Greater expertise

Valparaiso University’s MBA program makes its expertise available to the community through its Graduate Business Certificate Program, which is designed for students who want to advance their credentials but do not want to complete an MBA. By completing four courses, the student will earn a Graduate Business Certificate in that area. Those who have graduated from the MBA program may return for additional certifications. Graduate Business Certificates are available in the following areas:

ACC 610 Accounting Information for Decision Analysis
FIN 620 Financial Analysis
IDS 641 Quantitative Methods in Management
BUS 601 Managerial Economics

MKT 630  Marketing in a Global Environment
MGT 650  Leadership in a Global Environment
BLAW 660  Governance & International Business Law
MGT 670  Strategic Thinking & Action

MGT 750 High-Performance Organizations 3 cr.
Any other three 700-level MBA courses 9 cr.

IDS 742 Tools for Decision-Making 3 cr.
IDS 743 Data Information and Knowledge 3 cr.
IDS 744 Strategic Market Intelligence 3 cr.
IDS 745 Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP) 3 cr.
IDS 751 Operations Management 3 cr.

MGT 752 Managing Emerging Technologies 3 cr.
MGT 753 Project Management 3 cr.
MGT 754 Managing Technical Teams 3 cr.
MGT 755 Creativity & Innovation 3 cr.
MGT 758 Intellectual Property Management 3 cr.
MGT 757 Developing People 3 cr.

FIN 720 Global Investment Strategy 3 cr.
FIN 721 Derivatives & Hedge Fund Strategies 3 cr.
FIN 722 Global Capital Markets 3 cr.
FIN 723 Financial Modeling & Capital Creation 3 cr.
FIN 724 Global Financial Analysis 3 cr.

MGT 745 Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP) 3 cr.
MGT 750 High-Performance Organizations 3 cr.
MGT 751 Operations Management 3 cr.
MGT 752 Managing Emerging Technologies 3 cr.
MGT 753 Project Management 3 cr.
MGT 754 Managing Technical Teams 3 cr.
MGT 755 Creativity & Innovation 3 cr.
MGT 756 Supply Chain Management 3 cr.
MGT 757 Developing People 3 cr.
MGT 758 Intellectual Property Management 3 cr.

As the market leader in global business software, SAP is at the forefront of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP’s innovations empower nearly 300,000 customers (corporations) worldwide to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively.

Valparaiso University’s College of Business is an active member of SAP’s University Alliance Program and introduces this certification in direct response to the strong demand for SAP-trained employees. Obtaining an ERP certification with SAP is a mark of excellence in a competitive business environment and will differentiate students seeking a career in management, accounting, finance, marketing operations, information systems, project management, or supply chain management.

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