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Become an effective leader and manager

Management Essentials Micro-credential program

Learn the needs of leaders and managers in today’s challenging, competitive and dynamic environment. Enhance your management skills and develop expertise.

Program code SPSK
Credential Micro-credential
Program Delivery Part-time
Program delivery method(s) Online What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

Enhance your management skills!

This program focuses on the needs of leaders and managers in today’s challenging, competitive and dynamic environment. It covers a wide range of topics and focuses on the skills used by managers in everyday decision making and problem solving.

This program will be of interest to anyone who:

  • is currently employed in a management capacity
  • expects to assume management responsibilities in the near future
  • simply seeks to understand their work environment and improve their performance in their current job.

Completion of the series will provide a solid knowledge base and help participants to develop both management skills and broad business knowledge.

Management Essentials

What courses are included in the Management Essentials program?

Complete all eight modules and receive the Management Essentials Micro-certificate and a Statement of Completion, or just complete the modules that interest you.

Note: Each module is open for the entire semester. Participants are able to register and take the module at any time during the semester. The module is expected to take up to six hours in total to complete but there is no time limit, as long as the module is completed by the last day of the semester.

Currently available courses are linked below.

How do I apply to the Management Essentials program?

Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go

Part-time students do not go through an application process for this program. To register for courses, you’ll need a Georgian College Lifelong Learning account.

  1. Search for the course(s) you want to register in
  2. Add the course(s) to your cart and follow the prompts to checkout, payment and confirmation of enrolment

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Finance and fees

Are part-time students eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you may be eligible for OSAP funding, depending on the number of courses you take per semester.

For more information about OSAP, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the OSAP/financial aid webpage.

What is the cost of the program?Georgian College Chevron

There is no program fee when studying part-time. As a part-time student, you can take one to three courses per semester, paying on a course-by-course basis.

For course fee information, select a course from the course information section of this page.

Online learning

What is an OntarioLearn (ODE) course?Georgian College Chevron

These courses are offered through OntarioLearn. Visit the OntarioLearn webpage to learn more.

OntarioLearn courses are set up as equivalents to the Georgian courses. You can choose to take the ODE courses or the Georgian courses.

When a Georgian course isn’t available to be delivered online, we’ve listed an OntarioLearn course in the delivery schedule. The majority of the Georgian courses have ODE equivalents set up. You can choose to take either course.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Can I transfer credits or prior life or work experience to fast track my studies?Georgian College Chevron

Previous postsecondary education: If you’ve completed courses, or some or all of a program, at another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be able to transfer all or some of your courses into a related program at Georgian.

Relevant work or life experience: If you have relevant work and/or life experience that relates to your program(s) of interest at Georgian, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option.

To learn more about transfer credit and PLAR, visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage.

Do you have questions about the Management Essentials program? Contact us!

Questions about the program?

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