BELTON, Texas— The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s (UMHB) McLane College of Business offers five graduate certificates for non-degree-seeking students. Earning a professional certificate enables individuals to acquire skills and expertise in a particular job function or career that will grow their knowledge base and enhance their opportunities. UMHB’s certificate programs include Non-Profit Administration and Leadership, Data Analytics, Healthcare Administration, Information Security Management, and Supply Chain Management.
“Pursuing a graduate certificate demonstrates a commitment to growth and can help people achieve an advantage in the workplace, which may lead to job opportunities, promotion, a higher pay scale, and job security,” explained Dr. Ken Smith, Dean of the McLane College of Business.
Graduate certificates are available for students with bachelor’s degrees with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above from an accredited college or university. A graduate certificate requires the completion of 12 credit hours consisting of four courses. Students earning all 12 hours of certificate credit with a GPA of 3.0 or above may be able to apply those hours toward one of UMHB’s business graduate degrees.
“After spending nearly 30 years in the non-profit industry, I wanted to spend time in a more formal training environment, learning current non-profit trends and industry-specific strategies that could help me further my career,” said Stephanie O’Banion, President and CEO of United Way, Central Texas. “That led me to the Non-Profit Administration and Leadership graduate certificate program at UMHB. I am now equipped with the vision for positive change in communities where I serve, am better prepared to make a lasting impact in today’s non-profit sector, and desire to use my skills and knowledge to influence a new generation of non-profit leaders.”
The courses for each certificate program are listed below.
Non-Profit Administration and Leadership:
- Accounting for non-profits
- Leading the mission-driven organization
- Social entrepreneurship
- Marketing and development for non-profit organizations
- Introduction to data analytics
- Big data analytics
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence
- Data visualization
Information Security Management:
- Business and information security
- Information security program basics
- Managing information security operations
- Risks, issues, and crises in information security
- Healthcare law and ethics
- Leadership in healthcare
- Healthcare finance
- Current issues in healthcare administration
Supply Chain Management:
- Global trade and logistics
- Information technology and supply chain management
- Purchasing and procurement
- Distribution and inventory management
To learn more about UMHB’s graduate certificates, visit the graduate program inquiry form at Graduate Admissions Inquiry Form (umhb.edu). The certificate programs may be located in the Program of Interest dropdown menu.