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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

Course Title

ACCT 6010 (campus only)

Seminar: Financial Accounting Theory

ACCT 6750 (campus only)

Advanced Financial Accounting

 

Select 3 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

ACCT 6510 (campus only)

Accounting Ethics & Institution

ACCT 6600 (campus only)

Auditing

ACCT 6620 (campus only)

Advanced Auditing

ACCT 6710 (campus only)

Individual Income Tax

ACCT 6720 (campus only)

Corporate & Partnership Tax

ACCT 6730 (campus only)

Introduction to Accounting Systems

ACCT 6740 (campus only)

Accounting for Government & Not-for-Profit Organizations

ACCT 6770 (online only)

Federal Tax Research & Planning

ACCT 6950 (campus only)

Topics in Accounting - Internal Auditing

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

Course Title

FNCE 6000 (campus or online)

Corporate Financial Management

 

Select 3 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

FNCE 6100 (campus only)

Problems and Policies in Financial Management

FNCE 6200 (campus or online)

Investment Management & Analysis

FNCE 6400 (campus or online)

International Financial Management

FNCE 6500 (campus or online)

Managerial Economics & the Business Cycle

Prerequisites: ACCT 5500, BUAD 5500, and QUAN 5500 are prerequisites for FNCE 6000. FNCE 6000 is a prerequisite for FNCE 6100, FNCE 6200 FNCE 6400, and FNCE 6500.

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 is recommended prior to taking HCAD 6490. ACCT 5500, BUAD 5500, and QUAN 5500 are prerequisites for FNCE 6000.

Take the following:

Course Number

Course Title

BUAD 6610 (campus or online)

Managing Innovation for Strategic Advantage

BUAD 6710 (campus or online)

Transforming Technology Organizations & Employees

BUAD 6800 (campus or online)

Entrepreneurship & New Ventures

OPTM 6300 (online only)

Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage

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

Select 4 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

INTB 6100 (campus or online)

Managing in Global Markets

INTB 6990 (study abroad)

Regional Business Environment Europe

INTB 6991 (study abroad)

Regional Business Environment Asia

FNCE 6400 (campus or online)

International Financial Management

MKTG 6900 (campus or online)

International Marketing & Export Management

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

Take the following:

Course Number

Course Title

MGMT 6000 (campus or online)

Leading & Managing in Changing Times

 

Select 3 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

MGMT 6200 (campus or online)

Managing Organization Development & Change

MGMT 6300 (campus or online)

Managing Human Resources for Competitive Advantage

MGMT 6400 (campus only)

Legal Issues in Human Resources

MGMT 6550 (campus only)

Applied Principles of Negotiation & Conflict Management

BUAD 6700 (campus or online)

Service Management

Prerequisites: MGMT 6000 is a prerequisite for MGMT 6200.

Take the following:

Course Number

Course Title

MKTG 6000 (campus or online)

Marketing Strategy

 

Select 3 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

MKTG 6300 (campus only)

Marketing Research & Decision Making

MKTG 6400 (campus only, winterim course)

Services Marketing

MKTG 6500 (campus or online)

Integrated Marketing Communications

MKTG 6700 (campus or online)

Digital Marketing & Social Media Strategy

MKTG 6900 (campus or online)

International Marketing & Export Management

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

Take the following:

Course Number

Course Title

OPTM 6000 (campus or online)

Operations: Competing through Capabilities

 

Select 3 of the following:

Course Number

Course Title

OPTM 6100 (campus only)

Customer-Focused Processes: Quality Mgmt. & Metrics

OPTM 6200 (campus only)

Global Supply Chain Management

OPTM 6300 (online only)

Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage

BUAD 6700 (campus or online)

Service Management

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

Take the following:

Course Number

Course Title

OPTM 6300 (online only)

Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage

OPTM 6490 (online only)

Organizational Skills for Project Management

OPTM 6590 (online only)

Project Estimation & Risk Management

OPTM 6690 (online only)

Bridging Strategy & Tactics in Project Management

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

Take the following:

Course Number

Course Title

MKTG 6000 (campus or online)

Marketing Strategy

BUAD 6700 (campus or online)

Service Management

MKTG 6400 (campus only, winterim course)

Services Marketing

OPTM 6100 (campus only)

Customer-Focused Processes: Quality Management & Metrics

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

 

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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