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Tribal Management Certificate


Students completing this certificate program will be ready for entry-level management positions with Anishinaabe (Native American) tribes and other tribal organizations or to transfer to a 2 or 4 year degree granting institution to continue their education. Students will also be well-positioned to continue their studies toward the KBOCC Anishinaabe Studies Associate Degree, since the certificate retains the core components of the Associate Degree. Depending on placement (for the math requirement), full-time students could feasibly complete the certificate program in one year.


1. Apply the basic functions of management appropriately.
2. Employ communication methods effectively to proficiently connect with varying audiences.
3. Synthesize the competencies needed to be an effective tribal leader.
4. Implement initiatives to decolonize tribal organizations.
5. Explain the implications of self-determination.
6. Describe the functions of tribal governments.


Denise Cadeau
Anishinaabe Studies Department Chair

(906) 524-83009
Wabanung Campus – Rm 309


General Education Requirements
MA102 Quantitative Literacy (or higher) – 4 credits

Business/Anishinaabe Studies Requirements
AS102 Anishinaabe Values and Philosophy – 4 credits

AS105 Decolonizing Tribal Organizations – 2 credits
AS232 Tribal Government – 4 credits
OS110 Ojibwa Language and Culture I – 4 credits
BS110 Introduction to Business – 3 credits
BS145 Business Communication – 3 credits
BS208 Management and Supervision – 3 credits
Electives (choose from AS101, AS135, AS200, AS201, BS209, ES219, and IS110) – 3 credits

Total Credits Required – 30 credits