This certificate prepares individuals to exhibit skills for careers in business management positions.
Upon completion of the Management Skills Certificate, students should be able to apply management functions and skills to practical situations.
Associate Degree charge per credit hour.
A Management Skills Certificate will be printed on the transcript of those students who have successfully completed these 12 credits of Management courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the designated courses.
Introduction to Management
This course facilitates students in understanding and applying the basic principles of management. Students will be introduced to four functions of management; planning, organizing, leading, and controlling (evaluating). This course will also expose the student to the tools and the foundational knowledge necessary to manage an organization in the twenty-first century.
Introduction to Financial Management
This course provides an overview of foundational financial theory and its application to management decision-making and firm valuation.
Introduction to Marketing
This course is designed around the interacting marketing activities of analysis, planning, implementation, and control. The course focuses on competitive and customer analysis, marketing strategy development, and implementations for decision making in both domestic and global organizations. The course incorporates current developments in marketing to acquaint students with the present-day challenges of marketing activities, including the social, legal, ethical, and technological environments of marketing. Finally, students apply these skills and understanding to a real marketing situation and make recommendations for future marketing strategy and tactics.
This course centers on investigating business feasibility. Areas of study will include recognizing business opportunities, developing the business concept, and testing an opportunity for feasibility. Startup and takeover situations will be studied. Business plans will be created.