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Professional MBA Certificates & Specializations

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There are 21 certificates available within the 100-plus elective courses offered for Bauer MBA students.

Students may earn elective certificates in areas of energy, finance, marketing and entrepreneurship, supply chain management, leadership and more.

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.

You must be a current Bauer graduate student (MBA or MS) to earn one of our graduate certificates listed on this page.


Business Analytics, Business Modeling & Supply Chain Certificates

Learn more: Business Modeling & Decision Making Certificate | Supply Chain Management Certificate

  • Business Analytics Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 12 credit hours)

    • BZAN 6351 Basic Programming for Business Analytics (REQUIRED)
    • BZAN 6352 Quantitative Foundations for Business Analytics (REQUIRED)
    • BZAN 6353 Research Design for Problems in Business (REQUIRED)
    • Choose 3 credit hours from:

    • BZAN 6354 Database Management Infrastructure and Architecture for Business Analysis
    • BZAN 6355 Advanced Programming for Big Data Analytics
    • BZAN 6356 Database Management Tools for Business Analytics

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

  • Business Modeling & Decision Making Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    • BZAN 7320 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage (REQUIRED)
    • SCM 7380 Analytics and Enterprise Operations (REQUIRED)
    • Choose 3 credit hours from:

    • MIS 7397 Predictive Analytics
    • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance: Valuation
    • FINA 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7A33 Mergers & Acquisitions I
    • FINA 7372 Upstream Economics
    • FINA 7373 Petrochemical & Refining Economics
    • FINA/MANA 7329 Behavioral Finance

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

  • Supply Chain Management Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 12 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • SCM 7320 Supply Chain Analytics
    • SCM 7330 Demand and Supply Integration
    • SCM 7350 Strategic Supply Management
    • SCM 7390 Global Supply Chain Strategy
    • SCM 7325/7397 Process Analysis and Design
    • SCM 7335 Logistics Management

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


Energy Certificates

Learn more: Bauer Energy Certificates

  • Economics of the Energy Value Chain Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • FINA 7371 Energy Value Chain
    • FINA 7372 Upstream Economics
    • FINA 7373 Petrochemical and Refining Economics
    • FINA 7374 Midstream Energy Finance
    • FINA 7377 Electric Power Markets
    • FINA 7397 Energy Transition
    • FINA 7397 Future of Electricity

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

  • Energy Finance Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • FINA 7A40/7A97 Fixed Income I
    • FINA 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7A33/7A97 Mergers & Acquisitions I
    • FINA 7A97 Strategy for Project Finance
    • FINA 7A97 Techniques in Project Finance
    • FINA 7352 Energy Derivatives
    • FINA 7360 International Finance
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • FINA 7397 Energy Insurance and Risk Management
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the Oil and Gas Industry
    • ACCT 7386 Oil and Gas Accounting I

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

  • Energy Investment Analysis Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • FINA 7A40/7A97 Fixed Income I
    • FINA 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7A33/7A97 Mergers & Acquisitions I
    • FINA 7A97 Strategy for Project Finance
    • FINA 7A97 Techniques in Project Finance
    • FINA 7360 International Finance
    • FINA 7361 Risk Management
    • FINA 7374 Midstream Energy Finance
    • FINA 7376 Energy Trading
    • FINA 7377 Electric Power Markets
    • FINA 7397 Energy Analysis
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the Oil and Gas Industry
    • ACCT 7386 Oil and Gas Accounting 1
    • BZAN 7320 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage

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

  • Energy Risk Management Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 12 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • FINA 7352 Energy Derivatives (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance: Valuation
    • FINA 7A40/7A97 Fixed Income I
    • FINA 7A33/7A97 Mergers & Acquisitions I
    • FINA 7371 The Energy Value Chain
    • FINA 7A50/7A97 Derivatives I
    • FINA 7A51/7A97 Derivatives II
    • FINA 7361 Risk Management
    • FINA 7376 Energy Trading
    • FINA 7397 Financial Engineering
    • FINA 7397 Energy Analysis
    • FINA 7397 Energy Insurance and Risk Management
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the Oil and Gas Industry
    • MIS 7397 Energy Trading Systems

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


Finance & Real Estate Certificates

Learn more: Finance Certificates | Real Estate Certificate

  • Corporate Finance Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance: Valuation (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A33/7A97 Mergers & Acquisitions I (REQUIRED)
    • Choose 3.0 Credits from: (REQUIRED)
      • FINA 7A34/7A97 Mergers & Acquisitions II
      • FINA 7A97 Strategy for Project Finance
      • FINA 7A97 Techniques in Project Finance
      • FINA 7374/7397 Midstream Energy Finance
  • Financial Services Management Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 15 credit hours)

    • FINA 7A10** Intermediate Corporate Finance: Valuation (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7323/7397* Applied Equity Fund Management (9 credit hours Cougar Investment Fund) (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A37/7A97* Corporate Strategy—Equity Fund Management (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A20** Capital Markets (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A23** Portfolio Theory and Practice (REQUIRED)

    Elective certificates are only offered to actively-enrolled Bauer MBA and MS students.

    * Admission to these courses (and hence the Graduate Certificate program) is not automatic. Students must apply in the spring for the following fall semester. See Application Procedure. Students should plan their courses so core Accounting (ACCT 6331 or FINA 6A31), core Finance (FINA 6A35), core Economics (FINA 6387), core Statistics (BZAN 6310 or BZAN 6320), and Valuation (FINA 7A10) are completed prior to the fall semester.

