Non-credit supervisory skills training for science and technical managers. Modules can be taken in any order and can be taken individually without the intention of taking all modules. Classes taught at KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, Kan.
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The worlds of science and business are increasingly interconnected, creating strong demand for professionals who can combine scientific technical knowledge with skills in leadership, business and communications. The Science Managers Certification Program, offered by the KU Professional & Continuing Education, comprises two sessions per week for six modules. The certification program is aimed at scientists who have moved or anticipate moving into managerial roles in addition to their scientific duties. Students will earn 3.2 continuing education units (CEUs) for each module completed. The program offers a series of focused courses that will provide scientists with professional managerial skills in a format that does not disrupt their workplace responsibilities.
This non-credit professional development certificate is primarily intended for two groups of students:
- Science professionals who already possess a degree in their field and need to master professional managerial skills without another degree, yet wish to have the recognition that a certificate from the University of Kansas provides.
- Graduate students in the biological, physical, and earth/environmental sciences who foresee a career in a science-oriented private company or governmental entity and wish to add these skills to their portfolios.
- Course modules are in short eight-week semesters.
- Classes meet from 4 p.m.–6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays.
- The entire certificate can be completed in one year.
- Modules can be taken in any sequence.
- Modules can be taken individually by those who do not wish to obtain the certification.
- The course content was developed with industry collaboration.
- Course instructors have worked in industry.
- Competency-based learning objectives are developed for all courses.
$5,250 – Full certificate program
$875 – Per individual module
Discounts available for group registrations.
**KU Federal Executive Board Partnership—Federal Employee Discount: This certificate program is available to federal employees at a 10% discounted rate. Learn more here.
The Certified Science Manager Certificate consists of six required modules. Click on the module names below to see information about each offering, including registration options.
Certificate Program students can complete all six modules in one year, but they have up to two years to complete the program.
Continuing Education Information
3.2 CEUs for each completed course module
19.2 CEUs for the completion of all six course modules of the Certified Science Manager program
Certificate of Completion from the University of Kansas
Academic Credit Option
For science professionals interested in earning academic credit toward a graduate certificate, there is an academic-credit option available. The certificate is comprised of six courses, two credit hours each, ranging from financial management to organizational communication. Upon successful completion of the 12 total credit hours, students will earn a graduate certificate. This option is available through KU Edwards Campus.
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Your registration fee includes the required text and access to the online systems during the class(es) for which you are enrolled.
How to Register
Download and mail the registration form to:
The University of Kansas
Professional & Continuing Education
1515 Saint Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047-1619 or
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Call (785) 864-5823 or toll free (877) 404-5823
Refund and Cancellation
A full refund of registration fees, less a $30 administrative fee, will be approved if requested in writing at email@example.com and received by March 6, 2017. No refunds will be made after that date. If the text has already been sent, the cost of the text will also be deducted from the refund. A $30 fee also will be charged for returned checks. (Please note that if you fail to cancel by the deadline and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.) KUPCE reserves the right to cancel the Science Managers Certification Program: Organizational Management Module and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration. The liability of the University of Kansas is limited to the registration fee.
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