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 students to enroll in 12 credits (4-6 courses) of graded, transcripted coursework that can usually be completed in a single academic year. Candidates 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

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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

Intro to Derivatives and Financial Risk Management - FINA 6522

International Financial Management - FINA 6621

Securitization Markets - FINA 6324

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 in Applied Analytics

*This Certificate only has a Fall start.

*Please note that this Certificate does have prerequisites:

  • Applicants must have completed at least one semester college-level Math course (e.g. Calculus, Linear Algebra) with a grade of "C" or better (or grade equivalent).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer programming is required. The following programming languages satisfy the requirement: Python, R, C, C++, C#, VB, Java, Pascal, and Fortran.

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

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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

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

 12 credits


10 core credits
2 elective credits

Financial Accounting - MBA 6030

Financial Management - MBA 6230

Financial Decisions - FINA 6241

Financial Services Industry - FINA 6123

Mergers and Acquisitions - FINA 6222 Adv Corp

Financial Decisions - FINA 6242

Financial Modeling - FINA 6322

International Financial Management - FINA 6621

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

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

12 credits

Leadership & Personal Dev - MGMT 6465


Leading Others - MBA 6110


Management of Teams - MGMT 6084


Negotiation Strategies - MGMT 6004


Cross-Cultural Management - MGMT 6310


Change Management - HRIR 5000

 

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

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

 12 credits


6 core credits
6 elective credits

Strategic Management - MBA 6300

Financial Accounting - MBA 6030

Corporate Strategy - MGMT 6085

Industry Analysis - MGMT 6031

Technology Strategy - MGMT 6070

Managing the Strategy Process - MGMT 6033

Strategic Alliances - MGMT 6032

Competing Globally - MGMT 6040

Management of Innovation - MGMT 6050

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

Details

Required Courses

Elective Courses

 12 credits


5 core credits
7 elective credits

Marketing Management - MBA 6210

Strategic Marketing - MKTG 6088

Brand Strategy - MKTG 6082

Pricing Strategy - MKTG 6075

Buyer Behavior - MKTG 6055

Digital Marketing - MKTG 6086

International Marketing - MKTG 6072

Marketing Channels - MKTG 6060

MKTG Research-Rapid Insights - MKTG6051

Data Analysis for Managers - MBA 6120

Power of Story - MKTG 6087

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