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Graduate Certificate Programs

The School of Business and Management currently offer six graduate certificate programs that are available completely online and offer an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in the areas of human resources, organizational leadership, project management and public service.

Students may apply the credits earned through these programs toward a Master of Business Administration or MS in Management degree program at Thomas Edison State University. The School of Business and Management offers the following 12-credit graduate certificate programs:

The graduate certificate in Healthcare Management is designed to provide the foundational knowledge and competencies essential to managing in key strategic, administrative and operational roles. Building on our practitioner model, students have the opportunity to examine current trends in modern healthcare delivery; research the competitive technology utilization; use statistics to recommend strategies to improve health care performance and analyze the central issues associated with health care reform. Students may apply the certificate toward the MS in Management degree program.

The Curriculum

The program will provide an opportunity for students to earn 12-credits at the graduate level. Each course is three (3) credits. The curriculum is as follows:

Note: Certain courses may only be available during the September, January and May terms. Please refer to the course descriptions page for details.

The graduate certificate in Hospitality Management is designed for individuals who want to develop or build specialized knowledge in Hospitality Management. This program is particularly beneficial for industry professionals who have accumulated experience, require further certification for advancement or promotion in their particular field. The certificate program covers hospitality fundamentals that will easily cascade into a Master’s degree program. Students may apply the certificate toward the Master of Business Administration or the MS in Management degree.

The Curriculum

The program will provide an opportunity for students to earn 12-credits at the graduate level. Each course is three (3) credits. The curriculum is as follows:

Note: Certain courses may only be available during the September, January and May terms. Please refer to the course descriptions page for details.

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management is an online, 12-credit program that focuses on the most important strategic initiatives that human resources professionals face as they lead their organizations through the uncharted waters of constant change. The program transitions easily to the MS in Human Resources Management or MS in Management degree programs.

Note: Certain courses may only be available during the September, January and May terms. Please refer to the course descriptions page for details.

The graduate certificate in International Business Finance provides an understanding of the frameworks and mechanisms that drive international business with particular emphasis on the management of organizations in a global context. The program will interest individuals aspiring leadership positions in organizations that require managerial expertise in financial and\or international business management.  Students may apply the certificate toward the Master of Business Administration or the MS in Management degree.

The Curriculum

The program will provide an opportunity for students to earn 12-credits at the graduate level. Each course is three (3) credits. The curriculum is as follows:

Area of Study Courses (Students select four of the following courses) Credits
IBF-500: International Business Policy and Operations (3)
IBF-501: Comparative Economic and Political Analysis (3)
IBF-509: International Finance (3)
IBF-510: International Marketing (3)
Total Credits 12

Note: Certain courses may only be available during the September, January and May terms. Please refer to the course descriptions page for details.

The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership is an online, 12-credit program that focuses on developing management and leadership skills and transforming students into strategic leaders. Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may earn a graduate level certificate in Organizational Leadership. Credits earned for the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership may be applied to the MS in Management degree program at Thomas Edison State University. Students may select four courses from the core requirements of the Master of Science in Management degree program.

Note: Certain courses may only be available during the September, January and May terms. Please refer to the course descriptions page for details.

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management provides a comprehensive overview of the field according to the Project Life Cycle model and nine areas of competency outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the thought leader of contemporary project management practice and scholarship.

These areas of competency are the management of project integration throughout all phases of the life cycle, project scope and planning, deliverables definition and activity scheduling, cost and budget, quality principles, human resources and team leadership, formal and informal communications and documentation, risk planning and monitoring, and contracts and procurement.

The 12 graduate credits earned for the certificate may be applied to the Master of Business Administration and the MS in Management degree program at Thomas Edison State University.

Area of Study Courses Credits
Required Course 3
PJM-510: Project Management (3)
Student may select (3) courses 9
PJM-520: Project Leadership and Communication (3)
PJM-530: Project Risk Management (3)
PJM-540: Procurement and Vendor Management (3)
PJM-640: Global Project Management (3)
Total Credits 12

Note: Certain courses may only be available during the September, January and May terms. Please refer to the course descriptions page for details.

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