Bauer Certificates

Certificate in Business Modeling and Decision Making

The primary purpose of this certificate is to enable students to build models of business problems that lead to making better decisions. Students will acquire the necessary skills to analyze unstructured business situations, develop models of those situations, explore alternative solutions through formalized approaches, and do “what if?” sensitivity analysis to gain insight into why the chosen solution makes business sense. They will be better able to structure complex problems, evaluate and prioritize alternatives, allocate scarce resources, and justify and defend decisions.

The certificate will be of interest to anyone who faces challenging business decisions of real economic consequence. This includes business analysts, financial analysts, planners, market researchers, engineers, project managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and managers.

Courses

The certificate requires students to take three of the following courses, two of which are required:

Students admitted before spring 2013 (need 9 credit hours)
  • REQUIRED - 6 credit hours
    • GENB 7397/ BZAN 7320 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage
    • GENB 7397 Managerial Decision Making
      OR
    • SCM 7380 Enterprise Operations and Business Intelligence
      OR
    • SCM 7A97 Supply Chain Management with ERP & SCM 7A97 Supply Chain Analytics with ERP
  • Choose 3 credit hours from below
    • GENB 7397 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
    • MIS 7397 Predictive Analytics
    • FINA 7320 Investments
    • FINA 7326 Private Equity and Investment Banking
    • FINA 7330/7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7333/7A33 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • FINA 7372 Upstream Economics
    • FINA/MANA 7329 Behavioral Finance
    • FINA 7397 Cougar Investment Research Group
    • BZAN 7397 Math and Sports
Students admitted after spring 2013 (need 9 credit hours)
  • REQUIRED - 6 credit hours
    • GENB 7397/ BZAN 7320 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage
    • GENB 7397 Managerial Decision Making
      OR
    • SCM 7380 Enterprise Operations and Business Intelligence
      OR
    • SCM 7A97 Supply Chain Management with ERP & SCM 7A97 Supply Chain Analytics with ERP
  • Choose 3 credit hours from below
    • MIS 7397 Predictive Analytics
    • FINA 7330/7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7333/7A33 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • FINA 7372 Upstream Economics
    • FINA 7373 Petrochem and Refining Econ
    • FINA/MANA 7329 Behavioral Finance
    • FINA 7397 Financial Engineering
    • BZAN 7397 Math and Sports

Certificates: You must be a current Bauer graduate (MBA or MS Finance) student to enroll in any of our certificate programs.