Professional Certificate in Management

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Course Code: S01 Course Level: Undergraduate Subject Area: Business and Management Course Qualification: Certificate Find out about the Business School This course is available for study in: Globally This course is NOT available in: China, Nigeria, South Africa

What you will learn

If you’re new to management or you need to develop your managerial abilities and understanding, then the Professional Certificate in Management is for you. The course provides a broad-based, practical introduction to the key ideas, techniques and overall competencies you need in order to manage effectively and productively in modern organisations around the world.

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Course Code: S01 Course Level: Undergraduate Subject Area: Business and Management Course Qualification: Certificate Find out about the Business School This course is available for study in: Globally This course is NOT available in: China, Nigeria, South Africa

What you will learn

If you’re new to management or you need to develop your managerial abilities and understanding, then the Professional Certificate in Management is for you. The course provides a broad-based, practical introduction to the key ideas, techniques and overall competencies you need in order to manage effectively and productively in modern organisations around the world.

The course's emphasis is on your own professional development. Everything you study is related to the management roles and responsibilities you exercise in the various functional areas of your company or organisation.

All the elements of the programme – study texts, activities and assignments, online resources and personal and group support – ensure that you can immediately apply newly learned skills, knowledge and techniques in very practical ways.

Read more detailed information about the learning outcomes, and how they are acquired through teaching, learning and assessment methods.

Time required and cost

Typically it takes one year part-time study to complete this qualification, but you can take up to four years.

The tuition fee for study commencing in November 2013 is £2,989

NB: Prices and course content is subject to change.

Career impact

The Professional Certificate in Management is a recognised qualification in its own right, and providing you have relevant work experience it can also give access to our MBA.

This certificate is ideal if you are in a first management or supervisory position, or if you are planning to extend your management career. A problem-based approach provides opportunities for you to engage with relevant management issues from your own work context and from case studies.

Your journey through the certificate will equip you with a rounded understanding of how management works in practice, as well as key management skills and techniques that you can apply at work: critical thinking, understanding organisational structures, effective project management, good communication, and the ability to manage your time effectively.

Key dates

The next start date for this course is May 2013. Registration closes on 11th April 2013

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this certificate. However, this is a Level 3 certificate. You should ensure that you have adequate study skills, such as gained from Level 1 and 2 study or its equivalent, before you begin.

You need not be currently employed as a manager, however it is recommended that you have some personal knowledge and experience of managing in an organisation. It is not possible to study this certificate without any work experience.

You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.5. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process.

Classification of course

On successful completion of the required modules you will be awarded a Professional Certificate in Management and will be entitled to use the letters Cert Mgmt. (Open) after your name.

If you are intending to gain the Professional Certificate in Management on your way to completing a degree, you need to successfully pass all three modules (BZX628, BZX629 and B690) and be awarded your certificate before you are awarded the degree. This requirement arises from the University regulations regarding the amount of credit that you are counting uniquely for each qualification you get.
Successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Management allows academic entry onto the Masters in Business Administration, providing other entry criteria are also met.

Credits

For information on Credits, click here.

Regulations

As a student of The Open University, you should be aware of the content of the following regulations:

  • Student Regulations
  • Module Regulations
  • General Qualification Regulations
  • Professional Certificate in Management.

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