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Management Microcredential

Motivate and Strategically Lead Teams to Higher Goals

Program Benefits

  • Acquire essential managerial skills to improve the structure and results of your organization
  • Prepare for higher-level executive positions, adding to your experience in management to become a high-capacity strategic administrator and leader
  • Learn all relevant areas of management how to apply them within a classroom setting and in your own organization

Topics Covered

  • Key areas in financial management, marketing, human resource management, applied economics and accounting
  • Leading ethically in your culture
  • Application of the four areas of Management: organizing and staffing, planning, controlling, and leading

Who Should Enroll

This graduate-level certificate is ideal for:

  • Entrepreneurs who wish to take their organization to the next level
  • Managers desiring to make a larger impact on their organization’s effectiveness
  • Leaders of nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and church leaders in need of managerial and leadership expertise
  • Executives in changing industries and organizations dealing with mergers, acquisitions, culture shifts, or pressure to evolve based on results

Apply Now

Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 24, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, January 11, 2021

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Courses for Management Certificate

MGMT 5143 - Executive Economics

An overview of economic theory necessary for establishing, revising, and interpreting business policy. Emphasis on the identification and interpretation of macro-economic and micro-economic phenomena necessary for sound management decision making.

IBMT 5013 - Culture and Ethics in International Business

This course analyzes the wide diversity of cultural nuances encountered in international business dealings, including the customs, traditions, business etiquette and protocol, as well as 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 an evaluation of the business ethics encountered in key countries having trade agreements with the United States.

MGMT 5033 - Operations Management

Long, medium and short-range operations planning in both service and manufacturing organizations. Key topics: 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

The management and operation of transnational organizations and the situations unique to those operations. Adapting managerial policies and practices to diverse international cultural environments.


At a Glance



Earn College Credit for the Courses

Students enrolled in a graduate certificate 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 apply for admission in the full MBA or MSML program must complete the application process and submit all transcripts from previously enrolled institutions. Earned grades of C or higher in the microcredential program may be articulated into an appropriate Southern Wesleyan graduate masters program for students who are fully admitted into a graduate program. Additionally, microcredential 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.