Graduate Certificates

 


Certificate in Enterprise Systems and Supply Chain Management

This certificate is aimed at equipping students with knowledge of key enterprise-level information technology systems and supply chain practices used by companies around the world. The courses are structured to provide extensive conceptual and applied information about enterprise-level systems and supply chain management. The curriculum is jointly offered by the Decision Sciences and MIS faculty in the School of Business and the Industrial Engineering faculty in the College of Engineering. This program requires satisfactory completion of four courses from the following list of courses, at least one course from engineering or business is required:

Business Courses

  • MIS 874 - Management Information Systems
  • MIS 750 - Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • DS 850 - Operations Management
  • DS 755 - Project Management

Engineering Courses

  • IME 764 - Systems Engineering & Analysis
  • IME 767 - Lean Manufacturing
  • IME 783 - Supply Chain Management
  • IME 825 - Enterprise Engineering
  • IME 883 - Supply Chain Engineering

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 Enterprise Systems and Supply Chain Management, students use the same application as if they are enrolling in graduate school. Students select Non-Degree Admission: Category A (code: G42B). Students must apply to the Graduate School before applying for the graduate certificate.

» Apply to the Graduate School


 Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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.

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: Category A (code: G42B). 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.

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

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 800 - Analysis of Economic Theory (3.0 CR)
  • MGMT 862 - Organizational Behavior or MIS 874 Management Info Systems (3.0 CR)

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 permitted.

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: Category A (code: G42B). Students must apply to the Graduate School before applying for graduate certificate.

» Apply to the Graduate School


 Certificate in Business 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.

 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: Category A (code: G42B). Students must apply to the Graduate School before applying for graduate certificate.

» Apply to the Graduate School


Certificates in Human Resource Management

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

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

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

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

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Please Contact Laurie Moody (laurie.moody@wichita.edu) for additional details about graduate certificates.