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New Graduate Certificate Programs

New Graduate Certificate Programs


The Charlton College of Business now offers a number of classroom and online Graduate Certificates.

These focused academic programs provide the foundation for students to enhance their own and their company’s performance by strengthening knowledge in a particular area of specialization. Interested students may pursue a graduate certificate without matriculating into the MBA program.

The Charlton College of Business offers a number of face-to-face and online graduate certificates. Only persons with an earned baccalaureate degree are eligible for admission. These short, focused academic programs are designed to give working professionals advanced skills in a particular area of specialization. Additionally, the curriculum allows students to augment their professional development with theoretical knowledge and cutting-edge learning experiences that will promote their success in a co mpetitive and evolving global business environment.

Students may pursue a graduate certificate without matriculation into the MBA program. If a student who earns a certificate later decides to pursue the MBA, most certificate courses may count towards the MBA if the final grade is B or better.

The following is a list and description of the various classroom and online graduate certificate programs offered through the Charlton College of Business. (click to expand each for details).

Concentrations:

  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting
    Graduate Certificate in Accounting
    This 12-credit certificate program is designed to broaden and deepen the accounting knowledge of practicing professionals. It is an excellent way for students to enhance their skills and professional credentials in a competitive global business environment.
    Required Courses:.
    ACT 650 Accounting for Decision Making
    ACT 670 Financial Statement Analysis
    ACT 671 Strategic Cost Management
    ACT 672 International Accounting
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations (Online)
    Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations (Online)
    This certificate program offers students who desire to develop or enhance their business skills and knowledge the opportunity to succeed in the challenging and dynamic world of business. The courses required in this 12-credit program are for persons who have not completed an undergraduate program in business or who seek some preparation before starting the MBA program.
    Required Courses:
    ACT 500 Financial Accounting
    FIN 500 Business Finance
    POM 500 Statistical Analysis
    MGT 600 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy (Online)
    Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy (Online)
    This 12-credit certificate is offered through the Department of Public Policy in the School of Education, Public Policy and Civic Engagement. The certificate offers an excellent opportunity to achieve advanced knowledge and professional certification in the formulation and implementation of policies (local, state, regional, national, global) that achieve sustainable operations. Students who complete the MBA curriculum and the Environmental Policy Certificate will earn an MBA with a concentration in Environmental Policy and a Certificate in Environmental Policy.
    Required Courses:
    PST 500 Public Institutions and the Policy Process
    PST 562 Environmental Policy
    Choose two of the following:
    PST 560 Environmental Consequences of Globalization
    PST 611 Administrative Law
    PST 661 Environmental Law
    PST 663 Ocean Policy and Law
  • Graduate Certificate in Finance
    Graduate Certificate in Finance
    This 12-credit program provides business professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully compete in rapidly developing global financial markets. The coursework not only exposes students to the analytical and conceptual models of contemporary financial theory and practice, but it expands their analytical capacities to better understand and develop strategic financial decisions.
    Required Courses:.
    FIN 650 Finance for Decision Making
    FIN 670 Investment Management
    FIN 672 International Financial Management
    FIN 698 Financial Institutions Management
  • Graduate Certificate in International Business (Online)
    Graduate Certificate in International Business (Online)
    This program provides current and potential mid-level managers the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge, skills, and perspectives in an ever-changing global business economy. The curriculum in this 12-credit program is designed to enhance students’ ability to communicate and engage in the international arena with a greater appreciation of diverse commerce, cultural and social contexts.
    Required Courses:.
    FIN 672 International Financial Management
    MKT 672 International Business and Multinational Enterprises
    POM 675 International Supply Chain Management
    Choose one of the following:
    MGT 600 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law
    MGT 675 Managing Across Cultures
  • Graduate Certificate in Marketing
    Graduate Certificate in Marketing
    This 12-credit certificate enables students to acquire a foundation in all facets of marketing. Students learn the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to bring a product to market, as well as how to successfully and strategically position that product in a highly competitive global business environment.
    Required Courses:.
    MKT 650 Marketing Strategy
    MKT 670 Interactive Marketing
    MKT 671 Marketing Research
    MKT 672 International Business and Multinational Enterprises
  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership (Online)
    Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership (Online)
    This 12-credit certificate program prepares leaders in the art and science of managing strategic change. It is designed for professionals seeking advanced knowledge and who have the capability to take on leadership roles in a variety of settings—business, nonprofit, governmental, etc.
    Required Courses:.
    MGT 671 Accounting for Decision Making
    MGT 677 Management of Organizational Change
    MGT 673 Leading, Motivating, and Empowering Others
    Choose one of the following
    MGT 600 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law
    MGT 675 Managing Across Cultures
  • Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
    Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
    Developed from an international perspective, this 12-credit certificate seeks to develop creative and competent supply chain managers. The program focuses on practical knowledge—allowing students to examine various models of supply chain management, to troubleshoot issues, and to evaluate and analyze current supply chain efficiency and productivity.
    Required Courses:
    MIS 650 Information Technology Management -or- POM: 651: Advanced Operations Analysis
    MIS 672 Digital Economy and Commerce
    POM 675 International Supply Chain
    POM 677 Logistics Strategy and Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Development (Online)
    Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Development (Online)
    This 12-credit certificate is offered through the UMass Dartmouth Sustainability Studies Program. It is designed to enable professionals and students from around the world to identify, explore and formulate best practices in Sustainable Development. Students who complete the MBA curriculum and the Sustainable Development Certificate will earn an MBA with a concentration in Sustainable Development and a Certificate in Sustainable Development.
    Required Courses:.
    MGT 600 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law
    SUS 500 Sustainable Development Theory and Practice
    SUS 559 Strategic Sustainability Leadership
    Choose one of the following:
    PST 560 Environmental Consequences of Globalization
    PST 661 Environmental Law
    SUS 571 Carbon Management
    SUS 572 Energy Management
Whether you are looking to start an exciting new career in business or to advance in your current career, a graduate certificate through the Charlton College of Business can be a sound investment.

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