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Management Certificate

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Why Choose Management?

If you are a college graduate who wishes to hone your management skills or prepare for a managerial role, consider Wright State's graduate certificate in management. You will acquire fundamental skills needed for managerial leadership in organizations. Your advanced classes in this program will earn credits that can apply toward a master's degree in business administration (M.B.A.).

This program will benefit you if you are a college graduate employed in a managerial role in an organization or if you have an interest in preparing for such a role. Additionally, if you have completed the graduate certificate in management and gain admission to the M.B.A. program, you will be able to complete the M.B.A. by successfully completing the seven remaining M.B.A. core courses. If you have already completed Wright State's M.B.A. program requirements, you will also be able to earn the certificate by successfully completing three management electives.


Organizations and companies of all sizes and industries need managers and employees with management training. The certificate is a great option if you are a:

  • Current employee in any organization who has been given increased responsibilities, but lacks the training in specific skills.
  • Current Wright State student in a related major like organizational leadership, psychology, communication, or liberal arts who wants another career option.
  • Person who is interested in a career change and seeks an entry-level position in management.

The certificate is open to anyone, whether or not you are a current student at Wright State. If you are enrolled at Wright State, you may add the certificate to your program of study. Many of our graduates start their careers as generalists in larger organizations or need management training for a managerial or supervisory role.

Our graduates work for:

  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • NCR
  • United States Air Force
  • Speedway
  • LexisNexis
  • Kettering Health Network
  • PNC
  • Wright-Patt Credit Union
  • Fifth Third Bank

Our graduates work as:

  • Human resource directors
  • Human resource managers
  • Labor relations representatives
  • Affirmative action specialists
  • Recruiters
  • Benefits coordinators/managers
  • Career advising specialists
  • Equal Employment Opportunity officers

Real-World Experience

You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of management and work on significant management projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.

Academics and Curriculum

View Management Certificate program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

You are required to complete 12 semester credit hours of coursework (four classes) as follows:

One required 3-credit course: 

  • MBA 7500 Leadership and Ethics

Choose two courses from: 

  • MGT 7060 Organizational Development and Change
  • MGT 7010 Social Influence in Organizations
  • MGT 7660 Creativity and Innovation

Choose one additional 6000 or 7000 level MGT class. 

You are expected to earn a grade of “B” or better for all courses. To receive the certificate, you must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and no more than one “C."


To be admitted in the certificate program, you need to meet the following qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited college or university

This program will not accept transfer credits from other institutions.

Apply to The Graduate School.

Program Outcomes

  • You will develop competence in the basic knowledge areas required for mid-level leadership and management positions.
  • You will develop proficiency in skills and practices that enable success in mid-level managerial leadership positions.
  • You will develop the group and interpersonal proficiencies that promote the success of an organization.


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