Management Essentials Online

Develop and broaden your business skills through Management Essentials Online, offered by the Katz Center for Executive Education. Courses were created by University of Pittsburgh faculty and can be completed entirely on your own schedule. The program is designed to provide critical skills in marketing, finance, human resources, and more to a broad spectrum of people, including those wanting a refresher in business, those considering an MBA degree, those seeking professional education credits, and those involved in non-business roles who want to learn more.

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Program Benefits

Renowned Faculty

Each course was developed by faculty members from the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. These same experts also teach in Katz's MBA and Executive MBA programs, which have been ranked among the top programs in the world by U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, and more.

Professional Education Credits

All Management Essentials Online courses qualify for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. The Katz Center for Executive Education is an approved provider of CPE credits. View the course descriptions for information on the number of CPE credits for each course.

Experience-based Learning

Management Essentials Online uses the unique Experience-based Learning approach of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Classes include real-life examples that will challenge you to apply the theories and management concepts to actual problems faced by businesses.

Open Enrollment

You can start and complete Management Essentials Online courses at any time. Each course costs $229 and can be completed entirely at your own pace, on your schedule. The program's asynchronous format allows you to log on anytime, day or night. 

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Course Offerings

View the complete list of course offerings and descriptions for Management Essentials Online. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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