Management & Leadership

Foundations of Management Certificate

This certificate will help you gain the skills and confidence needed to manage and motivate teams, influence stakeholders, leverage resources, and enhance business processes to meet strategic goals.

The courses consist of self-assessments, case studies, peer-to-peer learning, and actionable plans to improve individual and team performance that you can implement immediately back at work.

Graduates receive a certificate designation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison that demonstrates command of this topic area, and peer networking connections to last a lifetime.

Foundations of Management Certificate Overview

Who Should Attend

Entry-level managers, supervisors, team leaders, and those who aspire to strengthen their management and people skills.

Foundations of Management Certificate Course Path

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

Foundations of Management Certificate

DateCourse Name







Business Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma and Performance Metrics

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Change Management

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Coaching and Motivating in the Workplace

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Managing Teams Effectively

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Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Control

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Transition to Manager: A One-Week Boot Camp

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“The level of detail in such a short amount of time is fantastic. I walk away from every class far more prepared to tackle the challenges and opportunities I see in my role.”

Bret Piontek, CPM Health Grades

“I believe a certificate earned through UW holds more weight and authority.”

Stacey Forkner, RD&E Manager, SC Johnson

“I applied many of the techniques learned to improve on how I lead my Service Operation. My operation has been named a Certified Center of Excellence by Benchmark Portal for seven consecutive years!”

Jon Smith, Commercial Lines Operations Manager, Church Mutual Insurance

“After receiving my certificate I was able to apply the things I had learned in my workplace which fast tracked my career and earned me a promotion.”

Adam Becker, Director of Inside Sales, Palmer Johnson Power Systems

“The UW is a highly respected institution and having a certification from the Wisconsin School of Business means something.”

Paul Lewandowski, Supply Warehouse Manager, American Family Insurance

“Upon completion of the Six Sigma Black Belt certificate I was promoted to CI Manager at my company.”

Sandy Kampen, CI Manager, Suttle-Straus

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