Graduate and Professional Programs

Full-Time MBA

Current certificate offerings include (subject to change)

You must be a current Bauer graduate student (MBA or MS) to earn one of our graduate certificates listed on this page.

Elective certificates are a compilation of courses that allow students to focus their learning in a particular discipline or area of study. These optional certificates give students flexibility and the opportunity to tailor their degree to suit individual interests and career objectives.

There are currently more than 15 certificates available within the 100 plus elective courses offered. Students may earn elective certificates in areas of energy, finance, marketing, supply chain management, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.

  • Business Consulting

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7393 Consulting 1 (REQUIRED)
    • MARK 7394 Consulting 2 (REQUIRED)
    • MARK 7362 Management of Marketing Information
    • MARK 7377 Customer Relationship Management

    For students who start Fall 2016 or after (need 9 hours)

    • GENB/MARK 7393 Consulting 1 (REQUIRED)
    • GENB/MARK 7394 Consulting 2 (REQUIRED)
    • MARK 7362 Management of Marketing Information
    • MARK 7377 Customer Relationship Management and Database Marketing
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Business Modeling & Decision Making

    For students who start Spring 2013 or after (need 9 hours)

    • GENB 7397 / BZAN 7320 Business Modeling for Comp Advantage (REQUIRED)
    • SCM 7380 Enterprise Operations and Business Intelligence (REQUIRED)
    • MIS 7397 Predictive Analytics
    • FINA 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance & FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance Valuation
    • FINA 7A33 Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures & FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance Valuation
    • FINA 7372 Upstream Economics
    • FINA 7373 Petrochem and Refining Econ
    • FINA/MANA 7329 Behavioral Finance
    • FINA 7397 Financial Engineering
    • BZAN 7397 Math and Sports
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Corporate Finance

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance Valuation
    • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets
    • FINA 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7A33 Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
    • FINA 7360 International Finance
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Digital Marketing Management

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7365: Introduction to Digital Marketing REQUIRED
    • MARK 7332: Social Media Marketing
    • MARK 7333: Search Engine Marketing
    • MARK 7366: Web Analytics
    • MARK 7367: Digital Marketing Lab
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Economics of the Energy Value Chain

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7A97 Regulatory Environment & Risks - Energy
    • FINA 7371 Energy Value Chain
    • FINA 7372 Upstream Economics
    • FINA 7373 Petrochemical & Refining Economics
    • FINA 7397 Alternative Energy Investments
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • FINA 7354 Financial Securities and Innovations
    • FINA 7370 Cases in Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the O & G Industry
    • FINA 7397 Midstream Energy Finance
    • FINA 7397 National Oil Company Value Creation
    • FINA 7397 Electric Power Markets
    • GENB 7397 Future of Natural Gas
    • GENB 7397 Seminar in Energy Efficiency
    • GENB 7397 Capturing Upstream Growth Opportunities
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Energy Finance

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets
    • FINA 7A23 Portfolio Theory & Practice
    • FINA 7A97 Real Options in Energy Finance
    • FINA 7321 Fixed Income Security Analysis
    • FINA 7330/ 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7334/ 7A97 Strategy for Project Finance
    • FINA 7336/ 7A97 Techniques for Project Finance
    • FINA 7352 Energy Derivatives
    • FINA 7360 International Finance
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • FINA 7333/7A33 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • FINA 7370 Cases in Corporate Finance
    • ACCT 7397 Oil and Gas Accounting
    • FINA 7397 Energy Insurance and Risk Management
    • FINA 7354 Financial Securities and Innovations
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the O & G Industry
    • FINA 7397 Alternative Energy Investment
    • FINA 7397 Applied Finance Projects
    • FINA 7397 Midstream Energy Finance
    • FINA 7397 National Oil Company Value Creation
    • FINA 7397 Electric Power Markets
    • ACCT 7397 Transfer Pricing
    • GENB 7397 Future of Natural Gas
    • GENB 7397 Seminar in Energy Efficiency
    • GENB 7397 Capturing Upstream Growth Opportunities
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Energy Investment Analysis

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets
    • FINA 7A23 Portfolio Theory & Practice
    • FINA 7A97 Real Options in Energy Finance
    • FINA 7321 Fixed Income Security Analysis
    • FINA 7330/ 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7334/ 7A97 Strategy for Project Finance
    • FINA 7336/ 7A97 Techniques for Project Finance
    • FINA 7360 International Finance
    • FINA 7370 Cases in Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7376 Energy Trading
    • FINA 7397 Competitive Strategy and Real Options in Energy
    • FINA 7333/7A33 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • FINA 7397 Energy Analysis
    • ACCT 7397 Oil and Gas Accounting
    • FINA 7397 Financial Risk Management
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the O & G Industry
    • FINA 7397 Applied Finance Projects
    • FINA 7397 Alternative Energy Investments
    • FINA 7397 Midstream Energy Finance
    • FINA 7397 National Oil Company Value Creation
    • FINA 7354 Financial Securities and Innovations
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • FINA 7397 Electric Power Markets
    • GENB 7397/BZAN 7320 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage
    • GENB 7397 Capturing Upstream Growth Opportunities
    • GENB 7397 Future of Natural Gas
    • GENB 7397 Seminar in Energy Efficiency
    • MIS 7397 Energy Trading Systems
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Energy Risk Management

