Graduate and Professional Programs

Academic Information

Current certificate offerings include (subject to change)

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

Elective certificates are a compilation of courses that allow students to focus their learning in a particular discipline or area of study. These optional certificates give students flexibility and the opportunity to tailor their degree to suit individual interests and career objectives.

There are currently more than 15 certificates available within the 100 plus elective courses offered. Students may earn elective certificates in areas of energy, finance, marketing, supply chain management, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.

  • Business Consulting

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7362 Management of Marketing Information
    • MARK 7377 Customer Relationship Management
    • MARK/GENB 7393 Consulting 1 (REQUIRED)
    • MARK/GENB 7394 Consulting 2 (REQUIRED)
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Business Modeling & Decision Making

    Students enrolled before spring 2013 (need 9 credit hours)

    • GENB 7397 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage (REQUIRED)
    • GENB 7397 Managerial Decision Making (REQUIRED)
    • MIS 7397 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
    • FINA 7320 Investments
    • FINA 7326 Private Equity and Investment Banking
    • FINA 7330 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7372 Upstream Economics
    • FINA 7333 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • FINA 7397 Behavioral Finance
    • FINA 7397 Cougar Investment Research Group
    • SCM 7397 Enterprise Operations and Business Intelligence

    Students enrolled in spring 2013 or after(need 9 credit hours)

    • GENB 7397 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage (REQUIRED)
    • GENB 7397 Managerial Decision Making (REQUIRED)
    • MIS 7397 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
    • FINA 7330 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7372 Upstream Economics
    • FINA 7373 Petrochem & Refining Economics
    • FINA 7397 Behavioral Finance
    • FINA 7397 Financial Engineering
    • SCM 7397 Enterprise Operations and Business Intelligence
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Economics of the Energy Value Chain

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7370 Cases in Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7371 Energy Value Chain
    • FINA 7372 Upstream Economics
    • FINA 7373 Petrochem & Refining Economics
    • FINA 7397 Alternative Energy Investments
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • FINA 7354 Financial Securities and Innovations
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the O & G Industry
    • FINA 7397 Midstream Energy Finance
    • FINA 7397 National Oil Company Value Creation
    • GENB 7397 Capturing Upstream Growth Opportunities
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Energy Finance

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7321 Fixed Income Security Analysis
    • FINA 7330 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7334 Strategy for Project Finance
    • FINA 7336 Techniques for Project Finance
    • FINA 7352 Energy Derivatives
    • FINA 7360 International Finance
    • FINA 7370 Cases in Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • FINA 7333 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • FINA 7397 Oil and Gas Accounting
    • FINA 7397 Energy Insurance and Risk Management
    • FINA 7354 Financial Securities and Innovations
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the O & G Industry
    • FINA 7397 Alternative Energy Investments
    • FINA 7397 Applied Finance Projects
    • FINA 7397 National Oil Company Value Creation
    • FINA 7397 Midstream Energy Finance
    • GENB 7397 Capturing Upstream Growth Opportunities
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Energy Investment Analysis

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7321 Fixed Income Security Analysis
    • FINA 7330 Advanced Corporate Finance (need 1.5 hr. valuation as prereq)
    • FINA 7334 Strategy for Project Finance
    • FINA 7336 Techniques for Project Finance
    • FINA 7360 International Finance
    • FINA 7370 Cases in Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7376 Energy Trading
    • FINA 7397 Competitive Strategy and Real Options in Energy
    • FINA 7333 Mergers and Acquisitions (need 1.5 hr. valuation as prereq)
    • FINA 7397 Energy Analysis
    • FINA 7397 Oil and Gas Accounting
    • FINA 7397 Financial Risk Management
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the O & G Industry
    • FINA 7397 Applied Finance Projects
    • FINA 7397 Alternative Energy Investments
    • FINA 7397 National Oil Company Value Creation
    • FINA 7354 Financial Securities and Innovations
    • FINA 7397 Midstream Energy Finance
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • GENB 7397 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage
    • GENB 7397 Capturing Upstream Growth Opportunities
    • MIS 7397 Energy Trading Systems
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Energy Risk Management

    (need 12 credit hours)

    • FINA 7321 Fixed Income Security Analysis
    • FINA 7350 Options and Derivatives
    • FINA 7351 Futures and Swaps
    • FINA 7352 Energy Derivatives
    • FINA 7371 The Energy Value Chain (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7376 Energy Trading
    • FINA 7397 Financial Engineering
    • FINA 7397 Present & Future Carbon Trading
    • FINA 7397 Energy Analysis
    • FINA 7333 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • FINA 7397 Financial Risk Management
    • FINA 7397 Energy Insurance and Risk Management
    • FINA 7354 Financial Securities and Innovations
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the O & G Industry
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • FINA 7397 Midstream Energy Finance
    • FINA 7397 National Oil Company Value Creation
    • GENB 7397 Capturing Upstream Growth Opportunities
    • MIS 7397 Energy Trading Systems
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Entrepreneurship

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • ENTR 7336 Entrepreneurship Overview (REQUIRED)
    • ENTR 7337 Entrepreneurship Capital & Legal Forms
    • ENTR 7338 Entrepreneurship Business Plan & Implement
    • ENTR 7381 Technology Commercialization
    • ENTR 7383 Technology Commercialization Projects
    • FINA 7326 Private Equity and Investment Banking
    • GENB 7397 Strategic Profitability Management for Entrepreneurs
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Financial Services Management

