how well a leader is able to influence followers to achieve group objectives—this is what distinguishes effective from ineffective leaders.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze classical and contemporary leadership theories.
  • Examine the importance of managerial leadership skills.
  • Differentiate transformational and transactional leadership.
  • Evaluate the relationships among negotiation and conflict, influencing tactics, power, and politics.
  • Examine the importance of ethical principles, personal and company values, and socially responsible leadership practices.

 

plus-sign BAM 560 Strategic Management

3 Semester Units

Strategic management is the capstone course for business courses. Students learn new strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation concepts and techniques. Utilizing this new knowledge, coupled with knowledge acquired from other courses, students will be able to chart the future direction of different organizations. Knowledge of strategic management will enable students to analyze firms in different industries, make objective strategic decisions for companies, and justify those decisions through oral or written communication.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the strategic-management process.
  • Describe the benefits of good strategic management.
  • Write good vision and mission statements.
  • Discuss the value of establishing long-term objectives.
  • Describe a three-stage framework for choosing among alternative strategies.
  • Explain market segmentation and product positioning as strategy-implementation tools.
  • Describe a practical framework for evaluating strategies.

 

plus-sign BAM 562 Modern Management

3 Semester Units

Modern Management is a comprehensive approach to the skills of business management. Traditional concepts, theories, contemporary issues and practical applications are examined with the goal of improving organizational efficiency.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend the importance of management to society and individuals.
  • Appreciate both arguments for and against the assumption of social responsibilities by businesses.
  • Recognize the advantages of having diversity in the workforce.
  • Distinguish what kind of changes should be made within an organization and how to implement those changes.
  • Assess production, productivity and quality.

 

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