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Management Certificate - 18 credits

Why Choose a Management Certificate?

This certificate will help you learn the management skills you will need in many different fields. A management track will give you a lot of different options when it comes to employment.

Skills Acquired


Here is a list of skills you will gain when studying this track:

  • Leadership
  • Creative thinking
  • Communication
  • Human relations
  • Decision making
  • Organizational development
  • Accounting and economics


Normandale's Business Programs are nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Careers in Management

Projected Job Growth

Job growth varies depending on the area of focus in management.

Types of Jobs

The following is a link from the Bureau of Labor Statistics pertaining to job growth and salaries for a variety of careers in management.

Among the most attractive career options in the management field are:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Benefits Manager
  • Compensation Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Human Resource Recruiter
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • General Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Production Planner


Average State Pay

Salaries vary depending on the area of focus in management.



Although most business management graduates do not become managers right out of college, they can use their knowledge as a way to understand how companies operate. This understanding will allow you to function more effectively regardless of the type of job you are seeking.

Degrees & Certificates in Business & Management

Associate of Applied Science


  • General Business
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Small Business

Business Enrichment certificates may be completed by students working toward an AS or AAS in Business or as stand alone certificates. These certificate programs are designed for the student who wants new skills to obtain a better job, needs new skills for a job upgrade or promotion or wishes to gain management skills in their current career or to change careers. The Higher Learning Commission has extended Normandale's accreditation to include online delivery of the Management Certificate.

Required Courses - 18 credits

Code Title Credits
BUSN 1145 Supervision 3
BUSN 1201 Information Technology Concepts and Business Software 1 3
BUSN 1210 Exceptional Customer Service 3
BUSN 2100 Human Relations and Effective Teams 3
BUSN 2155 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUSN 2300 Principles of Management 3

Other Certificate Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn at least one third of the required certificate credits from Normandale.