    (need 12 credit hours)

    • FINA 7371 The Energy Value Chain (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A97 Real Options in Energy Finance
    • FINA 7A97 Regulatory Environment & Risks - Energy
    • FINA 7321 Fixed Income Security Analysis
    • FINA 7350 Options and Derivatives
    • FINA 7351 Futures and Swaps
    • FINA 7352 Energy Derivatives
    • FINA 7376 Energy Trading
    • FINA 7397 Financial Engineering
    • FINA 7397 Present & Future Carbon Trading
    • FINA 7397 Energy Analysis
    • FINA 7333/7A33 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • FINA 7397 Financial Risk Management
    • FINA 7397 Energy Insurance and Risk Management
    • FINA 7354 Financial Securities and Innovations
    • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the O & G Industry
    • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
    • FINA 7397 Midstream Energy Finance
    • FINA 7397 National Oil Company Value Creation
    • FINA 7397 Electric Power Markets
    • GENB 7397 Capturing Upstream Growth Opportunities
    • MIS 7397 Energy Trading Systems
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Entrepreneurship

    For students who start Spring 2016 or before (need 9 credit hours)

    • ENTR 7336 Entrepreneurship Overview (required)
    • ENTR 7337 Entrepreneurship Capital & Legal Forms
    • ENTR 7338 Entrepreneurship Business Plan & Implement
    • ENTR 7341 Family Business
    • ENTR 7381 Technology Commercialization
    • ENTR 7383 Technology Commercialization Projects
    • ENTR 7390 Technology Entrepreneurship
    • ENTR 7393 RED Labs Pre-Accelerator
    • ENTR 7394 RED Labs Accelerator
    • ENTR 7397 Cougar Venture Fund
    • FINA 7326 Private Equity and Investment Banking
    • GENB 7397 Strategic Profitability Management for Entrepreneurs
    • MIS 7397 Startup Accelerator

    For students who start Fall 2016 or after (need 9 credit hours)

    • ENTR 7336 Entrepreneurship Overview OR ENTR 7390 Technology Entrepreneurship (REQUIRED; cannot get credit for both)
    • ENTR 7337 Entrepreneurship Capital & Legal Forms
    • ENTR 7393 RED Labs Pre-Accelerator
    • ENTR 7394 RED Labs Accelerator
    • ENTR 7339 Venture Fund
    • ENTR 7397 Family Business
    • FINA 7326 Private Equity and Investment Banking
    • GENB 7334 Principles of Microfinance
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Financial Services Management

    (need 15 credit hours)

    • FINA 7397 Applied Equity Portfolio Management
    • FINA 7397 Financial Analysis and Corporate Strategy
    • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets and FINA 7A23 Portfolio Theory & Practice
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Global Management

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MANA 7343 International Legal Environment of Management - (Prague)
    • MANA 7346 Global Human Resource Management - (Berlin)
    • MANA 7351 Managing Global Organizations
    • MANA 7353 Regional Issues in Global Management - (Chile/Prague)
    • MANA 7375/7A97 (1.5 hrs) Global Leadership
    • MANA 7397 Globalization: Stakeholder Perspective
    • MANA 7397 Cross-Culture Business Communication - (Prague)
    • MANA 7397 Positive Leadership in a Global Context - (Berlin)
    • MANA 7397 Managerial Issues in International Business
    • MANA 7397 Cultural Issues - (Chile)
    • MANA 7397 Global Strategy
    • MANA 7397 Strategic Leadership in Emerging Markets
    • MANA 7397 Strategic Leadership in the Energy Industry
    • GENB 7334/FINA 7397 Principles of Microfinance
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Global Supply Chain

    Students enrolled fall 2014 and after (need 9 credit hours)
    • SCM 7390 Global Supply Chain Management/Strategy (REQUIRED)
    • SCM 7380 Enterprise Operations and Business Intelligence
    • SCM 7377 Project Operations
    • SCM 7397 Total Quality Management
    • SCM 7397 Operations Strategy and Leadership
    • SCM 7397 Lean Enterprise Management
    • SCM 7397 Special Projects in Supply Chain
    • SCM 7397 Demand Supply Integration
    • SCM 7397/7A97 Business Process Management
    • GENB 7397/BZAN 7320 Business Modeling for Comp Advantage
  • Human Resource Management

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MANA 7336 Human Resource Management
    • MANA 7330 Legal Environment of Management
    • MANA 7333 Legal Environment of Personnel
    • MANA 7346 Global Human Resource Management - (Berlin)
    • MANA 7356 Diversity Management
    • MANA 7397 HR Management in Oil & Gas Sector
    • MANA/FINA 7329 Behavioral Finance
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Investment Analysis

