Not everyone starts out as a manager, but many people wind up that way. It is not unusual for a technical professional to be promoted and put in charge of a small team. You may not be ready for a business degree, but you need to learn basic management techniques. An online certificate in Business Management can give you the basic tools you need to manage people and projects. Leadership, motivation, economics and accounting are just some of the topics you will cover in the online certificate in business management.