    ** These are regular courses in the masters programs.

  • Investment Analysis Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance: Valuation (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A23 Portfolio Theory and Practice (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A40/7A97 Fixed Income I (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A97 Personal Financial Planning
    • FINA 7A50/7A97 Derivatives I
    • FINA 7397 Financial Engineering
    • FINA 7324,7325/7397 Investment & Portfolio Management Project I & II

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

  • Investment Banking and Private Equity Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance: Valuation (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A33/7A97 Mergers & Acquisitions I (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7326 Private Equity and Investment Banking (REQUIRED)

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

  • Real Estate Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 12 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • FINA 7380 Real Estate Finance
    • FINA 7381/7397 Principles of Real Estate
    • FINA 7382/7397 Developing a Real Estate Project
    • FINA 7383/7397 Real Estate Market Analysis & Valuation

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


Management & Leadership Certificates

Learn more: Global Management Certificate | Human Resource Management Certificate | Leadership Certificate

  • Global Management Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • MANA 7343 International Legal Environment of Management (Berlin)
    • MANA 7346 Global Human Resource Management (Berlin)
    • MANA 7351 Management of Global Organizations
    • MANA 7353 Regional Issues in Global Management (Chile/China)
    • MANA 7354/7397 Cultural Issues in Global Management (Chile)
    • MANA 7375 Global Leadership
    • MANA 7393 Global Strategy (Berlin)
    • MANA 7397 (Any topic that is part of a learning abroad trip)
    • MANA 7397 (Any topic that is approved by the Department Chair)
    • INTB 7365 Business and World Economy
    • GENB 6330 International Environment of Business
    • GENB 7334/FINA 7397 Brainstorming to Bankrolling: Beyond the Classroom

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

  • Human Resource Management Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • MANA 7336 Human Resource Management (REQUIRED)
    • MANA/FINA 7329 Behavioral Finance
    • MANA 7330 Legal Environment of Management
    • MANA 7334 Management Development & Career Planning
    • MANA 7344 Employee and Labor Relations
    • MANA 7346 Global Human Resource Management - (Berlin)
    • MANA 7355 Staffing & Performance Improvement Systems
    • MANA 7356 Diversity Management
    • MANA 7358 Compensation & Benefits
    • MANA 7380/7397 People Analytics
    • MANA 7394 Management of Human Resources in the Oil & Gas Industry
    • MANA 7397 (Any topic that is approved by the Department Chair)

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

  • Leadership Development Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • MANA 7339 Leadership Development (REQUIRED)
    • MANA 7332 Effective Negotiating
    • MANA 7338 Organizational Power, Politics & Culture
    • MANA 7340 Management of High Tech Organizations
    • MANA 7347 Managerial Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
    • MANA 7354 Cultural Issues in Global Management
    • MANA 7362 Leading Change
    • MANA 7363 Managing Innovation & Creativity
    • MANA 7373 Strategic Management in the Oil & Gas Industry
    • MANA 7375 Global Leadership
    • MANA 7393 Global Strategy (Berlin)
    • MANA 7397 (Any topic that is approved by the Department Chair)

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

    Learn more about the MBA Leadership Development Certificate on the Department of Management & Leadership's website.


Marketing & Entrepreneurship Certificates

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  • Business Consulting Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • GENB/MARK 7393 Consulting Lab 1 (REQUIRED)
    • GENB/MARK 7394 Consulting Lab 2 (REQUIRED)
    • Choose 3 credit hours from:

    • MARK 7362 Management of Marketing Information or
    • GENB 7334/FINA 7397 Brainstorming to Bankrolling: Beyond the Classroom

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

  • Digital Marketing Management Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7365 Introduction to Digital Marketing
    • MARK 7332 Social Media Marketing
    • MARK 7333 Search Engine Marketing
    • MARK 7367 Digital Marketing Lab
    • MARK 7366/7397 Digital Marketing Analytics

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

  • Entrepreneurship Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • ENTR 7336 Entrepreneurship Overview (REQUIRED)
      -or-
      ENTR 7390 Technology Entrepreneurship (REQUIRED)
      (Cannot receive credit for both)
    • ENTR 7337 Entrepreneurship Capital & Legal Forms
    • ENTR 7339 Venture Fund
    • ENTR 7393 RED Labs Pre-Accelerator
    • ENTR 7394 RED Labs Accelerator
    • ENTR 7397/7342 Women and Entrepreneurship
    • FINA 7326 Private Equity and Investment Banking
    • GENB 7334/FINA 7397 Brainstorming to Bankrolling: Beyond the Classroom

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

  • Marketing Analytics Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • MARK 7333 Search Engine Marketing
    • MARK 7362 Management of Marketing Information
    • MARK 7371 Pricing Strategy
    • MARK 7377 Customer Relationship Management & Database Marketing
    • MARK 7397/7366 Digital Marketing Analytics
    • MARK 7397/7380 Advanced Marketing Analytics

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

  • Product Management Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7362 Management of Marketing Information (REQUIRED)
    • MARK 7368 Integrated Marketing Communication (REQUIRED)
    • MARK 7374 New Product Development
    • MARK 7376 Brand Management

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

  • Sales Leadership Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7373 Business to Business Marketing
    • MARK 7377 Customer Relationship Management & Database Marketing
    • MARK 7378 Strategic Selling
    • MARK 7379 Sales Leadership

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