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Graduate Certificate

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HR MGMT GRC)

12-21 Credits

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE   • 12-21 CREDITS   • HR 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 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; any exceptions or variations must be approved by the MBA/MM exceptions committee.

Prerequisites: The following prerequisite courses are required and must be completed before taking the major courses for the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management 
•    ACCT640 Managerial Accounting (3 cr)
•    FINC620 Corporate Finance (3 cr)
•    LEGL710 Ethical and Legal Framework for 21st Century Business (3 cr)

*Please note:  Due to the limited course work for the graduate certificate, this program is not considered aligned with SHRM requirements.  If you are interested in taking the SHRM Certified Professional examination, please see your advisor to determine eligibility.

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Finance

Finance (FINANCE GRC)

12-21 Credits

FINANCE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE   • 12-21 CREDITS   • FINANCE 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; any exceptions or variations must be approved by the MBA/MM exceptions committee.

Prerequisites: The following prerequisite courses are required and must be completed before taking the major courses for the Graduate Certificate in Finance. 
•    ACCT640 Managerial Accounting (3 cr)
•    ECON625 Managerial Economics (3 cr)
•    FINC620 Corporate Finance (3 cr) 

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Business Essentials

Business Essentials (BUS ESS GRC)

12 Credits

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE   • 12 CREDITS   • BUS ESS 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; any exceptions or variations must be approved by the MBA/MM exceptions committee.

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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; any exceptions or variations must be approved by the MBA/MM exceptions committee.

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Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization

Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization (PREDVIL GRC)

12 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE  •  12 CREDITS  •  PREDVIL 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 Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization Graduate Certificate is offered online and prepares individuals to build predictive and forecasting models, generate data visualization products, and build data dashboards and automated reports. The Graduate Certificate 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 predictive modeling, forecasting and data visualization for students from a broad range of disciplines and experiences, including those who are new to the field.  Credit from this certificate program can be transferred to the Master of Science in Data Analytics Degree program.

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

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Data Mining and Visualization

Data Mining and Visualization (DATAVIL GRC)

12 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE • 12 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.  Credit from this certificate program can be transferred to the Master of Science in Data Analytics Degree program.

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

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Data Analytics

Data Analytics (DATALTIC GRC)

12 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE  •  12 CREDITS  •  DATALTIC GRC

Data Analytics is used to analyze vast databases that must be examined using complex algorithms and artificial intelligence to identify previously unidentified useful sets of relationships and trends. All aspects of the business and medical communities, as well as government agencies and non-profit organizations rely on data analytics, yet are hampered by a growing shortage of data analysts. Davenport’s 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics responds to this need by preparing individuals to conduct data mining projects, generate data visualization products, and build data dashboards and automated reports. Using industry standard software, graduates get hands-on experience in practical applications directly related to current trends and issues that impact organizations across a broad spectrum. Credit from the certificate program can be transferred to the Master of Science in Data Analytics Degree program. Courses for are offered online in 15 week format with two courses completed per semester.

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

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Instructional Core Transformation For School Administrators

Instructional Core Transformation For School Administrators (UE INSCR GRC)

12 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE  •  12 CREDITS  •  UE INSCR GRC

This series provides students with techniques and strategies to develop an instructional core relevant to the improvement. The certificate explores ways of constructing strategic, curricular, and instructional plans essential for and common among improved performing urban school buildings, designing equitable and culturally responsive practices that lead to student engagement, student achievement, and physical and emotional well-being. Faculty and students summarize deconstructing the components of a standards-based curriculum designed for students to achieve mastery of essential grade-level skills and knowledge while meeting diverse learners' needs.

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Business Essentials For Urban School Administrators

Business Essentials For Urban School Administrators (UE BUSES GRC)

12 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE  •  12 CREDITS  •  UE BUSES GRC

This series provides students with strategies to develop business systems supporting urban environments. The certificate explores constructing systems, recognizing and solving complex school building issues and effectively communicating the solutions to staff and community stakeholders, and analyzing an urban school's performance management process, leadership development plans, and alignment of goals to outcomes for improved business management of urban school building operations, resources, and communications. Faculty and students summarize the essentials of performance management used to assess the performance of an individual school.

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Urban Education Leadership Principles

Urban Education Leadership Principles (UE LDPRN GRC)

12 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE  •  12 CREDITS  •  UE LDPRN GRC

This series provides multiple perspectives within urban education to cultivate critically conscious practitioners and explore the challenges faced by urban students, educators, community members, and policymakers. The certificate explores the foundational understanding of urban school leadership that examines the qualities of leadership, decision making, change, and values that an urban school leader needs for success. Faculty and students work together to analyze the beliefs, values, and philosophies that form the underpinnings of urban educational leadership and examine leadership qualities and the shift toward research-based best practices.

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