Students can earn any one of the following three graduate certificates in a year. Each certificate program includes a self-paced, online Business Fundamentals module and a series of four core courses.
This series of four courses selected from the LFGSM Leadership MBA degree program will help students develop the skills needed to become more effective leaders. Students will gain the tools and know-how to guide and facilitate constructive strategic change.
These four courses selected from the LFGSM Leadership MBA degree program will help students structure an approach to gathering, understanding, and interpreting data in various functional business areas, such as accounting and finance. Students will also learn key economic concepts that are critical to managerial decision-making within today’s business environment.
Course 1: Business Analytics and Research
Course 2: Accounting for Decision Making
Course 3: Economics for Managers
Course 4: Financial Management
This series of four courses selected from the LFGSM Leadership MBA degree program will help students develop and implement strategy that is a source of sustainable competitive advantage and initiate strategically aligned innovation. Students will gain tools to construct an effective marketing strategy based on competitive advantage and understand and implement the decisions necessary to optimize operational business processes.
Course 1: Strategic Thinking
Course 2: Innovation & Risk
Course 3: Marketing
Course 4: Operations Management
Qualified certificate students who complete the full admissions process can go on to earn an MBA degree by completing the above three certificates, the capstone course and three electives.
Companies and managers are impacted as the global economy trends toward greater integration and interdependency. From cultural diversity, financial management, and marketing perspectives you will learn how to work and build success across borders. These courses examine issues under the umbrella of the global challenge that include strategic ethical considerations, global financial markets, cross border investments, competitive markets, and environmental factors—such as political, economic, legal, socio-cultural, and technological. Students select one of three Global Practicum options.
Course 1: Global Basecamp (no cost, no credit)
Course 2: Global Business and Cultural Diversity
Course 3: Global Finance
Course 4: Global Marketing
Course 5: Global Practicum: Latin America, Europe, Asia (select one)
Certain courses build on previous work. The recommended sequence of courses, the default schedule, is designed to help graduate certificate students maximize their learning in each course. Those courses are identified by a statement at the end of the course description (recommended prerequisites). Students are able to change their schedule to fit their personal needs, but they should be aware that they may need to do some additional work to take full advantage of the course content.
Healthcare is dynamic, complex, and a force of change
in the world today. The Healthcare Certificate prepares
you to address the evolving models of delivery and
financing of care, continually rising costs, and increasing
regulatory compliance. You will learn how to make sound
business decisions within healthcare’s rapidly changing
business environment through site visits to facilities,
guest speakers from clinical, scientific, and operations
perspectives, as well as political and/or public health
arenas. Courses include:
Course 1: Financial Management
Course 2: The Healthcare Landscape
Course 3: Advanced Topics In Healthcare Finance
Course 4: Healthcare Business Operations