2003 - 2004 Graduate Business Certificates

Accounting | Business Economics | Entrepreneurship | Finance | Financial Planning | Human Resource Management | Information Resource Management | International Business | Marketing | Organizational Development | Technology Commercialization |
Graduate Elective Courses

Program Director: David M. Spann
Graduate Coordinator: Phuong Presson

Graduate Certificates are available as a program of graduate business study for individuals who:

  • currently possess a bachelor's degree and wish to pursue graduate certification in a specific business discipline with or without the completion of an MBA.
  • already possess a graduate business degree and wish to enhance or update their skills.
  • are completing a Master of Business Administration degree and desire additional specialization in a single business discipline.

Between 15 and 18 graduate semester hours are required to complete a Graduate Certificate. A minimum of 12 of these semester hours must be taken at Westminster, unless the certificate is done in conjunction with the Master of Business Administration Degree. Students who desire to complete more than one graduate certificate may apply required course and/or elective credits to only one certificate. Individuals without prior undergraduate course work in business, or who graduated with a business degree five years ago or longer, must complete prerequisite courses as identified in the respective certificate requirements. Students must declare their certificate program with the MBA Graduate Coordinator prior to applying for graduation.

Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Prerequisite Courses

ACCT 350 Intermediate Accounting I (4)
ACCT 360 Intermediate Accounting II (4)
MBA 502 Accounting Survey (3)

II.

Required Courses

18

MBA 540 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice I
MBA 541 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice II
MBA 640 Managerial Accounting
MBA 642 Estate and Tax Planning Strategy
MBA 646 Executive Finance and Controllership
MBA 667 Management Information Systems

3
3
3
3
3
3

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING (plus relevant prerequisite course work)

18

Graduate Certificate in Business Economics

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Prerequisite Courses

MBA 501 Economics Survey (3)
MBA 506 Quantitative Survey (3)
MBA 507 Statistics Survey (3)

II.

Required Courses

15

MBA 630 Managerial Economics
MBA 661 Econometrics

Choose three courses from:
MBA 530* International Economics (3)
MBA 535 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
MBA 645* Managerial Finance (3)
MBA 656 Government and Business (3)
MBA 672 Marketing Research (3)
MBA 693 Business Forecasting (3)
*may not count as a certificate elective if used to meet MBA core requirement

3
3

9








TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS (plus relevant prerequisite course work)

15

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Prerequisite Courses

MBA 503 Business Law Survey (3)
MBA 610 Managerial Marketing (3)
MBA 640 Managerial Accounting (3)
MBA 645 Managerial Finance (3)

II.

Required Courses

15

MBA 560 Entrepreneurship
MBA 622 Business Plan Development
MBA 624 Entrepreneurial Finance and Equity
MBA 626 Case Studies in Entrepreneurship
MBA 628 The Process of Innovation

3
3
3
3
3

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (plus relevant prerequisite course work)

15

Graduate Certificate in Finance

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Prerequisite Courses

MBA 501 Economics Survey (3)
MBA 502 Accounting Survey (3)
MBA 505 Business Computer Applications Survey (3)
MBA 506 Quantitative Methods Survey (3)
MBA 507 Statistics Survey (3)

II.

Required Courses

15

MBA 645 Managerial Finance
MBA 690 Investment and Portfolio Management
MBA 691 Advanced Managerial Finance

Choose two courses from:
MBA 535 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
MBA 550* International Finance (3)
MBA 646* Executive Finance and Controllership (3)
MBA 663 Special Topics in Finance (3)
MBA 693 Business Forecasting (3)
*may not count as a certificate elective if used to meet MBA core requirement

3
3
3

6







TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN FINANCE (plus relevant prerequisite course work)

15

Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Prerequisite Courses

MBA 501 Economics Survey (3)
MBA 502 Accounting Survey (3)

II.

Required Courses

15

MBA 615 Personal Financial Planning & Insurance
MBA 616 Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits
MBA 641 Individual Income Taxation
MBA 642 Estate and Tax Planning Strategy
MBA 690 Investment and Portfolio Management

3
3
3
3
3

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN FINANCIAL PLANNING (plus relevant prerequisite course work)

15

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

15

MBA 522 Human Resource Management
MBA 523 Compensation and Benefits
MBA 524 Human Resources Planning and Staffing
MBA 602 Organizational Behavior

Choose one course from:
MBA 534 Labor Relations Economics (3)
MBA 664 Organizational Development (3)
MBA 670 Training and Development (3)
MBA 677* Development and Future of Management Thought (3)
*may not count as a certificate elective if used to meet MBA core requirement

3
3
3
3

3





TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (plus relevant prerequisite course work)

15

Graduate Certificate in Information Resource Management

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Prerequisite Courses

MBA 505 Business Computer Applications Survey (3)

II.

Required Courses

15

MBA 667 Management Information Systems
MBA 675 Database Management
MBA 694 Business Systems Analysis and Design
MBA 695 Information Systems Planning and Policy

Choose one course from:
MBA 593 Telecommunications & Integrated Information Systems (3)
MBA 655 Management Support Systems (3)

3
3
3
3

3


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (plus relevant prerequisite course work)

15

Graduate Certificate in International Business

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Prerequisite Courses

MBA 501 Economics Survey
MBA 502 Accounting Survey
MBA 610 Managerial Marketing

II.