    (need 13.5 credit hours)

    • FINA 7397 Applied Equity Portfolio Management
    • FINA 7397 Financial Analysis and Corporate Strategy
    • FINA 7320 Capital Markets and Portfolio Theory & Practice
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Global Management

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MANA 7343 Int'l Legal Environment of Management -(Prague)
    • MANA 7346 Global Human Resource Management-(Berlin)
    • MANA 7351 Managing Global Organizations
    • MANA 7352 International Management of Technology
    • MANA 7353 Regional Issues in Global Mana-(Chile/Prague)
    • MANA 7375 Global Leadership
    • MANA 7397 Globalization
    • MANA 7397 Current Issues in International Business
    • MANA 7397 Positive Leadership in a Global Context-(Berlin)
    • MANA 7397 Doing Business in Vietnam -(Vietnam)
    • MANA 7397 Cross-Cultural Bus Communication -(Prague)
    • INTB 7397 Emerging Market in Vietnam -(Vietnam)
    • INTB 7365 Business and World Economy -(Chile)
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Global Supply Chain

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • SCM 7377 Project Operations
    • SCM 7397 Global Supply Chain Management (REQUIRED)
    • SCM 7397 Enterprise Operations and Business Intelligence
    • SCM 7397 Total Quality Management
    • SCM 7397 Operations Strategy and Leadership
    • SCM 7397 Lean Enterprise Management
    • SCM 7397 Special Projects in Supply Chain
    • SCM 7397 Demand Supply Integration
    • SCM 7397 Business Process Management
    • GENB 7397 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Human Resource Management

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MANA 7333 Legal Environment of Personnel
    • MANA 7334 Management Development and Career Planning
    • MANA 7336 Human Resource Management ( REQUIRED )
    • MANA 7344 Employee and Labor Relations
    • MANA 7346 Global Human Resource Management - (Berlin)
    • MANA 7355 Staffing and Performance Improvement Systems
    • MANA 7356 Diversity Management
    • MANA 7358 Compensation and Benefits
    • MANA 7397 HR Mgmt in Oil & Gas Sector
    • MANA/FINA 7397 Behavioral Finance
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Leadership Development

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MANA 7338 Power, Politics & Culture
    • MANA 7339 Leadership Development (REQUIRED)
    • MANA 7347 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
    • MANA 7397 Leadership and Corporate Governance
    • MANA 7375 Global Leadership
    • MANA 7397 Effective Negotiations
    • MANA 7397 Positive Leadership in a Global Context - (Berlin)
    • MANA 7397 Leading Change
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Marketing Analysis

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7362 Management Of Marketing Information
    • MARK 7371 Pricing Strategy
    • MARK 7377 Customer Relationship Management
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Product Management

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7362 Management of Marketing Information (REQUIRED)
    • MARK 7368 Integrated Marketing Communication (REQUIRED)
    • MARK 7369 International Marketing
    • MARK 7374 New Product Development
    • MARK 7376 Brand Management
    • MARK 7397 Luxury Branding
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Real Estate

    Students enrolled before fall 2011 (need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7389 Real Estate Finance (required)
    • Choose TWO from the following list:
    • FINA 7321 Fixed Income Security Analysis
    • FINA 7340 Financial Markets
    • FINA 7397 Legal Issues in Real Estate Management
    • FINA 7397 Selected Topics in Finance
    • FINA 7397 Principles of Real Estate I

    May also choose from courses below with an *

    Students enrolled in fall 2011 through summer 2013 (need 18 credit hours)

    • FINA 7497 Essentials of Real Estate (4 credit hrs) or (required for MBA not required for MSF)
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Law, Plus
    • FINA 7380 Real Estate Finance
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Professional Capstone Course *
    • FINA 7297 Real Estate Case Studies and Competitions
    • FINA 7397 Developing a Real Estate Project *
    • FINA 7334 The Strategy of Project Financing
    • CNST 6305 Construction Management Principles *
    • TEPM 6301 Project Management Principles *
    • MANA 7397 Effective Negotiating
    • FINA 7297 Real Estate Professional Internship (2 credit hrs) *
    • FINA 7397 Multifamily Residential Estate Fundamentals *
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Market Analysis *
    • FINA 7297 or FINA 7397 Special Problems

    Students enrolled fall 2013 (MBA need 18 hours/MSF need 12 hours)

    • FINA 7497 Essentials of Real Estate (4 credit hours)
    • FINA 7380 Real Estate Finance
    • FINA 7397 Developing a Real Estate Project *
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Law
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Market Analysis and Project Feasibility
    • FINA 7397 Multifamily Residential Real Estate Fundamentals
    • FINA 7297 Real Estate Professional Internship (2 credit hrs)*
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Center Seminar
    • FINA 7397 Professional Capstone Course *
    • CNST 6305 Construction Management Principles *
    • FINA 7397 Residential Community Development and Homebuilding
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Income Property Financial Analysis
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Sales Leadership

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7377 Customer Relationship Management
    • MARK 7378 Strategic Selling
    • MARK 7397 Business to Business Marketing
    • MARK 7397 Managing Sales Force Productivity
    • MARK 7397 Sales Leadership
    If you would like more information, click here.

Elective certificates are only offered to actively-enrolled MBA and MS Finance students . The only exception applies to MBA and MS Finance alumni, who may also return to pursue certificates.