The Certificate of Advanced Management serves business professionals seeking to gain senior management and leadership skills and competencies that they could apply in their current positions.
- Prepares executives to create and implement strategic management initiatives
- Provides advanced knowledge of leadership and management competencies
- Integrates biblical concepts and principles
- Enables leaders to identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement
- Prepares executives to expand and growth enterprises into global markets
Learners in the Certificate of Advanced Management choose six of the following courses*:
This course examines the theories and practices of marketing products domestically and globally. The course offers an in-depth study of the primary concepts of marketing and the transition to E-Commerce and how social media has changed advertising and the distribution of products and services. Students examine the concept of global homogenization and consumer behavior.
This course examines the theories and practices of cross-cultural communication and the process of negotiating with members and teams from another culture. The course prepares student to; lead a negotiations process, address conflicts, view diverse ethical paradigms, problem solve, creation of innovative alternatives, summarization, clarify points, gain consensus and to view their interactions from another’s perspective.
This course provides an introduction to the functions of information systems and how systems aid firms on creating value while maximizing efficiency and increasing competitiveness. Students evaluate systems design, database management, networking communications, security, privacy, policy, legal and ethics issues associated with technology.
Studies the process and practice of project and change management of information systems and software applications. Students work through the process of defining, planning, implementing and delivering a change project. Students develop cost estimates, time requirements, quality controls, team assignments, training schedules, documentation and potential risks associated with the change.
This course presents a survey of issues in international business. The focus is on managing and engaging in ethical business practices in an international environment, understanding the global monetary system, and developing an international perspective. The course evaluates production, marketing, competition, trade, global institutions, political structures, supply chain, finance, human resources and cross-cultural interactions.
Studies the primary theories and principles of leadership and how to apply the principles across a multinational organization. Students come to realize that people, their abilities and talents serve as the most valuable organizational asset. Student work to develop; a personal philosophy of leadership, evaluate how to motivate employees, develop the ability to inspire leadership qualities in others and the process of creating a shares vision.
Studies the executive management decision, planning and implementation process. Students examine how strategic initiatives and structural changes impact and drive the success of a firm. The course exposes students to the theories and concept of strategy, creation of mission, vision and values statements, strategy implementation, assessment and how to create a success, authentic, stable and positive corporate culture that thrives on innovation and leadership.
This course introduces the managerial skills of planning, organizing, leading, and control. It gives particular emphasis to organizing and actuating responsibility and authority, delegation, decentralization, the role of staff, line-staff relationship committees, boards of directors, organization charting, formal and informal organization, communication in multicultural settings, and reaction to change. Students develop a personal philosophy of management to guide their careers as business professionals. (Cross-listed as APSY 485)
This course serves as the capstone for the BAM curriculum. Students are first exposed to the theories, concepts and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation and then create, develop, analyze and implement an innovative/entrepreneurial project with their current employer or develop a distinct business plan. Students utilize knowledge and skills gained from prior course in completing their project or plan.
* All courses are WASC accredited.
Note: This information is effective for the 2013 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. To view 2013 program information, please refer to the APOU catalog.