Manning School of Business

Graduate Certificates in the Manning School of Business

The College of Management offers graduate certificates in:

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

 Foundations of Business

Contacts: Lauren Hildreth, 978-934-2745

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 (Equivalent to ECON.2010) and Statistics (Equivalent to ECON.2110)

  • ACCT.5010 Financial Accounting
  • FINA.5010 Business Financial Analysis
  • MKTG.5010 Marketing Fundamentals
  • POMS.5010 Operations Fundamentals
  • MGMT.5010 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT.5110 Global Enterprise and Competition

Foundations of Business Certificate Course Information.

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

Contact: Ashwin Mehta, 978-934-2728

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)

  • ENTR.6400 New Venture Creation
  • ENTR.6500 Innovation & Emerging Technology

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

  • ENTR.5650 - Technological Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR.6350 - Financing Innovation & Technology Ventures
  • ENTR.6700 - Global Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • MKTG.6300 - Market Research for Entrepreneurs
  • ENTR.6550 - Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR.6800 - Practicum I New Venture Planning
  • MGMT.6400 - Building and Managing Teams
  • ENTR.6350 - New Product Development
  • MIST.6350 - 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 - Certificate

Contact: Devendra Prasad,978-934-2803 , Devendra_Prasad@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.

Prerequisite:

  • ACCT.5010 Financial Accounting and FINA.5010 Business Financial Analysis

Required Courses: (9 credits)

  • FINA.6010 Corporate Finance
  • FINA.6020 Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FINA.6100 Global Financial Markets and Monetary Policy

Elective (3 credits)

One course from a list of approved courses, which may include courses such as:

  • FINA.6750 Financial Derivatives
  • FINA.6110 Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINA.6880 Current Topics in Finance
  • FINA.6770 Independent Study: Finance
  • MIST.7060 Data Analytics
  • ACCT.6010 Accounting Information for Management Decisions

Graduate students in the certificate program are encouraged to extend their education further by applying for admission to the M.B.A. program may apply certificate courses with grades of B or better towards their M.B.A. degree requirements.

 Supply Chain and Operations Management

Contact: 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 (ECON.2010)
  • Statistics (ECON.2110)
  • Operations Fundamentals (POMS.5010)

Required: 3-credit courses

  • POMS.6010 Operations Management
  • POMS.6020 Global Supply Chain Management
  • POMS.6030 Service Management
  • MIST.6450 Information Technology 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).