General Business Certificates

Graduate Certificates are a way to engage and develop yourself without committing to a multi-year degree program as a working professional. Designed to target specific functional areas of interest to employers, Carlson Graduate Certificates allow learners to enroll in 12 credits (4-6 courses) of graded, transcripted coursework that can usually be completed in a single academic year. Learners who complete a certificate may apply it to the associated degree as indicated below if they decide to continue.

Available Certificates

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Explores key financial principles, such as corporate financial statements, reporting, and management, while also diving deep into specialized areas, including bond valuation, international financial systems, finance market tools, understanding portfolio management, risk, performance evaluation, and attribution.

Associated Graduate Degree: Part-Time or Online MBA

Fall* or Spring Start - Mixture of Weeknight In-Person & Online Courses

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

12 credits


6 core credits
6 elective credits

Financial Accounting - MBA 6030 

Financial Management - MBA 6230 

Debt Markets - FINA 6121

Portfolio Analysis - FINA 6321

Securitization Markets - FINA 6324

Intro to Derivatives and Financial Risk Management - FINA 6522

International Financial Management - FINA 6621

 

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6030
  • Spring: MBA 6230
  • Summer: No Course

Year 2

  • Fall: Electives
  • Spring: Electives

*Encouraged Spring Semester Start for no semester gaps over the summer term

Year 1

  • Spring: MBA 6030
  • Summer: MBA 6230
  • Fall: Electives

Year 2

  • Spring: Electives

 

Focuses on four key areas of analytics: descriptive, predictive, causal, and prescriptive while also using analytical tools and programs such as Python, R, and Tableau.

Associated Graduate Degree: Master of Applied Business Analytics (MABA) or Part-Time MBA or Online MBA

Fall Start Only - Mixture of In-Person & Online Courses 

*Please note that this Certificate does have prerequisites:

  • Demonstrated competency in computer programming in at least one of the following computer programming languages is required: Python, R, C, C++, C#, VB, Java, PHP, Pascal, or Fortran. Academic transcripts, certificates from online courses, or work experience may be cited to meet this requirement. 
  • At least one-semester college level math course (e.g. Calculus, Linear Algebra) is required.

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

12 credits

Mathematics Essentials for Business Analytics - MABA 6490

Programming for Business Analytics - MABA 6311

AI for Competitive Advantage - MABA 6251

Practical Statistics for Business Applications - MABA 6121

Data Management and Big Data- MABA 6321

Data Visualization - MABA 6341

N/A

Year 1

  • Fall Start:
    • A Term (7 Week Courses): MABA 6121, MABA 6311
    • B Term (7 Week Courses): MABA 6341, MABA 6251
  • Spring Term:
    • A Term (7 Week Courses): MABA 6321, MABA 6490

Required Course Order as follows the Master of Applied Business Analytics Curriculum (specific order with no term gaps)

Develop a foundation in financial reporting, basic corporate financial management, and applied corporate financial decision making as well as a deeper understanding of financial markets and their functions, growth through mergers and acquisitions, and financial theories in corporations’ decisions.

Associated Graduate Degree: Part-Time or Online MBA

Fall* or Spring Start - Mixture of Weeknight In-Person & Online Courses

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

 12 credits


10 core credits
2 elective credits

Financial Accounting - MBA 6030 (3 credits)

Financial Management - MBA 6230 (3 credits)

Working Capital Management - FINA 6212 (1 credit)

Cash Flows & Project Selection - FINA 6211 (1 credit)

Financial Modeling - FINA 6322 (2 credits)

 

Finance for Multinationals - FINA 6611 (1 credit)

Financial Capital Structure - FINA 6213 (1 credit)

Business Valuation - FINA 6214 (1 credit)

Financing Options in Firm's Life Cycle - FINA 6111 (1 credit)

Financial Statement Analysis - ACCT 6100 (2 credits)

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6030
  • Spring: MBA 6230
  • Summer: Limited Electives Options

