Management Certificate

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Management Certificate

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Infuse your career with essential management skills

Overview
Courses & Curriculum
Tuition & Aid
How to Apply
Why Messiah?

Management Certificate

The management MBA certificate is designed for individuals who are interested or require knowledge in multiple disciplines to more effectively lead and manage their organizations.

Program details
  • 12 credits
  • Fully online
  • No-fee tuition
  • Eight-week courses
  • One-year completion
Career options
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief operating officer
  • Product manager
  • Brand manager
  • Sales director
Accreditation

Messiah University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education. It is the highest accrediting authority recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for degree-granting colleges and universities located in Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and several other locations internationally.

In addition, Messiah University’s undergraduate program in business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The program is due for reaffirmation in 2021, at which time the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership will be added to this accreditation and is expected to be approved. Current and future graduate business and leadership students’ degrees will be grandfathered-in and be considered ACBSP accredited based upon this approval.

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Management Certificate coursework preview

The curriculum and coursework for Messiah University’s MBA certificate in management is designed to be instantly relevant to your area of study and career.

Management MBA Certificate  (12 credits)

Business Strategy and Execution

This course focuses on values-led organizations, examining topics such as vision, mission, core values, strategy, planning, and management execution. In addition, this course provides opportunities for students to apply management techniques to aid in strategic planning and execution in a changing business environment, and to examine how faith informs and gives purpose to business and profits.

BUSA 501 / 3 Credits

Decision-Making with Data

This course focuses on how to effectively use business data analytics in decision-making. Students will learn various techniques for collecting, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative business data. Students will be able to apply decision-making tools to aid businesses in managing risk and effectively executing and adapting their strategy in a changing business environment.

BUSA 505 / 3 Credits

Followership, Teamwork and Group Dynamics

This course focuses on the social and organizational aspects of being an effective follower and working within groups and teams. Students will examine group dynamics and the social psychology of teamwork, including stages of team development, conflict resolution, and trust.

LEAD 540 / 3 Credits

Organizational Effectiveness

This course focuses on theories, approaches, and techniques to evaluate, measure, and maximize an organization’s effectiveness at achieving its desired outcomes. Students examine how leadership, organizational structure, people, work processes, policies and procedures, systems, and organizational culture influence effectiveness.

LEAD 550 / 3 Credits

Management Certificate tuition cost

No-fee tuition

Know what you are paying for with Messiah’s no-fee tuition. With our graduate programs, the cost per credit is what you pay – there are no hidden fees for labs, courses, services or technology. We put the true cost of your program upfront so that you can accurately compare and plan for your graduate education.

2021-2022 tuition per graduate credit hour: $725

Graduate certificates are eligible for federal financial aid.

Next steps for admissions

Applying for admission to a graduate program at Messiah University is the first step to making your personal and professional goals a reality.

Admissions requirements
  • Official transcripts indicating a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree earned
  • Completed application
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (< 3.0 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose: Your 300-500 word statement should describe your preparations for graduate work, your reasons for applying for this particular graduate program at Messiah University and how this graduate program will help you meet your professional and educational goals
  • One recommendation (addressing your professional experience and/or academic performance, excluding relatives)
  • Resume
Next course start dates
  • Fall: October 21, 2021
  • Early Spring:January 9, 2022
  • Late Spring: March 13, 2022
  • Summer: May 15, 2022
How to apply

Before completing an application for any of Messiah University’s graduate and certificate programs, please read our Admissions Requirements to ensure that you are eligible for enrollment and to receive a helpful checklist of the supporting documentation that you will need to provide to complete your application. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to onlineinfo@messiah.edu.

New to Messiah University

First-time users will need to create an account to start a new application.

Returning users

Returning users can log in to continue their pre-existing application.

Why choose Messiah University?

The benefits of earning your MBA certificate in Management online at Messiah University are endless.

Flexible. Respected. Affordable.

As part of our continued commitment to excellence as an institution of higher education, Messiah University is:

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • A member institution of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Named the #1 Best Business Degree Program for 2017 by Christian Universities Online
  • Recognized as a 2019-2020 national “College of Distinction for Business”
  • A respected member of the Central Pennsylvania community whose graduates are highly sought after for roles across the Commonwealth and beyond

Ready to start your online MBA Certificate in Management journey with Messiah University? Start your free application now.

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