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Graduate Professional Certificates deliver expanded knowledge and enhanced skills without the same investment of time and money required to earn a degree. Moravian’s flexible certificate program format is designed to enhance your experience as a working professional.

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Why Pursue a Certificate?

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or are looking to make a change, graduate certificates are a great way to enhance your knowledge in a professional field. Certificates provide an opportunity to refine skills or learn new ones to adapt to a different role or industry. 

Earning a certificate can put you ahead of the competition! You’ll be up to date on current trends and the latest software. Plus, you’ll make valuable connections with fellow Lehigh Valley professionals and Moravian’s local business partners. 

Build Your Own MBA

Did you know you can bundle three certificates together to earn your MBA at Moravian? Build your customized MBA program as you go, without the need for a two-year time commitment or a set schedule. Plus, by completing one certificate at a time, you gain the ability to upskill and credential yourself and work toward your MBA, all at once! And as far as financing goes, you won’t need to worry about any restrictions on tuition reimbursement because of this program’s flexibility. 

If you’re interested in pursuing the “Build Your Own” option, plan to complete the Business Functions and Organizational Leadership certificates—these two are required to earn your MBA. The third certificate is your choice and can be customized to your career goals! 


Areas of Study

Corporate Financial Analysis

The Corporate Financial Analysis certificate will provide you with the skills to enable you to analyze problems and recommend solutions across every facet of your organization. Among the topics studied, you will learn how to build financial models to evaluate projects, corporate governance, managing working capital, financing options, corporate restructuring, assessing risk, making recommendations for complex financial decisions, understanding capital markets, the overall economy, and their impact on your company and conducting quantitative analysis across a wide variety of corporate finance topics.

Required Courses

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the integration of both the theoretical and practical aspects of financial and investment decisions in the corporate environment. Students will learn to fully utilize accounting and financial information to make sound, ethical decisions. Topics include financial statement analysis, risk & return, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, financial decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, corporate valuation, working capital management, multinational finance, and current issues such as derivatives, bankruptcy, mergers, and acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate governance. The legal and ethical aspects of financial management are examined within the context of the existing legal and regulatory environment.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course expands on the concepts, tools, and applications developed in Mgmt. 517. The course focuses on the integration of both the theoretical and practical aspects of financial and investment decisions in the corporate environment. Students will learn to fully utilize accounting and financial information to make sound financial decisions. Topics include Agency Conflicts and Corporate Valuation, International Capital Financial Management, Optimal Capital Structure, Distribution Policy, Working Capital Management, Leasing and other financing forms, Mergers and Bankruptcy and Portfolio theory.

Choose two of the following:

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course presents tools for decomposing complex decisions into constituent parts allowing each part to be solved separately and reintegrated into the overall problem solution. Subjecting complex decisions to a formal decision analysis process provides decision-makers with much greater clarity about the true nature and risks inherent in the decision being made and produces more precise estimates of the range of outcomes that each decision option may yield. Decision analysis tools are commonly used to assist decision-makers in complex decision environments such as those with multiple quantifiable and nonquantifiable objectives, those that create, eliminate, or change options faced in subsequent decision environments, and decision options whose impacts are shaped by risk and uncertainty in current and future environments. Techniques such as decision trees and probability distributions, influence diagrams, the Simple Multi-Attribute Technique (SMART), Monte Carol simulations, Bayesian analysis scenario planning, and others will be discussed.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

Corporations are deeply affected by the financial markets and overall macroeconomic activity. The objective of the course is to provide a deep review of the global financial system and its impact on the functioning of the macroeconomy. Topics include the role of financial markets, institutions, and instruments in our economy and the role they play in our macroeconomy. The course will also review national income accounting, production, employment, income, inflation, business cycles, and the use of policy instruments such as monetary and fiscal policy and regulatory tools to guide the macroeconomy.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course provides a comprehensive review of Corporate Risk Management – how to analyze, quantify and mitigate risks to corporations across multiple dimensions. Topics include Risk Fundamentals, the Enterprise Risk Management Framework, Supply Chain Risk, Macroeconomic & Financial Risk, Operational Risk, Credit Risk, Technology Risk, Regulatory & Legal Risk, and Organizational risk. Various risk assessment tools will be introduced and used in quantifying and making recommendations about how to mitigate risk.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

The objective of this course is to review the use of statistical methods to analyze financial data. Topics include an overview of financial markets and data, accessing financial data, methods of exploratory data analysis (EDA) applied to financial data, probability distributions, especially heavy-tailed distributions, used in financial analysis, methods of computer simulation of financial data, methods of statistical inference applied to financial data and time series analysis. R language is used throughout the course.

