Graduate Division

Management Beyond the Classroom

Section 1

Certificate Overview

The Management Certificate Program is a 6-week program that provides training to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on a wide range of foundational management skills that are often not taught in the classroom or formally in a lab setting yet are expected for management positions in industry and the academy.  Skills will be useful for research and non-research careers. This program launched in the Fall of 2020. 

What You'll Learn

  • Skills in three broad catagories: 1) management in the real world, 2) finances, and 3) effective team management. 
  • Obtain a broad range of transferable management skills for both academic and non-academic careers. 
  • Earn a Management Certificate upon completion. 
  • Practice what you are learning through interactive practicums.

Who Should Apply

This program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from all disciplines. Priority enrollment is given to students closest to graduating. 

Certificate Requirements

To receive the Management Certificate, participants will be required to complete: 6 Core Courses which includes the Practicums, and 3 Elective Courses. Elective courses can be completed throughout the academic year. 

Elective courses are open to non-certificate participants. To register for 1 or more Electives, visit the events page on our CampusGroups page. 

Course Schedule: Spring Quarter 2021

Core Courses & Practicums: 

For MBC participants only.

Date Core Courses  Facilitator 
Tuesday, April 20     Management Fundamentals Greg Campbell   
Tuesday, April 27         Management Fundamentals - Practicum Greg Campbell
Tuesday, May 4 Finance Fundamentals Matt Hanson, PhD         
Thursday, May 13 Finance Fundamentals - Practicum  Matt Hanson, PhD
Tuesday, May 18 Effective Team Management Jim Meacham, MS
Tuesday, May 25 Effective Team Management - Practicum Jim Meacham, MS

Elective Courses:

MBC program participants must complete 3 electives to receive the certificate of completion. *Electives are open to non-program graduate students and postdocs. 

Date Elective Courses Registration Required
Thursday, April 29                                                      PhD's & Entrepreneurship: Break into Industry on Your Own Terms (panel)
Tuesday, May 11 Project Management Training
New Date: Thursday, June 3 Assessing Team Performance

How to Apply

Complete the Interest Form


For more information, email or call 949-824-3849.