CEPE's Business Management Certificate Program

Do you recognize needs in your business but feel unsure about your authority to make the necessary changes? Are you thriving in your managerial role but ready to use your talents to make a big impact? 

About This Program
High performers are often promoted to management positions given their specific skills related to their areas of expertise. However, they may not be fully prepared for the complex spectrum of management responsibilities, which includes managing people, motivating teams, managing budgets, and creating and executing strategy.

In today’s competitive landscape, every organization needs managers with diverse skill sets to effectively move business forward. In this Business Management Certificate program, students will gain a deeper understanding of the roles of a manager while building and honing their management skills in five essential areas: finance, strategy, communication, innovation, and leadership.

Who Should Attend
Professionals in any industry who are new to a management role or established managers who need to refresh their management skills. Course content is also appropriate for aspiring managers.

What You’ll Learn
Upon completion of this program, students will have gained the knowledge to:

  • Understand the core concepts of finance and accounting;
  • Develop business strategy;
  • Communicate more effectively;
  • Understand the role of innovation for growth;
  • Understand key leadership principles.

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Courses may be taken individually and in any order unless otherwise noted.
If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. A recommended sequence is below.

  • MG401: Finance
    • Learn core concepts in finance and accounting; practice analyzing and interpreting financial reports; and develop the vocabulary to discuss issues and justify budget proposals more effectively.
  • MG402: Strategy
    • Learn a variety of strategy development tools and how the use of the tools can deliver logical, actionable strategies.
  • MG403: Communication
    • Develop self-awareness around personal styles and hone interpersonal communication skills to more effectively develop business relationships and drive results.
  • MG404: Innovation
    • Learn how to leverage innovation as an essential growth strategy.
  • MG405: Leadership
    • Gain clarity on the alignment between personal and organizational missions, visions, and values, and build a strong foundation for organizational leadership development.

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  • Courses delivered in a virtual format with live instructor & student interaction 
  • Once per year (Fall)
  • Five, 15-hour classes (2 days each class, 8:00am - 4:30pm)
  • Full certificate cost: $2745

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