Business Managers Certificate (BMC) Core Block


This certificate provides the core knowledge and skills necessary to operate successfully as a GSU Business Manager. The certificate is designed for an individual newly promoted into a Business Manager position, a current Business Manager looking to improve their skillset, or someone preparing to move into a Business Manager position.

Program Content

The program covers the basic fiduciary responsibilities and financial, management, HR skills (e.g., managing inventory, handling cash, ePAFs, etc.) an employee needs to be a successful Business Manager. Competencies for this certificate were identified by focus groups composed of a cross section of GSU leadership, input from GSU CAOs, and online research. The certificate program is delivered as a cohort workshop spanning four days of training. Typically delivered via instructor-led training (ILT) in a classroom over two weeks: on a Tue/Thu one week and a Tue/Thu the following week.


Registration is $150. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.


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PREREQUISITE: attendees must have completed all Spectrum courses (i.e., Intro to Spectrum/PantherMart, Financial Reports and Inquiries, Journal Entry, PantherMart requestor, and PantherMart Payment Request/Travel) prior to attending this program.

Core Block Topics:

  • Accounting Principles/Services
  • Accounts Receivable/Cashiering
  • Accounts Payable – Disbursements/Travel
  • HR – ePAF, eTime, and the PRF
  • Cyber Security Services
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Business Services
  • Asset Management
  • Ethics