Management Certificate

A credential that improves your operational impact

The Management Certificate is designed to magnify your influence on an organization’s most important asset—its people. This program is a great way for current and future managers of departments (or work teams) to enhance their operational effectiveness and contribute to larger organizational goals.

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This 5-course, part-time program covers the following topics and more: 

  • Best practices in managerial decision-making and creative approaches 
  • How to staff, manage, and develop human resource talent 
  • Insights into individual behavior and group dynamics for improved decision-making 
  • Effective written and oral communication in 1-to-1, team, and presentation settings 
  • Approaches to moral issues in management 

The Management Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone program or you may combine it with the Bachelor of Professional Studies program, the fastest way to degree completion. You can also pair this program with a Business Certificate and apply both toward the Professional Studies or other major. 

5 Courses

15 total credits needed to complete this program

9 to 12 Months

is the average completion time for those studying part-time 


transfer credits may be applied

Student Testimonial

Take the First Step: ‘You’ll Be Surprised How Easy It is to Return to College’

Take the First Step: ‘You’ll Be Surprised How Easy It is to Return to College’

In this video, James Lord shares what drove him to complete his bachelor’s degree, the immediate impact his studies had in the workplace, and advice for others considering a return to college as an adult learner.



Professor Joseph Gemma

Joseph Gemma, MBA 
Professor Gemma is an Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies and has taught management courses at Providence College for more than 40 years. He teaches MGT 105 (Principles of Business Management).

Sarah Burrows, Ed.D. 
Professor Burrows is a lifelong communications, leadership, and career development professional. She teaches COM 210 (Organizational Communication) and LDR 490 (Leadership and Communication). 


Applying is easy and usually takes about 10 minutes to complete. We’ll ask you:   

  • Some basic background information  
  • When you plan to start classes   
  • Where you’ve attended school previously   
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