Certificate in Workplace Competencies

A Pivotal Credential to Add to Your Resume

Numerous studies have shown that employers want their new hires with graduate and professional degrees to be well-versed in essential professional skills in written and verbal communication, presentation-building, managing new initiatives, and working on diverse teams.  With this certificate program, you'll build the competencies that will differentiate you in the job search and on the job.
The certificate program is designed for doctoral and Master's students in all disciplines as well as working professionals with bachelor's degrees, who want to build key workplace skills to promote professional success. 

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Accepting applications for Spring, 2021 through December 15, 2020

Certificate Requirements

The certificate program requires the completion of 12 credit hours including 6 credit hours of required core courses and 6 credit hours of electives.

Core Courses - Required

GRAD 6340 - Data Analysis and Presentation for Impact (2 credit hours)
GRAD 6320 - Career Lab: Developing Core Career Competencies (2 credit hours)
GRAD 6050 - Intrapreneurship for Non-Business Majors (2 credit hours)

Elective Courses - 6 credits required

Select from the following:
ENGL 6116 Technical/Professional Writing (3 credit hours)
GRAD 6330 Workplace Communications (2 credit hours)
MBAD 6161 Human Behavior in Organizations (3 credit hours)
MBAD 6165 Negotiation and Conflict Management (3 credit hours)
MBAD 6279 Design Thinking and Innovation (3 credit hours)

*Additional courses may qualify as electives.

Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of a 4-point scale) for all work completed beyond high school
  • An online application through the Graduate School’s application system
  • A statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college coursework attempted
  • Official and satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), if English is not the applicant’s native language and he or she has not earned a post-secondary degree from a U.S. institution