Native American Tribal Management Certificate develops the skills of people who work or plan to work in a First Nations environment. Successful tribal managers possess fundamental management skills, and understand how a Native nations legal, political, and cultural context impact an organization’s work.

Through this certificate, students learn to lead, motivate, and supervise others; to plan and execute projects and everyday operations; to manage organizational culture; the relationship between tribal governance and administration; essential tribal functions; and economic development strategies-all in the context of Native nations.

Student Profile

As a Native American Tribal Management student, you should:

  • Have a desire to manage a tribal business

  • Be committed to Ojibwe Values

  • Enjoy producing detailed and accurate work

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Native American Tribal Management program will:

  • Successfully facilitate the relationship between Native nation’s legal, political and cultural context and the workplace

  • Lead, motivate, and supervise others

  • Plan and execute projects and everyday operations

  • Manage organizational culture

  • Manage organizational personnel and non-personnel resources

Career Outlook

Graduates with a certificate in

Native American Tribal Management may be led to areas such as:

  • Tribal governance

  • Tribal development

  • Tribal Business management (gaming or lodging, )