From Employee to Manager

Flexible Management and Leadership Training Certificate for Aspiring Managers

If you’re looking for upward mobility in your career, Bryant University’s From Employee to Manager course takes you through an in-depth look at the challenges and rewards of the view from the top. Assess your motivation for moving into your first management position, learn seven critical traits of a quality manager, and build skills that will set you up for success. The course dives into what you can expect during your first 90 days in a new position as a manager or supervisor. With a behind-the-scenes look at what management is really like, you’ll learn how to turn issues — such as peers who are now subordinates — into opportunities.

Key Knowledge Areas in Management Training

Through our From Employee to Manager Certificate, you will learn:

  • How motivation impacts your career path.
  • What you need to know before deciding to move up.
  • Seven critical traits of a successful manager.
  • Evaluation techniques for emerging opportunities.
  • Problem-solving strategies.
  • What to expect in your first 90 days as a supervisor or manager.


  • Employees seeking to understand the challenges and rewards of becoming a manager
  • Anyone who wants to assess their readiness for career advancement

Course Requirements

This five-week, self-paced course includes both guided learning and interactive discussions. Expect approximately five hours of work per week. Upon completion of the course, you’ll earn the From Employee to Manager Certificate and 3.0 Continuing Education Units.

First-time online learner? “Strategies for Success” is a one-week module that will familiarize you with our learning system before you begin your certificate program and ensure you are ready to participate. Required for all first-time, self-paced Bryant learners.


Whether or not you continue to climb the management ladder is a personal choice. Many find that it is a natural progression, but for others, it might not be a good fit. The instructor takes you through each level of management’s increasing responsibilities so you can make an informed decision before committing to a new role in management.

You’ll take a step back, slow down, and reflect on which career path is in your best interest. Assignments include reflections on what you’ve learned about yourself that you’ll share only with the instructor, Ed Drozda. His thoughtful questions and insightful feedback will guide you as you consider management roles.

Course Format: Online, Self-Paced
Schedule: 5-week course, 5 hours/week
Begin the Sunday following enrollment
Tuition: $995
CEUs: 3.0
Registration Opens: October 30, 2023

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Bryant Value


No matter how busy your schedule is, Bryant's online, self-paced program gives you the flexibility you need.

High-Caliber Faculty

All of our online courses are taught by top-notch Bryant faculty or industry experts who are leaders within their field.

Interactive Learning

During this 5-week course, you’ll spend 5 hours per week on guided learning, interactive modules, and curated reading.

Meet Your Instructor: Ed Drozda

Founder of the coaching and advising firm E & D Associates, Ed Drozda is a business industry leader with more than 25 years of management experience. Known as “the Small Business Doctor,” Drozda helps professionals understand the strategies necessary to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. As an instructor in Bryant University’s Executive Education & Career Accelerator, Drozda applies his expertise, business intuition, and fearless questioning to help employees and leaders succeed beyond expectations. He holds an MBA from Bryant University and a coaching certification from Coach U.

Meet Your Instructor: Ed Drozda

Bryant University Instructor Ed Drozda

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