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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 604-851-6324 or 1-888-504-7441, ext. 6324.

Credential: Certificate

Format: Part time

Delivery: On campus

Duration: 1–3 years

Days and times: Weekends and evenings

Location: Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Tuition*: Per course

Application deadline:
As there is no application process for this program, you can register at any time.

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

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.

Program outline

If you are new to a supervisory role, or are looking to launch your career into management, the Management Skills for Supervisors certificate program will help you develop your leadership skills, or refine your existing skills to drive your career to the next level. This part-time certificate program consists of ten core courses and three elective courses designed with supervisory and management professionals in mind.

Elective courses allow you to tailor your education to your career goals or the needs of the organization you represent. Offered in several sections throughout the year, the program design enables you to take courses at varying times during flexible hours to suit your busy schedule.


The Management Skills certificate program includes 9 courses and 3 one-day workshops. Courses and workshops must be completed within three years.

Complete nine of the following courses:

Team Building Courses

  • MSS15 Management and Team-Building Skills

 Interpersonal Skills Courses

  • MSS16 Delegating, Motivating, and Giving Feedback
  • MSS17 Leadership and Managing Change
  • MSS25 Leadership Skills Inventory
  • MSS20 Management and Conflict Resolution

Administrative Courses

  • MSS21 Management and Administrative Skills
  • MSS02 Management and Communication
  • MSS01 Management Foundation
  • MSS19 Marketing and Branding Your Business
  • MSS18 Writing in the Workplace

Complete all three one-day workshops:

One-day workshops

  • MSS07 Customer Service
  • MSS12 Presentation Skills
  • MSS24 Time and Stress Management

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Phone: 604-851-6324
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441 ext. 6324
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"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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