Graduate Certificate in Managerial Skills

Develop the interpersonal skills needed to enhance your ability to influence, negotiate, and manage others effectively. This program is ideal for those rising into new management roles at work.

The Princeton Review: Best Business Schools, 2022The Graduate Certificate in Managerial Skills hones your competencies in active listening and mentoring others; time and meeting management; seeking, receiving, and delivering feedback; influencing (with or without formal authority); stimulating positivity in the workplace; and job crafting. Conflict and negotiation are covered as well, as is using emotional intelligence to manage workplace performance. This dynamic program utilizes a mix of teaching tools to maximize the application of theory with hands-on experiences.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in two semesters on campus. You can continue to build on your management knowledge by stacking the Graduate Certificate in Managerial Skills with our Graduate Certificates in Leading Teams & Projects or Managing Talent. If you apply to the Master of Management and Organizational Leadership (MMOL) degree program or another graduate business degree program, you may be able to apply the courses in this certificate program to reduce the time it will take to complete your master’s degree.

Courses are taught by leading faculty at the Sawyer Business School, which is ranked among the best in the world.

View the Managerial Skills curriculum

Admission & Costs

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 15, then rolling
  • Spring Semester: January 4, then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who attend a graduate admission event)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)

Graduate Certificate in Managerial Skills

View current tuition and fees for this program

Financial Assistance Information

Federal student loan aid may be available for this program--see Federal Student Aid for details and use Suffolk's code: 002218. Suffolk University also offers several options to help you finance your graduate studies. Learn about the discounts that may be available to you.

Visit Student Financial Services to view graduate loan and financing options.

Management and Organizational Leadership Information Request