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, 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
11 Leadership Traits That Get Results 12/09/2024 05/20/2024 07/22/2024
Assertiveness Skills for Managers 10/08/2024 02/13/2024 08/22/2024
Building Psychological Safety for Your Team 11/08/2024 03/04/2024
Conflict Management 11/06/2024 04/02/2024
Dealing with Difficult People 11/12/2024 03/19/2024 08/19/2024
Delegation and Accountability 10/04/2024 05/16/2024 07/26/2024
Fundamentals of Negotiation 09/27/2024 06/07/2024
Introduction to Financial Management 10/29/2024 04/29/2024 07/15/2024
Making the Transition from Employee to Manager 09/03/2024 & 12/17/2024 01/16/2024 & 04/23/2024 07/10/2024
Managing and Supervising People 12/10/2024 04/09/2024 08/26/2024
Managing Without Authority 02/29/2024 08/01/2024
Overcoming 5 Dysfunctions of a Team 05/07/2024 07/31/2024
Principles of Project Management 10/15/2024 02/27/2024 08/13/2024
SHRM Essentials of Human Resources 01/22/2024 & 05/21/2024 08/12/2024
Strategic Team Management 09/17/2024 02/19/2024
Unlocking Your Leadership through the Power of Emotional Intelligence 09/23/2024 01/29/2024 & 04/01/2024 06/10/2024
Workplace Resilience: Building Confidence and Mental Strength 11/19/2024 05/01/2024
Additional Information: 

Currently, classes are being delivered online via Zoom and in-person.

  • 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 $4,760. 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 $595 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: The program comprises 8 elective courses with a flexible completion timeframe of 3 years, though most students typically finish the certificate within 8 to 12 months. 

Registration Process

You can register for individual courses through their respective course pages, while bundle purchasers can submit their selected courses to the Registrar at For inquiries about course planning or content, please reach out to the Enrollment and Success Coordinator at

Upon completion of the 8 courses, whether through individual registrations or the certificate bundle, please contact the Enrollment and Success Coordinator at

UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate:

If you did not register for the Business Management Certificate Program bundle but are still interested in receiving your UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate, you can still do so by taking each course individually. 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 You may request your certificate upon completion of your final class and it will be emailed to you.

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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: $3,995. Individual course fees vary from $595-$695.
Payment Options: 

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