Prerequisites

  • Statistics or equivalent
  • Principles of Economics (Macro & Micro) or equivalent

Data Analytics

Whether you’re applying to a marketing, supply chain management, or other business-related position, knowledge of data analytics is consistently listed as a preferred qualification. Analytics enables retailers to manage inventory and market products more effectively, manufacturers to operate more reliably, and businesses to better allocate resources for peak efficiency.

In the Data Analytics Certificate program, you will learn the latest analytics tools and techniques for mastering business research and analysis.

Required Courses

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course covers fundamental issues in large-scale data management and examines issues related to data organization, representation, access, storage, and processing. Discussion includes open-source and commercial solutions, with special attention being paid to large distributed database systems and data warehousing. The course introduces technologies and modeling methods for large-scale, distributed analytics.  

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

Good business decisions and strategies depend on drawing inferences from data. Today businesses gather and store vast amounts of data on customers, markets, and the business itself. In this course, students will learn how to predict and explain phenomena in the environment through the gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting of information that makes business decision-makers more effective. The course focuses on methods of conducting business research, including data collection and sampling, measurement, hypothesis testing, basic quantitative analysis, and multivariate statistical techniques. Students will design and execute their own analysis of data in a business discipline of their choice. Excel is used extensively in the course as an analysis tool.  

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course presents tools for decomposing complex decisions into constituent parts allowing each part to be solved separately and reintegrated into the overall problem solution. Subjecting complex decisions to a formal decision analysis process provides decision-makers with much greater clarity about the true nature and risks and produces more precise estimates of the range of outcomes that each decision option may yield. Decision analysis tools are commonly used to assist decision-makers in complex decision environments, such as those with multiple quantifiable and nonquantifiable objectives, those that create, eliminate, or change options faced in subsequent decision environments, and decision options whose impacts are shaped by risk and uncertainty in current and future environments. Techniques such as decision trees and probability distributions, influence diagrams, the Simple Multi-Attribute Technique (SMART), Monte Carol simulations, Bayesian analysis scenario planning, and others will be discussed. 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Business Research Methods (or permission of the instructor)

Data mining is the process of selecting, exploring, and modeling large amounts of data to find patterns and gain insights for making actionable knowledge. Several data mining techniques will be applied to large data sets from different business areas to support business decision-making.  This course will introduce students to data mining tools, techniques, and the various problems that can be solved using the tools and techniques. Students will learn to select appropriate analysis methods, use statistical software to apply those methods, and critically evaluate and communicate the results. 

Prerequisites

  • Statistics or equivalent
  • Principles of Economics (Macro & Micro) or equivalent
  • Managerial Finance or equivalent
  • Financial Accounting or equivalent

Preparation Course

MGMT 500: Introduction to R

Credits: None
Prerequisites: None

This is a self-paced, no-cost course designed to develop foundation skills in the R-programming language prior to beginning your technical course work. This popular language is at the heart of the Moravian MSDA program. Topics include Installing R, navigating the R workspace, understanding the structure of R commands, data sets, data management, performing basic statistical analysis, and how to create visualizations using several different plot functions. Students are enrolled in MGMT 500 in the first semester of their program. 


Healthcare Management

Healthcare is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the Lehigh Valley, seeing rapid changes in how and where medical care is delivered and financed. Healthcare needs managers who understand the unique issues of its dynamic environment. The Healthcare Management Certificate provides you with the knowledge needed to succeed as a manager in today’s complex healthcare environment.

