Frequently Asked Questions

What is the structure of management essentials online?

Management Essentials Online is separated into individually organized courses. Learners have the option of choosing from a variety of business topics, and can enroll in as many courses as desired. Courses vary in size and length, and you can begin working in a module immediately upon registration. Upon successful completion of each course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Katz Graduate School of Business Center for Executive Education which also lists the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits earned for the course.


Who are the courses designed for?

Management Essentials Online is designed for professionals seeking to improve their business and managerial acumen. If you would like to learn basic business concepts, skills, and vocabulary, or are looking to “brush up” on your workplace competencies, then this program is for you. Additionally, those who are facing greater managerial duties but lack a formal business background will learn the key concepts that will improve their workplace performance and leadership ability.


Who teaches the courses?

Each course module is designed and conducted by a faculty member at the Katz Graduate School of Business. 


How much does it cost to enroll?

Each course costs $229 to enroll.


When is payment due?

Payment is due at the time of registration via credit card (MasterCard or VISA).


What is the time limit to complete the course?

Upon enrollment, you will have 180 days to complete the course. 


Are scholarships or financial aid available?

Scholarships and financial aid are not available for Management Essentials Online.


Do I need to purchase any materials?

No, you are not required to purchase anything after the cost of enrollment in order to complete a course.


Are there any prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for Management Essentials Online.


How do I register for Management Essentials Online?

You can register for courses by visiting the Management Essentials registration portal.


How do I access the courses?

Upon successful registration and payment, you will receive an email with your login and password, and you can begin working with content immediately.


Do I have to be online at specific times?

Management Essentials Online is designed to be completely asynchronous. There are no specific times that you are required to be online. Course materials can be viewed anytime, anywhere. The intent is to create a flexible and accessible learning environment for you.


Am I required to come to the University of Pittsburgh campus at any point?

No, you are not required to visit the University of Pittsburgh campus at any point.


Do I need to be an expert with technology? What kind of computer equipment do I need?

You do not need to be a technology expert to enroll in Management Essentials Online, but you should have some proficiency with a computer, e-mail, and navigating the Internet.