Graduate Certificate in Management

BUSINESS CERTIFICATES ROOTED IN CHRISTIAN ETHICS.

 

Overview:

The Management certification within our online MBA program is for those looking to lead a team of professionals with confidence and consideration. Stand out in the corporate world by mastering the foundational tenets and managerial strategies in areas such as project management, marketing, advertising, legality, supply chain management, and others. Use your acquired skills and experience to become a well-rounded and insightful leader within your organization, whether it be in small business, investments, or real estate.

Earn your MBA in Management by adding an additional 24 credits. Within 5 years of beginning the certificate program, students have the option to earn their MBA by applying to the program and completing the 24-credit core requirement.

Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost/Credit

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

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Goals / Objectives

  • Experience with current software for designing and managing business projects
  • Ability to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a project’s life cycle
  • Understanding of the integration of organizational strategies involving the parent, supplier, and sub-supplier working together in a domestic or global environment
  • Solid understanding of management principles as applied to small businesses
  • Ability to develop a comprehensive and viable business plan
  • Knowledge of the different professional paths available in setting and obtaining investment objectives, such as capital, debt, securitization, and government-subsidized options

Career Outlook

  • Financial Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • High-End Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager

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Management

Project Management (MBA 527/827) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course presents project management from a practical point of view . The course focuses on the technical aspects of project management that are directly related to practice. Numerous case studies are considered to help explain how to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a projects life-cycle. Software tools for project design and management are also presented and used.
Strategic Marketing (MBA 550/850) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Strategic Marketing studies the planning, implementation and control of the marketing function. Topics covered include: market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation.
Advertising Management (MBA 554/854) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Advertising Management is the study of advertising in a context of marketing communication and integrated marketing. It covers all forms of promotion which exist to inform and persuade the diverse and fragmented audiences that seek goods, services and ideas. The course places the advertising function within a marketing framework while recognizing that advertising is both an art and a science.
Small Business Management (MBA 855) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Small Business Management studies the principles of management as applied to a small business with emphasis on the elements necessary to create a successful business operation. Development of a business plan will be culmination of the course.
Real Estate Management (MBA 556/856) - Credits: 3

Course Description

On Campus Format Only - Real Estate Management is a survey course which outlines the different professional paths available in setting and obtaining investment objectives. This survey includes an overview of available investment instruments (capital, debt, securitization and government subsidized) and investor strategies for constant fluid markets.
Sustainable Business Practices (MBA 557/857) - Credits: 3

Course Description

An introduction to developing and implementing a successful program in the domain of sustainability and social responsibility. The student is introduced to methods of implementing technologies and practices and how to measure the consequent social and environmental performance. Reporting and presenting social and environmental performance is given full treatment. This class reveals the most widely used concepts of sustainability and social responsibility in the modern business organization. Likely to be the most important challenges of the 21stcentury, this overview addresses the essence of the emerging green economy.
Supply Chain Management (MBA 565/865) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Supply Chain Management is the study of the integration of organizational strategies, policies, and programs across organizations) both the parent organization, supplier organizations, and sub-supplier organizations . This course examines supply chain management in both a domestic and global environment.
Legal Aspects of Business Administration (MBA 570/870) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Legal Aspects of Business Administration entails the study of the contemporary and legal issues facing managers and the development of practical skills for analyzing decision-making from both the legal and ethical standpoints. Issues will be studied from the position of managerial decision-making with an emphasis on the establishment of sound, well-grounded policies intended to prevent and resolve disputes.
Fraud Management (MBA 576/876) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Fraud Management is designed to provide students with a basis understanding of the principles of occupational fraud, emphasizing circumstances with which any management team may ultimately be confronted . The course covers fraud in the areas of skimming, cash larceny, check fraud, register schemes, and misappropriation of cash and assets. A brief overview of corruption and interviewing of employees when a fraud is suspected is also included.
Loss Prevention (MBA 577/877) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Lean Systems and Analysis (MBA 543/843) - Credits: 3

Course Description

An Introduction to Lean introduces a series of concepts and practices directed toward improving customer value and reducing waste. Lean means creating more value to the customer with fewer resources.  The course will focus on how to systematically expose unneeded processes, materials, and effort to make operations processes more effective and customer focused. Certificate: Students successfully completing this courses can obtain the associated certificate.
Risk Management and Insurance (MBA 622/922) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Risk Management and Insurance is an introduction to the tools of insurance and risk management . Property, life, health, and liability insurance will be discussed. Students desiring a more in depth evaluation of the subject should also consider MBA 624/924- Health, Life and Social Insurance. 3 credits.
Corp. Risk Management: Theory and Application–ARM 54 Certificate (MBA 627/927) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Theory and real world application of traditional Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). We will explore integrated Enterprise Risk Management as it has evolved today including how traditional risks are incorporated into ERM. We will also study Risk Management as a process which is relevant for organizations pursuing a more traditional Risk Management approach. ARM 54 Certification. 3 credit hours.
Global Production and Operations (MIB 530/830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Global Production and Operations studies the structure and functioning of production systems within a manufacturing context. The complexity of international business operations is also studied. Topics include: plant location and operation, inventory control, transportation, technology acquisition (CAD/CAM), work flow planning, JIT concepts and statistical quality control. Also covered is how each of the above topics generally relates to the global service environment.
International Business (MIB 560/860) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Business studies business with an international context, with special attention paid to the problems peculiar to international business, as well as current trends, such as drive toward European unity, GATT, NAFTA, and Pacific Rim developments. 3 credits.
Global Perspectives of Sport and Entertainment Management (MBA 641/941) - Credits: 3

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to create an awareness and understanding of the issues prevalent in the sport/entertainment business industry today while providing various perspectives and developing possible solutions. Sport/entertainment contemporary business issues will be studied and are intended to evoke critical discussions relative to the nuances of this vastly growing global industry. Specific functions of management such as decision making, conflict resolution, and compliance within the realm of the sport/entertainment industry will be discussed and debated. The course will emphasize the impact of international marketing and branding, societal implications, import/export strategies, considerations of host city bid process, and the globalization of sport/entertainment properties.
Contemporary Principles of Hospitality & Event Management (MBA 642/942) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course focuses on the applications of industry knowledge and introduces students to the fundamentals and best practices of hospitality, and event management. Students will be exposed to current industry policy, procedure, and standards through relevant, up to date resources/materials and comprehensive case studies. This class provides students with an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities that are routinely faced by a manager in the context of local, national and international events at entertainment, sport and event facilities.
Internship in Management (MBA 845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

MBA 845 Internship provides the student with a practical application experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. Students must work in an approved business site for a minimum of 120 hours to practice skills discusses in other MBA classes. All sites are to be approved by the MBA program director. International students cannot substitute this class for a class given in a regular term. International students must have their I-20s signed by the school’s designated school official before they begin this experience. 3 credits.

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