Interested students should contact Professor Tom Drennen, the Director of the Management Program and The Stine Family Endowed Chair in Management and Entrepreneurship, at

Our Advanced Certificate in Management (CiM) creates a pathway for HWS graduates to enhance their career entry opportunities, and a pathway for professionals to advance in their career. The CiM program can be completed in one or two semesters. The experience builds on the value foundation of a liberal arts education and helps students develop skills, knowledge and insight in strategic management principles. Our program is distinguished by a solutions-oriented approach and an emphasis on ethical decision-making. Students must complete four courses, including at least three core classes and either an additional core or one elective. Students also complete an Excel foundations course, and participate in a cornerstone of the CiM – the experiential field trip. With elective options that span data analytics and visualization, to nonprofit management, social innovation, or business law, students also tailor their studies to a unique career goal. CiM courses are offered in partnership with the Master of Science in Management program and taught by the Colleges' expert faculty. CiM students have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with the MSM cohort of emerging leaders in the private and public sector.

Program Advantages:

  • After just one semester, graduates enter the workforce ready to make an immediate return-on-investment, and to add value to any enterprise
  • A distinctive solutions-oriented approach
  • Integrated with the HWS Master of Science in Management program, CiM students enter a collaborative learning environment with expert faculty and emerging leaders in the private and public sector
  • Experiential learning
  • Tap into a powerful network of HWS alums and professional mentors


For more information about Tuition and Aid, please contact:

Mike Quinn, Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
Voice Call: (315) 781-3622 or (800) 852-2256

Tuition for the CiM is $18,000. Courses can be taken on a per course basis at $4,000 per course. Students interested in financial aid should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Limited institutional financial aid is available for this program.