Management Certificate for Counseling

Program Requirements
Professor leading his class Graduate students enrolled in the 48-credit Community Counseling program or 60-credit Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program may also choose to pursue a Business Management Certificate. This certificate would be particularly useful to students interested in agency administration or providing counseling-related services to organizations. CMHC students could complete the certificate by taking 6 credits beyond the 60-credits required for their CMHC, degree as 6 of the 12 credits required for the certificate (i.e. COUN 550, COUN 651, and COUN 652) may be taken as electives within the CMHC program. Students in the 48-credit Community Counseling program must take 10 additional credits to complete the certificate. Interested students must co-enroll in the certificate program by the final semester of their degree program in order to be eligible for certificate completion.

Core Requirements
6 credits
COUN 550 Psychological Foundations of Management
2 cr
COUN 651 Leadership & Team Development
2 cr
COUN 652 Developing People
2 cr
Electives-select two from the following
4 credits
MBA 501 Managerial Economics
2 cr
MBA 504 Business Law
2 cr
MBA 510 Financial Accounting
2 cr
MBA 520 Financial Management
2 cr
MBA 530 Marketing Management
2 cr
MBA 650 Creating High Performance Organizations
2 cr

Criteria for Admission

Admission to the program is selective and requires that the applicant meet the standard admission criteria of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School. Current degree-seeking students at VU will be considered for admission following:

  • Review of a Management Certificate application;
  • Review of your VU graduate transcript.

Students who are not currently graduate level degree-seeking students at VU should submit:

  • Management Certificate application;
  • Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework.  If you have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from Valparaiso University, you are not required to submit an official transcript from Valparaiso University;
  • One letter of reference submitted on their behalf;
  • Application Fee: $30.

Applicants who do not meet the course prerequisites for specific MBA courses may be accepted with the condition that they complete the appropriate preparatory coursework prior to enrollment in the course.

For more information about the Management Certificate for Counseling program
Interested students should request an information packet from the Office of the Graduate School through our website or by e-mailing

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Title IV Information for Certificate Programs

The Valparaiso University Graduate School and Department of Continuing Education, in compliance with the Gainful Employment Disclosure Act, presents this information to you on our Title IV Eligible certificate programs.

CIP Code:  52.1301
Number of Weeks Allowed for Completion:  72
Credit Hours:  12
Type:  Semester
Tuition Fees:  $8520
Book Fees:  $600
Additional Fees:  $100 per semester
Credits Transferrable to Degree Program:  Yes
Students Completing Program in 2006-2011 in Time Allowed:  0
Total Students Enrolled in 2010 - 2011: 4
Median Loan Debt: 0
SOC Code: 21.1090
Classification: Misc.Community and Social Services Occupations
Job Placement Rates:  Unavailable

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