Why UM-Flint

Post-Master’s Graduate Certificates available in:
Features
  • 12 credit hours
  • No GMAT required
  • Offered in the NetPlus! Format
    • NetPlus! is a mixed-mode format that blends the personal interaction of traditional classroom activities with the convenience of online learning.  NetPlus! is designed to be accessible to busy professionals from a wide geographic area.  While 60% of coursework for each course is completed online, the program features 40% of the coursework within two weekend (Friday/Saturday) on-campus residencies session per semester.  The weekend residencies sessions focus on the interaction between student-student and student-professor.  The interactions are enhanced through lectures/group discussions, debates, simulations, guest speakers, team-based lessons and presentations, plus many other engaging activities.
  • Develop a more focused skill set in the area of study
ACCOUNTING

The demand for CPAs and all accountants continues to increase, especially for individuals who hold advanced accounting degrees. The Post-Master’s Certificate in Accounting provides professionals in accounting fields an advanced understanding of concepts and essential skills of today’s accounting practices. Course options include: Advanced Federal Income Taxation Theory and Research, Advanced Financial Reporting, Advanced Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Reporting, Auditing and Assurance Services, Financial Reporting Special Topics, Financial Statement Analysis, Forensic Accounting, Individual Federal Income Taxation, Intermediate Financial Reporting, Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Systems and Control, or Seminar in Management Accounting.

FINANCE

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Finance is designed to prepare students for professional positions requiring graduate level degrees in finance, and assists students in preparing for professional finance certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Federal Financial Management Certificate Program (FFMCP), and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Course options include: Financial Engineering and Risk Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, Financial Statement Analysis, International and Global Financial Management, Investments Analysis or Portfolio Management.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

The International Business certificate provides students a greater understanding of the global economy, its impact on various key industries, international financial market systems and corporate financial strategies, and the latest theories in applying marketing science in the international business arena. Students completing the International Business certificate become more attractive to potential employers operating in the global marketplace. Course options include: Global Strategy, International and Global Financial Management, International and Global Marketing Management, International Business Law, or Special Topics in International Business Study Abroad.

MARKETING

A Post-Master’s Certificate in Marketing is designed to give professionals in the marketing industry an in-depth understanding of concepts and skills essential in advanced marketing and branding practices. The Marketing certificate focuses on contemporary issues and future concerns, and prepares students for global strategic marketing and management positions. Course
options include: Advanced Consumer Behavior, Digital Marketing, International and Global Marketing Management, and Marketing Strategy.

Organizational Leadership

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Organizational Leadership will be valuable to students who are seeking to improve their management and leadership skills and deepen their understanding of management and leadership processes. It is relevant for students who are or will be in managerial or leadership positions. The certificate focuses on leadership issues from a variety of perspectives. Specifically, courses examine major frameworks and contemporary issues in leadership, address how leaders effectively make decisions and resolve conflict through negotiating with others, and explore the role of a leader in bringing about organizational change. Courses include: Contemporary Issues in Leadership, Leading Organizational Change, Organizational Communications and Negotiation, and Advanced Negotiation: Theory and Practice.

Courses

Accounting

Requirements

Four courses (12 credits) from:

  • ACC 530 - Intermediate Financial Reporting (3)
  • ACC 535 - Financial Reporting Special Topics (3)
  • ACC 538 - Advanced Financial Reporting (3)
  • ACC 545 - Seminar in Management Accounting (3)
  • ACC 550 - Individual Federal Income Taxation (3)
  • ACC 555 - Advanced Federal Income Taxation Theory and Research (3)
  • ACC 562 - Forensic Accounting (3)
  • ACC 565 - Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Systems and Control (3)
  • ACC 575 - Auditing and Assurance Services (3)
  • ACC 580 - Advanced Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Reporting (3)
  • FIN 567 - Financial Statement Analysis (3)

Additional information on the Post-Master's Certificate in Accounting including course descriptions can be found in the catalog

Finance

Requirements

Four courses (12 credits) from:

  • FIN 564 - Investments Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)
  • FIN 565 - Financial Engineering and Risk Management (3)
  • FIN 566 - International and Global Financial Management (3)
  • FIN 567 - Financial Statement Analysis (3)
  • FIN 568 - Financial Markets and Institutions (3)

Additional information on the Post-Master's Certificate in Finance including course descriptions can be found in the catalog

International Business

Requirements

Four courses (12 credits) from:

  • FIN 566 - International and Global Financial Management (3)
  • MKT 536 - International and Global Marketing Management (3)
  • INB 580 - Faculty-Led International Business Study Abroad (3)
  • INB 586 - International Business Law (3)
  • INB 588 - Global Strategy (3)

Additional information on the Post-Master's Certificate in International Business including course descriptions can be found in the catalog

Marketing

Requirements

  • MKT 532 - Marketing Strategy (3)
  • MKT 533 - Advanced Consumer Behavior (3)
  • MKT 536 - International and Global Marketing Management (3)
  • MKT 537 - Digital Marketing (3)

Additional information on the Post-Master's Certificate in Marketing including course descriptions can be found in the catalog

Organizational Leadership

Requirements

Four courses (12 credits), to include:

One from:

  • MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation (3)
  • MGT 542 - Strategic Human Resource Management (3) (if MGT 501 or an equivalent course has been completed with a grade of B (3.0) or better)

&

  • MGT 546 - Advanced Negotiation: Theory and Practice (3)
  • MGT 548 - Leading Organizational Change (3)
  • MGT 549 - Contemporary Issues in Leadership (3)

Additional information on the Post-Master's Certificate in Organizational Leadership including course descriptions can be found in the catalog

Admission

Admission to the Post-Master’s Certificate program is open to qualified graduates with an MBA or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Applying

To be considered for admission, submit the following to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson library:

  • Application for Graduation Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official MBA or equivalent program transcript
  • Statement of Purpose: a one-page, typed response to the following question: “What are your career objectives and how will a Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate contribute to accomplishing these goals?”
  • Résumé, including work experience and extra-curricular activities
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International Students: Submit additional documentation. Visit umflint.edu/international for details. This program is a certificate program. Students admitted to this program are not eligible to obtain a student visa (F visa). Students with all other visa types are eligible.
APPLICATION DEADLINES
  • Fall: August 1
  • Winter: November 15
  • Spring: March 15
  • Summer: May 15

International students are required to apply earlier than the deadlines posted here. The final deadlines for international students are May 1 for the fall semester, September 1 for the winter semester, and January 1 for the spring term.