Start your online general management certificate degree
Act like a boss — and lead like one — with our General Management Certificate (Undergraduate). You’ll learn how to coordinate business operations across accounting, operations, marketing and sales, human resources and other key departments. Since courses are just 5 weeks long, they won’t get in the way of your busy life.
Browse courses for your online general management certificate degree
Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.
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This course prepares students to understand the influence that behavior has on leading and managing organizations. After completion of this course, students will be able to describe the role of a manager within an organization, summarize key concepts and terminology related to organizational behavior, explain the influence of leadership styles on individual performance, examine the roles and interaction of group and team members, describe the relationship between job fit, job satisfaction, and job performance, and the relationship between the human resource function and organizational development.
This course provides an overview of the standard for project management, with a focus on project management principles and guidelines for strategic development, decision making, and problem solving. Students will examine contexts, factors, and functions related to value delivery, governance, project environments, and product management.
This course presents an analysis of product and brand management as it relates to the goods and services life cycle from conception to purchase. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to design and implement successful product and brand development strategies that deliver value to consumers.
This course will provide a brief overview of supply chains and an in-depth perspective on strategic supply chain management. This course focuses on the strategic elements and functional relationships within manufacturing and service supply chains. Emphasis is placed on the integration of strategic planning, sourcing, operations, and logistics to achieve sustainable competitive advantages locally and globally.
This course provides an overview of negotiations in an organizational setting. Students learn negotiation processes and strategies, the role of stakeholder interests in negotiation, and how to apply these concepts to the workplace. Students also examine conflict management techniques and emerging negotiation trends in globalization and technology.
This course gives students the opportunity to integrate management concepts and practices to contemporary business strategies, while discussing the theories of strategic management. This course will focus on improving management decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students will create a strategic management plan. Special emphasis is placed on business ethics, sustainability, innovation, and the legal environment of business.
General Education Courses
Requirements: 18 credits
You’ll need 18 credits to complete this General Management Certificate online.
6 Core Courses
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.
Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a General Management Certificate online.
Your prior eligible college credits can save you time and money, helping you graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted credits from 5,000+ institutions. Check to see if you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward a degree of your choice.
You may have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.
When you earn your online General Management Certificate, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You’ll learn how to:
Apply the principles and practices of management in a competitive business environment to advance organizational goals.
Apply a creative problem-solving approach to address organizational challenges.
Apply business knowledge and skills to manage human and fiscal resources within an organization.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for Administrative Service Managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2022 and 2032.
The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.
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