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2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Designed for current or prospective technical leaders wishing to improve their business acumen and management effectiveness.

This noncredit certificate program is designed to teach the fundamental business and management skills needed to effectively meet the unique requirements for leading engineering and science professionals.  Divided into five core business and management modules, the program is structured as a four-day boot camp.

  • A business and management toolbox for engineers and scientists
  • Instructors drawn from University of Delaware faculty and industry experts
  • Course format focuses on case studies and projects relevant for engineers and scientists
  • Emphasis on practical, immediately applicable skills and techniques

Who should attend

  • Managers of engineers and scientists looking to hone their business and leadership skills
  • Engineers and scientists on a career path to develop into technical managers
  • Cross-functional team leaders who interface with scientists and engineers

Course Outline

Management and Leadership Part I—Understanding Individual Behavior

  • Personality modeling
  • Attitudes and emotions in organizations
  • Motivating for performance
  • Managerial decision making

Management and Leadership Part II—Interpersonal and Organizational Dynamics

  • Team effectiveness
  • Diversity
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation
  • Leading others

Business and Finance

  • Financial statements
  • Cost analysis
  • Profitability analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Investment and rate of return


Project Management

  • Project management components and tools
  • Planning a project
  • Executing and controlling a project
  • Closing a project
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project

Product Development

  • Why is product development critical to a company?
  • Product development stages
  • Stage-Gate process
  • Idea generation
  • Design and development
  • Product launch

Unfortunately, this course is currently not open for enrollment. Please contact us so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.