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College of Business

Graduate Business Certificates

In today's fast-paced world, individuals frequently find themselves in new positions that require additional or updated education. Whether you already have an MBA and want to broaden your background in a specific field, are interested in just taking courses in a focused area, or are interested in a starting point for an MBA, the Graduate Certificate program offered by the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs may be the perfect solution for you. Graduate certificate courses are taught by full-time, doctoral qualified faculty of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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Some certificate courses are only available on campus, some are only available online, and some are available via both delivery methods. Click on any Graduate Certificate below for more information.

Certificate Programs

Select 1 of the following:

Course Number (Campus/Online)

Course Title

ACCT 6010

Seminar: Financial Accounting Theory

ACCT 6750

Advanced Financial Accounting

 

Select 3 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

ACCT 6510

Accounting Ethics & Institution

ACCT 6600

Auditing

ACCT 6620

Advanced Auditing

ACCT 6710

Individual Income Tax

ACCT 6720

Corporate & Partnership Tax

ACCT 6730

Introduction to Accounting Systems

ACCT 6740

Fund Accounting for Government & Nonprofit Organizations

ACCT 6770

Federal Tax Research & Planning

Prerequisites: ACCT 2010, 2020, 3010, 3020, and 3110 or equivalent. ACCT 6600 is a prerequisite for ACCT 6510, ACCT 6600 is a prerequisite for ACCT 6620, ACCT 6710 is a prerequisite for ACCT 6720, INFS 6000 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for ACCT 6730, ACCT 6720 is a prerequisite for ACCT 6770.
Recommended for CPA Requirement: Advanced Technical Writing Course English 3080

Take the following:

Course Number (Campus/Online)

Course Title

FNCE 6000/6090

Corporate Financial Management

 

Select 3 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

FNCE 6100

Problems and Policies in Financial Management

FNCE 6200/6290

Investment Management & Analysis

FNCE 6400/FNCE 6490

International Financial Management

FNCE 6500/FNCE 6590

Managerial Economics & the Business Cycle

Prerequisites: ACCT 5500/5590, BUAD 5500/5590, and QUAN 5500/5590 are prerequisites for FNCE 6000/6090. FNCE 6000/6090 is a prerequisite for FNCE 6100, FNCE 6200/6290 FNCE 6400/6490, and FNCE 6500/6590.

Take the following:

Course Number

Course Title

HCAD 6190

Health Care Administration

HCAD 6290

Health Care Policy

HCAD 6390

Heath Care Ethics & Law

HCAD 6490

Health Care Budget & Finance

Prerequisites: FNCE 6000/6090 is recommended prior to taking HCAD 6490. ACCT 5500/5590, BUAD 5500/5590, and QUAN 5500/5590 are prerequisites for FNCE 6000/6090.

Take the following:

Course Number

Course Title

BUAD 6610/6690

Managing Innovation for Strategic Advantage

BUAD 6710/6490

Transforming Technology Organizations & Employees

BUAD 6800/6890

Entrepreneurship & New Ventures

OPTM 6300/6390

Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage

Prerequisites: ACCT 5500/5590 and QUAN 5500/5590 are prerequisites for OPTM 6300/6390.

Select 4 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

INTB 6100/6190

Managing in Global Markets

INTB 6990 or INTB 6991

Regional Business Environment Europe

INTB 6991

Regional Business Environment Asia

FNCE 6400/6490

International Financial Management

MKTG 6900/6990

International Marketing & Export Management

Prerequisites: FNCE 6000/6090 is prerequisite for FNCE 6400/6490. MKTG 6000/6090 is a prerequisite for MKTG 6900/6990. INTB 6990 and INTB 6991 are international trips that requires instructor approval. (Note: only one study abroad trip may be applied to the certificate.)