Required Courses

15

MBA 510 International Marketing
MBA 520 International Management
MBA 530 International Economics
MBA 550 International Finance
MBA 648 Special Topics in International Business

3
3
3
3
3

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (plus relevant prerequisite course work)

15

Graduate Certificate in Marketing

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

15

MBA 610 Managerial Marketing
MBA 665 Strategic Marketing

Choose three courses from:
MBA 510* International Marketing (3)
MBA 672 Marketing Research (3)
MBA 674 Special Topics in Marketing (3)

*may not count as a certificate elective if used to meet MBA core requirement

3
3

9







TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MARKETING (plus relevant prerequisite course work)

15

Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

15

MBA 602 Organizational Behavior
MBA 664 Organizational Development
MBA 669 Leadership

Choose two courses from:
MBA 522 Human Resource Management (3)
MBA 670 Training and Development (3)
MBA 677 Development and Future of Management Thought (3)
MBA 679 Managerial Consulting (3)

3
3
3

6



TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

15

Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

18

MTECH 610 Intro to the Process of Technological Innovation
MTECH 611 Technical Standards and Competition in High Tech Industries
MTECH 614 The Development of New Technology Products
MTECH 615 Marketing of Technology
MTECH 618 Fundamentals of Financing Technology Ventures
MTECH 619 Legal and Strategic Issues in Financing Technology Ventures
MTECH 620 Intellectual Property Law
MTECH 621 Intellectual Property Strategy
MTECH 622 Licensing Strategy
MTECH 623 Technology Commercialization, Research Institutions & Government
MTECH 628 Design and Evolution of Technology Commercialization Strategy
MTECH 629 Enactment of Technology Commercialization Strategy

1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION

18

Graduate Elective Courses

MBA 510 International Marketing

3

MBA 520 International Management

3

MBA 522 Human Resource Management

3

MBA 523 Human Resource Planning and Staffing

3

MBA 524 Compensation and Benefits

3

MBA 530 International Economics

3

MBA 534 Labor Relations Economics

3

MBA 535 Macroeconomic Theory

3

MBA 540 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice I

3

MBA 541 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice II

3

MBA 550 International Finance

3

MBA 593 Telecommunications and Integrated Information Systems

3

MBA 615 Personal Financial Planning & Insurance

3

MBA 616 Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits

3

MBA 617 Securities Regulations and Trading

3

MBA 622 Business Plan Development

3

MBA 624 Entrepreneurial Finance and Equity

3

MBA 626 Case Studies in Entrepreneurship

3

MBA 628 The Process of Innovation

3

MBA 641 Individual Income Taxation

3

MBA 642 Estate and Tax Planning Strategy

3

MBA 646 Executive Finance and Controllership

3

MBA 648 Special Topics in International Business

3

MBA 653 Internship

1 - 3

MBA 655 Management Support Systems

3

MBA 656 Government and Business

3

MBA 658 Special Topics in Human and Organizational Development

3

MBA 659 Special Topics in Management Information Systems

3

MBA 660 Special Topics in Business

3

MBA 661 Econometrics

3

MBA 662 Special Topics in Economics

3

MBA 663 Special Topics in Finance

3

MBA 664 Organizational Development

3

MBA 665 Strategic Marketing

3

MBA 666 Special Topics in Accounting

3

MBA 668 Directed Studies

1 - 3

MBA 669 Managerial Development

3

MBA 670 Training and Development

3

MBA 671 Labor Relations Management

3

MBA 672 Marketing Research

3

MBA 674 Special Topics in Marketing

3

MBA 675 Database Management

3

MBA 677 Development and Future of Management Thought

3

MBA 679 Management Consulting

3

MBA 690 Investment and Portfolio Management

3

MBA 691 Advanced Managerial Finance

3

MBA 693 Business Forecasting

3

MBA 694 Business Systems Analysis and Design

3

MBA 695 Information Systems Planning and Policy

3

MTECH 610 Introduction to the Process of Technological Innovation

1.5

MTECH 611 Technical Standards and Competition in High Tech Industries

1.5

MTECH 612 Macroeconomic Perspectives on Technological Change

1.5

MTECH 613 Microeconomic Perspectives on Technology and the Economy

1.5

MTECH 614 The Development of New Technology Products

1.5

MTECH 615 Marketing of Technology

1.5

MTECH 616 Technology and Organizational Behavior

1.5

MTECH 617 Human Resources and New Technology

1.5

MTECH 618 Fundamentals of Financing Technology Ventures

1.5

MTECH 619 Legal and Strategic Issues in Financing Technology Ventures

1.5

MTECH 620 Intellectual Property Law

1.5

MTECH 621 Intellectual Property Strategy

1.5

MTECH 622 Licensing Strategy

1.5

MTECH 623 Technology Commercialization, Research Institutions & Gov't

1.5

MTECH 624 International Dimensions of Technology Management

1.5

MTECH 625 Organizations, Technology, and Society

1.5

MTECH 626 Principles of Managing Technology Projects

1.5

MTECH 627 Implementing Technology Projects

1.5

MTECH 628 Design and Evolution of Technology Commercialization Strategy

1.5

MTECH 629 Enactment of Technology Commercialization Strategy

1.5