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Earn Your General Management Certificate at Governors State University

General managers seek to make their units consistent winners. They identify fundamentals and focus on garnering superior delivery of key tasks that sustain superior performance while shaping the work environment. Being able to execute strategy while allocating resources efficiently leads to operational excellence. Admission into the General Manage Certificate program is open to employees in any sector – private, nonprofit, and public. Course work develop competencies geared towards managing self, structure, people, processes and deliverables for competitive advantage. Graduates will gain insights into the role of marketing and information technology in delivering an organization’s mission. As a stackable certificate, graduates can apply their credits towards earning an MBA degree in Governor State University’s AACSB Accredited College of Business.

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The Certificate in General Management program includes only 16 hours of required courses and, depending on your academic preparation, 6 hours of prerequisites. Certificate coursework provides skills, knowledge and competencies required in a typical early middle management role. To learn more details regarding the program, visit the Certificate in General Management catalog to familiarize yourself with the application and certificate requirements, as well as a list of all prerequisites and required courses.

Certificate Program Prerequisites

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION Undergraduate course in written composition (English Composition and Speech Communication) or business communication.

Required Courses (16 Hours)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (1) Learn and practice the Seven Habits of Effective People. Prepare for coveted Franklin Covey certification exam.
*Prerequisites: Economics 6100 and Management 6700
Recognition and analysis of marketing problems, generation and evaluation of alternative solutions and development of plans and strategies for implementing solutions.
Prepare to participate in information systems and technology decisions. Study the strategic value of information resources. Study the relationship between IT, performance and process improvement and business strategy.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES (3) Examine organizational contexts and human resource management practices. Review human resource management principles across functional specializations.
*Prerequisites: Management 6700
Focus on the logic and techniques of supply chain management and process im- provement including product/service design, process design, quality management, inventory management, scheduling, purchasing and logistics and operations strategy.
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (3) Appraise behavior in organizations and critically examine theories and practices for explaining and managing organizational behavior for competitive advantage.

*Prerequisites courses may be waived on a course-by-course basis for students with appropriate academic preparation. Generally, students with an undergraduate degree in business completed within five years prior to application from a nationally or regionally accredited school, with a grade of “B” or higher may not need to take a prerequisite.

In order to receive the General Management Certificate, students must complete each required course with a grade of "B" or better.

Additional Benefits

Once you have achieved your AACSB accredited certificate, you can use it to stack on top of one of our graduate business degrees. This certificate compliments our Master of Business Administration and our Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree programs.

Application Requirements

1.A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative G.P.A of 3.0 or higher and a minimum 2-years work experience in a supervisory role. The G.P.A. requirement may be waived if the applicant has completed a master’s degree or other post-baccalaureate certificates from a regionally accredited institution.
2.A one-page, double spaced statement of intent which discusses personal goals and reasons for pursuing a certificate in general management and how the certificate is going to help reach those goals. The statement of intent offers applicants the opportunity to demonstrate writing and communication skills.
3.Transcripts for each undergraduate, graduate, and certificate diploma earned
4.One letter of recommendation
5.Completed online application
6.A professional resume

Contact Information

Karen Williams

Karen Blackman
Manager of Recruitment, Marketing, and External Relations, College of Business
Office: G Building 277
Phone: 708-235-7485 ext. 7485
Email: kwilliams10@govst.edu

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