Required Courses

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course examines the unique environment of healthcare and the challenges confronting managers in that environment. Topics examined include marketing healthcare services, recruiting and retaining staff necessary for meeting mission, the strategy of healthcare services delivery, healthcare informatics, and decision making in the healthcare marketplace.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will study human health, both national and personal, from an economic perspective. Further, students will analyze the ways in which healthcare services are demanded and supplied. Topics include: the value of health from an individual and societal perspective; the demand for physicians and other health services; the supply of healthcare; the demand for and the supply of health insurance; international comparison of healthcare expenditures; cost-benefit analyses of public policies and medical interventions; and the role of government in related healthcare markets.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course provides an overview of legal issues associated with healthcare, including HIPAA and Medicare fraud and abuse, and the regulatory and accreditation environments of Medicare, Medicaid, JCAHO, and OSHA. Ethical issues associated with the practice of medicine and decision-making in the healthcare environment are also examined.

One elective course

Prerequisite

  • Statistics or equivalent

Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management Certificate provides an advanced level of understanding of HR theory and tools that enables you to deliver value to your organization by evaluating internal and external environments using data-driven management techniques. Choose the courses you need to advance your career in this flexible certificate program.

SHRM

Moravian University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Required Courses (choose four)

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course examines the strategic role of human resource information systems (HRIS) in the effective management of organizations, operationally and strategically. Students will examine how to determine organizational readiness and need for an HRIS and the factors that assist in the selection and evaluation of an appropriate HRIS. These concepts will be linked to HR activities such as performance management, compensation and benefits, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, labor relations, and human resource planning, as well as enterprise computing needs. Students will gain knowledge of the process of implementing, managing, securing, and using data and information stored in electronic HRIS databases. 

Credits: 3 
Prerequisites: None

This course examines the high-priority legal issues in today’s current HR environment. Working from a basis of laws and regulations governing the employment relationship, students examine how federal and state legislation, court and administrative decisions, and regulatory processes are changing interviewing, hiring, promotion, performance assessment, termination, diversity, privacy, safety and health, and union-management relations practices in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the impact of changes in law and regulations and determining both operational and strategic impacts of those changes on organizational practices. 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MGMT 561 or MGMT 555
 

Various methods for acquiring the critical skills needed to produce products and services are examined in this course. In addition to the traditional staffing topics of recruiting, selecting and retaining employees and outsourcing/importing human resources to meet skill and knowledge needs will be examined. Other topics may include equal employment opportunity, human resource planning, determination of staffing needs, internal and external recruitment strategies, selection interviews, tests and assessment procedures, placement, promotion, transfer policies, and retention strategies.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course examines the goals of the organization in its employment of human resources including the use of reward systems, monetary and non-monetary, intrinsic and extrinsic, in the motivation of goal-oriented behavior as a major factor in influencing people’s actions in the workplace. The effects of reward systems on recruiting, performance, satisfaction, and tenure are examined. The course also explores pay system components such as entry position rates, job evaluation systems, merit pay plans, and employee income security systems. Legal aspects of reward systems, such as federal wage and hour laws and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, are examined. The value of healthcare benefits to organizations and employees is also discussed. 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course is an introduction to behavioral concepts and organization best practices related to training and developing human resources. Emphasis is placed on the investigation and development of proactive strategies to align the knowledge and skills of the organization’s employees with those needed to realize the organization’s strategic goals. Learning technologies for delivering training content are explored within the context of aligning training and development strategy with organizational needs. 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

Managers and human resources professionals must have a good understanding of performance management principles in order to coach managers in managing employee performance. This course focuses on the underlying principles of performance management and ways to intervene early to manage behavioral problems. Topics to be covered include an overview of performance management, methods for motivating staff, coaching employees, including executives, for success, establishing performance plans, and conducting performance evaluations.

Prerequisites

  • Statistics or equivalent
  • Principles of Economics (Macro & Micro) or equivalent
  • Managerial Finance or equivalent
  • Financial Accounting or equivalent

Supply Chain Management

Whether in manufacturing, retail, healthcare, or another industry, highly efficient supply chains give organizations a competitive advantage. The Supply Chain Management Certificate provides you with tools to identify, access, and acquire the resources your organization needs to address customer needs and succeed financially.

