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Special one-time discount* (effective until Dec. 15, 2023): Receive $200 off your first or next Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) course*!

*Limit of one discounted CME course per student during this promotion. Contact our customer service team to find out more and to process your discount.


Invest in your career. Invest in you.

The Online Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) provides you with the skills you need to be the best supervisor or manager you can be. This program is completely online and self-paced so you can stay competitive regardless of your location and schedule. Designed by subject matter experts, the curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the University Senate.

If you already have some management skills, you can customize this program to focus on your skills and knowledge gaps by taking individual courses instead of the entire certificate.

Join us for a free online CME information session and learn more about the program, how to apply, and much more.


Why CME?

Today's employers want team members who are good at their jobs, and that means you. But a lack of necessary skills or experience may cause them to look elsewhere. UNB's CME program can help give you the skills you need to manage effectively and provide you with a competitive edge.

  • Increase your opportunity to break into or advance in your management career
  • Learn real-world skills, techniques, and processes that you can apply in any supervisor or manager position
  • Gain the insight needed to effectively and efficiently facilitate people and processes within any organization
  • Set yourself apart from the competition

  • Increase the knowledge base of existing managers or provide development for promising non-managerial employees
  • Develop an effective performance management process aligning the individual's efforts with your organization's goals
  • Facilitate and support the employee, providing tools to help identify gaps, create a learning plan, and review progress
  • Retain top performers
  • Address the individual's needs and reinforce themes and core competencies required by the organization

Want to know where your current management and leadership abilities stand? Take this Management Essentials Competency Assessment (MECA). As you work through CME courses, you can re-visit the assessment to track your progress.


You can register at any time but each course must be completed within 6 weeks from confirmation of registration. You should plan to spend an estimated 15-18 hours per course on content, readings, tests, and assignments.

In order to receive the certificate, you must successfully complete the six required courses, starting with Leading from Within (CCME 1000), plus four out of 12 electives. Courses also provide a final evaluation that allows employees to demonstrate their learning and progress.


Dr. William A. Howatt, Ph.D., Ed.D., has worked with some of the largest companies in Canada, federal, provincial, and municipal leaders, and Fortune 500 companies on Wall Street. Bringing together over two decades of applied behavioural science and leadership, and a wide range of client experiences, Dr. William A. Howatt (Dr. Bill) provides executive coaching and leadership development to organizations around the world, including executives in the federal and provincial government, the finance sector, health care, and manufacturing.

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Price: $295 per course (no HST)

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