Certificates

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Expand your expertise through either academic certificates (at the graduate and undergraduate levels) that follow the U's academic calendar or professional development certificates composed of short courses.

Undergraduate Certificates

Tuition: $492.31/credit (resident); $961.00/credit (nonresident)
Credits: 54 minimum (60 required for admission)
Day, evening, and online courses available

Experience an interdisciplinary curriculum that blends accounting principles with key business knowledge to give you the well-rounded education employers seek.

Tuition: $492.31/credit (resident); $961.00/credit (nonresident)
Credits: 15 (60 for admission)
Offered primarily online

Enhance your ability to compete in the marketplace with a credential that gives you the know-how to make business decisions in an effective, innovative, and ethical way.

Tuition: Per credit: $492.31 (resident); $961.00 (nonresident)
Credits: 19 (45 for admission)
Designed for working professionals

Gain an in-depth understanding of the design, technology, communication, and management skills required for career advancement in construction.

Tuition: Per credit: $492.31 (resident); $961.00 (nonresident)
Credits: 19 (45 for admission)
Designed for working professionals

​​​​​​This certificate is a multidisciplinary program with coursework that covers real-world knowledge of the complete building life cycle. 

Tuition: Per credit: $492.31 (resident); $961.00 (nonresident)
Credits: 21 (45 for admission)
Partially online

Improve your chances of moving into a position where you could make an immediate, valuable impact on the delivery and management of care. 

Tuition: Per credit: $492.31 (resident); $961.00 (nonresident)
Credits: 18 for one specialization, 24 for two
All courses offered in the evening and online

Advance your career with a credential from a world-class university and gain access to the latest digital language technology.

Tuition: Per credit: $492.31 (resident); $961.00 (nonresident)
Credits: 14 (45 required for admission)
Designed for working professionals

Develop the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and maintain the IT infrastructure that organizations need to manage daily business practices.

Tuition: Per credit: $492.31 (resident); $961.00 (nonresident)
Credits: 16 (45 required for admission)
Blended classroom/online; fully online

The Manufacturing Operations Management Certificate is for anyone who wishes to build on their existing academic background and work experience to develop professionally in the dynamic global manufacturing sector. 

Professional Development Certificates

Cost: $2,502, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 36 contact hours, 3.6 CEUs
5 required courses

Gain a solid understanding of Agile philosophy and the supporting methodologies such as Scrum, Lean, eXtreme Programming, and Kanban.

Cost: $4,041–$4,086, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 60 contact hours, 6.0 CEUs
5 required courses

Hone your skills as the main liaison between business and IT departments to gather and document business requirements and translate them into functional design specifications that can be executed by IT development teams.

Cost: $3,850
Credits: 60 contact hours, 6.0 CEUs
10-week course

Hone your skills as the main liaison between business and IT departments so you can gather and document business requirements and translate them into functional design specifications that can be executed by IT development teams.

Cost: $3,582, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 48 contact hours/4.8 CEUs
4 required courses

Business process improvement is the key skill set managers and professionals need to reduce costs, shorten service/cycle time, enhance customer value, and maintain high quality.

Cost: $1,890, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 30 contact hours/3.0 CEUs
5 required courses

Enhance this core competency of all professional interactions in a way that avoids misunderstandings and conveys information in an appropriate manner and tone, while gaining support for your positions.

Cost: $3,780, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 60 contact hours/6.0 CEUs
8 required, 2 elective courses

This certificate will equip you with the top skills employers are seeking: exceptional writing, speaking, teamwork, customer service, critical thinking, and business communications.

Cost: $3,780–$3,784.50, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 60 contact hours/6.0 CEUs
Required courses: 9−10

Get up-to-date human resource practices at the technical, operational, and strategic management levels. Whether you have HR experience or just want to build your career, our Human Resource Generalist Certificate is designed to prepare you for success.

Cost: $3,636–$3,640.50, , reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 60 contact hours/6.0 CEUs
4 required and 2 elective courses

This certificate is ideal for managers who want to achieve team success and drive bottom line performance. Improve critical thinking, communication and leadership in addition to managerial skills in this dynamic program.

Cost: $3,042, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 48 contact hours/4.8 CEUs
4 required courses

Organization Development is geared toward improving both performance and people in the workplace. This certificate program will spotlight your role as a leader and change agent and help you achieve organizational results.

Cost: $2,916, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 48 contact hours/4.8 CEUs
5 required courses

In today’s market, a highly skilled and well-educated workforce is vital for an organization’s economic survival. Your role as a training professional requires a thoughtful analysis of training needs, skill gaps, and goals of the organization to determine the best way to improve performance.

Cost: $4,059–$4,194, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 60 contact hours/6.0 CEUs
6 required and 3 elective courses

Being an in-demand, successful project manager requires a combination of process and human interaction skills. With this certificate you'll lay a strong foundation of knowledge and the interpersonal aspects of being an effective project manager.

Cost: $3,883.50, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
Credits: 60 contact hours/6.0 CEUs
5 required courses

This certificate program will help you enhance the productivity and progress of those who report directly to you, ensuring that the group works efficiently and effectively to reach its goals, and resolve problems as they arise.