Year 2

  • Fall: FINA 6241
  • Spring: Electives

*Encouraged Spring Semester Start for no semester gaps over the summer term

Year 1

  • Spring: MBA 6030
  • Summer: MBA 6230
  • Fall: FINA 6241, Electives

Year 2

  • Spring: Electives

A set of courses designed to help take candidates through the innovation journey: from idea generation and opportunity identification, to business planning, funding, product development, testing, and managing a growing business. Whether starting a new venture or growing an existing idea, this certificate offers a fundamental understanding of principles through which new innovations are achieved and sustain success

Associated Graduate Degree: Part-Time or Online MBA

Fall or Spring Start - Mixture of Weeknight In-Person & Online Courses

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

 12 credits


6 core credits
6 elective credits

Introduction to Entrepreneurship - ENTR 6020 (2 credits)

Technology Strategy - MGMT 6070 (2 credits)

Management of Innovation & Change - MGMT 6050 (2 credits)

 

 

Developing New Ventures - ENTR 6021 (2 credits)

Financing Business Ventures - ENTR 6023 (2 credits)

Managing the Growing Business - ENTR 6036 (2 credits)

Corporate Venturing - ENTR 6037 (2 credits)

New Product Design I & II - ENTR 6041 or 6042 (2 credits each)

Start-Up - Consumer Development & Testing - MGMT 5102 (2 credits)

Year 1

  • Fall: MGMT 6070 & MGMT 6050, Electives
  • Spring: ENTR 6020 or MGMT 6050, Electives
  • Summer: ENTR 6020, Electives

 

Year 1

  • Spring: ENTR 6020 or MGMT 6050, Electives
  • Summer: ENTR 6020, Electives
  • Summer: MGMT 6050 or MGMT 6070, Electives

Learn the key principles in effective leadership, identifying personal leadership through feedback, and developing leadership skills through practice. Also, understand how to achieve organizational goals by leading others, factors that affect performance, negotiation strategies, how to work in cross-cultural teams, group dynamics, decision making, cooperation, conflict, and power.

Associated Graduate Degree: Part-Time or Online MBA

Fall or Spring Start - Mixture of Weeknight In-Person, Weekend In-Person & Online Courses

Details

Required Courses

12 credits

Change Management - HRIR 5000

Negotiation Strategies - MGMT 6004

Management of Teams - MGMT 6084

Leading Others - MBA 6110

Cross-Cultural Management - MGMT 6310

Leadership & Personal Dev - MGMT 6465

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6110, MGMT 6004, MGMT 6465
  • Spring: HRIR 5000, MGMT 6084, MGMT 6310

Can spread out further by using summer semester

Year 1

  • Spring: HRIR 5000, MBA 6110, MGMT 6310
  • Fall: MGMT 6004, MGMT 6084, MGMT 6465

Can spread out further by using summer semester

The Carlson School's Medical Leadership Institute (MILI) is a nationally recognized leader in research and teaching on the business of healthcare. Foundational courses focus on understanding the healthcare landscape coupled with courses from experienced practitioners in electives ranging from sector or function specific deep dives or broader enrichment areas. Learners will have a developed understanding and expertise on the Medical Industry/Healthcare sector upon completion. 

Associated Graduate Degree: Part-Time or Online MBA

Fall or Spring Start - Mixture of Weeknight In-Person, Weekend In-Person & Online Courses

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

 12 credits


6 core credits
6 elective credits

Medical Technology Evaluation and Market Research - MILI 6589

Healthcare Analytics - MILI 6963

The Healthcare Marketplace - MILI 6990

 

Supply Chain Management in the Health Care & Medical Devices Sector - SCO 6096

Pharmaceutical Industry: Business and Policy - MILI 6235

Healthcare Law:  Strategic and Business Implications - MILI 6421

Information Technology in Healthcare - MILI 6562

Medical Device Industry: Business and Policy - MILI 6726

Healthcare Payers: US and Global - MILI 6920

Anatomy & Physiology for Managers  - MILI 6991

Healthcare Delivery Innovations - MILI 6992

MILI Global Valuation Lab - MILI 6997

 

