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Management Certificate


Management Certificate



* Total Cost is provided to aid in program comparison only. All stated financial information is subject to change. Total Cost does not include fees, book or material costs.

Applications for certificates are not being accepted at this time.




Maximize Productivity and Drive Results  

No matter your industry, you can build essential skills and learn best practices for improving the structure of your organization with a graduate-level Management Certificate. Get your management certificate online, and you will hone your leadership skills and learn how to strategically influence peers and achieve business goals. You’ll learn all relevant areas of management and how to apply them—ultimately preparing you for executive-level management positions.


  • Financial management, marketing, human resource management, applied economics and accounting
  • Ethical leadership
  • Application of the four areas of Management: organizing and staffing, planning, controlling, and leading


  • Entrepreneurs looking to take their organization to the next level
  • Managers who want to make a larger impact on their organization’s effectiveness
  • Executives in industries or organizations that are undergoing change, navigating mergers or acquisitions, experiencing culture shifts or feeling the pressure to evolve
  • Anyone in search of additional leadership expertise, including leaders of nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and church leaders


Courses for Management Certificate

MGMT 5143 - Executive Economics

This course provides an overview of the economic theory needed for establishing, revising and interpreting business policy with an emphasis on macro and microeconomic phenomena.

IBMT 5013 - Culture and Ethics in International Business

This course will prepare you for international business dealings by analyzing the many cultural nuances you may encounter, like customs, traditions, business etiquette and protocol and the attitudes and practices of major religions. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) will also be examined. Emphasis will be placed on Christian ethics and key countries that have trade agreements with the United States.

MGMT 5033 - Operations Management

Explore long, medium and short-range operations planning in both service and manufacturing organizations. Key topics include productivity and quality measures, production function, product design, plant location and layout, forecasting and scheduling, purchasing and materials management, inventory management, and operations strategy.

MGMT 5363 - International Management

Learn about the management and operation of transnational organizations and the situations unique to them, as well as the ways in which you can adapt managerial policies and practices to a variety of international environments.



Earn College Credit for the Courses

Students enrolled in a microcredential program who successfully complete the certificate courses with grades of C or higher will receive a graduate certificate of recognition, and courses will be transcribed. Students who wish to apply for admission in the full MBA or MSML program must complete the application process and submit all transcripts from previously enrolled institutions. Additionally, graduate certificate students may request an academic transcript that will indicate completed coursework.


To be eligible to enroll in graduate-level certificate courses at SWU, students must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Certificate students are required to meet the same rigorous academic standards and outcomes as the degree-seeking students.

Certificate Program Fee

The cost for graduate certificate courses includes access to:

  • Course content and instruction
  • Online learning management system
  • Online SWU Library resources
  • SWU email account (while actively taking courses)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (while actively taking courses)


Payment will be required for one term (two courses) at a time. Course registration will not be complete until payment is made.

Credit/debit cards are the preferred form of payment. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Please call 864-644-5520 to make a payment over the phone.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

To withdraw, please contact your Academic Success Coach.

If submission of appropriate withdrawal paperwork is received prior to the course start date, the student is eligible for a full-tuition credit for that course.

If submission of appropriate withdrawal paperwork is received after the course start date but before the start of the second week, 90% of tuition (whether or not the student ever attended) will be credited.

Books and Materials

Books and other educational resources can be obtained through our online bookstore.

Academic Resources and Support

Certificate and degree-seeking online students have access to equivalent academic resources and support.

Program Cancellation or Changes

Southern Wesleyan University reserves the right to make changes to the information printed in materials or on its website. Programs may be added or cancelled throughout the year. If a program is cancelled, Southern Wesleyan University will refund the program tuition in full.




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