Required Courses (choose four)

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course examines the fundamental concepts of supply chain management. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of the purchasing function, supplier relationship management and development, contract development, negotiations, and management, strategic sourcing, strategy, purchasing ethics, and more.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course looks at supply chain management as a logistical system. Topics include inventory management and warehousing, including inventory turnover, process management, customer satisfaction, and investment recovery. Delivery issues, including sourcing vs. in-house systems, are examined. Measuring the performance of the entire supply chain is emphasized.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course examines the use of various individual technologies and technology systems to enhance the performance of the supply chain function in organizations. Technologies examined include RFID and auto-dispensing devices, barcode systems, route optimization software, and others. Systems such as enterprise resource planning systems, work management, purchasing, inventory, and accounts payable, as well as e-commerce and e-marketing technologies, are examined for their strategic value to organizations. Technology implementation design and management are also examined with a focus on performance measurement.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course presents tools for decomposing complex decisions into constituent parts allowing each part to be solved separately and reintegrated into the overall problem solution. Subjecting complex decisions to a formal decision analysis process provides decision-makers with much greater clarity about the true nature and risks and produces more precise estimates of the range of outcomes that each decision option may yield. Decision analysis tools are commonly used to assist decision-makers in complex decision environments, such as those with multiple quantifiable and nonquantifiable objectives, those that create, eliminate, or change options faced in subsequent decision environments, and decision options whose impacts are shaped by risk and uncertainty in current and future environments. Techniques such as decision trees and probability distributions, influence diagrams, the Simple Multi-Attribute Technique (SMART), Monte Carol simulations, Bayesian analysis scenario planning, and others will be discussed. 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

Introduces project management—the administration of a temporary organization of human and material resources within a permanent organization to achieve a specific objective. Students consider both operational and conceptual issues and learn to deal with planning, implementation, control, and evaluation from an operational perspective. In the conceptual arena, students study matrix organization, project authority, motivation, and morale, and explore the differences and similarities between project and hierarchical management. Investigate cases that illustrate problems posed by project management and how they might be resolved.

Prerequisites

  • Statistics or equivalent
  • Principles of Economics (Macro & Micro) or equivalent
  • Managerial Finance or equivalent
  • Financial Accounting or equivalent

Organizational Leadership

Did you know that you can lead from any seat in your organization? The Organizational Leadership Certification provides students with the ability to develop their leadership voice, understand leadership competencies, develop traits that enable influence others, and increase knowledge, skills, attitudes to effectively manage change. This certification is required for the full MBA program.

Required Courses

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

In this course, we will examine what can arguably be considered among the most relevant and substantive competencies for effective leadership currently. Competencies may include emotional intelligence, authenticity, being present, character, creativity, courage, and empathy.  Incorporating a variety of tools and techniques, such as presentations, research, essays, and outreach to industry professionals, the course gives students the opportunity to understand, assess, and develop their own capacities and effectiveness in these areas of leadership competencies. Throughout the course, reflective practice, that aligns course theoretical knowledge with student workplace experiences and builds a supportive learning community, will be emphasized.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course examines the role of managers as leaders in organizations and develops knowledge and skills needed by managers in today’s business environment to successfully achieve organizational goals. This course focuses on who leaders are and what leaders do. It is important to know what accounts for effective leadership and how one can become an effective leader. Subsequently, the course material will focus upon fundamental principles of leadership and how these principles relate to becoming an effective leader. Emphasis will be placed on self-reflection and analysis in regard to developing one’s own leadership skills.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course explores the vital relationship between business and the legal, political, and social environments, and the impact of self-regulation, market regulation, and government regulations on corporate behavior. Specific topics will include ethics and corporate social responsibility, occupational and industrial codes of conduct, antitrust problems, corporate governance, securities markets, the employee-employer relationship, employment discrimination, consumer protection, product liability, environment policy, and social and legal issues of multinational business. 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Final semester status, or permission of instructor

This course examines innovation and organizational change from a strategic and operational perspective. Knowledge and skills related to innovation and change management are developed with an emphasis on strategy and organizational goals. Applied projects with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations allow students to apply their knowledge of innovation and change management in real-world situations.


Business Functions

The Business Functions Certification provides students with a ground-up approach to business operations and tools in a competitive environment. It also gives students the opportunity to develop proficiencies in statistical and financial models to assess problems. This certification is required for the full MBA program.

