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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
in Management of
Virtual Organizations

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Complete your studies on your own time.

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Finish your business certificate in just 4 courses.


Between the capabilities of digital technology and the precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, more of us are doing our work virtually, and a good portion of the workforce may never physically return to a 9-to-5 office environment. How will this change the ways employees perform and work together, and how does it affect the future of management and business leadership?

This post-baccalaureate certificate focuses on the knowledge and skills you’ll need as an entry-level candidate, experienced professional, or current manager in a virtual organization. You’ll focus on a wide range of topics and tactics to help build your expertise in such areas as virtual leadership, building trust in virtual teams, and legal and other implications that may arise in virtual organizations.

Admission Requirements 

  • A baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

Course Details

For the Post-Baccalaureate in General Business, you must complete three courses and 9 credit hours. The estimated time needed to complete this certificate is 9 months.

Course Listing

In this course, you’ll acquire the skills and knowledge to become a virtual team leader by examining the concepts of leadership, team dynamics, and effective management within a virtual environment.

This course explores how to lead virtual teams through building trust and cohesiveness. You’ll examine the role of emotional intelligence and methods of assessing accountability, and you’ll explore cross-culture, diversity, and conflict management issues. In the role of virtual organization leader, you’ll analyze and apply concepts gained through the course to create a climate of trust that promotes shared respect, honesty, and open communication.

An evaluation of legal and other implications that exist in the virtual environment. This course builds on the fundamentals of virtual teams and individual and group behavior to examine how virtual organizations can be affected by laws, policies, regulations, and other legal considerations. You’ll assess different risk mitigation strategies and examine specific cases regarding virtual organizations. You’ll also engage in exercises to experience ethical and mindful ways to engage in the virtual environment and how to assess performance and productivity in virtual settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the concepts and practices of entrepreneurship
  • Effectively communicate and conduct sound, open-minded research
  • Address business opportunities and issues critically and reflectively
  • Create solutions to problems based on knowledge, research, critical thinking skills, and collaboration
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the highest business ethics through accreditation
  • Foster effective discussion of theoretical and real-world business problems
  • Nurture a commitment to lifelong learning
Program Disclosure

Successful completion and attainment of National University degrees do not lead to automatic or immediate licensure, employment, or certification in any state/country. The University cannot guarantee that any professional organization or business will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any certification, licensure, or related exam for the purpose of professional certification.

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