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Peter Finley, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Associate Professor of Sport Management Professor Peter Finley

”Sometimes students are surprised to hear about the challenges they will face. I try to illuminate these issues and help students see how they can bridge the gap as the sports managers of the future. To me, good teaching is stating objectives, teaching to them, and then assessing accordingly. When I do that effectively, students tend to do well.”

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Management Certificate


The world of management in today's workplace is challenging. Successful managers need to possess the attitudes, knowledge, and skill sets that can only be learned at the Huizenga College of Business, from professors who have researched them and employed them as managers in real-world companies. As you work through the courses in the Management Certificate program you will gain useful insights that will have immediate application. You will exchange ideas with others who are seeking to better position themselves in today's new organizational paradigms. A Management certificate will put you in a place where you can be the flashpoint.

Class Formats:

Full-time professionals are available to discuss the management certificate curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Total credits: 15

Required Courses:
MGT 5640 Mgt Global Workplaces  
HRM 5310 Managing Human Resources  
MGT 5630 Influence People Org Effective  
MGT 5620 Legal, Ethical, & Social Mgt  

Elective (3 total credits)
XXX XXXX Any course with HRM, INB, MGT or LED prefix

MGT 5640     Mgt Global Workplaces  (3 cr.)

In this course, students will gain an understanding of leading state-of-the-art management and leadership practices, concepts and theories that can be applied to real-world situations around the globe. Students will learn to understand and challenge management thinkers, and to practice developing their own theoretical and applied models for managing and leading people in today's dynamic workplaces. Students will have opportunities to assess and apply national and international management practices for market-based economies that can be value-driven and sustainable in a global context. Prerequisites: MGT 5105 or MGT 5020 and HRM 5310 or HRM 5030.

HRM 5310     Managing Human Resources  (3 cr.)

Students will gain a working knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing human resource systems; and will gain hands-on abilities to design, direct, and assess human resource systems in enhancing relationships with internal and external customers, leading to organizational effectiveness.

MGT 5630     Influence People Org Effective  (3 cr.)

MGT 5630 investigates strategies and skills for influencing individuals and groups for organizational effectiveness. Students will learn leadership models and skills that can be used in a diverse and global environment. Attention will be given to important leadership issues in the 21st century such as ethics, change, and innovation. Students will have the opportunity to assess their own skill sets and consider development plans for enhancing those skills sets.

MGT 5620     Legal, Ethical, & Social Mgt  (3 cr.)

Students will gain an understanding of the meaning and importance of the law, ethics, morality, and social responsibility in a global business context. Students will be able to engage in critical thinking and analyze business decisions from legal, ethical, and social responsibility perspectives. Students will be able to apply legal, ethical, and social responsibility principles in making business decisions. Students will examine case studies, actual cases, and current events and engage in analysis of real-world problems impacting business. Students will become aware of the legal, political, regulatory, social, and global environment of business. Students will learn how adherence to legal, ethical, and social responsibility principles promotes organizational and societal sustainability.

Because Master's level study extends knowledge and skills acquired in both the classroom and workplace, the successful completion of the following foundation courses are required in order to enroll in this certificate program. Satisfactory completion of foundation courses requires a "C" grade or better in each.

FINP 5008     Business Finance  (3 cr.)

Business Finance: A survey of the essentials of finance and its environment. Financial management as it applies to organizations, ratio analysis, leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and other concepts as they apply to business organizations. Course satisfies program prerequisite of finance for master's degree programs.

HRM 5030     Managing Human Resources  (3 cr.)

Managing Human Resources: Students will gain a working knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing human resource systems; and will gain hands-on abilities to design, direct, and assess human resource systems in enhancing relationships with internal and external customers, leading to organizational effectiveness.

MKT 5070     Managerial Marketing  (3 cr.)

Managerial Marketing: Students will gain a working knowledge of marketing management by learning to think strategically and to develop marketing plans aligning marketing initiatives with market opportunities. Students will be able to implement the functional strategies and marketing plans to optimize customer and organizational value. Prerequisite: MKTP 5005 or equivalent.

QNT 5040     Quantitative Thinking  (3 cr.)

Quantitative Thinking: The application of quantitative techniques has expanded rapidly in business decision-making. This course is an introduction to the potential usefulness, limitations, and format of various quantitative techniques used in the decision-making process in business. Lecture discussion and problem solution are used to present the concepts of descriptive statistics, theoretical probability distributions, confidence levels, simulation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and forecasting techniques. Prerequisite: QNTP 5002 or equivalent.

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