Native American Tribal Management

Technical Certificate

About the Native American Tribal Management Program

Develops the skills of people who work or plan to work in a First Nation environment including fundamental management skills, and how a Native nation’s legal, political and cultural context impact an organization’s work.

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
1010210600 Business Orientation 1.00
1010214000 Fundamentals of Tribal Management 3.00

Covers leadership, motivation, organizational dynamics, personnel, and budgeting within a Native American community and sovereign government context. Includes federal Indian law and policy, community and economic development, and culturally specific management practices.

1010214200 Tribal Supervisory Management 3.00

Develops an understanding of management theories and practical techniques for first-line supervisors. Teaches personal, interpersonal, technical, and administrative skills required of successful supervisors. Applies general supervision issues to a Native American tribal environment.

000000000 Elective 3.00


1010211500 - Human Resource Management

Examines overall functions of human resource management. Teaches specific skills in forecasting, recruitment, selection, appraisal, job design, compensation and benefits management, training, labor relations, employee rights, and Equal Employment Opportunity laws.


1010216301 - Tribal Entrepreneurship

Tribal Entrepreneurship students apply the key elements of successful entrepreneurship to business scenarios. Students create a business plan for a new business.


2080123400 - Report, Proposal, and Grant Writing

Introduction to the theory and practice of preparing and analyzing reports and proposals intended for businesses, governmental agencies, and/or private and corporate foundations. Individual assignments and group projects include text documents and oral presentations. Prerequisite(s): 1080119500 Written Communication (D- or better) or 2080121900 English Composition I (D- or better).


1010214500 - Business Finance and Budgeting

Introductory course in business finance with emphasis on improving business financial performance. Learners will apply the skills necessary to achieve an understanding of the fiscal/monetary aspects of business. Special attention is given to ratio and financial statement analysis, cash budgeting, working capital management, capital budgeting, and the risk-return relationship in business.


At A Glance

How You'll Learn


On Campus


Online Classes

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Optional Lab Support

Term Start Dates

Summer 2020: May 8 Fall 2020: September 2 Spring 2021: January 6

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost


*Based on 10-level courses - materials and fees may be additional

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This program has a zero cost for textbooks. If you continue your education beyond this program to complete a full associate's degree, there may be additional costs for books.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand 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

Your Potential Careers

  • First Line Supervisor/Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Gaming Supervisor
  • Lodging Manager

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