Program Overview

The Certificate in Management Essentials from New Jersey Institute of Technology is very similar to the Certificate in Finance for Managers program but differs in that it does not introduce international business models, concepts or terms. The certificate program is primarily for business managers and professionals who wish to improve upon their knowledge and understanding of finance, marketing, accounting and management information systems as they apply to management overall.

Students have the opportunity to take all classes to meet graduation requirements online or on New Jersey Institute of Technology's campus. The online educational experience is designed to be completely interactive. Professors and students are able to interact through discussion boards, threads, live chatting and email. Much emphasis is put on discussing topics of study through the live interface portal. Additionally, all courses are offered on NJIT's campus located in University Heights of Newark, New Jersey.

The Management Essentials Certificate program requires only 12 credit hours of course work and is estimated to take one year to complete. Specific program courses include Management Accounting, Financial and Economic Environment, Competing in Global Markets, and Information Systems Principles. All courses are offered online, partially online or on campus.

The Management Accounting course covers concepts of accounting in terms of managing finances for organizations. The Financial and Economic Environment course reviews monetary and regulatory policies as well as interest rates and inflation. The Competing in Global Markets course discusses marketing and manufacturing interfaces as well as the impact of global social influences on market programs. Finally, the Information Systems Principles course looks at the management of information processing.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Students must have a bachelor’s degree with a overall cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

    School Overview

    The New Jersey Institute of Technology has incorporated a “four-pronged mission of education, research, service and economic development” in order to prepare students for the twenty-first century. Founded in New Jersey, in 1881, this public institution enrolls over seven thousand undergraduate and nearly three thousand graduate students. The tradition of research and development has continued with the birth of its distance learning courses. NJIT professors created and trademarked the “Virtual Classroom” phrase in the 1970s.

    Today, NJIT offers students the opportunity to finish bachelor’s degrees and complete master’s degrees and graduate certificates online. 


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