Certificate in Essentials of People Management

The Essentials of People Management certificate is a stackable credential that provides students with the baseline management skills for all people managers throughout various organizations and disciplines. The certificate equips individuals with an understanding of the essential HR knowledge and skills for the non-HR supervisor. The certificate develops the foundational competencies necessary to be innovative leaders that foster a healthy and productive workplace culture that values justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

15 credits

Essentials of People Management Certificate Courses


BBM 102 Introduction to Business


BBM 201 Principles of Management


BBM 306 Foundations of Innovative Leadership

HRM 201 Foundations of People Management

HRM 351 Managing Diversity

Students must take 3 credits of electives chosen from the following list (students may take a 3-credit course or multiple 1-credit “Micro-Courses”):

BBM 347

BBM 201

SOC 315

PSY 101

SOC 101

HSP 101

BBM 105

SPM 305

BBM 100

HRM 311

HRM 360

HRM 362

HRM 363

HRM 364

HRM 365

HRM 366

HRM 367

HRM 368

HRM 369

HRM 370

HRM 371

HRM 372

HRM 373

HRM 374

The certificate will also accept 3 Business Management credits related to the University Partnership Center/College of Business Supervisory Training Program.

By student request, additional courses may be used as an elective with prior approval from the Program Chair.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.