Business Management Certificate Program

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Become a more effective manager.

Program Overview: 

The Business Management Certificate Program is designed to propel your career forward by helping you develop the skills needed to become a more effective leader, manager or supervisor. As managers move up the organizational ladder, soft skills become just as important as technical skills—after all, the ability to lead and motivate employees is the key to success for any business. Smoothly navigating the transition from individual contributor to a leader of others is more critical than ever for professional advancement.

Taught by working professionals who are leaders in their fields, the Business Management Certificate Program will enhance your management skills with a variety of practical, skills-based learning experiences covering an array of topics. These include coaching, data analytics, emotional intelligence, project management and human resources.

Who Should Enroll: 
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Supervisors and managers at all career levels
  • Managers expecting to take on leadership roles
  • Those who are not officially managers but are expected to lead and influence others in their current positions
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Hone your management skills with tips and techniques for effectively delegating and supervising
  • Learn the basics of project management, human resource management, data analytics and financial management
  • Learn how to motivate and get the best results from your team through effective leadership
Plan Your Certificate:

This table shows upcoming start dates for this program’s courses. Please note that program start dates are subject to change. After registering for the certificate program, email us or call the CPE Registrar at 512-232-6520 to enroll in your chosen courses.

Course Title Fall Spring Summer
Applying Your EQ to Leadership
Assertiveness Skills for Managers 05/26/2021 08/18/2020
Conflict Management 09/08/2020 04/13/2021
Cultivating a Culture of Collaboration 01/13/2021 07/22/2020
Data Analytics for Business: Concepts, Tools and Techniques 12/01/2020 04/09/2021 8/4/2020
Data Visualizations for Business Communications 03/02/2021
Dealing with Difficult People 12/15/2020 03/09/2021 07/21/2020
Delegation and Accountability 09/17/2020 05/12/2020
How to Build a Scorecard that Improves Performance
Introduction to Financial Management 09/22/2020 05/18/2021
Making the Transition from Employee to Manager 02/16/2021 05/13/2020 & 08/12/2020
Managing and Supervising People 12/08/2020 03/23/2021 06/17/2020
Managing Without Authority 04/07/2021 07/29/2020
Negotiation Skills
Overcoming 5 Dysfunctions of a Team 04/27/2021 08/12/2020
Principles of Project Management 10/20/2020 03/01/2021 06/15/2020 & 08/18/2020
SHRM Essentials of Human Resources 01/26/2021 08/04/2020
Strategic Team Management
Unlocking Your Leadership through the Power of Emotional Intelligence 09/28/2020 & 12/07/2020 01/25/2021 & 03/15/2021 06/01/2020 & 07/20/2020
Additional Information: 

The program is delivered in the classroom with face-to-face instruction.

  • Select the courses that best fit your needs
  • Typical program duration is 8 to 12 months
  • The program consists of 8 courses
  • The duration of each course is one to two days
  • Courses can be taken as they are offered—each course is offered two to three times per year in the fall, spring, and summer terms

Course offerings are subject to change.

Bundle Pricing

We recommend registering for the full certificate program to receive the best discount possible. Each course is priced individually; when taking courses individually, the total cost of the program can be up to $4,260. When you enroll in the certificate program and prepay, you will save up to 15% of the total cost of the package. The cost of the certificate program depends on the courses you select, with course fees ranging from $435 to $695.

By purchasing the certificate package you can:

  1. Lock in your tuition price.
  2. Consult with an Enrollment and Success Coordinator at for advice in determining your schedule of courses.
  3. Contact the Registrar at when you are ready to register for any or all of your courses.

Note: Your bundle purchase is valid for three years from the date of your first course. If you wish to extend this time frame, you may do so by completing a statement of intent and paying a $75 administration fee.

UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate:

If you did not register for the Business Management Certificate Program bundle but you are still interested in receiving your UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate, please fill out this statement of intent to let us know. You have three years to complete the certificate, starting from the start date of your first class. If you would like to find out if previously-taken courses count towards the certificate requirements, please reach out to your Enrollment and Success Coordinator at

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For withdrawal, transfer and refund information, see Policy Code B for bundle purchases or Policy Code A for purchases of individual courses.

At A Glance

8 courses. Typical program duration is 8 to 12 months.
Online or In-Person
Bundled price: $3,353. One-day courses: $495. Two-day courses: $695.
Payment Options: 

Courses can be purchased individually or bundled together for a reduced price. Find additional information about payment options.