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance Valuation (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A23 Portfolio Theory & Practice (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A97 Fixed Income Security Analysis (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7350 Derivatives I: Options
    • FINA 7A97 Personal Financial Planning
    • FINA 7397 Financial Engineering
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Investment Banking and Private Equity

    (need 9 credit hours)

     

    • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance Valuation
    • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets
    • FINA 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINA 7A33 Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
    • FINA 7326 Private Equity and Investment Banking
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Leadership Development

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MANA 7339 Leadership Development (REQUIRED)
    • MANA 7332 Effective Negotiating
    • MANA 7338 Org Power, Politics & Culture
    • MANA 7340 Management of High Technology Organizations
    • MANA 7362 Leading Change
    • MANA 7363 Managing Innovation and Creativity
    • MANA 7375/ 7A97 Global Leadership
    • MANA 7397 Strategic Leadership in Emerging Markets
    • MANA 7397 Positive Leadership in a Global Context - (Berlin)
    • MANA 7397 Global Strategy
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Marketing Analysis

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7362 Management Of Marketing Information
    • MARK 7371 Pricing Strategy
    • MARK 7377 Customer Relationship Management
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Product Management

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7362 Management of Marketing Information (REQUIRED)
    • MARK 7368 Integrated Marketing Communication (REQUIRED)
    • MARK 7369 International Marketing (Paris)
    • MARK 7374 New Product Development
    • MARK 7376 Brand Management
    • MARK 7397 Luxury Branding (Paris)
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Real Estate

    Students admitted Spring 2009 – Spring 2012 (9 credit hours)
    • FINA 7389 Real Estate Finance (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7321 Fixed Income Security Analysis
    • FINA 7340 Financial Markets
    • FINA 7397 Legal Issues in Real Estate Management
    • FINA 7397 Selected Topics in Finance
    • FINA 7397 Principles of Real Estate I

    May also choose from courses below with an *

    Students admitted Fall 2012 – Fall 2013 (MBA 18 credit hours/MSF 12 credit hours)
    • REQUIRED
      • FINA 7397 Real Estate Professional Capstone Course *
      • FINA 7497 Essentials of Real Estate (4 credit hrs) (Not required for MSF students)
        OR
      • FINA 7397 Real Estate Law & FINA 7380 Real Estate Finance
    • FINA 7297 Real Estate Case Studies and Competitions
    • FINA 7397 Developing a Real Estate Project *
    • FINA 7334 The Strategy of Project Financing
    • CNST 6305 Construction Management Principles *
    • TEPM 6301 Project Management Principles *
    • MANA 7332 Effective Negotiating
    • FINA 7297 Real Estate Professional Internship (2 credit hrs) *
    • FINA 7397 Multifamily Residential Estate Fundamentals *
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Market Analysis *
    • FINA 7297 or FINA 7397 Special Problems
    Students admitted Fall 2013-Spring 2016 (MBA 18 credit hours/MSF 12 credit hours)
    • REQUIRED
      • FINA 7497 Essentials of Real Estate (4 credit hours)
      • FINA 7380 Real Estate Finance
      • FINA 7397 Developing a Real Estate Project * (not required for MSF students)
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Law
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Market Analysis and Project Feasibility
    • FINA 7397 Multifamily Residential Real Estate Fundamentals *
    • FINA 7297 Real Estate Professional Internship (2 credit hrs) *
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Center Seminar
    • FINA 7397 Professional Capstone Course *
    • CNST 6305 Construction Management Principles *
    • FINA 7397 Residential Comm. Dev. & Homebuilding
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Income Property Financial Analysis
    Students admitted Fall 2016 and after(MBA need 18 credit hours, MSF need 12 credit hours, MBA/JD need 14 hours, MBA/MS Hosp need 15 hours)
    • FINA 7497 Essentials of Real Estate (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7380 Real Estate Finance* (REQUIRED)
      • *MS Hosp take HRMA 7369 Hospitality Financial Assets
    • FINA 7397 Developing a Real Estate Project * (REQUIRED but not for MSF)
    • FINA 7397 Real Estate Market Analysis and Project Feasibility
    • FINA 7397 Multifamily Residential Real Estate Fundamentals
    • FINA 7297 Real Estate Professional Internship
    • FINA 7397 Innovation in Real Estate
    • FINA 7397 Professional Capstone Course
    • FINA 7397 Residential Com Development and Homebuilding
    • FINA 7397 Advanced Real Estate Finance & Investment
    If you would like more information, click here.
  • Sales Leadership

    (need 9 credit hours)

    • MARK 7377 Customer Relationship Management
    • MARK 7378 Strategic Selling
    • MARK 7397 Business to Business Marketing
    • MARK 7397 Sales Leadership
    • MARK 7397 Managing Sales Force Productivity
    If you would like more information, click here.

Elective certificates are only offered to actively-enrolled MBA and MS students. The only exception applies to MBA and MS alumni, who may also return to pursue certificates.