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Graduate certificate programs

Charlton offers a number of graduate certificates—in flexible formats: online, blended, and in the classroom.

Advanced business skills for career development

These short, focused academic programs are designed to give working professionals advanced skills in a specialized area.

You must have earned a bachelor's degree to be eligible for admission to one of the graduate certificates. Students may pursue a graduate certificate without matriculation into the MBA program. If you later decide to pursue the MBA, some or all certificate courses may count towards the MBA (if the final grade is B or better). More information: graduate programs overview

To apply

Graduate application

Additional materials required

  • College transcripts
  • Statement of purpose (1 -2 page essay)
  • Resume

 Charlton certificate programs

For more details, click on each certificate's name.

Graduate Certificate in Accounting

This 12-credit certificate program is designed to broaden and deepen the accounting knowledge of practicing professionals. It is an excellent way for students to enhance their skills and professional credentials in a competitive global business environment.

Required Courses:

ACT 650: Accounting for Decision Making
ACT 670: Financial Statement Analysis
ACT 671: Strategic Cost Management
ACT 672: International Accounting

Note: In addition to the graduate certificate in accounting, Charlton also offers a one-year (30 credit) bachelor's level certificate program in accounting, for students who have already earned bachelor's degrees in other fields.

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information

Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations (Online)

This certificate program offers students who desire to develop or enhance their business skills and knowledge the opportunity to succeed in the challenging and dynamic world of business. The courses required in this 12-credit program are for persons who have not completed an undergraduate program in business or who seek some preparation before starting the MBA program.

Required Courses

ACT 500: Financial Accounting
FIN 500: Economic Concepts for Managers
POM 500: Statistical Analysis
MGT 600: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information

Graduate Certificate in Finance

This 12-credit program provides business professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully compete in rapidly developing global financial markets. The coursework not only exposes students to the analytical and conceptual models of contemporary financial theory and practice, but it expands their analytical capacities to better understand and develop strategic financial decisions.

Required Courses

FIN 650: Finance for Decision Making
FIN 670: Investment Management
FIN 672: International Financial Management
FIN 698: Financial Institutions Management

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information

Graduate Certificate in International Business (Online)

This program provides current and potential mid-level managers the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge, skills, and perspectives in an ever-changing global business economy. The curriculum in this 12-credit program is designed to enhance students’ ability to communicate and engage in the international arena with a greater appreciation of diverse commerce, cultural and social contexts.

Required Courses

FIN 672: International Financial Management
MKT 672: International Business and Multinational Enterprises
POM 675: International Supply Chain Management

Choose one of the following:

MGT 600: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law
MGT 675: Managing Across Cultures

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information

Graduate Certificate in Marketing

This 12-credit certificate enables students to acquire a foundation in all facets of marketing. Students learn the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to bring a product to market, as well as how to successfully and strategically position that product in a highly competitive global business environment.

Required Courses:

MKT 650: Marketing Strategy
MKT 670: Interactive Marketing
MKT 671: Marketing Research
MKT 672: International Business and Multinational Enterprises

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information

Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership (Online)

This 12-credit certificate program prepares leaders in the art and science of managing strategic change. It is designed for professionals seeking advanced knowledge and who have the capability to take on leadership roles in a variety of settings—business, nonprofit, governmental, etc.

Required Courses

MGT 671: Management of Organizational Change
MGT 673: Organizational Structure and Progress
MGT 677: Lead, Motivate and Empower

Choose one of the following:

MGT 600: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law
MGT675: Managing Across Cultures

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information

Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems

Developed from an international perspective, this 12-credit certificate seeks to develop creative and competent supply chain managers. The program focuses on practical knowledge—allowing students to examine various models of supply chain management, to troubleshoot issues, and to evaluate and analyze current supply chain efficiency and productivity.

Required Courses

MIS 650: Information Technology Management -or- POM: 651: Advanced Operations Analysis
MIS 672: Digital Economy and Commerce
POM 675: International Supply Chain
POM 677: Logistics Strategy and Management

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information

 


Certificate programs offered through other departments

These certificates may also serve as concentrations within the MBA curriculum. For more details, click on each certificate's name.

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy (Online)

This 12-credit certificate is offered through the Department of Public Policy in the School of Education, Public Policy and Civic Engagement. The certificate offers an excellent opportunity to achieve advanced knowledge and professional certification in the formulation and implementation of policies (local, state, regional, national, global) that achieve sustainable operations. Students who complete the MBA curriculum and the Environmental Policy Certificate will earn an MBA with a concentration in Environmental Policy and a Certificate in Environmental Policy.

Required Courses

POL 500:    Public Institutions and the Policy Process
POL 562:    Environmental Policy

Choose two of the following:

POL 560: Environmental Consequences of Globalization
POL 611: Administrative Law
POL 661: Environmental Law
POL 663: Ocean Policy and Law

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Development (Online)

This 12-credit certificate is offered through the UMass Dartmouth Sustainability Studies Program. It is designed to enable professionals and students from around the world to identify, explore and formulate best practices in Sustainable Development. Students who complete the MBA curriculum and the Sustainable Development Certificate will earn an MBA with a concentration in Sustainable Development and a Certificate in Sustainable Development.

Required Courses

MGT 600: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law
SUS 500: Sustainable Development Theory and Practice
SUS 559: Strategic Sustainability Leadership

Choose one of the following:

POL 560: Environmental Consequences of Globalization
POL 661: Environmental Law
SUS 571: Carbon Management
SUS 572: Energy Management


Post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting

Charlton also offers a one-year (30 credit) bachelor's level certificate program in accounting, for students who have already earned bachelor's degrees in other fields. Completion of this certificate can prepare you for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

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