Required Courses

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

Good business decisions and strategies depend on drawing inferences from data. Today businesses gather and store vast amounts of data on customers, markets, and the business itself. In this course, students will learn how to predict and explain phenomena in the environment through the gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting of information that makes business decision-makers more effective. The course focuses on methods of conducting business research, including data collection and sampling, measurement, hypothesis testing, basic quantitative analysis, and multivariate statistical techniques. Students will design and execute their own analysis of data in a business discipline of their choice. Excel is used extensively in the course as an analysis tool.  

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

In this course, participants explore the role of economic theory and analysis in the formation of business strategy and policy. The course examines the importance of understanding the competitive environment, including market structure, strategic interactions among competitors, and government antitrust policies, as well as economic forces internal to the firm such as costs.  The course emphasizes the importance of economic reasoning in the strategic management process.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the strategic and tactical issues associated with managing the creation and distribution of goods and services. Concepts, techniques, and tools of process and project management are emphasized. Specific topics include operations strategy, quality management, time-based competition, and supply chain management. The application of these techniques in various settings including the industrial, service, healthcare, and not-for-profit sectors is also examined.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the integration of both the theoretical and practical aspects of financial and investment decisions in the corporate environment. Students will learn to fully utilize accounting and financial information to make sound, ethical decisions. Topics include financial statement analysis, risk and return, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, financial decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, corporate valuation, working capital management, multinational finance, and current issues such as derivatives, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and corporate governance. The legal and ethical aspects of financial management are examined within the context of the existing legal and regulatory environment. 

Prerequisites

  • Statistics or equivalent
  • Principles of Economics (Macro & Micro) or equivalent
  • Managerial Finance or equivalent
  • Financial Accounting or equivalent

Business Management

The Business Management certificate gives you the opportunity to understand how organizations set and meet their business goals. You’ll learn how they market their products, utilize various levers to sell products, determine cost decisions, and develop tools and models to make complex decisions when faced with uncertainty.

Required Courses (choose four)

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students explore the role of economic theory and analysis in the formation of business strategy and policy. The course examines the importance of understanding the competitive environment, including market structure, strategic interactions among competitors, and government antitrust policies, as well as economic forces internal to the firm such as costs.  The course emphasizes the importance of economic reasoning in the strategic management process. 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the role of marketing in establishing and maintaining the relationship between the organization and its internal, domestic, and global customers. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of market opportunities, customer behavior, and competitive conditions leading to the development of strategic marketing plans for building and strengthening customer relationships. Specific topics include product and service strategy, pricing, promotion, and management of channels of distribution including the role of the internet and e-commerce.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to introduce students to the variety of ways in which management accounting information is used to support an organization’s strategic objectives. The role of managerial accounting has been expanded to include collection and analysis of measures of financial performance, customer knowledge, internal business processes, and organizational learning and growth. To facilitate student comprehension and appreciation for the expanded role of managerial accounting, the following issues will be considered: the nature of costs incurred by firms and the variety of ways by which organizations account for and manage these costs; the process of evaluating the performance of firms and their business units; the rationale behind the balanced scorecard; the use of accounting information to motivate and evaluate performance.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course presents tools for decomposing complex decisions into constituent parts allowing each part to be solved separately and reintegrated into the overall problem solution. Subjecting complex decisions to a formal decision analysis process provides decision-makers with much greater clarity about the true nature and risks and produces more precise estimates of the range of outcomes that each decision option may yield. Decision analysis tools are commonly used to assist decision-makers in complex decision environments, such as those with multiple quantifiable and nonquantifiable objectives, those that create, eliminate, or change options faced in subsequent decision environments, and decision options whose impacts are shaped by risk and uncertainty in current and future environments. Techniques such as decision trees and probability distributions, influence diagrams, the Simple Multi-Attribute Technique (SMART), Monte Carol simulations, Bayesian analysis scenario planning, and others will be discussed. 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

Introduces project management—the administration of a temporary organization of human and material resources within a permanent organization to achieve a specific objective. Students consider both operational and conceptual issues and learn to deal with planning, implementation, control, and evaluation from an operational perspective. In the conceptual arena, students study matrix organization, project authority, motivation, and morale, and explore the differences and similarities between project and hierarchical management. Investigate cases that illustrate problems posed by project management and how they might be resolved.

