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Management, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 3_CN_MGMT

Control Number: 20356

Financial Aid Eligible

This Management certificate program prepares students to progress in their careers and educational paths. For those who are currently working, this program will provide them with the knowledge and skills to move up the career ladder or to progress further along a supervisor/manager career path. For those preparing to earn a degree in Management, these courses are the foundation for this degree. These courses also support transferring to a four-year university to earn a bachelor's degree in business, as these courses fulfill several transfer requirements.

Courses required for this certificate build and upgrade skills in leading and managing people while enhancing individual and organizational effectiveness within the workplace. Courses focus on the traditional managerial framework of leading, organizing, planning, communicating, training, and controlling. Coursework emphasizes embracing diversity within organizations and creating inclusive organizational cultures. Potential careers include General and Operations Managers, Administrative Services Managers, Industrial Production Managers. Management positions are required in many industries and in businesses of many sizes.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively communicate solutions to business problems, using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.
  2. Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and data-drive approach.
  3. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  4. Formulate strategies that embrace diversity within organizations and create inclusive organizational cultures.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter a particular field of employment or to provide in-service training to those already employed.  Certificates of Achievements are majors that include 16 units or more and will be posted on the transcript. They may be used as elective units towards the A.A. or A.S. Degree.

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
BUS C100Introduction to Business 13
or ENGL C136 Business Communication
BUS C110Business Law/Legal Environment of Business 13
MGMT C100Principles of Management3
or MS C100 Principles of Management
MGMT C115Human Relations in Business3
or MS C102 Human Relations in Business
MGMT C111Human Resource Management3
or MS C104 Human Resource Management
Complete three units of the following:3
Introduction to Accounting
Financial Accounting 1
Managerial Accounting 1
Introduction to Project Management
Introduction to International Business
Personal Finance
Introduction to Marketing
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Operations
Introduction to Information Systems
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Introduction to Cybersecurity
Interpersonal Communication 2
Public Speaking 2
Intercultural Communication 2
Principles of Microeconomics 1, 2
Principles of Macroeconomics 1, 2
Business and Organizational Ethics
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Total Units18