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Business Analytics, Management, Business Information Systems, Business, and Human Resources and Organizational Psychology Graduate Certificates

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree with either an overall GPA of at least 2.8, a 3.0 in the last 60 hours, or a 3.2 in the last 30 hours.

Exceptions:
  • Passage of select rigorous professional certification exams such as the Project Management Professional, MCSE, and MCSD exams. In this case, a résumé and personal interview required. Decision of the Management or Business Information Systems Department Admission Committee and/or program coordinator is final.
  • At least 5 years of substantial relevant professional experience. In this case, a résumé and personal interview required. Decision of the Management or Business Information Systems Department Admission Committee and/or program coordinator is final.

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Program Requirements

The graduate certificate in Business Analytics requires 15 hours.

Required Core Courses (nine hours)

BINS 5351 Data Analysis and Reporting
BINS 7304 Business Applications for Decision Making
or BINS 7309 Cloud-based Business Intelligence
IFSC 5345 Information Visualization

Elective Courses

BINS 5350 Business Database Management Systems
or BINS 7303 Systems Development and Database Design*
BINS 7398 Special Topics (with approval of program coordinator)
BINS 7304 Business Application for Decision Making
or BINS 7309 Cloud-based Business Intelligence
IFSC 5325 Data Mining Concepts and Techniques
IFSC 5360 Social Computing
IFSC 7360 Data and Privacy Protection

*If student has no undergraduate database course


 

Graduate Certificate in Management

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Management consists of 12 hours of coursework from the following courses:

Required Core Courses (6 hours)

MGMT 7310 Management of Human Capital
MGMT 7341 Strategic Human Resource Management

Elective Courses (6 hours)

BINS 7308 Advanced Business Communication
MGMT 7311 Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Management
MGMT 7312 Team Development
MGMT 7313 Commercializing Innovations
MGMT 7335 International Management
MGMT 7345 Employment Law for Managers
MGMT 7371 Production/Operations Management
MGMT 7398 Seminar in Special Topics
One 5000-level course


 

Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems

Program Requirements

The graduate certificate in Business Information Systems consists of 12 hours of coursework in the following courses:

Two Courses from the Following Technical Courses (6 hours)

 

BINS 5310 Network Technologies
BINS 5351 Data Analysis and Reporting
BINS 7303 Systems Development and Database Design
or BINS 5350 Database Management Systems
BINS 7304 Integrated Business Applications for Decision Making
BINS 7305 Advanced Database Management Systems
BINS 7307 Systems Analysis and Design Methods
BINS 7398 Special Topics (with approval of program coordinator)

Two Courses from the Following Managerial Courses(6 hours)

BINS 7308 Advanced Business Communication
MGMT 7310 Management of Human Capital
or MGMT 7313 Commercializing Innovations
MGMT 7312 Team Development
MGMT 7350 Information Systems Management
or MGMT 7101 Developing Leadership Skills 1
AND BINS 7250 Strategic Management of Information Systems and Technology
BINS 7352 Emerging Technologies and Strategic Issues


Graduate Certificate in Business

The graduate certificate in Business is a 12 credit hour program designed to provide students with a general overview of the major functional areas of business. It will provide foundational knowledge of business to those who do not have a business education background. MBA students are not eligible for the graduate certificate in Business.

Required Courses (9 hours)

ACCT 7100 Accounting Methods & Reports
ECON 7100 Foundations of Business
FINC 7100 Finance Fundamentals
MGMT 7310 Management of Human Capital
MKTG 7311 Marketing for Profit & Growth or
Some other MKTG course

Electives (3 hours):

Choose one three-credit hour graduate business course for which you meet the prerequisites.


 

Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Organizational Psychology

The graduate certificate in Human Resources and Organizational Psychology is an 18 credit hour interdisciplinary program offered jointly by the departments of management and psychology. The program is designed to equip students with specialized knowledge of human behavior in the workplace and in the application of this knowledge to human resource functions. Students will learn how social psychological concepts influence employee behavior and will gain a greater understanding of how human resource management contributes to the strategic success of an organization.

Required Courses (12 hours):

MGMT 7341 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGMT 7345 Employment Law for Managers
PSYC 7350 Training and Development
PSYC 7361 Social Psychology

Elective Courses (6 hours):

MGMT 7310  Management of Human Capital
or PSYC 5363 Organizational Psychology
MGMT 7312 Team Development
MGMT 7340 Collective Bargaining
PSYC 5325 Personnel Psychology
PSYC 5460 Psychological Tests: Composition & Interpretation

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