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Free-Standing Graduate Certificates

Each of the MBA Concentrations can be taken as a separate free-standing Graduate Certificate. When the Graduate Certificate option is pursued, students may be required to do some preliminary work to adequately prepare the student to gain full benefit from the corporate-defined coursework.  ​

​Graduate Certificate options is specified below: (NOTE: All courses are 3 credit hours)

Accounting Graduate Certificate

6310 Advanced Taxation 3
6312 Advanced Auditing 3
6314 Accounting Research Writing 3
6315 Advanced Accounting Topics 3
6316 Professionalism for Accountants 3
​6318​Industry Specific Topics in Accounting​3
Graduate Colloquium  (required for all concentrations)​1

Business Development / Sales Management Graduate Certificate

6350Advances in Personal Selling3
6352Sales Negotiation & Communication3
6354Integrated Marketing Programs and Sales Force3
6356Sales Leadership and Managerial Performance3
6358Sales Management Strategy3
6102Graduate Colloquium  (required for all concentrations)​1

Finance Graduate Certificate

6360Ethical and Professional Standards3
6362Business Development and Communication for Financial Professionals3
6364Industry Trend Analysis and Behavioral Finance3
6366Capital Markets and Investment Planning3
6368Corporate Finance3
​6102Graduate Colloquium  (required for all concentrations)1​

Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate

6330Legal Environment of Human Resource Management3
6332Talent Acquisition3
6334Talent Management3
6336Compensation and Benefits3
6338Strategic HRM3
​6102Graduate Colloquium  (required for all concentrations)1​

International Business Graduate Certificate

6370 Risk Management 3
6372 International Strategic Sourcing and Procurement 3
6374 Ethics, Law and Compliance 3
6376 International Logistics 3
6378 International Banking and Finance 3
​6102Graduate Colloquium  (required for all concentrations)​1

Investment Management Graduate Certificate

6360Ethical and Professional Standards3
6362Business Development and Communication for Financial Professionals3
6364Industry Trends Analysis and Behavioral Finance3
6366Capital Markets and Investment Planning3
6367Investment Management Statistics3
​6102Graduate Colloquium  (required for all concentrations)1​

Leadership Graduate Certificate

6340Leadership in the Business3
6342Effective Leadership Communication3
6344Personal Leadership Effectiveness3
6346The Leader's Role in Talent Performance and Development3
6348Leading High Performing Teams3
​6102Graduate Colloquium  (required for all concentrations)1​

Project Management and Process Improvement Graduate Certificate

Project Management Overview3
6382 Project Life Cycle-Initiating, Planning and Executing3
6383 Project Life Cycle-Monitoring, Controlling & Closing3
6384 Change Management & Leadership3
6385 Process Improvement Tools & Techniques3
6386 Process Improvement Applications3
​6102Graduate Colloquium  (required for all concentrations)​1

Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate

6320Legal Aspects of SCM3
Decision Modeling for Supply Chain Managers 3
6324Operations and SCM3
6326Strategic Sourcing and Procurement3
​6102Graduate Colloquium  (required for all concentrations)​1

How are the courses in the Graduate Certificate programs different from those in the MBA Program?

They are not. In fact, the courses are identical. The Davies College of Business went to incredible lengths to understand company needs in each of the five areas. Further, the College is taking documented steps to be able to demonstrate execution in the delivery of the courses that comprise each of the corporate-driven concentrations in the MBA Program. It is the value that these concentration courses are going to drive to companies that is going to effectively differentiate our program and abilities of our graduates. The Graduate Certificates drive the same discipline-specific value to the students as is found in the MBA Program, just without the breadth that the MBA Core would provide. These Graduate Certificates are aimed at a market that needs the enhanced knowledge and skills that the various options can provide, but they don’t need and/or want the additional coursework the MBA Program would require.

Students pursuing a corporate-driven Graduate Certificate may have preliminary work that is required to prepare them to be successful in the coursework. Please see a specific concentration (above) to determine whether or not preliminary work is required.

Last updated 7/16/2019 9:31 AM