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Management Certificate

Fisher College of Business Management Certificate is designed specifically for mid-career executives to enhance business skills and management effectiveness. The comprehensive curriculum provides an overview of various facets of business education, exposing executives to many of the topics covered in an MBA program.

Individuals who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate from Fisher College of Business and The Ohio State University.  Requirements for successful completion include session contribution and final project assignment.

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Every Friday, March - May, Spring 2015 | 8 a.m. - noon


Program DetailsWho Should AttendFaculty and Curriculum

The Management Certificate introduces and develops a basic knowledge of managerial concepts and tools needed to compete in today's global business environment.  These interactive classroom sessions explore business strategies, business models, theories and cases, linking these concepts to practical business situations.

Participants benefit from interaction with Fisher faculty and other participants, identify new best practices and learn to apply business theory in "real world" workplace situations.

Date/Time: 8:00 a.m. - noon

Current 2014 Dates
Friday, March 28, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Location: Fisher College of Business, Pfahl Hall
Cost: $4,500


This course is intended for management who are interested in increasing knowledge and understanding in the latest principles, strategic concepts, philosophies and advanced applications in business. 

Past participants come from a broad range of industries; companies are encouraged to send teams who will not only learn a common vocabulary, but will have the opportunity to work on current organization challenges.  Managers and directors at all levels in an organization will benefit from this unique program format.


Jay Anand
David E. Freel
Larry Inks


Suki McIntosh
Brian G. Mittendorf
Dan Oglevee

Topics may include:

  1. Recognizing the Challenges in Strategy: Formulation, Implementation & Competitive Sustainability
  2. Business Ethics: The Challenge of Leadership Integrity and Ethical Decision Making
  3. Human Resources  and the Performance of Talent Management
  4. Corporate Finance & Accounting
  5. Customer Focus and Marketing Strategy
  6. Operational Excellence & Lean Thinking
  7. Data Analytics for Business Mangers
  8. Innovation , Change & the Marketplace
  9. Leadership Value Creation

Program participants will learn

  • Management personnel who want to enhance their business knowledge
  • Engineers who have been placed in a managerial capacity
  • Healthcare office managers and directors
  • Technical specialists with an interest in moving into management
  • Anyone interested in establishing a managerial foundation prior to pursuing a professional MBA program
  • Professionals interested in developing an understanding of managerial techniques
  • Supervisors
  • Small business owners.

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Stefanie Freeman
Program Manager

Phone: 614.247.8088
Fax: 614.292.6644
Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144