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Continuing Education

Management Skills Certificate

Business and Management

Discover the leader within

Learn the skills you need to grow your career in a management role and become a leader within your organization.

Instructors with industry experience provide actionable and relevant insights you can use right away to become a leader who communicates clearly and effectively, sets goals, motivates others, and solves problems. The program covers key topics such as communication styles, customer service, conflict resolution, team building, leadership, marketing and branding, presentation skills, and time and stress management.

To register, phone 604-854-4501 or toll free at 1-888-823-8734.

Credential: Certificate

Format: Part time

Delivery: Online or hybrid (combination of online and in-person classes). Program can be completed fully online.

Duration: 1–3 years

Days and times: Weekends and evenings


Tuition*: $3033 for full program. Tuition is paid per course. Courses can be taken individually.

Application deadline:
There is no application process for this program. You can register for classes anytime before they start, as long as there is space.

* Tuition subject to change without notice. are not included in tuition.

Entrance requirements

There are no entrance requirements or prerequisites for this program. The courses can be taken in any order.

You can choose to take the entire program and earn the certificate, or only take courses of interest to you.

Program outline


View the schedule of current and upcoming Management Skills courses for course details including dates, times, formats, and course descriptions.

To complete the Management Skills certificate, you must complete nine of the following core courses plus three 6-hour workshops within three years in order to earn the certificate.

Core Courses


Management Foundation


Management and Communication


Management and Team Building


Delegating, Motivating, and Giving Feedback


Leadership & Managing Change


Writing in the Workplace


Marketing & Branding Your Business


Management and Conflict Resolution


Management and Administrative Skills


Leadership Skills Inventory



MSS07 Customer Service Excellence
MSS12 Presentation Skills

Time and Stress Management



Each course is usually offered once per year. All courses are scheduled on weekday evenings or weekends to accommodate working professionals.

Because you don't need to take the courses in order, you can start this program at any time throughout the year.


Delivery formats

Management Skills courses are delivered in a variety of formats: online with scheduled meetings, in-person, and hybrid (a mix of the two). It is possible to complete the entire program online, although it may take more than one year as you may have to wait for certain courses to be offered online.

How to register

You do not have to apply for entrance to this program. Instead you can register and start taking courses right away, and then apply for graduation when you have finished all of the required core courses and your three chosen electives.


Registration deadlines

You can register for courses up until their start date, as long as there is space. To get started, view the Management Skills course schedule.


Employment Facts

Companies that are not bracing for the massive generational management shift  that will unfold in the next decade risk falling behind.

According to the Bloomberg Business Week, 10,000 baby boomers — people born between 1946 and 1964 — are reaching retirement age every day. In a survey of HR and IT executives, 24% said that they frequently lose a top manager without a successor lined up.

In Canada, the numbers are just as dramatic. As of 2017, the Globe and Mail reports that for the first time, Canada has more people over the age of 65 than under 15. The boomer age group — 50 to 69 — makes up 27% of the population, compared with 18% in that age group two decades ago.

In light of this massive retirement wave, there has never been a better time to gain the management skills needed to fill the gap. Having a Management Skills certificate on your résumé can help you take the next step in your career and secure the salary to match.


This program does not require textbooks.


Phone: 604-851-6324
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441 ext. 6324
Email: continuingeducation@ufv.ca
Or ask online

"The Management Skills program in the University of Fraser Valley Continuing Education program helped me earn a leadership position in the Health Informatics department at Fraser Health. I find the course material to be very applicable to today’s work environment. The instructors provided the education that I needed to transition from the staff level to the management level."
  • – Len Hurley
  •    Management Skills program grad

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