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The Professional Certificate in Management is a top professional qualification for managers, designed to increase their knowledge, competence and confidence as a new, general or middle manager.
 
The Certificate courses provide a broad-based, practical introduction to the key ideas, techniques and overall competencies you need in order to manage effectively and productively in modern organisations in any part of the world. The emphasis is on your own professional development. Everything you study is related to the management roles and responsibilities you exercise in the various functional areas of your company or organisation. All the elements of the programme – study texts, activities and assignments, online resources, and personal and group support – ensure that you can immediately apply newly learned skills, knowledge and techniques in very practical ways. You can build on your experience and make direct links to your management development needs wherever you are in the world, whatever the size of your organisation and whether it is in the commercial, public or voluntary sector.
 
This Certificate is ideal if you are in a first management or supervisory position, or if you are planning to extend your management career. It will help you to develop the skills needed to be a successful manager, such as critical thinking; understanding organisational structures; effective project management; good communication; and the ability to manage your time. A problem-based approach provides opportunities for you to engage with relevant management issues from your own work context and from case studies. Your journey through 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.

Who is it for

The programme appeals to a wide range of people. It’s of particular value to:
  • recently promoted managers
  • managers at any level who have had no formal management training and want to strengthen their managerial capabilities
  • technical, scientific and other specialists who want to broaden their knowledge and improve their career prospects

Entry requirements


There are no formal entry requirements to study the Certificate.

You need not be currently employed as a manager, however it is recommended that you have personal knowledge and experience of managing in an organisation. It is not possible to study this certificate without any work experience.
You will need to be able to commit around 12 hours study time on a weekly basis.

Educational aims

This programme aims to:
  • enable you to perform more effectively as a manager
  • increase your knowledge of and competencies in basic management skills
  • provide a repertoire of theories, concepts and techniques to apply in different management settings
  • help you understand your individual management role and its context
  • encourage you to become a reflective practitioner, applying independent and inquisitive learning in the workplace
  • enable you to understand the discourse of specialist and senior managers so that you can:
- hold more confident and informed conversations with them
- work more effectively with them
- where appropriate, challenge them

Learning outcomes

The programme provides opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:

Knowledge and understanding
  • the nature of management
  • managing people
  • managing finance and information
  • managing customers and quality
  • personal development planning
  • virtual team working

Cognitive skills - on completion of this programme, you will be able to:
  • think critically and creatively
  • apply module concepts in a workplace context
  • solve problems
  • analyse and evaluate situations
  • analyze and present data
  • make decisions based on the analysis of data

Practical and/or professional skills - On completion of this programme, you will be able to:
  • develop confidence and effectiveness in the management role
  • transfer and use relevant key skills in the workplace context
  • get the best out of people by understanding why individuals behave as they do
  • be able to handle, interpret and use financial information
  • contribute to the organization’s success with its customers

On completion of this programme, you will be able to:
  • perform more effectively as a manager
  • understand the management role and its workplace context
  • become a reflective practitioner, applying independent and inquisitive learning in the workplace
  • understand the discourse of specialist and senior managers

Themes running through the programme


There are three main themes running through the programme:
 
  • Ethics, which covers the moral principle that shape and influence a person’s behaviour and corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainability, which requires that human activity only uses nature’s resourses at a rate at which they can be replenished naturally
  • Climate change and management explores change in climate caused by human and organisational activity and is closely related with sustainability
All three themes are related and overlap, but managers’actions and behaviors have a great influence on how the world will tackle these issues. As you gain a deeper understanding of the context and complexity of management issues and management in general, we expect you to include ethics and sustainability as issues in developing solutions.

Programme structure

The Professional Certificate in Management consists in:

- two modules of six months each covering four areas of management: managing in organisations, managing people, marketing and finance; the modules can be taken in either order, but you are advice to sign up for the first two modules one at a time

- a final reviewing module of six months, including: reviewing activities, a final residential school with the role to integrate the entire area studied and an exam. The final module should be taken last or alongside the second six months module mentioned before.

If you just want to learn about a particular area of management, you can study them individually. But completion of all the three modules will give you an overall picture of issues and problems managers face and how to deal with them.
The award of Professional Certificate in Management is conferred only after studying and graduating all the three modules.

The three modules are:
 
  • Managing 1: organisations and people
  • Managing 2: marketing and finance
  • Managing 3: the integration challenge
     
Certification

The award of Professional Certificate in Management is conferred by CODECS only after studying and graduating all the three modules.

The Professional Certificate in Management is a top professional qualification for managers, strongly recognized by the labor market in Romania.

The benefits of learning the Professional Certificate in Management
  • Practical – study alongside your current job, so you don’t have to put your career on hold
  • Relevant – apply your learning to your own role as you study, really making the connection between theory and practice
  • Flexible – study at your own pace, within guidelines, when and where you choose, giving you the opportunity to balance your studies with work or family commitments
  • Innovative – the program offers cutting-edge teaching methods and learning materials – including electronic and online resources
  • Supportive – you’ll have a personal tutor to assess and comment on your progress as well as advisory staff on hand throughout your studies. You can also participate in tutorial groups which provide the opportunity to swap experiences and ideas with other students
  • Integrated learning – the final part of the Certificate programme offers the opportunity to work with fellow students from a wide range of management backgrounds at the residential school named “The integration challenge”. This will allow you to consolidate your learning and acquire further skills. The residential school module culminates in an examination based on a pre-issued case study
  • Respected – the value of the Professional Certificate in Management is recognized by the labor market in Romania as a top qualification in management