Continuing & Professional Education

Management Development

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Courses for everyone 21

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

These part-time study courses are designed to enhance current practitioners’ skillsets
Program enrolment is optional – register in a course without applying for admission

Students will learn the basics of financial practices within organizations including how to read financial statements, how to make and understand financial decisions, and how to create a budget. Additionally, an introduction to concepts of managerial finance will be examined. Students will explore financial decision-making skills and learn how to use financial information effectively.

September 15
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Frank Saccucci

January 12
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Frank Saccucci

This is an interdisciplinary course based on the premise that managerial decision-making is dynamic. The scope of business decision-making requires and understanding of business issues, human resources, managerial functions, business ethics and responsibility, and group dynamics. This course will explore the management functions and the areas of national and international business in which these are continually practiced.

September 15
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Kerry Couet

January 11
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous.

In this course, you will be challenged to develop optimal solutions to the key business problems and/or opportunities facing organizations. You will utilize a structured methodology to analyze the situation and develop plausible alternatives for evaluation. Case studies will include companies of various sizes, diverse industries, and different countries.

September 16
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Frank Saccucci

January 13
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Frank Saccucci

This course will explore financial resources and how these resources can best be managed. Topics include: managing assets, allocating funds, valuing the firm, and determining how financial decisions are made.

Prerequisite: EXMGT 5579 & 5581; or EXMGT 5515

January 13
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Andrew Wong

This course will provide an introduction to the Canadian legal system with emphasis on legal problems affecting the administration of business enterprises. Focus will be on the law of contracts.

September 15
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Andrew Hladyshevsky

This course emphasizes effective human resource management processes, methods and techniques. The human resource function will be explored as an extension of and support to the line manager's responsibility. This course will also focus on internal and external influences shaping the role of human resource management in organizations today.

September 15
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Tyler Jameson

January 13
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Tyler Jameson

This course examines the process of interpersonal communication and its impact on decision-making and relationships in business. It addresses various factors, including the effects of non-verbal communication, which often reduces understanding to result in a high degree of miscommunication. Strategies for effective communication are explored. Opportunities are given to develop skills in listening and responding to others.

September 14
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Neil Riley

In this course, you will explore the management of marketing, with emphasis on marketing research, analysis, planning and control. Case studies will provide an opportunity to apply marketing principles in an examination of Canadian business problems.

Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.

Operations management involves the design, planning, direction and control of the facilities, processes, materials, energy and people used in producing an organization's products, or services. Every industry and organization uses operations management principles. This course will cover capacity planning, resources scheduling, equipment operation, inventory control, purchasing, quality assurance, human resources management, project management, and production standards and control.

February 11
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous.

Explores the theory and practice of the organization in three major parts: the organizational environment, the organizational structure, and the behaviour of groups and individuals within the organization. Topics include the social role of managers, organizational structure, individual perception, motivation, decision-making and leadership, communication, teamwork and stress in the work place.

September 13
already started
Online learning, asynchronous. With Patrick Hartling

September 14
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Nolan Crouse

January 10
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Patrick Hartling

January 13
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Bob Treidler

Students will analyze a framework for the process of negotiating successful agreements. Topics will include: learning how to recognize and respond to negotiating tactics, developing awareness of basic negotiating styles, and developing the ability to establish a negotiating process for creating collaborative partnerships.

January 11
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Tara Hamelin
In an increasingly multicultural workplace, working across cultures is an essential skill. Learn how behaviours and attitudes are influenced by the dynamics of geographical, organizational, and individual cultural values. Understand and appreciate the different ways in which people work and communicate from culture to culture. Begin practicing how to lead, work, communicate, and resolve conflict with people from diverse cultures in inclusive and creative ways.
October 4
starts in 8 days
Online learning, asynchronous. With Devraj Hansdah

Knowing how to initiate, lead, and manage successful change initiatives is valuable for leaders at all levels. Topics may include: change theories and models; change management strategies; initiating and implementing change; and organizational and individual learning associated with change experiences.

September 15
already started
Online learning, asynchronous. With Nolan Crouse

November 1
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Nolan Crouse

January 14
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Nolan Crouse
Leadership is all about building relationships and connecting with people. Reflect on current leadership practices and explore fundamental leadership theories as you discuss different leadership styles and strengths. Identify key planning strategies to lead others toward a shared vision. Identify strategies on how to develop a cohesive, efficient, and effective team. Understand the beliefs and barriers that may hinder the efforts of emerging leaders.
September 17
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Russ Pierozinski

November 2
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous. With Paul Rachmistruk

February 11
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Russ Pierozinski

A well-managed change helps move an organization into the "new way" quickly, with wide-acceptance by people and minimal disruption. Examine the change process and tools and techniques to manage organizational change. Through reflection on past experience, you will examine key concepts of change and how to utilize a structured method to approach, plan and sustain a change program.

September 27
starts tomorrow
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk

January 24
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk
Real Change depends on people being willing to embrace the shift to a "new way." the path may not be easy. Through examination of the elements, active leaders can determine productive ways to support their teams to achieve the necessary transition to the future state.
November 1
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk

February 28
starts in 5 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk
Critical to the success of an organization is its ability to manage the interests of multiple stakeholders. Topics may include: theories and practices of stakeholder identification; stakeholder analysis; stakeholder engagement; and specific leadership strategies that help an organization reach its goals.
October 14
starts in 18 days
Online learning, asynchronous. With Frank Saccucci

March 14
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Frank Saccucci

Knowing how to extract real business value from the data generated by your organization is a valuable tool for all managers. Topics may include: foundational information on what is meant by analytics; the various types of analytics - descriptive, predictive and prescriptive; moving from business intelligence to business analytics; theories and trends in data analytics; and the latest best practices and tools available in business analytics, including their advantages and disadvantages.

Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.

Project management has become a critical skill in every work place. Managers need to know the tools, techniques and have the knowledge to handle projects and deliver successful outcomes. Learn the basics to help you plan, execute, and control project management activities. This is an introductory project management course. We will explore successful projects and why projects that seemingly follow all the necessary rigor and methodology fail. In the end, students will leave with an enhanced ability to plan, execute and control their project management activities.

October 28
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Claudia Villeneuve

January 8
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

February 24
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

This seminar has been designed to give new and experienced project managers and project team members the essential tools they need to deliver successful projects. You will acquire the skills, tools and practices necessary, through the use of a real-life case study, for successful project communication, measuring project progress, project close out and transition to operations.

October 16
starts in 20 days
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

December 2
starts in 2 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

February 12
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

March 24
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Claudia Villeneuve

Risk management and resource planning are key elements in the successful completion of a project. The processes and activities necessary to manage risk, a detailed understanding of the increased importance of project procurement, and the core concepts, as well as tools and practices, to be employed for effective project human resource management will be studied in this two-day seminar. Using an applicable case study, the concepts learned in the classroom can be immediately applied to your real-life project.

November 8
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

January 29
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

March 10
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Claudia Villeneuve

  • 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.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
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Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

$250+
income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
N/A
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
                                                                                                                                               

The instruc­tors are first rate.

Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Certificate student

I’ve gained a great deal of knowl­edge from the program.

Management Development Certificate student

The teach­ers are knowl­edge­able and approach­able, always will­ing to assist you.

Management Development Certificate student

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