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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Management Certificate

Elevate your skills to excel

The Management Certificate complements various non-business majors by expanding students’ understanding of management within the world of business.  Students will gain a broad perspective of the management field.

The Management Certificate provides students from non-business programs with a competitive advantage over their respective peers in the marketplace, as they will develop an understanding of the theories, concepts, and best practices that are commonly used in professional settings associated with world of management. Students will also learn the soft skills that make a great leader, gaining experience with leadership and the wider professional world so they will be prepared for any leadership or supervising position.

In addition, this certificate provides a foundation in management for any employees moving into new areas of management.  It allows students to be exposed to different facets of business, understand the breadth and depth of the evolution of management, and ethical business considerations regarding contracts, etc.

Build your own brand

The need for management skills is always in demand, and the demand for managers is growing. By learning how to be an effective leader in business, you can secure your future as an employee or a supervisor.

For those that want to develop their own brand or start their own business, an understanding of management is crucial. This program equips students with the knowledge needed to succeed as independent managers and overcome the challenges of moving up in the business world.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of business and what it entails, in terms of a basic foundation in business.

  • Develop an understanding of the scope of management theories which can be directly applied to the world of work.

  • Understand how to evaluate matters of ethics in the management profession more broadly.

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