The Frank G. Zarb School of Business offers career certificate programs which are open to qualified college graduates with baccalaureate degrees. Each program consists of six undergraduate-level courses (18-19 credits) which are taken under advisement. At least 12 credits must be taken in-residence. Individuals may develop significant expertise in a new field, thus enabling them to begin or move along a new career path. Additionally, graduates may be able to use these courses to fulfill some prerequisites toward an MBA program. Courses in these programs are taught by Zarb School of Business faculty. Applications are accepted by the Office of Graduate Admission.
The Accounting Certificate Program enables college graduates to become accountants, usually for either public accounting or industry; and they will meet some of the State requirements for taking the CPA examination. Participants in this program learn the basic concepts, techniques, and skills required to understand and practice accounting.
The Finance Certificate Program offers three concentrations, all of which enable graduates to be eligible for positions with brokerage houses, corporations, government agencies, not-for-profit institutions, insurance firms, and investment banks. Graduates may also be able to use these courses to fulfill the prerequisites for admittance to the CFA examination.
The General Management Certificate Program enables graduates to advance their careers by developing high-level competencies as managers. Individuals who have recently assumed responsibility for coordinating the work of others, as well as those preparing for promotion to supervisory positions, will benefit from this program.
The Human Resources Management Certificate Program offers individuals the opportunity to pursue a career in the field of human resources management. Graduates of the program become eligible for positions in a variety of business entities including corporations, not-for-profit institutions, and government agencies in both domestic and international markets.
The Information Systems Certificate Program prepares college graduates for the fastest growing careers in systems analysis and information resources management. Students learn to analyze business needs and procedures in order to design a system of computer-based tools to simplify business functions and improve productivity.
The International Business Certificate Program prepares graduates to work at a variety of exciting positions, such as international financial managers, import/export managers, foreign subsidiary managers, international human resources managers, international trade managers, and others depending on prior experience and education.
The Marketing Certificate Program offers two concentrations for college graduates. One concentration focuses on marketing management that prepares students for positions in a variety of settings, such as direct marketing, international marketing, retail management, and marketing research. The other focuses on marketing media with emphasis on television and print advertising.