Graduate Certificate Programs

The Helzberg School of Management offers a variety of graduate certificates to meet your needs, allowing you to enhance your knowledge and skills in one focused area. Certificates are available in:
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Fundraising Leadership
  • Health care management
  • Human Capital
  • International business
  • Management
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Organizational Development
  • Science Leadership

Whether you're looking to change industries or responsibilities in your current position, or eager to enhance your graduate education with up-to-date information, these certificates are designed for you.

Program requirements consist of a minimum of 12 credit hours of advanced graduate coursework in a specific discipline. Average completion time is six terms, or 15 months. Upon completion, you will be awarded a certificate from Rockhurst University and the Helzberg School of Management.

As a Helzberg student, you will have full access to Helzberg professional coaches as well as our Career Center. In addition, you are invited to participate in all MBA personal and professional development programs, mentoring and networking events.

To get started, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed application (submitted online or paper copy)
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting colleges and universities 

Curriculum

Certificate in Business Intelligence  (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • BUS 6300: Business Intelligence, 2 credit hours
  • BUS 6301S: Applied Data Mining, 2 credit hours
  • BUS 6302S: Data Visualization, 2 credit hours
  • BUS 6306S: Web and Social Media Analytics, 2 credit hours
  • BUS 6307S: Dashboard Creation and Implementation, 2 credit hours
  • BUS 6308S: Analytics and Strategy, 2 credit hours
Certificate in Data Science and Business Analytics (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • BUS 6300: Business Intelligence, 2 credit hours
  • BUS 6301S: Applied Data Mining, 2 credit hours
  • BUS 6302S: Data Visualization, 2 credit hours
  • BUS 6303S: Predictive Models, (2 credit hours)
  • BUS 6304S: Text Mining, (2 credit hours)
  • BUS 6305S: Preparation and Analysis for Big Data, (2 credit hours)
Certificate in Finance (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • FN 6420: Financial Risk Management, 2 credit hours
  • FN 6600: Investments, 2 credit hours
  • FN 6560: Corporate Financial Planning, 2 credit hours
  • FN 6410: Venture Capital, 2 credit hours
  • FN 6460: Personal Financial Planning, 2 credit hours
  • ACFN 6350: Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance, 2 credit hours
  • AC 6800: Fraud Examination, 2 credit hours
  • Required prerequisite: ACFN 6310 - Financial Strategy. This course can be waived based on prior similar graduate finance coursework.
Certificate in Fundraising Leadership (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • FD 6000: Developing Annual Sustainability, 3 credit hours
  • FD 6100: Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns, 3 credit hours
  • FD 6200: Technology and Marketing Trends in Fundraising, 3 credit hours
  • FD 6300: Prospect Research and Proposal Writing, 3 credit hours
Certificate in Health Care Management (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • HC 6150: Health Care Systems, 2 credit hours
  • HC 6200: Provider Reimbursement, 2 credit hours
  • HC 6400: Health Information Technology, 2 credit hours
  • HC 6325: Health Policy, 2 credit hours
  • HC 6350: Quality Improvement in Health Care, 2 credit hours
  • NP 6010: Administration of Nonprofit Organizations, 3 credit hours
  • One 6000-level management class not listed above
Certificate in Human Capital (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • MG 6390: Conflict Management and Negotiation, 2 credit hours
  • MG 600: Spirituality and Values Leadership, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6380: HR and Managing People, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6420: Organizational Development and Consulting, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6540: Cross Culture Management, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6680: Organizational Change, 2 credit hours
Certificate in International Business (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • BUS6100: Global Markets, 2 credit hours
  • MG6540: Cross-Cultural Management, 2 credit hours
  • EC6600: International Economics and Trade, 2 credit hours
  • AC6510: International Accounting Issues, 2 credit hours
  • BUS6360: Business in the European Union, 1 credit hour
  • BUS6461: Business in Asia, 1 credit hour
  • MK6510: International Marketing, 2 credit hours
Certificate in Management (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • Any 12 credit hours from a management-designed class. Courses are chosen based on student’s interests and goals.
Certificate in Nonprofit Administration (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • NP 6010: Administration of Nonprofit Organizations, 3 credit hours
  • NP 6060: Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations, 3 credit hours
  • FD 6000: Developing Annual Sustainability, 3 credit hours
  • FD 6100: Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns, 3 credit hours
  • FD 6200: Technology and Marketing Trends in Fundraising, 3 credit hours
  • FD 6300: Prospect Research and Proposal Writing. 3 credit hours
  • BUS 6170: Social Entrepreneurship, 3 credit hours
Certificate in Organizational Development (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • MG 6275: Developing Leaders in Organizations, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6001: Spirituality and Values in Leadership, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6460: Innovation, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6420: Organizational Development and Consulting, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6430: Organizational Theory & Design, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6680: Organizational Change, 2 credit hours
Certificate in Science Leadership (Select 12 credit hours)

Program details

  • MG 6008: Managerial Communications, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6310: Organizational Behavior, 2 credit hours
  • MG Elective, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6320: Project Management, 2 credit hourss
  • ACFN 6300: Financial decision making for managers, 2 credit hours
  • MG 6375: Leadership, 2 credit hours