Business and Leadership
Continuing & Professional Education

in Management Development

Part-time, in-class or online study tailored for:

  • supervisors
  • managers
  • font-line workers
  • support staff
  • career changers

Invest­ing in busi­ness edu­ca­tion paid off for Christo­pher Tom

The instruc­tors are very knowl­edge­able and bring real-world expe­ri­ences to the classes.”

Man­age­ment at all lev­els has a dra­mat­ic impact on the per­for­mance of an orga­ni­za­tion, influ­enc­ing areas from pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and growth to prof­itabil­i­ty and employ­ee reten­tion. Orga­ni­za­tions count on peo­ple to excel at deci­sion-mak­ing, prob­lem-solv­ing, moti­va­tion meth­ods, and strate­gic planning.

The Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate pro­gram from the Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion, Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta pro­vides a sol­id ground­ing in man­age­r­i­al tech­niques and process­es, while also equip­ping learn­ers with the spe­cif­ic skills need­ed in man­age­ment and super­vi­so­ry posi­tions. Cours­es with­in this pro­gram cov­er top­ics like human resource man­age­ment, finan­cial man­age­ment, mar­ket­ing, strate­gic man­age­ment, and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ca­tion, among others.

Designed for indi­vid­u­als in super­vi­so­ry or man­age­ment posi­tions who wish to upgrade or sharp­en their man­age­r­i­al abil­i­ties, this pro­gram will also ben­e­fit prospec­tive or aspir­ing man­agers ready to take the next step in their careers. Stu­dents from all sec­tors (gov­ern­ment, indus­try, not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, or small to large enter­prise) have com­plet­ed this career-enhanc­ing pro­gram to build rel­e­vant skills.


The instruc­tors are first rate.

Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Certificate student

Understand ways in which organizations function in a complex, changing environment.

Explore concepts of managerial finance and develop financial decision-making skills.

Learn and practice techniques for finding optimal solutions to key business problems faced by organizations.

Build knowledge and skills in critical areas such as group dynamics, interpersonal communication, information gathering and analysis, and many others.

Network with like-minded professionals in an innovative post-secondary program that provides development with fellow business professionals.

Courses may qualify for recognition toward CIM and AAP

A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 2 years
  • Pay as you go
Earn a Certificate
in Management Development

This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now

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7+ courses needed to graduate with this UAlberta Certificate and become a UAlberta Associate Alumni.

You can register for a course without applying angd enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Certificate as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

Enrolling in the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to obtain the cer­tifi­cate. You may apply for admis­sion as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more courses.

We are open to stu­dents with a vari­ety of edu­ca­tion­al and pro­fes­sion­al back­grounds. Our expec­ta­tion is that you have a com­mit­ment to learn and achieve your con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion goals.

Many of the elec­tives are also part of oth­er pro­grams, such as pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment series in Project Man­age­ment, Change Man­age­ment, Busi­ness Analy­sis and Busi­ness Strat­e­gy. Some of the elec­tives are also part of the Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Lead­er­ship. If you would like help plan­ning out your cours­es please con­tact Kim­mie at kimmie.​eichelt@​ualberta.​ca or by call­ing 780.492.3027.

Accred­i­ta­tion Oppor­tu­ni­ty: CIMCCAP

Cours­es from the Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate may qual­i­fy for recog­ni­tion toward the fol­low­ing pro­fes­sion­al designations:

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact our pro­gram office at 7804923027.

This part-time program is comprised of three core courses and 156 hours of electives. Typical course load is one to two courses per term, and we offer courses in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall terms. When following this structure, students can fulfill the certificate requirements within two to three years.

Courses do not have to be completed in any specific order, allowing students to choose the courses that best fit their schedule in any given term. Please note that it is recommended for students to complete Strategic Management closer to the end of their program.

Evening, weekday, and weekend learning opportunities are available to accommodate a variety of schedules. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate (3.5 or higher earns a certificate with distinction).

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
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