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 09/26/2019 01/22/2020 05/21/2019
Assertiveness Skills for Managers 12/12/2019 04/28/2020 08/22/2019
Conflict Management 10/23/2019 03/17/2020
Cultivating a Culture of Collaboration 01/30/2020
Data Visualizations for Business Communications 07/18/2019
Dealing with Difficult People 09/17/2019 03/04/2020 07/11/2019
Delegation and Accountability 10/09/2019 05/08/2019
Essential Tools and Techniques in Data Analytics 06/19/2019
Get Stuff Done: Building Effective Productivity Skills
How to Build a Scorecard that Improves Performance 11/05/2019 03/18/2020
Introduction to Financial Management 05/22/2019
Making the Transition from Employee to Manager 11/19/2019 02/26/2020 07/31/2019
Managing and Supervising People 12/04/2019 04/14/2020 08/27/2019
Managing Without Authority 09/26/2019 02/06/2020 07/09/2019
Negotiation Skills 10/16/2019 06/11/2019
Overcoming 5 Dysfunctions of a Team 11/07/2019 04/07/2020 05/01/2019
Principles of Project Management 10/23/2019 03/05/2020 06/10/2019 & 08/13/2019
Retain Your Top Talent
SHRM Essentials of Human Resources 08/17/2019
Strategic Team Management 09/24/2019 02/18/2020
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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At A Glance

8 courses. Typical program duration is 8 to 12 months.
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.