In today’s rapidly changing business environment, managers are required to be equipped with more knowledge across functional areas, greater skills in leading and managing, and an increased ability to integrate knowledge and skills to contribute to overall corporate performance.
This fast paced, highly participative Executive Management Certificate Program places emphasis on current applications, combining minimum theory with maximum application. This program, taught by Old Dominion University faculty and experts from the business community, utilizes an integrated module format via group discussions, Harvard Business School case studies, and team projects. Upon completion, participants will be awarded 7.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Program participants will also be involved in a web-based simulation, CAPSIM. Participants are assigned to teams of three to five members. Each team manages a company and competes with other teams in the industry. Teams work on the simulation outside of class and submit decisions every two weeks. The amount of time required to complete each round varies across groups. It has been noted that as groups become familiar with the material, they require less time in subsequent rounds. The program is structured to include two practice rounds and six decision rounds. The simulation is used as an additional learning tool that seeks to:
- Enhance analytical skills
- Reinforce learning occurring across various business functions
- Promote teamwork and decision making skills
- Offer participants an appreciation of the integrated nature of problems faced by complex organizations, and the role of uncertainty and risk in decision making settings
Who Should Attend
- Experienced managers who want to update their skills
- Functional managers and business leaders who want to strengthen their cross-functional skills and improve leadership abilities
- Managers and individual contributors with great potential to move into positions of increasing responsibility and/or strategic leadership
- Individuals in positions that require them to assume management and leadership roles outside their primary areas of expertise
- Experienced managers who have little or no formal management and business training
- ODU MBA candidates needing elective credit
Admission into the program requires an undergraduate degree and/or several years of management experience (5-7 years) with an employer recommendation. You may not register for the program until you have filled out the participant profile and have been accepted into the program.