Essentials of People Management Certificate Student
College of Business

Undergraduate Certificate in Essentials of People Management

Learn Management Skills to Lead People and Teams 

In the Essentials of People Management certificate program, you’ll develop the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities to become an innovative leader, prepared to foster a healthy and productive workplace culture valuing justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. With no prerequisites required, this certificate program provides a perfect pathway for team members aspiring to supervisory roles, as well as supervisors who need to upskill for career advancement.

A Credential with Value Across Industries

The Society for Human Resource Management reports that one in three workers feel their manager is unskilled to lead a team.* Coursework in this program will equip you with the management skills, leadership competencies and basic understanding of human resources necessary to successfully lead people and teams in today’s marketplace, across a variety of organizations and disciplines. With applications in any industry, this certificate is also a perfect companion credential to many degree and certificate programs, such as our Trauma-Informed Approaches certificate.

Use Your Elective to Customize Your Certificate

This undergraduate management certificate consists of 5 courses, or 15 credits. Students complete four required core courses: Introduction to Business, Foundations of People Management, Foundations of Innovative Leadership, and Managing Diversity. You can select the remaining three credits to align with your career objectives from an approved list of business, sociology, psychology, human resource management, and sport management courses.

Part of a Series of Stackable Credentials

You can get a head start on a degree by applying credits from the Essentials of People Management certificate to WilmU bachelor degrees in Human Resource Management, Business Management, and Organizational Leadership. Plus, many of the courses can be applied to an additional certificate in Human Resource Management and/or Training and Staff Development. This program can also utilize 1-credit “micro-courses." Three of these single-credit workshop-style courses can stack into the equivalent of one three-credit elective course, giving you further options for customizing your certificate.
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Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ Program

Earn this Dual-Credit Certificate and apply the credits to a related WilmU degree program! Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE lets you earn multiple credentials simultaneously — accelerating your education goals and making your credits even more valuable. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

Why a WilmU Certificate?

Wilmington University certificate programs teach you the subject-specific knowledge you need to advance in your career or to simply explore a new field. Build skills that can give you greater opportunities in your evolving field today. Many WilmU certificate programs can be completed online or at several of our face-to-face locations!

Professionals Who Would Benefit From This Program

  • Foreman
  • Care Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Line Supervisor
  • Production Supervisor
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Office Manager
  • People Manager

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