Refresh your skills; broaden your expertise

Whether you want to update your skills or need to broaden your knowledge in a new area of expertise, a graduate certificate provides the opportunity to:

  • Revitalize your skills
  • Reposition your résumé
  • Recharge your professional network

To qualify for the graduate certificate program, there is no need to submit GMAT/GRE scores. 

FDU MBA alumni enjoy these added benefits

  • No application fee.
  • No additional steps — we’ll access your MBA transcript for you.
  • Opportunity to renew your contacts at FDU.

Graduate certificate course requirements

All courses are two credits unless noted as three credit courses. A student may request to waive any courses that may have taken as part of an MBA program.

Accounting

For professionals seeking to learn accounting practices and procedures, including activity, based costing, budgeting, standard costing, break-even analysis, capital budgeting, process and activity decisions, leases and income taxes.

For a certificate in accounting, students must complete a total of seven courses, or 19 credits.

The following courses may have already been taken as part of an MBA program and students may request a waiver of these courses:

  • ACCT 5012: Financial Accounting: End User Applications
  • ACCT 6012: Managerial Accounting Applications

Students must take the following courses as part of the certificate in accounting program:

  • ACCT 6630: Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACCT 6640: Advanced Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACCT 6635: Intermediate Acct II (3 credits)

In addition, students are required to complete any two courses (6 credits) from the following list of accounting electives:

  • ACCT 6617: Cost: Measurement, Plan and Control (3 credits)
  • ACCT 6618: Auditing Concepts and Methods (3 credits)
  • ACCT 6605: Federal Income Tax I: Individual (3 credits)
  • ACCT 6606: Federal Income Tax II: Business Entities (3 credits)

Finance

For professionals seeking knowledge in managing an organization’s cash resources, financial planning, budgeting, creating matrices for enhancing shareholder value, setting investment and borrowing policies and managing an organization’s banking relationships.

For a certificate in finance, students must complete a total of nine courses, or 18 credits.

The following courses may have already been taken as part of an MBA program and students may request a waiver of these courses:

  • FIN 5012: Principles of Finance
  • FIN 6012: Corporate Finance
  • ECON 6012: Managerial Economics

Students must take the following courses as part of the certificate in finance program:

  • FIN 6701: Strategic Financial Decisions
  • FIN 6721: Financial Markets and investments
  • FIN 6731: Portfolio Management

In addition, students are required to complete any three courses (6 credits) from the following list of finance electives:

  • FIN 6742: Global Finance
  • FIN 6751: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN 6112: Finance Decisions for a Sustainable Enterprise
  • FIN 6801: Seminar in Corporate Finance

International business (Metro campus only)

For business and government professionals seeking timely information about the ways and means of conducting business in specific geographic areas.

For a certificate in international business, students must complete a total of nine courses, or 18 credits.

The following courses may have already been taken as part of an MBA program and students may request a waiver of these courses:

  • ECON 5012: Economic Analysis
  • MKTG 5012: Marketing Principles
  • ECON 6012: Managerial Economics

Students must take the following courses as part of the certificate in international business program:

  • IBUS 6012: International Business Concepts
  • IBUS 6020: Economics of International Trade
  • IBUS 6706: International Marketing
  • IBUS 6072: International Management
  • IBUS 6742: Global Finance
  • IBUS 6800: Graduate Independent Study in International Business

Management

For professionals seeking to improve their people management skills. The program is designed to build skills in leadership, team building and motivation of the workforce in the light of current human resource demands. The program builds knowledge of how business strategy impacts on organizational interaction with the marketplace and how to structure the workplace to enhance organizational growth and productivity.

For a certificate in management, students must complete a total of nine courses, or 18 credits.

The following courses may have already been taken as part of an MBA program and students may request a waiver of these courses:

  • MGMT 5012: Foundations of Management
  • MGMT 6012: Organization Behavior
  • MGMT 7012: Global Business Capstone

Students must take the following courses as part of the certificate in management program:

  • MGMT 6112: Managing Sustainability in a Global Environment
  • MGMT 6621: Strategic Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 6633: Leadership and Change Management
  • MGMT 6640: Leadership Development project
  • MGMT 6625: Managing a Healthy Workforce
  • MGMT 6700: Negotiation and Conflict Management

Marketing

For managers and practitioners involved in charting the direction of an organization and contributing to product-market decisions that create and sustain competitive advantage and impact on long-term organizational performance. The program is designed to build skills in defining an organization’s business, identifying organizational opportunities, formulating strategy in product pricing, distribution and promotions, and developing reformulation and recovery strategies.

For a certificate in marketing, students must complete a total of nine courses, or 18 credits.

The following courses may have already been taken as part of an MBA program and students may request a waiver of these courses:

  • MKTG 5012: Marketing Principles
  • MKTG 6012: Marketing Management
  • ENTR 6012: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Students must take the following online courses as part of the certificate in marketing program:

  • MKTG 6602: Marketing Research
  • MKTG 6603: Consumer Behavior

In addition, students are required to complete any four courses (8 credits) from the following list of electives:

  • ENTR 6112: Strategic Innovation management
  • MKTG 6605: Marketing Communications (online only)
  • MKTG 6111: Digital Marketing Strategies (online only)
  • MKTG 6112: Social Media Strategy (online only)
  • MKTG 6113: Mobile Marketing Strategies (online only)

Pharmaceutical management (Florham campus only)

For professionals interested in assuming a leadership role in managing the challenging issues in today’s dynamic pharmaceutical industry. Courses emphasize exposure to the industry, government regulations, specialized marketing and managing within research and production-quality control environments.

For a certificate in pharmaceutical management, students must complete a total of eight courses, or 18 credits.

The following courses may have already been taken as part of an MBA program and students may request a waiver of these courses:

  • MGMT 5012: Foundations of Management
  • ECON 5012: Economic Analysis
  • MKTG 5012: Marketing Principles
    or DSCI 6012: Supply Chain Management

Students must take the following courses as part of the certificate in pharmaceutical management program:

  • PHAR 6601: Health Systems and Policy (3 credits)
  • PHAR 6690: Managing Value in Healthcare (3 credits)
  • PHAR 6615: Pharmaceutical Marketing and Product Development
  • PHAR 6640: Management of Research and Technology in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • PHAR 6800: Graduate Independent Study in Pharmaceutical Management

Course Descriptions