Certificate of Management Program Curriculum

Online “Mini MBA” Executive Program

The Certificate of Management is patterned after a traditional MBA degree program. Topics are designed to cover business/management functions and the essential concepts, tools and resources learned in an MBA program. As a self-paced online program, the Certificate of Management does not attempt to deliver the depth of learning found in a traditional degree program, but focuses on the most critical “need-to-know” elements in order to enhance a manager’s abilities to manage and lead in their organizations.

“Thanks to the UT Dallas program, I was able to take the learning experience directly to the shop floor. The curriculum is set up in such a manner that I was able to use the first several units to develop and successfully implement a strategy for improving productivity. Great experience. Great results!”  
– John Mau, Operations Manager, Commercial Printing Company

Curriculum Outline

Part One: Managing in Today’s World

  • Unit 1: The Exceptional Manager
  • Unit 2: Management Theory
  • Unit 3: The Changing Work Environment & Ethical Responsibilities
  • Unit 4: Global Management

Part Two: The Functions and Structure of Management

  • Unit 5: Planning
  • Unit 6: Strategic Management
  • Unit 7: Individual & Group Decision Making
  • Unit 8: Organizational Culture, Structure, & Design

Part Three: The Workplace and Its Workers

  • Unit 9: Human Resource Management
  • Unit 10: Organizational Change & Innovation
  • Unit 11: Managing Individual Differences & Behavior
  • Unit 12: Motivating Employees

Part Four: Leading and Controlling

  • Unit 13: Groups & Teams
  • Unit 14: Power, Influence, & Leadership
  • Unit 15: Interpersonal & Organizational Communication
  • Unit 16: Control Systems & Quality Management

Final Project

A comprehensive online business simulation in partnership with Harvard University

“The program is source of practical knowledge. It helped me to understand common management principles, understand structures within my company and also the supplier relationships. It is already helping my career with insightful information that I can apply in my company. It challenged me to increase my perspective to reach beyond my engineering background. English is my second language, and I found it easy to comprehend.”
–Walter Maranon, Aircraft Component Manufacturing Engineer