Prerequisites

  • Statistics or equivalent
  • Principles of Economics (Macro & Micro) or equivalent
  • Managerial Finance or equivalent
  • Financial Accounting or equivalent

Training and Development Management

The Training and Development Management certificate provides you with the skills to develop and implement new training programs and evaluation systems in your organization. You’ll learn how to evaluate success, understand leadership competencies, and utilize decision-making tools during complex and uncertain situations. 

Required Courses

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course is an introduction to behavioral concepts and organization best practices related to training and developing human resources. Emphasis is placed on the investigation and development of proactive strategies to align the knowledge and skills of the organization’s employees with those needed to realize the organization’s strategic goals. Learning technologies for delivering training content are explored within the context of aligning training and development strategy with organizational needs.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the underlying principles of performance management and ways to intervene early to manage behavioral problems. Topics to be covered include an overview of performance management, methods for motivating staff, coaching employees, including executives, for success, establishing performance plans, and conducting performance evaluations.  

Choose one of the following:

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

In this course, we will examine what can arguably be considered among the most relevant and substantive competencies for effective leadership currently. Competencies may include emotional intelligence, authenticity, being present, character, creativity, courage, and empathy.  Incorporating a variety of tools and techniques, such as presentations, research, essays, and outreach to industry professionals, the course gives students the opportunity to understand, assess, and develop their own capacities and effectiveness in these areas of leadership competencies. Throughout the course, reflective practice, that aligns course theoretical knowledge with student workplace experiences and builds a supportive learning community, will be emphasized.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course will examine current issues and trends of women and leadership from both societal and personal perspectives. The material will explore opportunities and challenges that exist for women in the workplace and students will examine how gender, race, class, and other factors influence leadership styles. Students will leave the course with heightened awareness and confidence to affect positive change on behalf of women in the workplace.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course examines the strategic role of human resource information systems (HRIS) in the effective management of organizations, operationally and strategically. Students will examine how to determine organizational readiness and need for an HRIS and the factors that assist in the selection and evaluation of an appropriate HRIS. These concepts will be linked to HR activities such as performance management, compensation and benefits, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, labor relations, and human resource planning, as well as enterprise computing needs. Students will gain knowledge of the process of implementing, managing, securing, and using data and information stored in electronic HRIS databases. 

Choose one of the following:

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

This course presents tools for decomposing complex decisions into constituent parts allowing each part to be solved separately and reintegrated into the overall problem solution. Subjecting complex decisions to a formal decision analysis process provides decision-makers with much greater clarity about the true nature and risks and produces more precise estimates of the range of outcomes that each decision option may yield. Decision analysis tools are commonly used to assist decision-makers in complex decision environments, such as those with multiple quantifiable and nonquantifiable objectives, those that create, eliminate, or change options faced in subsequent decision environments, and decision options whose impacts are shaped by risk and uncertainty in current and future environments. Techniques such as decision trees and probability distributions, influence diagrams, the Simple Multi-Attribute Technique (SMART), Monte Carol simulations, Bayesian analysis scenario planning, and others will be discussed. 

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MGMT 561 or MGMT 555 

Various methods for acquiring the critical skills needed to produce products and services are examined in this course. In addition to the traditional staffing topics of recruiting, selecting and retaining employees and outsourcing/importing human resources to meet skill and knowledge needs will be examined. Other topics may include equal employment opportunity, human resource planning, determination of staffing needs, internal and external recruitment strategies, selection interviews, tests and assessment procedures, placement, promotion, transfer policies, and retention strategies.

Prerequisites

  • Statistics or equivalent
  • Principles of Economics (Macro & Micro) or equivalent
  • Managerial Finance or equivalent
  • Human Resources or equivalent

How to Apply

Ready to begin a Business Certificate program? Here’s what you’ll need to know as you work on your application.

Application Requirements

To apply to a certificate program, please complete  the following:

Application Deadlines

Session App Deadline Start Date
Summer B June 21st July 5th
Fall A August 16th August 30th