Year 1

  • Fall: MILI 6990, MILI 6963, Electives
  • Spring: MILI 6589. Electives

Year 1

  • Spring: MILI 6589, MILI 6990, Electives
  • Summer: No courses
  • Fall: MILI 6963, Electives

*Encouraged Fall Semester for no semester gaps over the summer term

Explore management principles in corporate direction, strategic decision making, implementing business plans, and key financial metrics in decision making across areas such as business portfolio management, strategic alliances, industry variance and analysis, role of technology, managing across borders, and how organizations innovate/change.

Associated Graduate Degree: Part-Time or Online MBA

Fall or Spring Start - Mixture of Weeknight In-Person, Weekend In-Person & Online Courses

*Can be completed Online starting Fall 2021

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

 12 credits


6 core credits
6 elective credits

Financial Accounting - MBA 6030

Strategic Management - MBA 6300

 

Industry Analysis - MGMT 6031

Strategic Alliances - MGMT 6032

Managing the Strategy Process - MGMT 6033

Competing Globally - MGMT 6040

Management of Innovation and Change - MGMT 6050

Technology Strategy - MGMT 6070

Corporate Strategy - MGMT 6085

 

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6030, MBA 6300, Electives
  • Spring: Electives

Year 1

  • Spring: MBA 6300
  • Summer: MBA 6030
  • Fall: Electives

Learn basic marketing concepts and skills in strategy development as well as critical principles in management of marketing function before diving deeper into areas such as pricing, brand, buyer behavior, channels of marketing, data analysis in marketing, and international practices in marketing.

Associated Graduate Degree: Part-Time or Online MBA

Fall or Spring Start - Mixture of Weeknight In-Person, Weekend In-Person & Online Courses

*Can be completed Online starting Fall 2021

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

 13 credits


5 core credits
8 elective credits

Strategic Marketing - MKTG 6088

Marketing Management - MBA 6210

 

Buyer Behavior - MKTG 6055

Marketing Channels - MKTG 6060

International Marketing - MKTG 6072

Pricing Strategy - MKTG 6075

Brand Strategy - MKTG 6082

Digital Marketing - MKTG 6086

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6210
  • Spring: MKTG 6088, Electives
  • Summer: Electives (Optional)

Year 2

  • Fall: Electives

Year 1

  • Spring: MBA 6210
  • Summer: MKTG 6088
  • Fall: Electives

Year 2

  • Spring: Electives

COVID-19 has highlighted the challenges and career opportunities in supply chain management in the medical device and healthcare delivery sectors. This graduate certificate is for those who are committed to developing disciplinary knowledge, sectoral domain expertise, and end-to-end thinking fundamental to pursuing or advancing their supply chain management careers in the medical device and healthcare delivery sectors.  

Associated Graduate Degree: Part-Time or Online MBA or Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Fall or Spring Start - Mixture of Weeknight In-Person, Weekend In-Person & Online Courses

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

 13 credits


7 core credits
6 elective credits

Supply Chain & Operations - MBA 6220

SCM in Health Care and Medical Device Sector - SCO 6096

Service Management - SCO 6051

 

Project Mgmt - SCO 6041

Strategic Sourcing - SCO 6045

Logistics and Transportation - SCO 6048

Managing Technologies in Supply Chain - SCO 6072

Process Improvement Methods - SCO 6091

Supply Chain Risk and  Security - SCO 6092

Responsible Supply Chain Management - SCO 6094

Operations Excellence via Lean Thinking - SCO 6098

Data Analysis for Managers - MBA 6120

Big Data Analytics in Supply Chains - SCO 6191

Supply Chain Finance - SCO 6192

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6220, Electives
  • Spring: SCO 6096, Electives

Year 1

  • Spring: MBA 6220, SCO 6096
  • Summer: Electives (Optional)
  • Fall: Electives
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