Today, many workplaces require knowledge of management principles from multiple disciplines. The certificate in management can help you gain knowledge and skills by focusing on fundamental concepts of business management and leadership, problem solving, and effective data communication strategies.

About the Undergraduate Certificate in Management

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Develop leadership skills to promote communication, ethical behavior, and quality performance
  • Research, plan, and develop processes and procedures to help ensure organizational success 
  • Understand how financial transactions are recorded, how financial statements are developed, and what the statements mean
  • Understand the roles of technology and data analysis in 21st-centry organizations
  • Understand the economic structure of modern society and the role that business organizations play in that structure

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Learn about organizational decision-making and processes
  • Develop plans for organizational growth and change and use balanced scorecards and other tools to evaluate those plans
  • Evaluate the success of business organizations
  • Read and analyze publicly available financial statements
  • Solve problems through designing, debugging, testing, and documenting computer code

Undergraduate Certificate in Management Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

Core Courses (6 credits)

  • BMGT 160
  • BMGT 110

Management-Related Courses (12 credits)

Choose from the following courses:

  • ACCT 220
  • ACCT 221
  • BMGT 110
  • ECON 201
  • ECON 203
  • IFSM 201
  • STAT 200

Overall Certificate Requirements

Common Certificate Requirements

  • You must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • You must complete a total of 18 credits, including at least 9 credits with UMGC.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses. Certificate courses may not be taken as pass/fail.
  • At least half of the total credits you use for any certificate must be earned through graded coursework.
  • You may not use the same course toward completion of more than one certificate. In cases where the same course is required for two certificates, you must replace that course with an approved substitute for the second certificate.
  • No more than half of the total credits for any certificate may be earned through credit by examination, prior-learning portfolio credit, internship/Workplace Learning credit, or transfer credit from other schools.