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Management Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Description

Learn what it takes to become a successful manager. Develop essential management skills through courses in leadership development, project management, organizational behaviour, financial management and more. Courses are available through part-time studies (evenings, weekends and online) and are transferable to SAIT's Business Administration (Management) diploma. You have up to five years to complete this program.

Our management training program is all about equipping you with skills that are in demand for today's rapidly changing business world. The business management courses in this program lay the foundation for success as a manager, covering business communications, human resources management, financial accounting and project management training.

We know you're busy. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience offered in this management certificate program. Choose from a variety of classes that best suits your availability and interests. This certificate is available through Continuing Education (evening and weekend courses) and Distance Education (online courses).

"‘The sky's the limit as to what I can do with my job and with my career. The people that I've met, the experiences that I've had, have been just amazing."
- Nick Kuhn, School of Business Student

Learn from Industry Experts

Your instructors are industry professionals with business expertise. They will share their insights with you and help you learn skills that you can immediately apply in your workplace.

"I love helping students connect with the concepts they're learning by keeping things as real as I can. I use stories from our past and real situations from today's headlines to bring ideas and concepts to life. "
- Don Rae, Instructor

Program Overview

Your Career

Students graduating from this program may be eligible for entry-level positions such as:

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Project Administrator
  • Sales Associate
  • Retail Manager
  • Office Manager

Laddering and Transferability

At SAIT, you have the flexibility to complete your academic achievements at your own pace. We will help you build an educational future that meets your career goals. You can transfer these courses to the full-time or part-time Business Administration diploma (Management major).

Student Success

  • We find there is a direct correlation between the time and energy invested to the amount of success achieved.
  • Remaining focused and diligent with coursework is important for success in completing the program.
  • You must be able to read, write, and understand the English language at a level exceeding basic conversational English.

Note: This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.


You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses. You must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Admission Requirements

There are no entrance requirements for this program. Be sure you have your SAIT student ID ready; you can begin registering for courses anytime by visiting our website, SAIT.ca. Need help getting your SAIT student ID number? Call Office of the Registrar at 1.877.284.7248.

After you have registered for one course, fill out and submit the Program Declaration Form to Office of the Registrar.

You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses; you must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Program Outline

Courses for this program are available through Continuing Education, offered in the evenings and weekends and the Distance Education program (online).

Evening and weekend courses are offered in January, May and/or September. Online courses are offered up to 12 times per year; start dates vary.

Registration is as follows:

  • Fall enrolment opens in July
  • Winter enrollment opens in October
  • Spring enrollment opens in February

Online registration closes about one week before the course start date. You can register up to one business day before the start date by calling 403.284.7248 or 1.877.284.7248. Courses fill up quickly; it is recommended you register early.

Required Courses: 
Business Mathematics BMAT-230 Classroom or Online
Communication and Presentation Skills COMN-220 Classroom, Online, Blended
Introductory Financial Accounting I ACCT-215 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Management MNGT-255 Classroom or Online
Elective Courses:
Finance for Managers BFIN-301 Classroom or Online
Microeconomics ECON-250 Classroom or Online
Human Resource Management HRMT-320 Classroom or Online
Business Leadership LDSH-360 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Business MNGT-200 Classroom or Online
Organizational Behaviour MNGT-250 Classroom or Online
Project Management MNGT-321 Classroom or Online


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