In order for organizations to excel in the global market, leaders need the right tools and systems to develop high-performance teams and meet their changing objectives. The University is a premiere online university offering career-relevant education for managers who are eager to master impactful organizational solutions. Through this popular graduate certificate, students explore the latest management practices and competencies designed to empower leadership to attract, develop and retain their top talent in the multi-skilled economy. This unique certificate is offered entirely online, giving managers the flexibility to complete a graduate-level education while balancing their current professional and personal obligations. Managers learn to harness theories of leadership, organizational change and transitions, group dynamics, and operational strategic planning.
The program focuses on enhanced problem-solving, communications, and team building techniques at the management and executive levels. Courses are taught by expert practitioners. Many professors bring their vast experience leading in Fortune 500 and government organizations into the online discourse. In addition, the University is part of the American Public University System, which fully aligns its management degrees with the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Many students connect with management professionals online and stay actively involved in affiliated associations such as SHRM, the Golden Key International Honour Society, and much more.
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|2011-2012 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||1 year|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||50%|
|Tuition & Fees as of January 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2011-2012 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies4||$764|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 91% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 Cost for books and supplies is based on an average for the courses within this degree program. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
5 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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American Public University System (APUS) makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of an APUS program or coursework will result in employment within a particular field. Many employers take into account various criteria, in addition to education, when determining eligibility for employment. To assist our students in their career search, the APUS Office of Career Services provides students and alumni a variety of tools, resources, information, and guidance to assist them as they pursue their life goals.