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Graduate Certificate

Data Mining and Visualization

Data Mining and Visualization (DATAVIL GRC)

12 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE • 12-15 CREDITS • DATAVIL GRC

Data Analytics analyzes vast databases that must be examined using complex algorithms and artificial intelligence to identify previously unidentified useful sets of relationships and trends.  The Data Mining and Visualization Graduate Certificate is offered online and prepares individuals to conduct data mining projects, generate data visualization products, and build data dashboards and automated reports. The concentration uses industry standard software in practical applications directly related to current trends and issues that impact organizations across a broad spectrum. Course progression and content is carefully formulated to build competency in data mining and visualization for students from a broad range of disciplines and experiences, including those who are new to the field.

Recommended Prerequisite: DATA610 Essentials of Business Analysis (3 cr) is a recommended prerequisite that should be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Data Mining and Visualization.

DATA courses are only offered in a 15-week online format.

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Marketing

Marketing (MARKET GRC)

12-15 Credits

MARKETING GRADUATE CERTIFICATE   •  12-15 CREDITS   •  MARKET GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

Prerequisite: MKTG610 Marketing Strategies (3 cr) is a required prerequisite that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Marketing.

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Strategic Management

Strategic Management (STRATMGT GRC)

12-18 Credits

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE      • 12 CREDITS      • STRATMGT GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

Prerequisite: MGMT653 Leading Organizations (3 cr) and BUSN688 Quantitative Business Analysis (3 cr) are required prerequisites that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management.

*Students who completed GPMT499 and/or MGMT399 at the undergraduate level are not eligible to complete GPMT699 and/or MGMT699 and may not use either undergraduate class as a substitute for GPMT699 or MGMT699.

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Health Care Management

Health Care Management (HC MGMT GRC)

12-15 Credits

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE      • 12-15 CREDITS      • HC MGMT GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master's degree provided the prerequisites are met, or the certificate may be completed as a stand-alone. 

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair. 

Prerequisite: HCMG630 Health Care Organizations may be taken as an elective in the MBA and is a required prerequisite that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management.

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Accounting and Financial Analysis

Accounting and Financial Analysis (ACCT FIN GRC)

18 Credits

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE • 18 CREDITS   • ACCT/FINC GRC

The Accounting and Financial Analysis Graduate Certificate provides the foundation of financial concepts and the fundamentals of accounting. The certificate introduces the principles of accounting, with an emphasis on applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to business situations as compliant journal entries are recorded. In addition, the certificate will allow for the analysis of organizational performance and financial condition evaluation. This certificate helps prepare non-accounting undergraduates to enrollment in the MAcc degree. Additionally, it prepares non-accounting undergraduate for employment in general accounting positions.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

The Department of Education requires Davenport University to provide certain information (Gainful Employment Disclosure) regarding this certificate program to aid students in making a decision to enroll.

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Business Essentials

Business Essentials (BUS ESS GRC)

12 Credits

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE   • 12 CREDITS   • BUSN GRC

This Graduate Certificate provides a general study of the contemporary theories and concepts in an organization or business. The certificate provides the general review of the basic concepts of marketing and management. In addition, the certificate will introduce the principles of financial accounting, emphasizing the understanding and interpretation of financial data, as well as the fundamental concept of financial management and the basic statistics necessary for business. Descriptive and inferential statistical methods, including probabilities of random events are applied in problem-solving and decision-making situations.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

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Graduate Certificate in Urban Educational Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Urban Educational Leadership (URED LD GRC)

21 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN URBAN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP • 21 CREDITS • URED LD GRC

The Certificate in Urban Educational Leadership (CUEL) is designed to prepare candidates to serve as high-performing transformative leaders within urban schools and districts. Created for candidates pursuing the principalship and supervisory positions, this certification is based on best practices, aligned to the national Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) as well as the Michigan Standards for the Preparation of Central Office and Building Administrators. The CUEL program will provide an invigorating learning experience that synergistically combines rigorous academic work with on-going practiced-based learning experiences. A significant emphasis is placed on real-world case studies and simulations that help candidates develop the skills, competencies, and mindsets necessary for successful educational leadership in an urban environment. Candidates will leverage their lived experience while exploring current research and best practices in the areas of leadership, curriculum, instruction and assessment, entrepreneurship, school law, human capital management, educational policy and related areas of study.
Principal Certification is available through the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA).

Admission Checklist:
In order to qualify:
• Fill out the Davenport Application for Admission.
• Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or above with a 3.0 GPA.
• Two (2) signed professional recommendation forms and one personal recommendation form are required.
• A current resume/CV must be submitted and it should include prior employment experience, educational background, and any organizational affiliations.
• Statement of purpose (refer to the statement of purpose form in the admission packet).
• Participate in an interview with the College of Urban Education (CUE) Admission Committee – to be scheduled by Davenport upon sub-mission of the completed application.

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Sales Leadership

Sales Leadership (SALLEAD GRC)

12-18 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE    • 12-18 CREDITS    • SALLEAD GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

Prerequisite: MKTG610 Marketing Strategies (3 cr) and BUSN688 Quantitative Business Analysis (3 cr) are required prerequisites that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Sales Leadership.

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Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization

Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization (PREDVIL GRC)

12 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE    • 12 CREDITS    • PREDVIL GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

Recommended Prerequisite: DATA610 Essentials of Business Analytics (3 cr) is a recommended prerequisite that should be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization.

*DATA courses are only offered in a 15-week online format.

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Leadership Strategies

Leadership Strategies (LEADST GRC)

12-18 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE    • 12-18 CREDITS    • LEADST GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

Prerequisite: ACCT640 Managerial Accounting (3 cr) or FINC610 Budget and Finance Management (3 cr) and MGMT653 Leading Organizations (3 cr) or HRMG700 Managing Human Resources (3 cr) are required prerequisites that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Strategies.

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