Management Essentials

The courses use shared business cases and a shared knowledge base that are accessible throughout the certificate program, which allow students to review material from courses that they have completed and provide an integrated perspective to business problems. Course delivery and material include online lectures accessible over the Internet, threaded discussions, online chat in real time and case analyses. Each course has the same user interface so that each course has the same look and feel allowing students to move seamlessly from course to course.

Who is suited for this program?

This 12 credit graduate certificate was created to offer managers and professionals core business knowledge in the areas of finance, marketing, accounting, and management information systems. It is designed to provide the skill and tools needed to analyze business models and to apply core business concepts to tactical and strategic problems.  This includes advanced skills and tools to analyze business conditions and tactically solve problems and Finance and Management Accounting.

What are the Required Courses?

Core Courses  
Management Accounting 3
Corporate Finance I 3
Global Marketing Management 3
Information Systems Principles 3

What will I learn?

  • Management Accounting which builds on traditional concepts of managerial accounting (break-even analysis, alternate choice decisions, profit planning, and transfer pricing) and develops the skills that an executive needs in strategic cost analysis.
  • Financial and Economic Environment discusses issues related to interest rates, extraordinary rates of inflation, fiscal and monetary policy, and regulatory policy are integrated with market structure, cost and production technology, pricing policy, cash flow, risk-return opportunities, capital budgeting techniques, and decision making in companies.
  • Competing in Global Markets examines the impact of global economic, financial, cultural, political, and legal factors on the development of marketing programs and on the marketing/R&D and marketing/manufacturing interfaces.
  • Information Systems Principles incorporates he management of information processing resources, including: role of information processing, estimates of personnel resources and budgets, integration of corporate and MIS plans, organizational alternatives for MIS departments and support staffs, management of computer operations, equipment and general software acquisitions, intermediate and long-range MIS plans, integration of personal computers, minicomputers, and mainframes, and security and controls.

Why study Management Essentials at NJIT?

The graduate certificate’s narrow focus allows you to dig deep into this specific topic, and start applying your knowledge sooner. It is possible to earn this certificate entirely through online courses, so you can more easily fit it into your busy life. And whether you take courses online or on campus you’ll learn from NJIT’s distinguished professors and instructors from the School of Management.


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a overall cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Related Degree Programs

All credits for The Management Essential Certificate relates in its entirety to either NJIT MBA, NJIT MS in Management, or NJIT MS in Business and Information Systems. The MS in Management can be completed entirely online in limited formats, and the Management Essentials graduate certificate program is a great way to jump start into the program.

Take Note

Check the course descriptions for more information. Some courses have prerequisites and must be taken in order.

Faculty Advisor: Cheickna Sylla