The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Management (CBM) is designed not only to provide continuing education for baccalaureate degreed business professionals, but it also provides non-business college graduates the opportunity to develop expertise and acquire credentials in the field of business. It explores vital business topics of interest to those who want to develop a solid foundation in management. To be effective, today’s leaders must understand the interdependence between business and their work environment; making it essential that executives, in all fields, develop an understanding of general business practices. The CBM provides the opportunity to upgrade or attain skills to keep pace with the changes in the field of business and provide exposure to the language of business.

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

Promote the incorporation of practical business experience with formal academic learning so that shared experiences can create integrated learning.

Foster growth in intellectual accomplishment and an opportunity to develop an executive level perspective on business practices.

Encourage learners to develop the ability to use quantitative and qualitative tools to identify and address business problems and opportunities.

Encourage learners to gain an appreciation of ethical principles and its application to the business environment.

Provide working professionals the chance to experience graduate study without committing to a full graduate program.

Enable personal growth and the ability to gain academic experience and a credential in a given discipline.

Provide the option of pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree upon successful completion of the certificate program.

Facilitate the acquisition of practical knowledge with an understanding of the integrated nature of business functions.

Career Outcomes

Opportunities in the following areas:


Financial Institutions

Government Agencies

Multi-National Corporations

Non-Profit Organizations

Certificate in Management Requirements

Certificate Requirements Credits
Required Courses (6) 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.

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Accreditation & Approvals


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.

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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