Advanced Workplace Learning Certificate

The Advanced Workplace Learning Certificate is a joint venture between the Office of Human Resources’ Center for Workplace Learning and the School of Business and Management.

The 12-unit (4 three-unit classes) program is designed for post-baccalaureate APU employees who desire to develop their management and leadership skills, and apply concepts and principles that will enhance their personal and professional development.

The Advanced Workplace Learning Certificate program is committed to preparing employees to serve as organizational managers and leaders through a broad-based management education. The program builds conceptual skills and core values needed to become effective managers and leaders in today’s rapidly changing global business environment, and specifically emphasizes the application of theory to management practice.

This certificate program incorporates work which may be applied to a Master of Business Management (MBM). Academic advising with the MBM program coordinator is available for certificate program employees wishing to pursue their master’s degree.


The Advanced Workplace Learning Certificate is based on the following objectives:

  • Describe the three broad categories of issues that should be considered to maximize learning.
  • Identify several personal characteristics, such as ability and personality, that affect trainee learning.
  • Recognize the training design issues that can be used to maximize learning.
  • Identify the factors that affect the transfer of training, and how these can be used to maximize learning.
  • Detail how various individual differences affect the learning process.
  • Reiterate the value of adult learning theory to workplace learning.
  • Define the role that both learning styles and learning strategies play in learning.
  • Cite recent theories and practices that impact future workplace learning.

Program Requirements

The Advanced Workplace Learning Certificate is granted to employees who complete all four courses listed below (12 units with at least a B grade in each course):

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More information on program distinctives and benefits, cost, prerequisites, and the application process can be found on the Certificate Programs page.