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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
McCartney Hall 302
Phone: (785) 628-4201
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Management Certificate Programs

Management certificate programs allow you to fine tune your major while letting you deeply explore an area of interest. 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.

Management Certificates

Business Law
Human Resource Management (Undergraduate)
Human Resource Management (Graduate)
Operations Management

Only non-majors are eligible for certificates (for example, a student majoring in management cannot pursue a certificate in management, but would be eligible to pursue a certificate in Business Law). Otherwise, a student can complete a certificate program regardless of their major.

Application Procedure

Students are designated as "certificate students" when they submit an Intent To Complete Certificate form (see below). 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

You may also deliver the form to the Department of Management in McCartney Hall #302 on campus.

Intent to Complete Certificate Forms (PDF)

In order to pursue a certificate, you must first print out an Intent to Complete Certificate form (links to PDF forms are below) and fill it out as you finish the classes. Upon completion of the courses, bring the form in to our office (McCartney 302) to be verified. If you are unable to get to our office, you may also fax it.

Certificate in Business Law
Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Certificate in Human Resource Management (Undergraduate)
Certificate in Human Resource Management (Graduate)
Certificate in Management
Certificate in Operations Management

Program Requirements

Program summaries are below. A student must complete certificate courses with a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
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.

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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