Professional Certificate in Management

Mendoza College of Business

How long?

  • 16 weeks
  • online

Mendoza College of Business


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Who should attend

Foundations of Management is designed for managers of all levels who either need to learn the fundamentals of business management or refresh their existing knowledge. Participants who complete both this course and Critical Management Skills will receive a Professional Certificate in Management.

The Critical Management Skills course can help managers achieve greater success in their careers by empowering them with the latest skills and tools in vital areas of managerial expertise. Participants who complete both this course and Foundations of Management will receive a Professional Certificate in Management.

About the course

Become a Highly Skilled and Effective Manager

Whether you’re a front-line supervisor or a manager, you need the practical skills for dealing with day-to-day management challenges. This two-course online management training program is ideal for individuals who need a firm grasp of today’s management principles and techniques to do their jobs more effectively.

This 100% online certificate program from the University of Notre Dame focuses on improving your effectiveness as well as imparting practical new skills including how to plan, organize, coach, motivate, delegate and communicate with a team. Key topics include transition to management, understanding styles, managing priorities, the impact of change, managing performance, delegating and developing employees. In just two eight week courses you’ll discover how to:

  • Gain a firm command of the forces affecting your job in order to excel in all areas of your responsibilities
  • Consistently make good management decisions, identify the right approach for the situation, and manage time and competing priorities
  • Create an awareness of the human element in the work situation to improve communications and negotiations
  • Promote healthy organizational relationships to effectively nurture employees, motivate staff and lead change

2 Course Program

Foundations of Management

8 Week Course

In the first course of the Professional Certificate in Management program, Foundations of Management, you will explore business management fundamentals, including topics such as coaching for the competitive advantage and creating your own management style. At the end of this eight-week online course, you will have the comprehensive knowledge needed to manage a team, modify employee behavior, appropriately approach and deal with change in the workplace, as well as mitigate and overcome workplace conflict through effective negotiations and communications.

What You’ll Learn

  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Managing for Results
  • Behavior Modification
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Putting Your Personality to Work
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Integrative Approaches from “Getting to Yes”
  • What Employees Want in a Job

Critical Management Skills

8 Week Course

The Critical Management Skills course, the second and final course of the 100% online Professional Certificate in Management program, teaches essential skills including how to manage the complex dynamics in the workplace by improving interpersonal communications, and effectively addressing the challenges that diversity presents. At the conclusion of this eight-week management course, you will have learned how to foster and maintain an effective workforce, starting from building an effective team, to managing for results, through to the ultimate goal of achieving greater organizational success through improved teamwork.

What You’ll Learn

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Empowering Employees
  • Delegation
  • Managing a Diverse Workplace
  • Prioritization and Accountability
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Ethical Implications of Decision Making

Professional Certificate in Management at Mendoza College of Business

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