Management Certificate for Women (MCW)
The Management Certificate for Women (MCW) is a part-time professional certificate program offered by the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW) in the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. This integrated instructional series, of two-day sessions, is held over seven months. Classes are held at the Sprott School of Business on the Carleton University campus.
The program recognizes that women have different learning and management styles than their male colleagues, and builds on their particular strengths. This learning is tailored for women in management with a focus on the development of personal management skills. The MCW is designed for highly motivated women who wish to enhance their management skills and elevate their influence. Key components of the MCW are:
• Effective communication skills;
• Strategic approaches to management; and
• Understanding of marketing and financial management.
Sessions are held two consecutive days (Friday-Saturday), once per month, from September to March. There is a mandatory Orientation in September. There is a commitment to be in class both Friday and Saturday each month. Participants are expected to complete readings and exercises outside classroom time. Download the MCW brochure for more information.
Participants should have worked 3 or more years in either:
• A first line or higher level of management;
• A management or professional position; or
• A position which provides management preparation skills.
All applicants will be considered and should submit a completed application online.
Tuition for the 2017-2018 Management Certificate for Women (MCW) is $6,500 + HST.
A deposit of $500 must be submitted with the application. This will be returned if the application is not approved.
Leacross Foundation Bursary Criteria
Bursaries are open to women from all backgrounds working in one of the following sectors: Not-For-Profit, Under-Represented or Entrepreneurship. To apply: Leacross bursary application form
MCW Program Objectives
At the end of the program, participants will be equipped with management skills and have the confidence needed to effectively address the challenges in today’s organizations.
• Business Strategy
• Human Resource Management
• Leadership & Organizational Behaviour
• Managing Your Career
• Envisioning and implementing strategic initiatives
• Appling integrative approaches to analysis and implementation of complex business decisions
• Recognizing and modeling effective interpersonal management skills
• Practicing confident leadership
• Developing strategies to overcome the unique challenges faced by women in management positions
• Building a valuable network of diverse professionals
Benefits for Participants
• Opportunities to develop specific management skills
• A foundation for career development and further growth
• A network of interaction and communication with women who share similar career goals
• An opportunity to address issues women face as managers
Benefits for Organizations
• A structured and integrated program for developing women’s management skills
• Builds skills which are immediately applicable in the workplace
• Facilitates the transfer of learning from the classroom to the workplace
The program provides instruction in subjects (Accounting, Business Strategy, Communications, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, Managing Your Career, and Networking) required to build a sound base of management skills and knowledge. The sessions listed below are designed to increase understanding and skills in:
• Managing Communications
• Managing Others
• Managing Strategy
• Managing Relationships
• Managing Results
• Managing Change
• Managing Your Career
The MCW is designed for participants to transfer learning from the classroom to the workplace, to complete both individual and group research assignments and projects while developing a network over seven months.
Program Schedule 2017-2018
Sessions are held two consecutive days, once per month from September to March. Class times are 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
• September 7, 2017 – Mandatory Orientation
• September 15-16, 2017
• October 13-14, 2017
• November 3-4, 2017
• December 1-2, 2017
• January 12-13, 2018
• February 2-3, 2018
• March 2-3, 2018
The program is a balance between formal instruction and experiential learning through lectures, case studies, role-playing and group work. Modules are linked, so that class members gain an understanding of how the pieces fit together in the broader view.
Vinita P. Ambwani teaches Business Strategy and Marketing. Her research interests include minority and immigrant populations as workers and consumers in the host countries. Dr. Ambwani also works for the Government of Canada and, before joining Sprott School of Business, taught Marketing, Strategy, and International Business at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Dr. Ambwani brings several years of academic, industry and public service experience to her classrooms.
Merridee Bujaki, M.B.A. FCA, FCPA, Ph.D., (Queen’s), is the Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work and the Management Certificate for Women. She is also a professor of accounting at the Sprott School of Business. Her research focus is on voluntary disclosure in corporate annual reports, Historical Accounting, Governance and Accountability Practices on the Rideau Canal along with other research projects addressing: Corporate Governance; Accounting Policy Choice; Gender Issues in Management; Mentoring, and the Depiction of Gender and Race in Accounting Firm Recruitment Documents. Professor Bujaki has widely published in academic journals and professional magazines, including Journal of Accounting Literature; Women in Management Review; Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies; Gender in Management: An International Journal.
Lorraine Dyke, M.B.A., Ph.D. (Queen’s), is the founder of the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work, and the Management Development Program for Women. She is the Associate Dean of MBA programs at the Sprott School of Business and teaches Organizational Behaviour, Interpersonal Skills, Women in Management and Workforce Diversity courses. Her areas of research interest, for which she has received extensive funding, include entrepreneurship, careers, and women in management. Current research topics include career management, women’s careers, and workforce diversity.
Luciara Nardon, Ph.D. (University of Oregon) is an Associate Professor of International Business at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. Luciara’s research explores the role of culture and cognition on management focusing on how cognitive processes, communication skills, and technology use facilitate work in multicultural environments. She is currently working on a SSHRC funded project focusing on work integration of refugees. Her recent research has appeared in the Journal of World Business, Organizational Dynamics, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, International Journal of Human Resources Management, and Journal of Business Ethics, among others. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of World Business. She is a co-author of two books, Managing in the Global Economy (with Richard M. Steers, Sharpe, 2006), andManaging Across Cultures (with Richard M. Steers and Carlos Sanchez-Runde, Cambridge, 2010, 2013) and the author of Managing in a Multicultural World(University of Toronto Press, 2017). She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses focusing on international management in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, and the United States. Prior to her academic career, Luciara worked as a director of control systems and strategic planning for a Portuguese multinational in Brazil.
Linda Schweitzer, Ph.D. (Carleton) teaches Communications within the MCW, in addition to Organizational Behaviour, Strategy, Organizational Learning, and Managing Teams at the Sprott School of Business. Her research interests include technology in the workplace, generation and careers, and women in business and society. Linda is currently the Associate Dean, Research, and External at the Sprott School of Business.
Rebecca Leaver, Ph.D. integrates a background in depth psychology and adult learning. She combines a career in clinical practice, teaching and organizational interventions. Currently, she is co-director of the Management Skills Certificate Program at Sprott School of Business. She also teaches in the Executive MBA program at the University of Ottawa. Rebecca has a Ph.D. in psychology, with post-doctoral work at the C.G. Jung Institute in Chicago and the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She is currently working on a manuscript of poems about saints.
For further information, please contact the CREWW office.