Academic Credit Courses

Complicated schedules are a fact of life, but that doesn't have to stop you from pursuing your personal, professional, and academic goals. Enroll in a U of M online course. You don't need to be admitted to a University program to register for these courses. Many students take courses to fulfill program admission requirements, try out a course before applying to a program or satisfy their thirst for knowledge. Many online and distance courses have an extended term, which allows you to work at your own pace for up to nine months. 


Focusing on a single subject area, certificate programs deliver the concentrated knowledge and skills needed for fast career advancement or career change. Online and blended-learning options include:

  • Applied Business Certfificate (full online) | This 15-credit, fully online certificate gives you the know-how to make business decisions in an effective, innovative, and ethical way.
  • Information Technology Infrastructure (partly online) | Develop your knowledge and skills to design, implement, and maintain the IT infrastructure that organizations need to manage daily business practices in this 16-credit certificate offering many options online and others in late afternoons or evenings.
  • Manufacturing Operations Management (partly online) | In this 16-credit blended classroom/online certificate, you develop professionally in the dynamic global manufacturing sector.


  • Multidisciplinary Studies (partly online) | The Multidisciplinary Studies bachelor's degree is designed to accommodate busy working adults with a variety of course delivery formats. If a heavily online degree plan will help you reach your goals, you can work closely with your adviser to select online options (the program centers around defining three concentrations within five categories of study, three of which—applied, technical, and professional; communication; and history/social science—have more online options).

HR Test Prep

If you are seeking assistance preparing for the Human Resource Certification Test Prep (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP) exam, then you'll want to take an exam preparation course that consistently beats the national pass rates. Be a part of the virtual class—offered in partnership between the University and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)—HR Certification Test Prep Online.

Grad School Test Prep

Gain the upper hand with grad school test prep courses that offer a university-quality course at a moderate price. Work with test simulation exercises to optimize your score in a cost-effective Online Prep for the GRE course. In Online Prep for GMAT, learn test-taking strategies to prepare for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections of the four-hour test.