Management & Leadership

Foundations of Management Certificate

Become an effective manager by developing the skills and confidence to manage and motivate teams, influence stakeholders, leverage resources, and enhance business processes. Completing the Foundation of Management Certificate from the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development will help you refine your leadership skills and ignite your career path.

Set yourself apart by gaining the skills you need to:

  • Motivate and inspire the people you manage
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally to complete projects
  • Empower team members to do their best work

Our programs and certificates add credibility to your work-ready skill set. Through the completion of this certificate, you’ll:

  • Learn from instructors with real-world business experience
  • Build your professional network
  • Discover new ways of doing business that raise your value and improve your organization

Who Should Attend

Entry-level managers, supervisors, team leaders, and individuals who aspire to strengthen their management and people skills should enroll in the Foundations of Management Certificate.

Certificate Path

You are encouraged to take programs in whatever order helps resolve your immediate business challenges and professional development needs, or select the path order we recommend below.

Core Programs (Complete all)

Elective Programs (Complete one)

  • Effective Meeting Management and Facilitation:In-personorOnline
  • Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Control:In-person orOnline
  • Business Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma and Performance Metrics:In-personorOnline
  • Foundations of Management Certificate

    Change Management (Online)

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    Change Management

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    Coaching and Motivating in the Workplace

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    Manager Boot Camp (Online)

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    Manager Boot Camp

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    Managing Teams Effectively

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    Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Control (Online)

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    Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Control

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