Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

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.

Prerequisites

Before starting the certificate program, students must have passed the following courses or their equivalents:

AC 0011Introduction to Financial Accounting3
AC 0012Introduction to Management Accounting3

Requirements

Students must obtain at least a 2.50 GPA in the six required certificate courses listed below:

AC 0203Intermediate Accounting I3
AC 0204Intermediate Accounting II3
AC 0310Advanced Accounting3
AC 0320Cost Management3
AC 0330Auditing3
AC 0343Federal Income Taxation I3
Total Credits18

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.

Requirements

BU 0211Legal Environment of Business 13
MG 0235Managing Human Resources3
MG 0335Entrepreneurship: Ideation and Validation3
Select two courses from the following:6
Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship: Product Development and Commercialization
Managing a Family Business
Total Credits15

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.

Requirements

MK 0101Principles of Marketing3
MK 0212Consumer Behavior3
MK 0311Marketing Research 13
Marketing Elective 23
Total Credits12

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.

Requirements

EC 0011Introduction to Microeconomics3
EC 0012Introduction to Macroeconomics3
MA 0017Elementary Probability and Statistics3
MA 0119Applied Calculus I3
Total Credits12