Take the following:

Course Number (Campus/Online)

Course Title

MGMT 6000/6090

Leading & Managing in Changing Times

 

Select 3 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

MGMT 6200/6290

Managing Organization Development & Change

MGMT 6300/6390

Managing Human Resources for Competitive Advantage

MGMT 6400

Legal Issues in Human Resources

MGMT 6550

Applied Principles of Negotiation & Conflict Management

BUAD 6700/6790

Service Management

Prerequisites: MGMT 6000/6090 is a prerequisite for MGMT 6200/6290.

Take the following:

Course Number (Campus/Online)

Course Title

MKTG 6000/6090

Marketing Strategy

 

Select 3 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

MKTG 6300

Marketing Research & Decision Making

MKTG 6400

Services Marketing

MKTG 6500/6590

Integrated Marketing Communications

MKTG 6700/6790

Internet Marketing and Social Media

MKTG 6900/6990

International Marketing & Export Management

Prerequisites: MKTG 6000/6090 is a prerequisite for MKTG 6300, 6500/6590, and 6900. QUAN 5500/5590 is a prerequisite for MKTG 6300.

Take the following:

Course Number (Campus/Online)

Course Title

OPTM 6000/6090

Operations: Competing through Capabilities

 

Select 3 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

OPTM 6100

Customer-Focused Processes: Quality Mgmt. & Metrics

OPTM 6200

Global Supply Chain Management

OPTM 6300/6390

Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage

BUAD 6700/6790

Service Management

Prerequisites: ACCT 5500 and QUAN 5500 are prerequisites for OPTM 6000/6090 and OPTM 6300. OPTM 6000/6090 is a prerequisite for OPTM 6100 and OPTM 6200.

Take the following:

Course Number

Course Title

OPTM 6300/6390

Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage

OPTM 6490

Organizational Skills for Project Management

OPTM 6590

Project Estimation & Risk Management

OPTM 6690

Bridging Strategy & Tactics in Project Management

Prerequisites: ACCT 5500/5590 and QUAN 5500/5590 are prerequisites for OPTM 6300/6390. OPTM 6300/6390 or instructor's approval, is a prerequisite for OPTM 6490. OPTM 6300/6390 is a prerequisite for OPTM 6590. OPTM 6300/6390 is a prerequisite for OPTM 6690.

Take the following:

Course Number

Course Title

MKTG 6000/6090

Marketing Strategy

BUAD 6700/6790

Service Management

MKTG 6400

Services Marketing

OPTM 6100

Customer-Focused Processes: Quality Management & Metrics

Prerequisites: OPTM 6000/6090 is a prerequisite for OPTM 6100. ACCT 5500/5590 and QUAN 5500/5590 are prerequisites for OPTM 6000/6090.

 

Gainful Employment Disclosures:

The U.S. Department of Education requires us to provide the following information about each of our certificates.

Program Costs:
The total investment in our Graduate Certificate program will vary depending on your residency status (Colorado resident vs. non-resident) and delivery mode (on campus vs. online). Tuition for the Graduate Certificate program is listed in the non-degree/unclassified tuition table here. In general, total tuition and fees for a 4 course certificate will be between $7,660 (resident) and $14,440 (non-resident). Textbooks required for the certificate program typically cost between $150-200 per course or $600-800 for the program. There is a $100 technology fee for online classes. The total investment in the certificate will be higher for students that have not previously satisfied prerequisite requirements.

Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates:
The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs. For more detail, please call 719-255-3640.

Related Occupations:
Related occupations for each certificate are listed below. Click the links below to view occupational profiles.

Accounting:
Accountants & Auditors
Tax Examiners & Tax Preparers

Finance:
Financial Managers
Financial Analysis and Advisors

Health Care Administration:
Medical and Health Service Managers

Innovation Management:
General and Operations Managers

International Business:
General and Operations Managers
Misc. Business Operations Specialists

Management:
General and Operations Managers
Human Resources Managers & Human Resources Specialists

Marketing:
Marketing Managers
Market Research Analysis & Marketing Specialists

Operations Management:
General and Operations Managers
Industrial Production Managers
Logistics Managers

Project Management: 
General and Operations Managers

Information Technology Project Managers
Construction Managers

Service Management:
General and Operations Managers

First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers

 
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