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Our world-class faculty uses the latest research and practical experience to create a dynamic learning experience for executives.

Executive Development Certificate Programs at the C. T. Bauer College of business are designed and taught by our faculty and industry experts. Certificate Programs provide clearly defined learning objectives, assessments, and intellectual rigor designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to be successful leaders in their industry. Every 10 hours of instruction in one of our certificate programs earn one CEU credit.

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The Sustainable Energy Development Program, from UH Energy

UH Energy is pleased to announce the launch of the new asynchronous version of the Sustainable Energy Development Energy Value Chain Bronze Badge. This program is available online and you have up to 6 weeks to complete 8 study modules. Weekly “office hours” are available for real-time discussion of the course materials and questions. The program includes topics such as energy measurements, energy transition, energy efficiency, electricity generation, recycling, cement production, steel production, transportation fuels, transnational comparisons, public policy, and government incentives.

Women in Leadership

Explore unique leadership styles, develop personal policies, skills and implementable action plans to increase happiness and decrease stress, and develop a portfolio of negotiation skills that can help you manage conflict and navigate the business landscape.

Presentation Skills Training

Dec. 9, 2022: Speaking clearly and confidently in public is a valuable and often essential leadership skill to possess. This course offers you a basic and practical background on the principles of public speaking, as well as practical experience with basic types of speeches.

Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021: Part 1

Available dates coming soon: This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment. This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if your supervisor assigns you to lead a project, this course will enable you to draft a project plan with Project and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval.

Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021: Part 2

Available dates coming soon: This course is designed to familiarize you with some of the advanced features and functions of Microsoft Project so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2019: Part 1

Available dates coming soon: This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2019: Part 2

Available dates coming soon: This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2019: Part 1 course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

​Customer Experience Certificate Program

Excellent customer experience creates brand loyalty, affinity, and drives revenue. The CX Certificate Program offered through the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston may be one of the most important investments your company can make. Whether you attend the four-day in-person classroom experience or join us online, you will learn to understand how customer's feel about your company based on their experiences. You will develop deeper customer insights and learn how to integrate innovative digital methodology that will make your organization stand apart from the competition. The Bauer CX Program is designed by industry experts and thought leaders, for professionals seeking advanced skills in this fast-growing discipline. Classes feature a hands-on, interactive approach designed to provide the skills required to lead your company’s new customer experience culture.


FINANCE CERTIFICATES


We offer finance certificates on the following topics:

Clinical Research Finance

Virtual and In-person options available in Nov. 2022: This program combines multiple sources of regulations and operational approaches melded together to provide the most relevant, and current information on the financial administration of clinical research studies. The use of case studies enables students to practice the concept(s) discussed during each session and will serve to reinforce the learning experiences. ​Learn more and register.

Financial Management

Available dates coming soon: This course covers the basic concepts of financial accounting and management that are essential for the efficient operation of any business. The day is split between morning and afternoon modules. The morning module covers basic financial accounting topics and the afternoon module builds on these to cover financial management skills.


MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATES


We offer management certificates on the following topics:

Human Resource & Strategic Management for Energy Sector Leaders

Available dates coming soon: This multi-disciplinary seminar builds on frameworks from human resources and strategic management with an emphasis on how firms effectively manage people and organizations in the energy industry, and position themselves as leaders in today’s dynamic landscape.

Leading High-Performance Teams

Oct. 25, 2022: Course provides participants with key concepts and knowledge that will help them not only to understand the nature of high-performance teams but also to develop and sustain them in practice.

Employee Retention in Turbulent Times

Nov. 11, 2022: This multi-disciplinary seminar builds on frameworks from human resources and strategic management with an emphasis on how firms effectively manage people and organizations in the energy industry, and position themselves as leaders in today’s dynamic landscape.

Eight Levels of Cultural Competence

Nov. 3-4, 2022: This practicum focuses on the eight essential elements that make up the typical individual and how to adapt your style at work based on the “avatar” of the people and/or organization you are responsible for working with. Content is presented as actionable practices to master such that attendees are empowered to apply these skills immediately in any workplace situation.

Solve Problems Permanently

Nov. 8-9, 2022: This is a highly interactive course with impactful customized exercises that ensure the attendees come back to their organizations ready to tackle pervasive problems newly and effectively.

Change Yourself, Change Others

Dec. 6-7, 2022: Using the latest research on adult learning behaviors, human psychology, technology, and organizational dynamics, this course takes amorphous principles and culls them down to key practices every manager and employee can master to ensure they are not ever the victim of circumstance or stuck in a perpetual problem with another person.

Strategic Management

Sharpen your ability to think tactically and strategically in our Strategic Management Class. Diagnose situations from a strategic perspective and make decisions in a dynamic, uncertain environment. Decision making and judgment are the cornerstones of effective management; this course will help you hone your skills.

Managing Human Resources

This workshop focuses on familiarizing managers with the key human resource management decisions in organizations. The workshop looks at a number of functional HR areas including staffing, training and development, performance management, and compensation and benefits. The workshop covers key employment laws which all managers should be familiar with.

Developing Leader Character

This workshop focuses on the element of leadership that has largely been neglected in leadership development: Character. Although character is often thought to be a subjective construct, this workshop argues otherwise. We will discuss the concrete behaviors associated with different eleven character dimensions (accountability, drive, collaboration, courage, justice, temperance, humility, humanity, integrity, transcendence, and judgment), and illustrate how these behaviors can be developed, how character can be strengthened, and how it leads to improved decision making and judgment.

Data Analytics for Decision-Making and Problem-Solving for Executives and Managers

Now more than ever from baseball to politics and from supply chain to marketing, data analytics is helping decision makers understand information can be used to design and deploy superior strategies that produce superior results. Managers and leaders from all levels of the organization need to understand how to define the challenges they face and how to employ analytics to address those challenges. This course will help you apply analytical business strategy by putting data analytics to valuable use inside of your company creating a solid base of knowledge which will allow you to go out and solve real world business problems.

 


MARKETING CERTIFICATES


We offer marketing certificates on the following topics:

Search Engine Optimization

Search engines have changed the way people get information and make purchase decisions. When customers search the web for your product or service, will they see your company in the results? Will they click through to your website?

Search Engine Advertising

Search engines have changed the way people get information and make purchase decisions. When customers search the web for your product or service, will they see your company in the results? Will they click through to your website?

Content Marketing

Content marketing is the backbone of digital marketing. According to the Content Marketing Institute, 93% of B2B marketers have embraced content marketing over traditional advertising. Content marketing, through its focus on providing timely and relevant information to your target market, fosters better relationships with potential buyers and moves them through the buying process at their own speed.

Web Analytics

Successful marketing requires a unique blend of art and science. As we move from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 and beyond, the wealth of data and information available to marketers has increased exponentially. This course introduces you to web analytics and helps you create a comprehensive strategy for measuring your inbound marketing activities.

Social Media Marketing

In today’s economy, companies that are behind the curve in social media are putting themselves at a competitive disadvantage. Successful companies need effective and profitable social media strategies. After this course, you will be able to use social media tools and platforms to promote and position your brand.