Continuing Education Options for Aspiring Managers

Get information about training and continuing education programs that can help you move into a management position. Find out about career and certification options. Schools offering Business Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Options Are Available to Aspiring Managers?

Many schools offer continuing education options for prospective managers. This can benefit you if you're working full-time or fulfilling other daytime obligations. You can schedule classes in the evenings, on the weekends, or through the Internet.

Continuing education programs are available through community colleges and universities. You can pursue individual courses, a certificate program, certification exams, or a bachelor's degree in management or business. Degree programs may host concentrations in areas such as finance, global business, marketing, or human resources. Some schools offer options that allow you to bring training directly into your office for your entire team.

Education OptionsIndividual courses, certification programs/exams, bachelor's degree
Common CoursesworkLeadership, human resources, corporate law
CertificationEarned through the Project Management Institute (PMI) or the American Management Association (AMA)
Median Salary (2018)  $142,530 (for all computer & information systems managers
Job Outlook (2016-2026) 12% growth (for all computer & information systems managers

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

What Will I Learn?

There are many general management courses and programs. But you can choose to specialize in program management, leadership, human resources, sales, and marketing or workplace communications. In most cases, you learn how to organize people, resources, and facilities. You practice techniques for communicating with coworkers and customers. You may also learn about interviewing and hiring, training, and corporate law.

What Can I Do With My Education?

Continuing your education in management prepares you for the business world, whether it is a complete transition from another career path, or you already work in your chosen area and want to progress.

Many programs prepare you for certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI) or the American Management Association (AMA). PMI certifications are specifically for project managers, though specialties within this field are available. Schools with preparation courses for these exams and may also offer certificate programs for project management. AMA offers certificate programs in such areas as management excellence, human resources, marketing, leadership, and project management. Each requires the completion of three seminars in your chosen area, and some can be taken through your local continuing education school.

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