Either initially, or after a few years in a professional situation, most people will be promoted to positions of management. For those who wish to earn additional credentials qualifying them to move into those management positions, while staying within their current degree program, the Department of Management and MIS at The University of West Florida has implemented the Management Development Certificate program.
The Management Development Certificate requires the successful completion of four courses (12 semester hours) in Management with a grade of at least a "C" (2.0) in each course. One course is required MAN 3025 - Management Fundamentals. The person pursuing the certificate selects the three additional courses with assistance from an academic advisor to round out his or her background in the most beneficial manner. For instance, those who wish more of a human resource orientation may elect to take Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Management of Diversity as the three courses. Those who wish more of a quantitative side might take Management Science, Operations Management, and Policy Analysis and Formulation Analysis. The three courses must be from the Department of Management and MIS and must be junior or senior-level courses. Management majors or Management minors may not earn this certificate.
Successful completion of the four courses for the Certificate is noted on the University transcript, and the student receives a certificate with the completion noted.
For additional information about the Management Development Certificate, or to schedule an appointment to speak to an advisor in the Department of Management and Management Information Systems, please feel free to contact us by e-mail, or by phone (850.474.2316).