The online certificate in management is designed for working professionals currently in supervisory roles looking to enhance their management skills.

A certificate in management from SEMO gives you the knowledge to improve your skills and the credentials to get a competitive advantage in about a year.

The online management certificate is designed to support working supervisors and managers who lack formal management training. You can gain critical business skills quickly with seven start times per year. This certificate allows you to build the foundation for your future because it is stackable toward SEMO’s Business Administration bachelor’s degree.

This management certificate is taught by faculty in SEMO’s AACSB-accredited Harrison College of Business and Computing, a distinction that puts it among the world's top five percent of business programs. Courses are taught by the same industry professionals who teach on campus. This certificate is eligible for financial aid, giving you an affordable option to gain the skills and network to advance your career.

  • $7k+

    Approximate Cost

  • 12-Month

    Minimal Completion Time

  • 100%


Management Certificate (18 Hours Required)

Required courses (12 Hours):

  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)  
  • MG356 Foundations of Human Resource Management (3)  
  • MG470 Leadership in Management (3)  
  • MG362 Management Skills (3) 

Elective courses (Select 6 Hours from): 

  • ER361 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)  
  • MG457 Organizational Behavior (3)  
  • MG548 Project Management (3)  
  • MG560 International Management (3)  
  • MG562 Organization Theory and Design (3)  

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Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

We think you should get credit for the real-world experience you have earned. SEMO offers a variety of opportunities for PLA. This accelerates your degree completion and cuts costs. In addition to traditional credit by examination or military-related credit, our academic departments and programs provide opportunities to earn credits based on your existing experience.

Financial Aid

Investing in a college degree is significant, yet important. The complexities of financing your education shouldn't hinder your pursuit of it.

Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

Military and Veterans Support

Southeast Missouri State University is dedicated to ensuring that military members and their families feel welcomed within our community. Regardless of how much time has passed since your last academic pursuit, pursuing a college education is always within reach, and SEMO is here to guide you through it. Discover our tuition and scholarship opportunities tailored for military families, and select a program that aligns with your interests. Our comprehensive military support services are available to assist you in realizing your full potential.

Corporate Partnerships

Southeast takes pride in providing high-quality, career-enhancing degrees at an accessible cost. Collaborating with partners throughout the region, we contribute to cultivating a more educated and skilled workforce through trusted company alliances.

Admissions Requirements

The requirements for admission vary depending on how you plan to enter Southeast. We must consider your educational background, the extent of your prior education, and your desired degree or program. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the Admissions Requirements or speak to an Admissions Counselor to learn more.

Upcoming Start Dates

  • 12

    Registration for Summer 2024 Begins

  • 01

    Registration for Fall 2024 Begins

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If getting an online certificate in management would open up more opportunities for you, connect with us today to learn about your options.


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