Certificate in Management for Technical Professionals

Program Dates

Dinner Orientation: March 10, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sessions: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Day 1: March 20, 2020
  • Day 2: April 3, 2020
  • Day 3: April 24, 2020
  • Day 4: May 8, 2020
  • Day 5: May 15, 2020

Networking Events: 

  • April 3, 2020 - 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • May 15, 2020 - 5:00-6:30 p.m.


UCI Paul Merage School of Business


$7,500 (inquire for group pricing)

  • 5 Friday Sessions

Essential Business Knowledge for Emerging Leaders

The CMTP is designed to help participants expand their awareness, appreciation, and knowledge for how organizations operate. Bolster skills with essential knowledge and tools in business, leadership, operations, finance, negotiations, and more. Make a greater impact and solve organizational challenges with an enhanced understanding of business.

This prestigious certificate program, offered by UC Irvine's top-ranked Paul Merage School of Business, is specifically designed to provide critical business education for emerging leaders in all technical fields.


  • Designed for technical professionals
  • 3 to 5 years work experience
  • High potential individuals across functions
  • Past participant titles include individual contributor, team lead, manager, director
  • No college degree required

Program Objectives

  • Learn how to view business as an integrated system
  • Expand perspectives and think strategically
  • Prepare to take on more dynamic roles in your organization
  • Broaden business skills to complement a technical background
  • Develop a big picture mindset to understand how your actions impact the whole
  • Learn best practices from distinguished faculty, industry professionals, and peers

Program Structure

  • 5 full days delivered over 10 weeks (every other Friday) 
  • 2 modules per program day, delivered on campus
  • 72 hours of learning, 40 hours of classroom instruction
  • World-class Merage School faculty pair with executive practitioners from global enterprises
  • Interactive program sessions
  • Program specific website resource – web-based platform to enhance learning before, during, and after the program
  • Program cost may be used as financial credit towards a graduate degree program*

Program Content

  • Leadership & Influence
  • Business Strategy
  • Global & Cross-Cultural Negotiations
  • Critical Thinking & Decision-Making
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Innovation & Product Development
  • Operations/Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional Presence

"Dedicated Program Website" - Interactive Resource

Students engage materials and each other through a web-based Educational Container that enhances the learning experience before, during, and after each module. Pre-readings, extended reference libraries, videos, and additional materials are available around the clock to students. Interactions with peers, faculty, executive practitioners, and program staff are enhanced by chat, blog and posting capabilities. During the program, students maximize the value of their learning through interactive dialogue and group activities. After the program has ended, students have ongoing access to the full multimedia reference library, enhancing their ability to apply their learning in the service of enterprise initiatives as well as their own career development.

Pre-Work (2-4 hours)
  • Introductory video
  • Learning objectives
  • Pre-module assignments
  • Online quiz
Interactive Classroom Learning (4 hours)
  • Academic faculty and executive practitioners co-design an co-teach module
  • Recorded sessions for review
  • Resources to enable transfer of learning to the workplace
  • Reference Library
  • Topical and timely articles
  • Optional online chats and discussions

The CMTP program introduced me to broad business concepts and helped illuminate the factors that go into business decisions.

Karl R., Senior Engineer

Participating Companies

  • Alcon
  • Broadcom
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Glidewell Laboratories
  • Hireright
  • Kronos
  • Medtronic
  • Parker Aerospace
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Western Digital