Certificate in Management Studies - Southern States University - Study in California (San Diego, Irvine) and Nevada (Las Vegas)

Certificate in Management Studies


The Certificate in Management Studies program is designed to help prepare students for dealing with a world of business and industry that is constantly changing and evolving. The certificate is comprised of courses at the undergraduate level that will give students foundations in business and management to prepare in today’s evolving and highly competitive business environment. A total of nine courses build strong skills in core subject areas and develop analytical, critical, and creative thinking. Elective courses guide students into optional areas of business. Students who join the program should expect to acquire the core knowledge and skills needed to understand and assist in the implementation of managerial activities in any professional field.



To receive the Certificate in Management Studies from Southern States University, students must successfully complete the six (6) required core courses and three (3) electives for a total of 40.5 credit hours, which is equivalent to 405 contact hours. Students must complete the requirements within a five (5) quarter period.


Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills in evaluating information so as to make informed, ethical business decisions.
  • Apply relevant theories and practical solutions to different problems that continue to confront business managers in various settings.
  • Employ knowledge of the various business and management components and constructs, strategic initiatives, and leadership principles currently used in global business environments.
  • Have the skills necessary to obtain a job in a professional setting that demands a well-rounded background in management.


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