FIU Executive Education’s Mastering Management Certificate Program empowers current and prospective managers to find innovative solutions to the problems that challenge today’s organizations—whether everyday problems or once-in-a-lifetime crises. The need for skills to successfully manage organizational change, new technologies, social media, global supply chains, cybercrime and other challenges demand managers prepared to go beyond the techniques traditionally taught in management courses.

Our vision is to present the newest management ideas while retaining the best of traditional management thinking. To spur innovation and achieve high performance, managers must focus on building teams, collaboration, trust, leading change, and harnessing creativity. Combining established scholarship and real-life applications, this program will give you a taste of the energy, challenge, and adventure inherent in the dynamic field of management.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Discover your own capabilities with interactive self-assessments that directly relate to the topics and enable you to see how you would respond to real-life situations managers typically face.
  • Understand overall planning and goal-setting processes.
  • Sharpen your diagnostic skills for management problem-solving and thinking like a manager.
  • Understand essential elements concerning operations and information technology.
  • Master the basics of formulating and implementing strategy.
  • Build successful teams in a people-driven workplace.
  • Avoid communication minefields, explore the role of implicit communication.
  • Understand the technologies shaping management today and lead in the age of AI.
  • Shape a high-performance culture as an innovative response to an ever-changing environment.
  • Apply concepts and practice your skills with exercises that encourage critical thinking.

Who Will Benefit

Whether you’re new to management, a seasoned manager, or somewhere in-between, you’ll come away with tangible tools and techniques that you can readily apply in any size organization. A special focus on innovation and entrepreneurship will also benefit professionals with supervisory roles at startups as well as small business owners.

General Information/Custom Programs: FIU Business Executive Education can create custom training programs specific to the needs of your organization. Please connect with us by submitting the inquiry form below or contact us 305.348.4217 or

Find innovative solutions to the problems that challenge today’s organizations—whether everyday problems or once-in-a-lifetime crises.

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Schedule & Registration

Self-paced; fully online

Your program fee includes:

  • Digital Access to educational materials
  • Digital Access to instructional resources
  • Optional, one office hour with expert guide
  • Florida International University Certificate of Completion

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WeekTopicStudy Time


Introduction to management: The world of innovative management

3 hours


The environment of management: The environment and corporate culture - Managing in a global environment

3.5 hours


The environment of management: Managing ethics and social responsibility

4 hours


Planning: Planning and goal setting

3.5 hours


Planning: Managerial decision making

4 hours


Organizing: Designing organization structure

4 hours


Organizing: Managing change and innovation

4 hours


Organizing: Managing human talent and diversity

4 hours


Leading: Understanding individual behavior - Leadership

4 hours


Leading: Motivating employees – Managing communication

4 hours


Leading: Leading teams

4 hours


Controlling: Managing quality and performance

4 hours


Leading in the Age of AI

2 hours

Approximately 48 hours of course work with up to 120 days to complete the program


  • The world of innovative management
  • The environment and corporate culture
  • Managing in a global environment
  • Managing ethics and social responsibility
  • Planning and goal setting
  • Managerial decision making
  • Designing organization structure
  • Managing change and innovation
  • Managing human talent and diversity
  • Understanding individual behavior
  • Leading in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • Motivating employees
  • Managing communication
  • Leading teams
  • Managing quality and performance

Financial Assistance & Discounts

FIU Executive Education programs are designed to enhance your management skills and boost your career success. Because our certificate programs are non-credit and do not lead to a degree, they do not qualify for traditional student financial aid. However, financial assistance is available in a variety of methods:

  • Private student loans are available for our programs through SallieMae. We strongly recommend participants submit their loan application at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the program to ensure completion of the loan. 

    To apply for a SallieMae loan, please follow the steps below:

    • Notify us via email at – Please provide your full name, telephone number and the course you wish to take.
    • Visit SallieMae SMART Option Loan to finalize your loan application process:
      • From the home page, choose “Career training student loan”
      • Under “Degree/certificate of study” choose “Certificate”
      • Under “Major/specialty” choose “Continuing Education”
    • Apply for the loan to match the exact program fee.
    • Once your loan is approved and certified, we will notify you with next steps.
    • We periodically offer special discounts via the FIU Executive Education newsletter. To sign up please register here
    • FIU Alumni, Students and Staff: 10% discount available:
      • Please email us at prior to registering for your program, to obtain your discount code.
      • Please be sure to use your email address when registering. 
    • Group Discount for Organizations: 15% discount is available to companies and organizations registering a minimum of three (3) employees. Please contact us via email at so we may guide you through the registration process.
  • Employer Education Benefits: Ask your employer if it provides education benefits to employees. In many cases and under certain conditions, employers may offer up to $5,250 in tuition/fee assistance to employees tax-free. For more information and latest updates, visit or ask your employer to visit this IRS web site.

    Training Grants for Employers: Employers may qualify for employee training grants from the state of Florida. These grants are used to help employers pay the cost of training and re-skilling employees. For more information, visit CareerSource Florida.

  • Check this section regularly for updates on scholarships and grants available to FIU Executive Education learners.

    PEO Program for Continuing Education: Grant of up to $3,000 to women whose education was interrupted and who now seek a degree or certificate that leads to employment.

  • For general information regarding Financial Aid (FAFSA) or the Veterans GI Bill, please contact FIU Financial Aid at or Veterans Affairs at

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All Programs for Individuals

FIU Executive Education programs for individuals are delivered virtually by an instructor on evenings and weekends. The short programs, in such areas as human resources, project management, Lean Six Sigma, finance and more, can also be taken fully online at your own pace.