Graduate Division

New! 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. 

Management Electives, Winter Quarter 2021

Management in the Real World: Alumni Panel 

Thursday, January 28, 2021 
3 pm - 4:30 pm 
Alumni will provide current students a greater sense of the realities of stepping into a management position in various industries. Specifically, panelists will share their professional management experience and speak on broad topics including how to manage diverse teams, challenges, and provide advice on how to land your first management role. The goal is to show participants what a manager's role is and how much it varies in different sectors. Participants will have time to ask questions.

Ethical Management 

Thursday, February 11, 2021
3:30 pm - 5 pm*
Learn about ethics in management and learn the process to create your own personal and professional ethical code of conduct. Participants will think about their own ethical perspective, discuss how to incorporate personal values and commitments into their decision-making and recognize complex and complicated ethical dilemmas. 

Lab Finance & Budgeting 

Thursday, February 25, 2021
3 pm - 4:30 pm 
Learn about the planning process for multi-year projects, cost estimation strategies, budgeting for staff and how/where to find unrestricted funding. 

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 

Thursday, March 11, 2021
3 pm - 4:30 pm 
Tips and tools for handling team disagreements, learn to spot signs of conflict and deal with conflict promptly.  

How to Apply

The Interest Form is currently closed. Please check-back for Spring Quarter, 2021 dates.


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