Manning School of Business

Graduate Certificates in the College of Management

The College of Management offers graduate certificates in:

You will need a Graduate Certificate Application Form (pdf).

Foundations of Business

Laura Christianson
Director of Management Graduate Programs
978-934-2853
Laura_Christianson@uml.edu

The program consists of 2 prerequisites: Micro Economics and Statistics plus the 6 (2 credit) courses listed below that represents an excellent opportunity for people with non-business backgrounds to obtain a graduate business certificate. Graduate students in the certificate program who are subsequently accepted into the UMass Lowell AACSB accredited MBA program may apply certificate courses with grades of B or better to their MBA degree.

Required Core Courses:

12 Credit Hours — six courses at two credit hours each with prerequisite coursework in Microeconomics (49.201) and Statistics (49.211)

60.501 Financial Accounting
61.501 Business Financial Analysis
62.501 Marketing Fundamentals
63.501 Operations Fundamentals
66.501 Organizational Behavior
66.511 Global Enterprise and Competition

Students must hold an undergraduate degree for admission into a certificate program. A GMAT exam is not required for certificate programs. An undergraduate transcript must be supplied by student when applying.

New Venture Creation

Dr. Steven Tello   
978-934-2819
Steven_Tello@uml.edu

This certificate assists the aspiring entrepreneur, inventor and mid-career professional in understanding and applying the process associated with starting a new business or creating new business opportunities within established organizations. This program is specifically focused on the creation of technology-based ventures and is designed to assist professionals with undergraduate and career experience in science, engineering, technology or business fields in better understanding the venture creation process. 

The program consists of two required courses (New Venture Creation, Innovation & Emerging Technology) and two electives (selected in consultation with the Program Coordinator).  Graduate students in the certificate program who are subsequently accepted into the UMass Lowell  MSITE program may apply certificate courses with grades of B or better to their MSITE degree.

Required Courses: (6 Credit hours, two 3 credit courses)

64.640  New Venture Creation
64.650  Innovation & Emerging Technology

Elective Courses (select two in consultation with Program Coordinator): 6 Credit hours, two 3 credit courses

61.640 - Financing Innovation & Technology  Ventures
62.630 - Market Research for Entrepreneurs
64.655 - Corporate Entrepreneurship
64.680 - Practicum I New Venture Planning (with Instructor Permission)
66.640 - Managing Entrepreneurial Teams
66.630 - New Product Development
66.635 - Project Management

Admissions Requirements:  Undergraduate degree and related experience in science, engineering, technology or business (other areas will be considered in consultation with the program coordinator).

Financial Management

Laura Christianson
Director of Management Graduate Programs
978-934-2853
Laura_Christianson@uml.edu

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Management is a 12 credit program (three two-credit courses and two three-credit courses) designed for non-financial mid-management professionals in the private and public sectors who wish to advance to decision-making positions within their organizations.

Individuals with undergraduate degrees in fields other than business management with finance as the major who wish to acquire additional academic credentials to advance within their organization or who wish to change career paths and improve their competitive position in the job market will benefit from this program. Especially, for many employees working in the technical and scientific fields without any financial background, the Financial Management certificate will provide them with the knowledge needed for decision-making roles within their technical or scientific fields.

Required Courses: (2 credits)
60.501 - Financial Accounting* (2 credits)
61.501 - Business Financial Analysis* (2 credits) 
61.502 - Advanced Financial Management (2 credits, Prerequisite: 61.501 - Business Financial Analysis)
61.611 - Financial Decision Making (3 credits, Prerequisite: 61.501 - Business Financial Analysis)
61.691 - International Financial Management**

* Currently offered as graduate courses every semester in both lecture and online course formats.
** Currently offered as needed (typically once a year) for the MBA program in online course format.

Supply Chain and Operations Management

Dr. Yao Chen
978-934-2764
Yao_Chen@uml.edu

This certificate assists individuals who wish to acquire additional academic credentials to advance within their organization or who wish to change their career paths and improve their competitive position in the job market. Especially, for many employees working in the technical and scientific fields without an operations or industrial engineering background, the program will provide them with the knowledge needed for decision-making roles within their technical or scientific fields. The program is to meet the needs of those mid-career professionals in non-operations positions, who require a greater understanding of operations to advance towards decision-making positions in their organizations, to communicate effectively with operations managers, to pursue new careers in industrial engineering or operations management, or to demonstrate the contribution of their unit and/or ideas to the organization’s value chain.

The certificate requires students to complete 12 hours of graduate study. This consists of four three-credit Supply Chain and Operations Management courses. Graduate students in the certificate program who are subsequently accepted into the UMass Lowell MBA program may apply certificate courses with grades of B or better to their MBA degree.

Prerequisite Coursework (prior to certificate coursework)
Microeconomics (49.201) 
Statistics (49.211)
Operations Fundamentals (63.501)

Required: 3-credit courses
 63.671  Operations Management
 63.672  Global Supply Chain Management
 63.673 Service Management
 66.635 Project Management

Admissions Requirements: Undergraduate degree and related experience in science, engineering, technology or business (other areas will be considered in consultation with the program coordinator).