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.

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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

MBA 6031 Financial Accounting (3 cr)

MBA 6231 Financial Management (3 cr) 

FINA 6121 Debt Markets (2 cr)

FINA 6321 Portfolio Analysis (2 cr)

FINA 6324 Securitization Markets (2 cr)

FINA 6325 Behavioral Finance (2 cr)

FINA 6511 Options for Corporate Finance (1 cr)

FINA 6611 Finance for Multinationals (1 cr)

 

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6031
  • Spring: MBA 6231
  • 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 6031
  • Summer: MBA 6231
  • 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

MABA 6131 Mathematics Essentials for Business Analytics (2 cr)

MABA 6311 Programming for Business Analytics (2 cr)

MABA 6251 AI for Competitive Advantage (2 cr)

MABA 6121 Practical Statistics for Business Applications (2 cr)

MABA 6321 Data Management and Big Data (2 cr)

MABA 6341 Data Visualization (2 cr)

N/A

  • 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 6131
    • B Term (7 Week Courses): MABA 6321

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


6 core credits
6 elective credits

MBA 6031 Financial Accounting (3 cr)

MBA 6231 Financial Management (3 cr)

 

FINA 6111 Financing Over a Firm's Lifecycle (1 cr)

FINA 6112 Private Equity (1 cr)

FINA 6113 Public Equity (1 cr)

FINA 6211 Cash Flows and Project Selection (1 cr)

FINA 6212 Working Capital Management (1 cr)

FINA 6213 Financial Capital Structure (1 cr)

FINA 6214 Business Valuation (1 cr)

FINA 6222 Mergers and Acquisitions (2 cr)

FINA 6322 Financial Modeling (2 cr)

FINA 6511 Options for Corporate Finance (1 cr)

FINA 6611 Finance for Multinationals (1 cr)

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6031
  • Spring: MBA 6231
  • Summer: Limited Electives Options

Year 2

  • Fall: Electives
  • Spring: Electives

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

Year 1

  • Spring: MBA 6031
  • Summer: MBA 6231
  • Fall: 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

ENTR 6025 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (2 cr)

MGMT 6055 Management of Innovation & Change (2 cr)

MGMT 6071 Strategic Management of Technological Change (2 cr)

 

 

ENTR 6021 Developing New Ventures (2 cr)

ENTR 6023 Financing Business Ventures (2 cr)

ENTR 6036 Managing the Growing Business (2 cr)

ENTR 6037 Corporate Venturing (2 cr)

ENTR 6041 Initiating New Product Design & Business Development OR ENTR 6042 Implementing New Product Design & Business Development (4 cr each)

MGMT 5102 Start-Up - Consumer Development & Testing (2 cr, instructor permission required)

Year 1

  • Fall: MGMT 6071 & MGMT 6055, Electives
  • Spring: ENTR 6025 or MGMT 6055, Electives
  • Summer: ENTR 6025, Electives

 

Year 1

  • Spring: ENTR 6025 or MGMT 6055, Electives
  • Summer: ENTR 6025, Electives
  • Fall: MGMT 6055 or MGMT 6071, 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

HRIR 5450 Change Management (2 cr)

MBA 6111 Leading Others (2 cr)

MGMT 6004 Negotiation Strategies (2 cr)

MGMT 6084 Management of Teams (2 cr)

MGMT 6311 Cross-Cultural Management (2 cr)*

MGMT 6465 Leadership & Personal Development (2 cr)

*Course only offered in January session annually

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6111, MGMT 6004, MGMT 6465
  • Spring: MGMT 6311 (January session), HRIR 5450, MGMT 6084

Can spread out further by using summer semester

Year 1

  • Spring: MGMT 6311 (January session), HRIR 5450, MBA 6111
  • 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

MILI 6589 Medical Technology Evaluation and Market Research (2 cr)

MILI 6963 Healthcare Analytics (2 cr)

MILI 6985 The Healthcare Marketplace (2 cr)

 

MILI 6235 Pharmaceutical Industry: Business and Policy (2 cr)

MILI 6421 Healthcare Law:  Strategic and Business Implications (2 cr)

MILI 6562 Information Technology in Healthcare (2 cr)

MILI 6726 Medical Device Industry: Business and Policy (2 cr)

MILI 6920 Healthcare Payers: US and Global (2 cr)

MILI 6991 Anatomy & Physiology for Managers (2 cr)

MILI 6992 Healthcare Delivery Innovations (2 cr)

MILI 6997 MILI Global Valuation Lab (4 cr, program application required)

SCO 6096 Supply Chain Management in the Health Care & Medical Devices Sector (2 cr)

Year 1

  • Fall: MILI 6985, MILI 6963, Electives
  • Spring: MILI 6589, Electives

Year 1

  • Spring: MILI 6589, MILI 6985, Electives
  • Summer: Elective
  • 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

MBA 6031 Financial Accounting (3 cr)

MBA 6301 Strategic Management (3 cr)

 

MGMT 6031 Industry Analysis (4 cr)

MGMT 6032 Strategic Alliances (2 cr)

MGMT 6033 Managing the Strategy Process (2 cr)

MGMT 6041 Competing Globally (2 cr)

MGMT 6055 Management of Innovation and Change (2 cr)

MGMT 6071 Strategic Management of Technological Change (2 cr)

MGMT 6085 Corporate Strategy (4 cr)

 

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6031, MBA 6301, Electives
  • Spring: Electives

Year 1

  • Spring: MBA 6301
  • Summer: MBA 6031
  • 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

 12 credits


6 core credits
6 elective credits

MBA 6211 Marketing Management (3 cr)

MKTG 6088 Strategic Marketing (3 cr)

 

MKTG 6055 Buyer Behavior (2 cr)

MKTG 6062 Marketing Channels (2 cr)

MKTG 6072 International Marketing (4 cr)

MKTG 6075 Pricing Strategy (4 cr)

MKTG 6082 Brand Strategy (2 cr)

MKTG 6086 Digital Marketing (2 cr)

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6211
  • Spring: Electives
  • Summer: MKTG 6088

Year 2

  • Fall: Electives

Year 1

  • Spring: MBA 6211
  • 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

*The required and elective courses denoted below with an asterisk can be applied to the course requirements for the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS SCM) program (Please note that only 2 of the 3 credits from the MBA 6121 Data Analysis & Statistics for Managers course would apply to the MS SCM degree)

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

 13 credits


7 core credits
6 elective credits

MBA 6221 Supply Chain & Operations (3 cr)

SCO 6096 SCM in Health Care and Medical Device Sector (2 cr)*

SCO 6051 Service Management (2 cr)*

 

MBA 6121 Data Analysis & Statistics for Managers (3 cr)*

SCO 6041 Project Mgmt (2 cr)

SCO 6045 Strategic Sourcing (2 cr)*

SCO 6048 Logistics and Transportation (2 cr)*

SCO 6072 Managing Technologies in Supply Chain (2 cr)*

SCO 6091 Process Improvement Methods (2 cr)

SCO 6092 Supply Chain Risk and  Security (2 cr)

SCO 6094 Responsible Supply Chain Management (2 cr)*

SCO 6098 Operations Excellence via Lean Thinking (2 cr)*

SCO 6191 Big Data Analytics in Supply Chains (2 cr)*

SCO 6192 Supply Chain Finance (2 cr)*

Year 1

  • Fall: MBA 6221, Electives
  • Spring: SCO 6096, Electives

Year 2

  • Fall: SCO 6051, Electives

Year 1

  • Spring: MBA 6221, SCO 6096
  • Summer: Electives (Optional)
  • Fall: SCO 6051, Electives

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