Certificate Program in Organizational Management

Certificate students may enroll in a maximum of 11 credits per semester. Courses required for this 24-credit certificate are currently offered at the University on a regular basis. All coursework may be applied towards a business degree at Valparaiso University and can typically be completed on a part-time basis in 1.5 to 2 years.

Foundation Requirements
6 credits
ECON 221 Principles of Economics-Micro
3 cr
ACC 205 Financial Accounting
3 cr
Core Requirements
6 credits
MGT 304 Management & Organizational Behavior
3 cr
MKT 304 Marketing Management
3 cr
Core Options 6 credits
Choose one course:
BLAW 104 Legal Environment of Business
3 cr
IDS 205 Business Statistics (has prerequisite of MATH 122, or 124, or 131, or 151)
3 cr
Choose one course:
ACC 206 Managerial Accounting
3 cr
FIN 304 Financial Management
3 cr
VU/CBA Distinctiveness Courses
3-6 credits
MGT 315 Leadership & Interpersonal Skills
3 cr
MGT 460 Ethics in Business
3 cr
Electives
0-3 credits
Any 3-credit business course numbered above 304, if MGT 315 and MGT 460 are not both taken.


Criteria for Admission
The Organizational Management program is open to persons with or without a baccalaureate or associate degree. Students apply to the College of Adult Scholars for admission to the program after consultation with a College of Business Administration faculty adviser for the program. Applicants should submit the following:

An applicant without an undergraduate degree should, when possible, provide evidence of proficiency in basic quantitative and mathematical concepts (e.g. the equivalent of Math 110). Students lacking an adequate background may take preparatory coursework at VU or equivalent coursework at another college of university.

Students are prepared to understand and develop websites, work with desktop publishing, plan and design graphic presentations, manage and manipulate data, and oversee office information systems.