Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements - 12 credit hours

Select one class from four of the rows in the table below.  Note that some classes may have prerequisites and/or require "permission" from the instructor, and not all are accessible in both online and seated formats and thus not every class in the table is available to all students.  The advisor will help navigate the available optons to generate a program of study.

Program Objectives Suggested
Courses
Approved Alternative Courses

Finance/Budgeting/Economics.

Students will be introduced to one or more of the following skills and concepts:

1. Budgeting and accounting.

2. Financial statements, economic statements, and investments.

3. Economic development for domestic and international organizations.

ACC 600

PLS 756

PLS 721

ECO 600

MED 762

Law/Ethics/Regulatory Functions.  

Students will be introduced to one or more of the following skills and concepts:

1. Understanding legal and/or regulatory issues in the workplace.

2. Understanding ethical issues encountered by business managers in the work environment.

3. Gaining knowledge of the court system and legal dispute resolution mechanisms.

PLS 651

LAW 600

PLS 778

COM 619

HSP 710

MED 681

Personnel Selection/Leadership/Management.

Students will be introduced to one or more of the following skills and concepts:

1. Developing the techniques in matching of individual needs, preferences, and skills with the needs of organizations.

2. Understanding the role of a leaders in the creation of corporate climates and building a workforce through selection, supervising and evaluating employees.

3. Reviewing ethical issues in regards to leadership roles in either public or private organizations.

PSY 776

PSY 718

PLS 752 

Research Design/Project Development/Data Analysis.

Students will be introduced to one or more of the following skills and concepts:

1. Understanding the nature of research/project development, design, evaluation, and analysis of data.

2. Exploring appropriate literature appropriate to the field.

3. Gaining practical experience in design, evaluation, and analysis.

COM 718

SFR 780

HSP 730

Communication/Relations/Environment.

Students will be introduced to one or more of the following skills and concepts:

1. Learning methods of identifying and employing effective communication appropriate to the work environment.

2. Learning techniques of negotiation and mediation in the workplace.

3. Learning techniques of arbitration as an alternative to litigation.

COM 736

COM 621

PLS 732

PLS 715

Technology/Networking/Security.

Students will be introduced to one or more of the following skills and concepts:

1. Understanding the basics of software and hardware used in the workplace.

2. Understanding concepts, design, and implementation of management information systems for the workplace.

3. Learning principles and techniques of web-based security.

EDT 770

ITC 681

EDT 765

Structure/Diversity/Development.

Students will be introduced to one or more of the following skills and concepts:

1. Understanding the organizational structure and policy in order to identify and resolve issues within the work place.

2. Understanding the cultural, behavioral, and diverse needs within organizations.

3. Developing managerial skills by way of strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation.

PLS 759

PLS 753

COM 617

HSP 720

Professional/Grant/Technical Writing.

Students will be introduced to one or more of the following skills and concepts:

1. Writing persuasive proposals that can impact existing organizations in their decision-making process.

2. Writing for the purpose of conveying information in the individuals selected option area.  Can be a mixture of the following:  to instruct, to persuade, to share goals, to encourage action.

3. Writing in a broad range of genres including producing informational materials for the web.

ENG 771

ENG 678

ENG 679

ENG 684

ENG 672