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2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Management, Certificate (Online)


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Go to Division of Professional Studies  for more information.

Department Contact:

Division of Professional Studies Dean: Dr. Julie Warnick
Division of Professional Studies Director: Mrs. Sherri Link, Academic & Student Affairs

Partnering Academic Department: Business Administration
Chair: Dr. Angela Seidel, aseidel@francis.edu

Program Description:

The Management Certificate program prepares individuals to manage profit or non-profit organizations through an education in the classic principles of management developed by the field’s major thinkers and practitioners. The program emphasizes the history of management, business ethics, the legal environment of business, human resource management, labor relations, organizational behavior, production management, insurance, marketing, decision-making, statistics, quantitative methods, leadership, and strategic management. 

The 24-credit program can be valuable to those beginning careers or to those changing career directions. Admission candidates must have graduated with a minimum QPA of 2.5. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

The Division of Professional Studies and the Shields School of Business will graduate students who have the knowledge, skills, love of learning, confidence, drive, and ethical and moral values needed to be spiritually fulfilled in life and successful in professional careers. Upon completion of this program, students are able to: 

  • Demonstrate, in the Spirit of Saint Francis in the Marketplace, knowledge of the ethical value choices and responsibilities of businesses and business leaders;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles in business in the functional areas of accounting, information systems, finance, management, and marketing; 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal, social, economic environments of business;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the global dimension of business;
  • Integrate the functional areas of business in the process of decision making;
  • Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission candidates must have graduated with a minimum GPA of 2.5 achieved in a baccalaureate degree. See Division of Professional Studies  for admission criteria and information.

Certification and/or Licensure:

This program is not designed to lead to certification and/or licensure. Saint Francis University will award a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the certificate program.

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically 1-2 years of part-time study

Total Credits Required:

24 credits

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