Post-master’s business certificates

Post-Master’s Business Certificates

A Post-Master’s Business Certificate is available in each of the following areas: Accounting*, Finance***, International Business***, Marketing*** and Organizational Leadership**. The Certificate is intended primarily for individuals who are interested in learning more advanced concepts in these areas after completion of an MBA or equivalent degree. 

*100% online option
**Weekend Net+ format
***Combination of online, Net+, and traditional evening courses

Features

  • 12 credit hours
  • Develop a more focused skill set in the area of study
  • No GMAT required

Review a complete list of admission and course requirements for the Post-Master’s Business Certificates here

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, 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: Organizational Behavior, Organizational Communications and Negotiation, Advanced Negotiation: Theory and Practice, Leadership in Organizations, Leading Organizational Change, Ethical Leadership, Strategic Innovation Management and Strategy Organizational Theory and Design.

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Admission Requirements

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

Applying
To be considered for admission, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to FlintGradOffice@umich.edu or delivered to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library.

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official MBA or equivalent program transcripts
  • 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 all professional and educational experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International students must submit additional documentation. This program is a certificate program. Students admitted to this program are not eligible to obtain a student visa (F visa). 
    International students may complete this certificate online in their home country.
  • Fall Early Deadline – May 1*
  • Fall Final Deadline – August 1 
  • Winter – November 15
  • Spring – March 15 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
  • Summer – May 15 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)