Post-baccalaureate certificate programs are for working professionals or lifelong learners who have earned a bachelor's degree but need to enhance a resume, improve skills, prepare for a job change, or just want to continue to learn in a field in which they did not major in college.
A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college is required. Students may not count certificate courses towards any Bachelor's degree major or minor requirements. All courses are offered for credit, unless otherwise specified.
Certificate in Accounting
This program is designed for adults looking to learn new job skills, improve current accounting knowledge, or brush up on the skills they need to better understand the essentials of accounting and finance for small business.
Before starting the certificate program, students must have passed the following courses or their equivalents:
|AC 0011||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3|
|AC 0012||Introduction to Management Accounting||3|
Students must obtain at least a 2.50 GPA in the six required certificate courses listed below:
|AC 0203||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|AC 0204||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|AC 0310||Advanced Accounting||3|
|AC 0320||Cost Management||3|
|AC 0343||Federal Income Taxation I||3|
Certificate in Entrepreneurship
This 15-credit, five-course certificate is specifically designed to cover the legal, management, and technology issues small business owners face daily, and can be completed in just one year.
|BU 0211||Legal Environment of Business 1||3|
|MG 0235||Managing Human Resources||3|
|MG 0335||Entrepreneurship: Ideation and Validation||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Entrepreneurship: Product Development and Commercialization|
|Managing a Family Business|
It is strongly recommended that students take a BU 0211 Legal Environment of Business section with an Entrepreneurship emphasis.
Certificate in Marketing
This program provides managers and other professionals requisite marketing knowledge to make informed decisions about the current marketplace and its competitive environment. The cluster of courses comprising the certificate program covers topics on consumer/business buyer behavior, marketing management, and business applications from a marketing perspective. Due to the broad, diverse nature of consumer (and business) markets, coupled with the myriad of competitive offerings found in most industries, this program emphasizes the importance of firms collecting and utilizing market research data in order to make customer-driven strategic decisions.
This program is designed for professionals:
- Who are called upon to make key strategic decisions (concerning the product/service, pricing, distribution, and promotion).
- Who are responsible for collecting, understanding and/or utilizing customer data.
- Who want to learn more about the marketing process and its importance in their organizations.
|MK 0101||Principles of Marketing||3|
|MK 0212||Consumer Behavior||3|
|MK 0311||Marketing Research 1||3|
|Marketing Elective 2||3|
A statistics course is required prior to enrolling in MK 0311. Equivalent professional experience may also be considered, but this must be determined by an Assistant Dean, in consultation with the Chair of the Marketing Department.
Select one marketing course, ideally based on the student's professional background and/or personal interest.
MBA Prep Certificate
This program is designed for students who:
- Have completed a bachelor's degree and are now interested in pursuing a Master in Business Administration, but do not have the required foundational business knowledge or coursework to proceed.
- Are looking for a sound foundation in accounting, economics, finance, and applied business mathematics.
Students earn the certificate and fulfill the MBA program entry requirements at the same time. This certificate can be completed in two semesters.
It is recommended that all students who complete this certificate for an MBA should also complete a GMAT prep course prior to taking the GMAT.
|EC 0011||Introduction to Microeconomics||3|
|EC 0012||Introduction to Macroeconomics||3|
|MA 0017||Elementary Probability and Statistics||3|
|MA 0119||Applied Calculus I||3|