In the Graduate Certificate in Management, learners will study advanced theories and techniques of organizational development, focusing specifically on the design, management, and control of organizational development programs in business. They will analyze core concepts, analytical tools, and cases that showcase the most critical strategic challenges managers face. Learners will be introduced to Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) with examples and business applications that identify the best ways to review descriptive business information including forecasting, comparative data analysis, descriptive statistics, charts and graphs, tables, and a wide variety of bivariate techniques. They will analyze the use of accounting information in organizational planning, control, and special decision-making. Learners will become versed in how to evaluate leadership development and organizational change including the pace of change, management of organizational change, the importance of management responsibility, understanding and diagnosing change, the substance and process of change, and sustainability. They will explore the role of information technology in management, including current professional practices and methodologies.

Quick Facts:

  • Credits required: 18
  • Cost per credit: $545
  • Program length: 1 year (full-time status)

Time to degree completion can be accelerated by taking multiple courses in a term and through credits accepted in transfer.

What you’ll learn

Study advanced theories and techniques of organizational development, focusing specifically on the design, management, and control of organizational development programs in business.

Analyze core concepts, analytical tools, and cases that showcase the most critical strategic challenges managers face.

Learners will be introduced to SPSS with examples and business applications that identify the best ways to review descriptive business information including forecasting, comparative data analysis, descriptive statistics, charts and graphs, tables, and a wide variety of bivariate techniques.

Analyze the use of accounting information in organizational planning, control, and special decision-making.

Evaluate leadership development and organizational change including the pace of change, management of organizational change, the importance of management responsibility, understanding and diagnosing change, the substance and process of change, and sustainability.

Explore the role of information technology (IT) in management, including current professional practices and methodologies.

Career Outcomes

Opportunities in the following areas:

Business Administration and Management, General

E-Commerce / Electronic Commerce

Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Accounting and Business / Management

Finance and Financial Management Services, Other

Management Information Systems, General

Information Resources Management / CIO Training

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other

Certificate in Management Requirements

Certificate Requirements Credits
Required Courses (6) 18
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE CBM 18

Courses + Credits

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Management is an 18-credit program comprised of the following six (6) required courses:

Required Courses

  • MGT 86506 Organizational Behavior — 3-credits
  • MGT 86507 Strategic Management — 3-credits
  • MGT 86510 Statistical Analysis — 3-credits
  • MGT 86512 Managerial Accounting for Decision Making — 3-credits
  • MGT 86535 Management of Change — 3-credits
  • MGT 86537 Management of Information Systems for Managers — 3-credits

Download the University Catalog for full course descriptions, prerequisite information, and program details.

At CalSouthern, you are not alone. The University has very competent mentors that are readily available, quite helpful, and very supportive for online learners like us. In the same way, the University’s academic support team is equally available whenever help is needed, and our dean has personally demonstrated to me a commitment to help you succeed.

– Omari Gekombe, School of Business and Management

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Contact us to learn more about our online Certificate in Management program.

Call us at: 1.800.477.2254 | Email: admissions@calsouthern.edu

Accreditation & Approvals

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California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities. www.wscuc.org

California Southern University’s Bachelor, Master, and Doctor in Business Administration are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). www.acbsp.org

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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