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: Understanding and Managing the Environment of Business

  • Unit 1: What is Business?
  • Unit 2: The Evolution of Management
  • Unit 3: Entrepreneurs, Managers, and Employees
  • Unit 4: Multinationals and the Global Environment of Business
  • Unit 5: Business Ethics and the Legal Environment of Business

Part Two: Managing the Human Side of Business

  • Unit 6: Leadership, Influence, and Communication in Business
  • Unit 7: Motivating and Managing People and Groups in Organizations
  • Unit 8: The Structure and Culture of a Business Organization

Part Three: Managing the Many Functions of Business

  • Unit 9: Information Technology, E-Commerce and Business                           Relationships
  • Unit 10: Marketing and Product Development
  • Unit 11: Sales, Distribution, and Customer Relationship Management
  • Unit 12: Operations, Materials Management and Supply Chains
  • Unit 13: Human Resource Management
  • Unit 14: Accounting- Measuring How Resources Create Value and Profit
  • Unit 15: Finance- Balancing Risk and Return to Increase Profitability

Final Project

Online business simulation exercise

“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