Aug 09, 2022  
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management and Leadership


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Program Description


Develop your management and leadership skills to be an effective leader and advance your career. Taught by industry-experienced instructors, you’ll gain a foundation for success as a manager, team lead or supervisor by working independently and in teams to better understand how to manage projects and lead people in today’s rapidly changing business world. Prepare yourself to lead a team through disruptive change while maintaining momentum through continuous improvements by evolving your leadership, interpersonal, accounting and project management skills and applying that knowledge to various situations.

You can choose two electives to tailor the program to your specific needs and interests. You will finish the program with a capstone course that gives you the opportunity to apply your abilities in a work-integrated learning project, further developing critical thinking, communication, collaboration and organizational capabilities. You’ll have up to five years to complete this certificate.

When you complete the program, you have the opportunity to ladder into higher credentials at SAIT. Up to 24 credits from this certificate can be applied to our Business Administration diploma or Bachelor of Business Administration programs (varies by major). Both programs have additional admission requirements and your timeline to complete a diploma or degree begins when you start the first certificate course.

Abbreviated Program Description


Develop your management and leadership skills to be an effective leader and advance your career. Taught by industry-experienced instructors, you’ll gain a foundation for success as a manager, team lead or supervisor by working independently and in teams to better understand how to manage projects and lead people in today’s rapidly changing business world. Prepare yourself to lead a team through disruptive change while maintaining momentum through continuous improvements by evolving your leadership, interpersonal, accounting and project management skills and applying that knowledge to various situations. You will finish the program with a capstone course that gives you the opportunity to apply your abilities in a work-integrated learning project, further developing critical thinking, communication, collaboration and organizational capabilities.

Program Overview


Develop your management and leadership skills to be an effective leader and advance your career. Taught by industry-experienced instructors, you’ll gain a foundation for success as a manager, team lead or supervisor by working independently and in teams to better understand how to manage projects and lead people in today’s rapidly changing business world. Prepare yourself to lead a team through disruptive change while maintaining momentum through continuous improvements by evolving your leadership, interpersonal, accounting and project management skills and applying that knowledge to various situations. 

You can choose two electives to tailor the program to your specific needs and interests. You will finish the program with a capstone course that gives you the opportunity to apply your abilities in a work-integrated learning project, further developing critical thinking, communication, collaboration and organizational capabilities. You’ll have up to five years to complete this certificate.

When you complete the program, you have the opportunity to ladder into higher credentials at SAIT. Up to 24 credits from this certificate can be applied to our Business Administration diploma or Bachelor of Business Administration programs (varies by major). Both programs have additional admission requirements and your timeline to complete a diploma or degree begins when you start the first certificate course.

Fast Facts


  • Available part-time
  • One-year certificate
  • Small class sizes: 40 students max.
  • Courses available face-to-face and online
  • Bring Your Own Device laptop-based program

Your Career (Career Opportunities)


Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a:

  • Manager
  • Coordinator
  • Project coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Team lead
  • Product owner
  • Training specialist
  • Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Consultant
  • Business analyst

Student Success (Is this the right fit for me?)


To achieve success in this program, you should:

  • Be proactive, independent, and resourceful
  • Bave strong written and oral communication skills
  • Be prepared to work in teams
  • Be proficient in the use of a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Office software
  • Spend 9-12 hours per week on each course, including in-class hours
  • Actively participate in all classes and activities
  • Become familiar and adhere to SAIT’s policies and procedures
  • Be ready for a challenge and committed to keeping yourself on schedule

If you are engaged in campus life and take advantage of SAIT services and resources, you may be more likely to experience success in SAIT’s programs.

Credentials


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Management and Leadership certificate.

Accreditation


Professional Designations and Certifications


Progression


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements


Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1, or
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-2 or
  • At least 50% in SAIT COMN 220 Communication and Presentation Skills

All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

A combination of education and experience will be considered upon approval from the Academic Chair.

A minimum of three years’ work experience is strongly recommended.

Program Outline


This program consists of 30 credits (10 courses). MNGT 257 Business Certificate Capstone should be taken only after all other required courses and two elective courses have been completed.

Total Credits 30


Program Outcomes


1.    Use basic financial and accounting principles in a business setting.

2.    Comprehend organizational behaviour and theory as applied in a business setting.

3.    Apply human resources management theory in the workplace.

4.    Develop appropriate personal skills and professional behaviours to uphold general management practices.

5.    Achieve project goals through teamwork.

6.    Apply project management theories and tools.

7.    Integrate information and communication technology to achieve efficient business practices.

8.    Demonstrate responsible leadership within increasingly complex and dynamic environments.

Articulation Agreements


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