Certificates

A number of certificate options can be taken as a supplement to your degree:

Certificate in Funadmentals of Interdisciplinary Management
The Fundamentals of Interdisciplinary Management Certificate aims to help students gain an interdisciplinary view of management.  Students completing the certificate will be introduced to the definition of management and how people and process vary across the disciplines. Students will examine the interactions among the environment, technology, society, organizations and people, in a world with limited resources.  Students will be exposed to key knowledge, behaviors, skills, competencies and attitudes considered critical to managerial success, and learn how to apply these to ensure they understand effective management practice.  Printable worksheet

Certificate in Leading People and Organizations
The Leading People and Organizations Certificate will help students understand the range of differences in people and their perspectives, and how these differences affect workplace management.  Students completing this certificate will be able to recognize different conflict resolution and negotiation strategies.  A focus on understanding the human resource management function within the organization will complement students’ knowledge of selecting, training, and equipping personnel, while ensuring positive labour relations and maintaining healthy and safety.  Students will have the ability to articulate their own personal strengths and weaknesses to improve interpersonal relationships.  Printable worksheet

Certificate in Public Sector Management

The certificate in Public Sector Management will introduce students to the organizing principles and structures of the three levels of government: federal, provincial, and municipal.  Students completing this certificate will have a deeper understanding of the public policy process.  Students will understand the relationship between government and businesses in Canada.  Printable worksheet

Certificate in Managing Data and Information

The Managing Data and Information Certificate will provide students with a broader understanding of how data can be used to address diverse, real-world problems in multiple sectors and disciplines. It will prepare students to use data to inform evidence-based decision making, and provide a broader understanding of current trends of information production.  Students will understand the importance of information management in supporting decision-making, and be prepared to effectively leverage information systems to meet business needs.  Printable worksheet

Certificate in Marketing Management

The certificate in Marketing Management will help students understand the marketing environment and consumers’ needs and expectations. Students completing this certificate will have a clear understanding of how to approach marketing: understanding the market, setting goals, and establishing, managing, and executing a marketing plan.  Students will have the ability to articulate challenges marketers have in the non-profit sector, and contrast these with marketing in the for-profit sector.  Printable worksheet

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate will provide students with an opportunity to learn and develop skills related to innovation and entrepreneurship, starting with ideation (innovation, creativity, design thinking), continuing with launching a new venture, and ending with managing a new venture.  Printable worksheet

Certificate in Intercultural Communication

This certificate recognizes academic learning, volunteer and work experience, and language skills related to the effective use of communication in diverse cultural contexts, an important skill set needed for career development in a global market. Find out more at the Intercultural Communication Certificate website.

Certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Studies
With this certificate you will learn about the breadth of study that is connected with health: social, psychological, physical and spiritual influences on health and avenues for social, physical and political change, while developing essential information gathering, management, analysis, interpretation and communication skills. Find out more at the Interdisciplinary Health Studies Certificate website.

Certificate in Disability Management

As a graduate of the Dalhousie Certificate in Disability Management you will be eligible to work in the field of disability management, and once you gain some work  experience, to apply for voluntary national certification exams. For aspiring human resource professionals, this specialized certificate will provide you with the tools and confidence to negotiate new hires and develop return-to-work plans for employees with accommodation needs. Find out more at the Certificate in Disability Management website.

Certificate in Indigenous Studies

Enhance your familiarity with Indigenous knowledge and knowledge of Indigenous issues with this certificate program that is open to all. In addition to the existing Minor in Indigenous Studies --open to students in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science, and Management-- students in these and other faculties now have the option of completing a Certificate in Indigenous Studies.  Find out more at the Certificate in Indigenous Studies website.