Saint Xavier University Graham School of Management

Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates are an opportunity for interested students to gain specialized skills without committing to the full graduate degree program. Non-degree-seeking students are limited to taking no more than 6 hours of credit. Students must apply for a certificate program or the graduate program to earn a certificate.

Business Administration Certificate

(15 credits applicable to the MBA, prerequisite of undergraduate degree and appropriate coursework or foundation modules)

The Business Administration Certificate allows professionals to jump-start building valuable business skills that focus on the core competencies of business while considering their options for the full Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program. Courses taken to complete the Business Administration Certificate may be used toward the requirements of the MBA.

Business Analytics Certificate

(15 credits applicable to the MSBA, MSF and MBA; prerequisite of undergraduate degree and appropriate coursework or foundation modules)

The Business Analytics Certificate offers students the foundational skills and knowledge needed in business analytics to advance their professional careers in this exciting and fast-growing area of business.

Employee Health Benefits Certificate

(12 credits applicable to the MBA, prerequisite of undergraduate degree and appropriate coursework or foundation modules)

The Employee Health Benefits Certificate (EHBC) is designed for professionals in or preparing to enter the health benefits field.

Courses consider how the U.S. Health Care System works, how financial, legal and governmental mandates affect both health care and employee benefits and how managed care impacts benefits.

The courses can be taken as a stand-alone certificate or be applied to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program.

Financial Fraud Examination and Management Certificate

(12 credits applicable to the MBA, prerequisite of undergraduate degree and appropriate coursework or foundation modules)

The need for financial fraud examiners is rapidly growing, largely due to new federal laws requiring auditors to take additional steps to identify fraud as well as new accounting standards regulated by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) since the Enron scandal erupted.

Among other initiatives, the AICPA has teamed with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners to encourage colleges and universities to develop financial fraud examination programs.

The Financial Fraud Examination and Management Certificate is designed to assist students in meeting the educational and testing requirements of the certified fraud examiner (CFE) certification.

The courses can be taken as a stand-alone certificate or be applied to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program with a concentration in financial fraud examination and management.

Foundation Primer Certificate

(6 credits non-applicable to the MBA, prerequisite of undergraduate degree)

This certificate program is for those students with a non-business undergraduate or graduate degree who want an introduction to a graduate business program;and/or would like t prepare for the topics of the business graduate program. Each foundation module is worth 1 credit hour.

Health Administration Certificate

(12 credits applicable to the MBA, prerequisite of undergraduate degree and appropriate coursework or foundation modules)

The Certificate in Health Administration (CHA) is designed for professionals in or preparing to enter the health care industry.

This coordinated sequence of graduate courses provides both breadth and depth in issues related to understanding health care in the United States.

Courses consider how the system evolved into its present state; how financial, legal, and governmental mandates are affecting the industry; and how managed care impacts health care and society.

The courses can be taken as a stand-alone certificate or be applied to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program with a concentration in health administration.

Human Resource Management Certificate

(12 credits applicable to the MBA, prerequisite of undergraduate degree and appropriate coursework or foundation modules)

The Human Resource Management Certificate is designed for professionals to develop their skills in human resource needs, including recruitment and selection, succession planning, employee development, compensation and benefits policies, motivation techniques and performance appraisal systems.

The courses can be taken as a stand-alone certificate or be applied to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program with a concentration in human resource management.

Internet and Social Media Marketing Certificate

(12 credits applicable to the MBA, prerequisite of undergraduate degree and appropriate coursework or foundation modules)

The Internet and Social Media Marketing Certificate is a highly interactive hands-on program. It is designed to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of Internet marketing and the strategic uses of social media in the marketing function.

The courses can be taken as a stand-alone certificate or be applied to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program with a concentration in Internet and social media marketing.

Law Enforcement Leadership Certificate

(12 credits applicable to the MBA, prerequisite of undergraduate degree and appropriate coursework or foundation modules)

The Law Enforcement Leadership Certificate is designed to provide law enforcement professionals with the most up-to-date knowledge and theory in the area of leadership and how to apply leadership skills in a law enforcement environment. With a focus on the four tenets of procedural justice (respect, transparency, listening and fairness), professionals will gain the skill needed to lead their organization, while at the same time preparing them to be leaders in the community as well.

These courses are highly interactive and involve self-diagnostics, discussions, case studies, exercises and other learning activities to help individuals grow as professionals and leaders.

Project Management Certificate

(12 credits applicable to the MBA, prerequisite of undergraduate degree and appropriate coursework or foundation modules)

The Project Management Certificate is designed to prepare new or aspiring project managers to oversee complex projects from the initial planning stages while balancing competing demands of time, cost and quality.

The Graham School of Management's coordinated sequence of graduate courses focuses on industry-standard processes to help successfully manage any type of project regardless of scope or industry. Students will practice these concepts in a project-based team environment.

Training and Workplace Learning Management Certificate

(12 credits applicable to the MBA, prerequisite of undergraduate degree and appropriate coursework or foundation modules)

The Training and Workplace Learning Management Certificate prepares professionals to develop and support corporate learning initiatives and strategies within their organization. Learning in organizations plays an increasingly vital role in executive strategy with more than $160 billion spent on learning and development initiatives each year. Senior learning executives and chief learning officers (CLO) develop and direct educational, learning and knowledge management initiatives.

To view Graduate Certificate requirements please visit our catalog.