Management Certificate

The world of management in today's workplace is challenging. Successful managers need to possess the attitudes, knowledge, and skill sets that can only be learned at the Huizenga Business School, from professors who have researched them and employed them as managers in real-world companies. As you work through the courses in the Management Certificate program you will gain useful insights that will have immediate application. You will exchange ideas with others who are seeking to better position themselves in today's new organizational paradigms. A Management certificate will put you in a place where you can be the flashpoint.

Class Formats:
  • Alternating weekend classes on the main campus
  • Online

Full-time professionals are available to discuss the management certificate curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Required Courses

Total credits: 15
MGT 5012 21st Century Management Practices  
MKT 5017 Delivering Superior Customer Value  
HRM 5030 Managing Human Resources  
MGT 5090 Entrepreneurial and Strategic Thinking  

Students choose 1 of the following 3 courses:

INB 5807 Foundations of Global Business  
INB 5821 Cross Cultural Management and Negotiations  
LED 5630 Leadership Theory & Practice  

Course Descriptions

MGT 5012     21st Century Management Practices  (3 cr.)

Students will gain an understanding of leading state-of-the-art business theories and will be able to apply them to real-world situations. They will learn to understand and challenge the ideas of 20th century management thinkers, and to practice developing and challenging their own theoretical and applied models and paradigms.

MKT 5017     Delivering Superior Customer Value  (3 cr.)

This course stresses the service aspects of an organization, especially customer service, marketing and organizational responsiveness, and how to create superior customer value. Via an integrated marketing and operations perspective and the use of case analysis, students will understand how to blend the delivery of service and quality, together with pricing strategies to maximize the value proposition. Strategies for optimizing and communicating customer value, measuring customer orientation, and relationship marketing are also examined.

HRM 5030     Managing Human Resources  (3 cr.)

Students will gain a working knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing human resource systems; and will gain hands-on abilities to design, direct, and assess human resource systems in enhancing relationships with internal and external customers, leading to organizational effectiveness.

MGT 5090     Entrepreneurial and Strategic Thinking  (3 cr.)

Students will gain a well-developed understanding of business enterprises and the entrepreneurial and strategic thinking that drives them in a dynamic, competitive regional, national, and global economy. Students will learn to apply entrepreneurial and strategic management practices (e.g., using case analysis) to organizations of varying sizes. Prerequisites: ACT 5060, ECN 5050, MGT 5020, MKT 5070, and QNT 5040.

INB 5807     Foundations of Global Business  (3 cr.)

Fundamentals of Global Business (3 Credits): The primary objective of this course is to effectively and systematically analyze the various institutional facets of the global business environment and their effect on the operations of firms. Globalization remains one of the most criticized and visible phenomena in recent decades. What problems do managers face while trying to exploit opportunities and address challenges in the global business environment? This course examines the institutional environment of global business, trade theory particularly in the light of political relations, foreign direct investment, supranational institutions that influence trade and investment, exchange rates and monetary systems. Attention is also devoted to country analysis, political risk and contemporary issues such as off-shoring, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Prerequisite: ECNP 5003 or equivalent.

INB 5821     Cross Cultural Management and Negotiations  (3 cr.)

This course provides the theoretical and experiential framework for examining the meaning of culture in global business. By focusing on the analysis of national and organizational cultures, it aims to increase the student's awareness of cultural values and communication differences and similarities. This course facilitates student learning about diversity in a professional and ethical manner, by providing knowledge, sensitivity, and respect for the values of others, but equally important, with knowledge of and respect for their own values. Additionally, the course provides students practical means of managing cultural differences and negotiating across cultures. The course is interdisciplinary, drawing from studies of communication, anthropology, and sociology.

LED 5630     Leadership Theory & Practice  (3 cr.)

Leadership Theory & Practice: This is the introductory leadership course in the MS in Leadership program delivered by the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship and the Fischler School of Education and Human Services. The course examines leadership as a process with a tri-fold focus: the leader, the followers, and the situation. Students will have the opportunity to explore several leadership theories and build their own leadership skills. An additional focus will be on leadership development in organizational and private life.

Foundation Courses

Because Master's level study extends knowledge and skills acquired in both the classroom and workplace, the successful completion of the following foundation courses are required in order to enroll in this certificate program. Satisfactory completion of foundation courses requires a "C" grade or better in each.

FINP 5008     Business Finance  (3 cr.)

Business Finance: A survey of the essentials of finance and its environment. Financial management as it applies to organizations, ratio analysis, leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and other concepts as they apply to business organizations. Course satisfies program prerequisite of finance for master's degree programs.

HRM 5030     Managing Human Resources  (3 cr.)

Managing Human Resources: Students will gain a working knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing human resource systems; and will gain hands-on abilities to design, direct, and assess human resource systems in enhancing relationships with internal and external customers, leading to organizational effectiveness.

MKT 5070     Managerial Marketing  (3 cr.)

Managerial Marketing: Students will gain a working knowledge of marketing management by learning to think strategically and to develop marketing plans aligning marketing initiatives with market opportunities. Students will be able to implement the functional strategies and marketing plans to optimize customer and organizational value. Prerequisite: MKTP 5005 or equivalent.

QNT 5040     Quantitative Thinking  (3 cr.)

Quantitative Thinking: The application of quantitative techniques has expanded rapidly in business decision-making. This course is an introduction to the potential usefulness, limitations, and format of various quantitative techniques used in the decision-making process in business. Lecture discussion and problem solution are used to present the concepts of descriptive statistics, theoretical probability distributions, confidence levels, simulation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and forecasting techniques. Prerequisite: QNTP 5002 or equivalent.

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