Fundamentals of Management Certificate
DepartmentSchool of Business Graduate Program
ContactOffice of Graduate Admissions1-888.511.1306[email protected]
Technical professionals bring valuable skills in science, engineering and mathematics to the workplace. But without a general understanding of business, they often struggle to effectively communicate ideas to teams and leadership, and aren't able to advocate for their work or advance their careers.
For these professionals, the Stevens Fundamentals of Management graduate certificate is an ideal way to quickly gain expertise in the "language of business." With just four courses, you'll learn effective strategies for working in and leading teams, understand how to influence managers through data analysis, and apply your technical skills in ways that create direct impact on the bottom line. The lessons from this certificate will provide a foundation to support your career aspirations as you seek promotions and additional responsibilities.
Students who apply to the Fundamentals of Management program must have a bachelor's degree, ideally in a technical discipline. Neither work experience nor test scores are a requirement for this certificate. This program is not suitable for students with business degrees.
MGT 612 Leader Development
Project success depends, largely, on the human side. Success in motivating project workers, organizing and leading project teams, communication and sharing information, and conflict resolution, are just a few areas that are critical for project success. However, being primarily technical people, many project managers tend to neglect these "soft" issues, assuming they are less important or that they should be addressed by direct functional managers. The purpose of this course is to increase awareness of project managers to the critical issues of managing people and to present some of the theories and practices of leading project workers and teams.
MGT 641 Marketing Management
The study of marketing principles from the conceptual, analytical, and managerial points of view. Topics include: strategic planning, market segmentation, product life-cycle, new product development, advertising and selling, pricing, distribution, governmental, and other environmental influences as these factors relate to markets and the business structure.
MGT 657 Operations Management
This course covers the general area of management of operations, both manufacturing and non-manufacturing. The focus of the course is on productivity and total quality management. Topics include quality control and quality management, systems of inventory control, work and materials scheduling, and process management.
MGT 699 Strategic Management
An interdisciplinary course which examines the elements of, and the framework for, developing and implementing organizational strategy and policy in competitive environments. The course analyzes management problems both from a technical-economic perspective and from a behavioral perspective. Topics treated include: assessment of organizational strengths and weaknesses, threats, and opportunities; sources of competitive advantage; organizational structure and strategic planning; and leadership, organizational development, and total quality management. The case method of instruction is used extensively in this course.