Certificate Programs 

Certificate programs in the Department of Management require 12 credit hours and are composed of courses specific to an area of study.  All classes leading to a certificate must be taken for credit, and courses cannot be counted towards more than one certificate.


Only non-majors are eligible for certificates.  For example, a management major is not eligible for a certificate in management, but would be eligible for a certificate in Business Law.  Otherwise, a student can complete a certificate program regardless of their major.


Students are designated as "certificate students" when they submit an intent to complete certificate form.  Please print and mail the completed  form  to:

Department of Management
College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS  67601

or deliver to the Department of Management in McCartney Hall #302 on campus.

Upon completion of certificate requirements (demonstrated by the student submitting an official FHSU transcript to the department), the department chair will authorize the issuance of a printed certificate. Please note that certificate programs are not noted on a student's official transcript; however, completion of a certificate should be included on a student’s resume to demonstrate attainment of a level of education in a management or marketing related discipline which is more than completing a certain number of academic courses. 

*Click here to find printable certificate forms (Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the certificate of your choice.)

Program Requirements

A student must complete certificate requirements with a 2.0 GPA at Fort Hays State University in one of the following programs: Business Law,  Human Resource Management, Management,  Operations Management, Entrepreneurship.

Business Law

  • GBUS 204 Business Law (3 Credit Hours)
  • GBUS 403 Commercial Law (3 Credit Hours)
  • GBUS 404 Business Organizations & Government Regulations (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 1 of the following:
    • PHIL 310 Philosophy of Law (3 Credit Hours)
    • POLS 320 Introduction to the Law (3 Credit Hours)
    • AGRI 321 Agricultural Law (3 Credit Hours)
    • JUS 331 Criminal Law (3 Credit Hours)
    • SOCW 615 Topics in Social Work: Social Work and the Law (3 Credit Hours)
    • POLS 620 Constitutional Law (3 Credit Hours)
    • POLS Seminar/Political Science: Environmental Law (3 Credit Hours)
    • COMM 626 Communication in Ethics and Law (3 Credit Hours)
    • INT 658 Law of Cyberspace (3 Credit Hours)
    • FIN 670 Estate Planning (3 Credit Hours)
    • GBUS 601 Employment Law (3 Credit Hours)



  • ENTR 301 Introduction to Business (3 Hours)
  • ENTR 350 Problems in Business: Opportunity Recognition & Idea Generation (3 Hours)
  • ENTR 401 Problems in Business: Opportunity Evaluation & Feasibility (3 Hours)
  • ENTR 605 Entrepreneurship (3 Credit Hours)

Human Resource Management

  • MGT 611 Human Resource Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 612 Recruitment, Selection, and Retention (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 613 Total Compensation (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 614 Training and Development (3 Credit Hours)


  • MGT 301 Management Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 3 of the following:
    • MIS 304 Management Information Systems I (3 Credit Hours)
    • MGT 410 Organizational Behavior/Development (3 Credit Hours)
    • MGT 411 Applied Management Skills (3 Credit Hours)
    • MGT 475 Business, Society, Ethics (3 Credit Hours)
    • MGT 611 Human Resource Management (3 Credit Hours)

Operations Management

  • MGT 301 Management Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 602 Production and Operations Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 2 of the following:
    • MGT 600 Lean Systems (3 Credit Hours)
    • MGT 601 Project/Program Management (3 Credit Hours)
    • MGT 603 Supply Chain Management (3 Credit Hours)
    • MGT 608 Total Quality Management (3 Credit Hours)
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