Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates provide training opportunities for graduate students. Certificate certificates are narrower in scope and shorter in duration than master’s degrees. Graduate certificates are neither “degree” programs nor teacher certification programs. Students wishing to be certified to teach at the elementary, middle school, or high school level should refer to Teacher Certification Programs for Graduate Students.  Students must apply to have graduate certificates noted on their transcripts. 

College of Business Administration

Accounting Information Systems and Control

This certificate provides a foundation in Accounting Information Systems. Learn the controls and technical aspects of accounting and auditing from a systems point of view.

ACCT 5310Advanced Accounting Systems3
ACCT 5340Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5350Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 5360Information Technology Audit3
Total Credit Hours12

Analytical Financial Management

As the financial industry changes quickly these days, there is an increased demand for employees who possess a deep understanding of financial models and also have the skills of analyzing growing volume of financial data. Through this Analytical Finance Management certificate, you will learn about recent developments in finance, to extract real-world financial data, analyze it with quantitative tools, and then create innovate solutions for financial issues.

FIN 5307Financial Management3
FIN 5389Selected Topics in Finance (Advanced Financial Management)3
ACCT 5345Financial Statement Analysis3
FIN 5301International Fin Strategy3
Total Credit Hours12

Applied Data Analytics

The graduate certificate in Data Analytics is intended for non-degree seeking students.  The certificate provides professional expertise in data analytics to those learners who are unable to make the requisite financial and time commitments to obtain a graduate degree.  It is designed to provide students the knowledge and skills needed for data management, data analytics and data visualization

CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management3
CIS 5355Visual Analytics3
CIS 5356Web & Social Analytics3
CIS 5357Applied Machine Learning 3
Total Credit Hours12

Cybersecurity

The graduate certificate in cybersecurity is intended for non-degree seeking students.  The certificate provides professional expertise in cybersecurity to those learners who are unable to make the requisite financial and time commitments to obtain a graduate degree.  It is designed to provide students the knowledge and skills needed to manage cybersecurity risks and secure organizational data and systems

CIS 5370Foundations of Information Security3
CIS 5371Enterprise Cybersecurity Management3
CIS 5372Network and Systems Security3
CIS 5373Digital Forensics3
Total Credit Hours12

Healthcare Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration is intended for non-degree seeking students, but coursework may be applicable to the Master of Business Administration with Healthcare Administration emphasis.  The certificate provides professional expertise in healthcare administration to those learners who are unable to make the requisite financial and time commitments to obtain a graduate degree. 

Students wishing to earn the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration should contact the Graduate School for admissions and financial aid options and procedures.

All courses applicable to the certificate must be completed with an overall 3.0 GPA. 

HEAD 5311Health Administration and Strategy3
HEAD 5312Health Care, Economics, Finance and Accounting3
HEAD 5314Health Informatics and Data Analytics3
HEAD 5313Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics3
Total Credit Hours12

Information Systems

The graduate certificate in Information Systems is intended for non-degree seeking students.  The certificate provides professional expertise in Information Systems to those learners who are unable to make the requisite financial and time commitments to obtain a graduate degree.  It is designed to introduce learners to key information system technologies, IT strategy development, telecommunications, database management, IT project management, and design and development techniques that apply to the entire system life cycle. 

CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management3
CIS 5307Systems Analysis for Managers3
CIS 5316Advanced Database Management3
Total Credit Hours12

Leadership for Sustainability

The Graduate Leadership for Sustainability Certificate is intended for non-degree seeking students.  The certificate provides professional expertise in leadership for sustainability to those learners who are unable to make the requisite financial and time commitments to obtain a graduate degree.  It is designed to assist those committed to a more sustainable world develop the leadership for sustainability knowledge, skills and perspective they need to understand and address these environmental and social challenges, and build companies that meet the needs of society while delivering economic returns to financial stakeholders.

MGMT 5302Sustainable Business: A One Planet Approach3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
MGMT 5310Leadership Formation and Development3
MGMT 5368Development & Change for Learning Organizations3
Total Credit Hours12

Organizational Effectiveness

In any industry or sector, the performance of a manager ultimately depends on how effectively he or she deploys assets in the pursuit of organizational goals.  Without exception, the best managers possess excellent collaborative skills, a willingness to innovate, and an astute awareness of critical organizational processes and the wider systems within which they operate.  With this critical skillset in mind, the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Effectiveness delivers current best practices associated with the creation and successful execution of organizational goals as well as the maintenance of collaborative relationships that support and drive them.

Coupled with either existing managerial training and experience or the robust and interdisciplinary management curriculum of the TAMUCT MBA core, this Gradute Certificate serves students with a broad range of career objectives, but is especially suited for those interested in careers in project management or consulting.

MGMT 5320Negotiations3
MGMT 5345Creativity and Innovation3
MGMT 5350Project Management3
MGMT 5368Development & Change for Learning Organizations3
Total Credit Hours12

Strategic Human Resource Management

This certificate is designed to create leaders who can artfully employ human resources skills and knowledge to drive the strategic mission of the organization. Certificate courses provide robust coverage of such topics as staffing, training & development, reward systems, and related legal issues.  The certificate is designed for current HR professionals who aspire to enrich and build upon their existing expertise, but is also suitable for students transitioning into HR from other areas.

HRM 5303Employee Learning and Development for Competitive Advantage3
HRM 5305Employment Law for HR Professionals3
HRM 5314Strategic Staffing3
HRM 5316Compensation Management3
Total Credit Hours12

Tax Compliance and Planning

Through the tax compliance and planning emphasis, students will attain the knowledge and skills needed to gain a solid foundation in tax law and tax compliance for individuals and businesses.

ACCT 5320Corporate Tax3
ACCT 5375Tax Research3
ACCT 5315Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 5335Estate Planning3
Total Credit Hours12