Key features of the Professional Certificate in Management Professional Certificate in Management at The Open University UK
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.
Skills for career development
The Professional Certificate in Management is a recognised qualification in its own right, and providing you have relevant work experience it can provide an entry route to our MBA programme. It will help you develop the skills needed to be a successful manager, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, effective project management and managing your time. Problem-based activities allow you to engage with issues from your own work context and from case studies. The certificate will equip you with a rounded understanding of how management works in practice, as well as key management skills and techniques that you can apply at work.
This certificate is ideal if you are in a first management or supervisory position, or if you are planning to further your management career. The skills and knowledge you’ll develop are highly valued by employers, especially in contexts such as leadership and management development, establishing new businesses and management/business consultancy. A qualification in management can lead to opportunities in a wide range of areas such as:
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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Part time – 1 year Time limit – 4 years
You’ll begin by using activities and problem-solving to take you through core topics in organisational behaviour and human resource management, focusing on your own work situations and practices. Then you’ll explore topics in marketing and finance. Finally, you’ll consolidate the key learning points, practise management techniques, and develop your ability to understand and tackle complex management problems.
There are no formal entry requirements to study this certificate. However, this is an OU level 3 certificate. You should ensure that you have adequate study skills, such as those gained from OU level 1 and 2 study or equivalent, before you begin.
You need not be currently employed as a manager – however, we strongly recommend that you have some knowledge and experience of managing, supervising or team leading in an organisation. It is not possible to study this certificate without any work experience.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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