Graduate Certificates

LEARN NEW SKILLS - ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

The Barton School offers several graduate certificates that can help advance your career. In most instances, these courses can later be applied to the completion of a master’s degree at Wichita State. 


Certificate in Supply Chain Managementsupply chain

This certificate is aimed at equipping students with a knowledge of supply chain practices used by companies around the world. The courses are structured to provide extensive conceptual and applied information about supply chain management. The curriculum is jointly offered by the decision sciences faculty in the School of Business and the industrial, systems and manufacturing engineering faculty in the College of Engineering. 

For more information, contact Dr. Mehmet Barut.

This program requires satisfactory completion of four courses from the following list of courses, at least one course from engineering or business is required:

Courses

Business Courses

  • DS 725 - Global Procurement and Outsourcing
  • DS 790 - Global Logistics and Transportation Management
  • DS 850 - Operations Management
  • DS 870 - Risk Management in Global Supply Chains

Engineering Courses

  • IME 767 - Lean Manufacturing
  • IME 783 - Supply Chain Management
  • IME 880Y - Forecasting and Analytics
  • IME 883 - Supply Chain Analytics
Grade Requirement

All courses will be graded. No S/U grading permitted. No grade lower than a B is acceptable. No course substitutions are permitted.

Application Process

To enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems and Supply Chain Management, students use the same application as if they are enrolling in graduate school. Students select certificate, code: G04M. Students must apply to the Graduate School before applying for the graduate certificate.

» Apply to the Graduate School

 


 Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovationinnovation

This certificate is aimed at providing students the knowledge base in entrepreneurship to undertake moving technological expertise or high potential business ideas through the startup of high-growth businesses, but in less hours than is required for a master's degree. The courses are designed to provide extensive conceptual and applied know-how and expertise to students interested in entrepreneurship. This program requires the completion of 12 hours of coursework. There are no prerequisite courses for the certificate program.

For more information, contact Dr. Chris Broberg.

Courses

To complete the certificate, the student needs to the take four of the seven courses listed below:

  • ENTR 620 - Growing / Managing an Entrepreneurial Firm
  • ENTR 690 - Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 705 - Technology Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 706 - Seminar in New Product and Technology Development
  • ENTR 855 - Entrepreneurial Finance Seminar
  • ENTR 865 - Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation
  • ENTR 890 - Seminar in Special Topics
Grade Requirements

All courses will be graded. No S/U grading permitted. No grade lower than a B is acceptable. No course substitutions are permitted.

Application Process

To enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, students use the same application as if they are enrolling in graduate school. Students select Non-Degree Admission: certificate code: G08A. Students must apply to the Graduate School before applying for graduate certificate.

» Apply to the Graduate School

 


Certificate in Basic or Advanced Business Fundamentals

Gain business knowledge in order to handle day to day business operations, manage workplace issues, and develop positive business relationships. The program provides an introduction to the major disciplines within the field of business as well as the opportunity to quickly gain business knowledge that is applicable immediately on the job. The credits earned in the certificate program may be applicable to eligible master programs such as the Master of Business Administration. The Basic Business Fundamentals certificate is intended for non-business undergraduates, while the advanced certificate is designed for those with business degrees.

For more information, contact Gretchen Holthaus.

Basic Courses

Basic Courses

  • MBA 802 - Fundamentals of Accounting (1.5 CR)
  • MBA 803 - Fundamentals of Finance (1.5 CR)
  • MBA 804 - Marketing Basics (1.5 CR)
  • MBA 805 - Management Basics (1.5 CR)
  • ECON 811 - Analysis of Macro-Economic Theory (1.5 CR)
  • ECON 812 - Analysis of Micro-Economics Theory (1.5 CR)
  • MGMT 862 - Organizational Behavior or MIS 874 Management Info Systems (3.0 CR)
Advanced Courses

To complete the certificate, the student needs to the take 12 total credit hours from the following lists:

Advanced Courses

  • ECON 804 - Managerial Economics (3.0 CR)
  • MGMT 803 - Decision Making Analysis or MKT 803 Marketing Analysis (3.0 CR)
  • ACCT 801 - Managerial Accounting or FIN 850 Managerial Finance (3.0 CR)
  • MKT 801 - Marketing Management (3.0 CR)
  • MGMT 862 - Organizational Behavior (3.0 CR)
Grade Requirements

All courses will be graded. No S/U grading permitted. No grade lower than a B is acceptable. No course substitutions are permitt

Application Process

To enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Basic or Advanced Business Fundamentals, students use the same application as if they are enrolling in graduate school. Students select Non-Degree Admission, certificate code: G08G for basic fundamentals, or G08F for advanced. Students must apply to the Graduate School before applying for graduate certificate.

» Apply to the Graduate School


 


 Certificate in Business AnalyticsBusiness Analytics

This certificate in Business Analytics is aimed at providing students with exposure to a variety of data management approaches, analytical and statistical methods, and analytical tools used in the industry to run and manage analytics programs. In addition to providing hands on training on various tools, the Certificate in Business Analytics will impart skills on creating and maintaining a culture of evidence / fact based decision making.

For more information, contact Dr. Sue Abdinnour.

Courses

To complete the certificate, the student needs to the take four of the eight courses listed below:

  • MIS 750 - Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Econ 731 - Applied Econometrics  
  • IME 724 - Statistical Methods for Engineers
  • SMGT 800 - Analytics and Decision Making in Sports
  • ECON 803 - Analysis of Business Conditions & Forecasting
  • IME 835 - Applied Forecasting Methods
  • DS 875 - Spreadsheet Modeling in Business
  • MIS 884 - Database Planning and Management
Grade Requirements

All courses will be graded. No S/U grading permitted. No grade lower than a B is acceptable. No course substitutions are permitted.

Application Process

To enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Program, students use the same application as if they are enrolling in graduate school. Students select Non-Degree Admission: certificate code G08C. Students must apply to the Graduate School before applying for graduate certificate.

» Apply to the Graduate School

 


Certificates in Human Resource Management
Take one certificate, or bundle both together for the Masters in Human Resource Management. Previous business degree is not required.
For more information, contact  Dr. Gery Markova.

Human Resource Management Decision Making: This certificate prepares students to make data-driven decisions, leverage reward strategies, and practice advanced HR techniques.

Courses

Required Courses: Each course is 3 credit hours

  • HRM 803 - Human Resource Analytics     
  • HRM 868 - Rewards                                  
  • HRM 885 - Strategic HR Mgmt                 
  • MGMT 885 - Advanced Strategic Mgmt  

Electives: Select 1 of the following for 3 hour credit hours

  • MIS 874 - Management Information Systems
  • MKT 803 - Marketing Analysis
  • IB 836 - International Business and Competitiveness
  • ECON 804 - Managerial Economics

Total Credit Hours 15

Application Process

Application Process
To enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, students use the same application as if they are enrolling in graduate school. Students select Non-Degree Admission.

 » Apply to the Graduate School


Human Resource Management
 
Skills:  
This certificate provides foundational HR knowledge including theories, applications, and the critical role of HR decision making.

Courses

Required Courses: Each course is 3 credit hours

  • HRM 665 - Employment Law                    
  • MGMT 862 - Organizational Behavior         
  • HRM 866 - Selection                                 
  • HRM 869 - Talent Development       

Electives: Select 1 of the following for 3 credit hours

  • BLAW 810 - Law and Ethics for Business   
  • MGMT 662 - Managing in Diverse Organizations
  • DS 850 - Operations Management

Total Credit Hours 15

Application Process

To enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, students use the same application as if they are enrolling in graduate school. Students select Non-Degree Admission.

» Apply to the Graduate School