Innovation & Critical Thinking

Innovation & Critical Thinking
Online Certificate


Critical Thinking Certificate

Innovation & Critical Thinking

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About the Program



What General and Operations Managers Do

Plan, direct or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing or administrative services.

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking
    Talking to others
  • Monitoring
    Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • Coordination
    Changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • Active Listening
    Listening to others, not interrupting and asking good questions
  • Social Perceptiveness
    Understanding people's reactions


Quick Facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

2016 Median Pay (local) $136,520 per year
$65.63 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience 5 years or more
On-the-Job Training No on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2016 267,900
Job Outlook, 2016 - 2026 12% (30,800)
Annual Projected Job Openings 25,860


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World Education

World Education Partnership

SF State's College of Extended Learning offers this program in partnership with World Education.

World Education offers a large array of courses and eLearning products to meet the needs of their academic partners. World Education's mission is to create a positive learning journey for students by providing superior service, comprehensive content and expert coaching in a format that is available and affordable to all students. They accomplish their purpose when students complete their program ready to meet the expectations and challenges of their industry and are equipped to find employment.