Certificate in Management Studies
The Certificate in Management Studies program is well suited for you if you have considerable work experience or a qualification in a technical field and want to develop your management skills and possibly specialize in a business discipline.
The certificate may be earned by building on the 15-credit Certificate in Business Skills or completing 30 credits of coursework.
What Can You Do With This Credential?
Karen Andrews fast-tracked her path to the Certificate in Management Studies by using transfer credit. She completed the program in only eight months. She also laddered her Certificate into the Diploma in Management Studies, which directly relates to her past managerial work experience.
“I was very pleased that OL accepted all the courses that I had completed…this encouraged me to continue.”
A strong grounding in quantitative courses, including Math 11 (Principles), MATH 0523, or equivalent
If you plan to complete this or another Open Learning credential program, please fill out the Program Admission Form and send it to OL Admissions.
A minimum of 6 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)
30 credits total, with a GPA of 2.00 or higher over all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:
Core Knowledge Requirements (12 credits)
Other similar courses are considered on an individual basis.
Elective Requirements (18 credits)
Courses in managerial studies (ACCT, BLAW, BUSN, ECON, ENTR, FNCE, HRMN, IBUS, MATH, MIST, MKTG, MNGT, ORGB, SCMN, STAT)
Up to 9 credits may be in approved arts and sciences electives or in technical or specialized skills courses appropriate to your work, subject to approval.
Areas of Specialization (Optional)
Two optional areas of specialization are available:Accounting Fundamentals
Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.
Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a Letter of Permission (LOP).
If you proceed otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.
Please see Tuition and Fees for details.
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