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In today’s highly competitive business world, good management is essential to organizational success. The Professional Certificate in Management will build your business expertise and management skills by exposing you to a wide range of management theories combined with real-world practice and applications.
If you would like to expand your current skill set and advance your career, the Professional Certificate in Management is for you! Whether you are a current manager, just launching your career, or contemplating a career change, you will benefit from the skills and knowledge you will obtain from this program.
Most courses in this program are 13 weeks in length and involve a reasonable amount of work outside the classroom. Textbooks are required for most courses and reading will be assigned on a regular basis. Evaluation will be based on any combination of participation in class or online, tests, quizzes and/or assignments. Since we understand that balancing learning with family and work responsibilities creates a demanding schedule, we have tailored the program so you have the choice to take course either in-class during the evening or online. Not all courses will be offered every year in both online and in-class formats. Students are advised to plan their course timetables carefully and register early for courses. Please let us know if you require assistance in mapping your program.
If you are interested in pursuing a professional designation, many of the courses have been developed to meet the standards of various professional associations, such as:
and numerous others.
Students are encouraged to contact the professional association for details.
Any of the courses may be taken individually without enrolling in the Professional Certificate program
To be awarded the Professional Certificate in Management, you must complete the eight required courses and four electives that best suit your professional development needs.
Track your progress in the program. Have your courses automatically applied towards your professional certificate program.
A maximum of 2 courses completed somewhere other than Western Continuing Studies may be accepted towards advanced or optional course requirements for the Professional Certificate in Management.
|Course||Course #||Delivery Options||Prereqs||Availability|
|Business Administration||BSMG6212||Online, In Class||N||Available|
|Fundamentals of Accounting||BSMG6201||Online, In Class||N||Available|
|Introduction to Human Resource Management||BSMG6202||Online, In Class||N||Available|
|Business Law||BSMG6203||In Class||N||Available|
|Business Finance||BSMG6208||In Class||Y||Available|
|Managerial Communications||BSMG6207||Online, In Class||N||Available|
|Organizational Behaviour||BSMG6205||Online||N||Not Currently Available|
|Business Strategy||BSMG6206||In Class||N||Available|
|ElectiveChoose four courses:|
|Introduction to Labour Management Relations||LREL6001||Online||N||Not Currently Available|
|Introduction to Project Management: Scope, Schedule and Cost Planning||PJMG6201||Online, Blended||N||Available|
|Principles of Marketing||MRKT6281||Online, In Class||N||Available|
|Risk Management Principles and Practices||BSMG6401||In Class||N||Not Currently Available|
|Training and Development||BSMG6211||Online||N||Available|
|Web Strategy: Audience, Content and Usability||MRKT6282||Online||N||Available|
|Collaborative Conflict Resolution||ADRN6201||Two Day Workshop||N||Available|
|Negotiation Skills and Processes||ADRN6203||Workshop||Y||Available|
|Strategic Communication Planning||CMPR6207||N||Not Currently Available|
|Social Media Fundamentals||CMPR6209||N||Not Currently Available|
|The Effective Leader||LEAD6201||Two Day Workshop||N||Available|
|Optimizing Change||LEAD6252||Two Day Workshop||N||Available|
|Developing Your Emotional Intelligence||ADRN6213||Workshop||N||Available|
|Project Management Essentials||PJMG6206||Workshop||N||Available|