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Graduate MBA Certificates

Refresh your MBA

Whether you earned your MBA some years ago and 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. Applicants must have earned an MBA from an accredited college or university and they must have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point ratio.

For more information, please call the Office of Graduate Program Development at 973-443-8290.

FDU MBA alumni enjoy these added benefits

  • $100 per credit discount (a $1,200 savings).
  • No application fee.
  • No additional steps — we'll access your MBA transcript for you.
  • Opportunity to renew your contacts at FDU.

Graduate MBA certificate course requirements

All courses are two credits unless noted as three credit courses.

Courses marked with * can be completed as part of the MBA curriculum.

Accounting

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

For a certificate in accounting, students must complete the following five courses (13 credits).

  • ACCT 5012: Financial Accounting: End User Applications *
  • ACCT 6012: Managerial Accounting Applications *
  • ACCT 6630: Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACCT 6640: Advanced Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACCT 6635: Intermediate Acct II (3 credits)

In addition, students have to complete any two courses (6 credits) from the following list:

  • 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 the following six courses (12 credits):

  • FIN 5012: Principles of Finance*
  • FIN 6012: Corporate Finance*
  • ECON 6012: Managerial Economics*
  • FIN 6701: Strategic Financial Decisions
  • FIN 6721: Financial Markets and investments
  • FIN 6731: Portfolio Management

In addition, students will be required to complete any three courses (6 credits) from an approved list of finance electives:

  • FIN 6742: Global Finance
  • FIN 6751: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN 6112: Finance Decisions for a Sustainable Enterprise
  • FIN 6800: Graduate Independent Study in Finance
  • 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 the following five courses (10 credits):

  • ECON 5012: Economic Analysis*
  • MKTG 5012: Marketing Principles*
  • ECON 6012: Managerial Economics*
  • IBUS 6012: International Business Concepts
  • IBUS 6020: Economics of International Trade

In addition, students have to complete any four courses (8 credits) from the following list:

  • 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 the following seven courses (14 credits):

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

In additon, students have to complete the following two courses (4 credits) from the following list:

  • MGMT 6625: Managing a Healthy Workforce
  • MGMT 6700: Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • MGMT 6800: Graduate Independent Study in 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 the following five courses (10 credits):

  • MKTG 5012: Marketing Principles*
  • MKTG 6012: Marketing Management*
  • ENTR 6012: Entrepreneurship and Innovation*
  • MKTG 6602: Marketing Research (online only)
  • MKTG 6603: Consumer Behavior (online only)

In addition, students have to complete any four courses (8 credits) from the following list:

  • 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)
  • MKTG 6800: Graduate Independent Study in Marketing

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 the following five courses (12 credits):

  • MGMT 5012: Foundations of Management*
  • ECON 5012: Economic Analysis*
  • MKTG 5012: Marketing Principles*
    or DSCI 6012: Supply Chain Management*
  • PHAR 6601: Health Systems and Policy (3 credits)
  • PHAR 6602: Managing the Value Proposition (3 credits)

In addition, students have to complete any three courses (6 credits) from the following list:

  • PHAR 6606: Structure, Regulation, and Strategy of the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • PHAR 66151: Pharmaceutical Marketing and Product Development
  • PHAR 6640: Management of Research and Technology in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • PHAR 66502: Management of Production, Purchasing, and Quality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • PHAR 6800: Graduate Independent Study in Pharmaceutical Management