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
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 CoursesTotal credits: 15
|MGT 5012||21st Century Management Practices|
|MGT 5380||Building and Leading Teams|
Students choose 3 of the following 6 courses:
|HRM 5030||Managing Human Resources|
|INB 5807||Foundations of Global Business|
|LED 5630||Leadership Theory and Practice|
|MGT 5015||Legal, Ethical, and Social Values of Business|
|MGT 5020||Managing Organizational Behavior|
|MKT 5017||Delivering Superior Customer Value|
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.
MGT 5380 Building and Leading Teams (3 cr.)
This course focuses on how to build and lead successful teams to strengthen the overall performance of organizations. Team building models will be analyzed with emphasis on actionable steps that can be taken to overcome common hurdles and build cohesive, high performing teams. An emphasis will be placed on the role of the leader in developing successful work teams, project teams, virtual teams, and inter-organizational teams.
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.
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.
LED 5630 Leadership Theory and Practice (3 cr.)
This is the introductory leadership course in the leadership discipline. The course examines leadership as a process with a three-fold focus: the leader, the followers, and the situation.
MGT 5015 Legal, Ethical, and Social Values of Business (3 cr.)
Students will gain an understanding of the meaning and importance of the law, ethics, personal morality, and corporate social responsibility. The students will be able to differentiate among the values of legality, morality, ethics, and corporate social responsibility. They will become more cognizant of the legal, ethical, moral, and social responsibility ramifications to business decision-making; and will learn how to apply these values in a modern business context. The students will be able to analyze business decisions from legal, ethical, and social responsibility perspectives.
MGT 5020 Managing Organizational Behavior (3 cr.)
Managing Organizational Behavior: Students will gain a working knowledge of how to manage personal, interpersonal, and group processes by developing their interpersonal skills to assume responsibility for leading and promoting teamwork among diverse stakeholders. Students will learn to manage individual and group behaviors in improving organizational productivity and performance. Through experiential learning, students will learn to integrate home, work, and educational observations and experiences and to convert them into proactive practical applications for growth and renewal in these diverse settings.
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.
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.