The School of Business & Technology graduate programs offer a range of certificate options based on courses drawn from our master-level degree programs: Master in Business Administration, and Master of Science in Project Management.
Each certificate requires students to complete four (4) graduate courses and obtain a grade of ‘B' or better. Please note that courses are scheduled according to the needs of the degree programs. Certificate students should be prepared for gaps in the scheduling for coursework to complete certificate requirements. Should a student elect to apply for a degree program, courses completed for the certificate can be applied-where appropriate-to satisfying graduation requirements.
To be eligible for a certificate program, the applicant needs to submit a completed graduate program application and have obtained a bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution. The program reserves the right to accept or reject certificate applications for any reason.
Required and optional courses for each certificate are outlined below.
Business Administration Certificates
Leadership and Change Certificate:
Students must complete MGT 6420 Organizational Behavior, MGT 6455 Strategic Leadership for Change, and MGT 6430 Organization Development, and one course from the following options: MGT 6201 Consultation Theory & Practice, MGT 6413 Communication across Cultural Boundaries, or MGT 6310 Conflict, Negotiating, & Coaching.
Healthcare Administration Certificate:
Students must complete MGT 6351 Health Care Administration, MGT 6352 Performance Improvement in Health Care Organizations, MGT 6355 Health Care Finance, and one course from the following options: MGT 6455 Strategic Management or MGT 6430 Organization Development.
Project Management Certificates
Certificate in Project Management:
Students must complete CIS 6101 Leadership Communications, PRM 6110 Project Management Essentials I, PRM 6115 Project Management Essentials II, and PRM 6119 Strategic Decision Making.
Certificate in Advanced Project Management:
Students must complete CIS 6101 Leadership Communications, PRM 6225 Procurement and Budget Management, PRM 6234 Project Risk and Quality Management, and PRM 5242 Emerging Topics in Project Management.
Certificate in Global and Strategic Project Management:
Students must complete CIS 6101 Leadership Communications, PRM 6556 Organizational Change Leadership, PRM 6567 Global and Cultural Competency, and PRM 6586 Leading Global and Distributed Teams.
Data Analytics Certificates
Certificate in Applied Data Analytics:
Students must complete CIS 6105 Data Analytics for Decision Making, CIS 6107 Data Storage and Retrieval, CIS 6108 Advanced Data Analytics, and CIS 6113 IT Management Ethics.