Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates can be pursued as stand-alone certificates or combined to build a flexible, interdisciplinary Master of Science in Business.

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Graduate Certificates

The Assurance Certificate program will provide students with advanced skills necessary to succeed in Assurance Services-related careers. 

Through completion of the required coursework, students will be able to:

  • Assess business and financial reporting risks
  • Understand and apply auditing concepts and procedures
  • Design and implement internal controls
  • Understand the role of corporate governance in risk management
  • Implement fraud prevention and detection procedures
  • Understand how corporate taxes can impact a corporation's financial statements
  • Understand the basis of corporate taxation and book-to-tax differences (ASC 740)

Graduates with an Assurance Certificate will be prepared for a variety of careers including:  external and internal auditor, risk management, fraud examination, and consulting on risk, assurance, and fraud prevention.

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The Center for the Digital Globe, established by the College of Business, School of Journalism, School of Law and Department of Textile and Apparel Management in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, offers an interdepartmental certificate to non-degree graduate students and professional students of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The certificate program emphasizes the managerial, theoretical and policy-related issues associated with digital media, electronic commerce and globalization.

Students receiving the certificate will have demonstrated competencies in:

  • Technology - Students need not have achieved mastery of specific engineering, programming or application skills. Instead, the students must demonstrate a working understanding of how digital technologies function.
  • Global Communication - One of the primary characteristics of digital technologies, and particularly the Internet, are their function as worldwide communications media. Whether from the perspective of journalism, business or the law, the impact of these new communications channels has been substantial. Students should achieve an understanding of how new media are different from print or broadcast media and the consequences of those differences.
  • Business - Students should be well grounded in the principles, opportunities and ethical uses of electronic commerce and its impact on journalism, law and commercial practices.
  • Culture and Society - Digital media raise recurrent questions which call for political and social solutions. Students should be able to understand the broader issues raised by technological change and be prepared to take positions of leadership as such issues present themselves. Examples of such issues are questions of globalization, political boundaries, access, ownership and uses of information, marketing, etc.

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The Graduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management is an interdisciplinary certificate between the Department of Management, Trulaske College of Business, and the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, College of Engineering.

The primary objective of the graduate certificate in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is to prepare supply chain professionals for successful careers. Over the last several decades, SCM, as an interdisciplinary field, has gained broad acceptance by both academics and practitioners and is currently considered a core discipline in industrial engineering and business education. Therefore, this certificate is designed based on an interdisciplinary perspective. Certificate holders will gain knowledge in operations management, analytics, strategic management, marketing, logistics, transportation, information technology, and decision sciences.

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A graduate certificate in Investments will provide cutting-edge knowledge to those people who wish to pursue a career in financial services. Knowledge of investments is important in a number of careers. Jobs such as financial analyst, portfolio manager, wealth manager, personal financial planner, and risk manager require an advanced knowledge of investments.

A graduate certificate in Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri will broaden the training of graduate and professional students from the fields of business, engineering and medicine, among others. A collaborative program among MU’s Trulaske College of Business, College of Engineering and School of Medicine, the program will prepare participants for a wider range of employment opportunities and provide core skills for entrepreneurial endeavors.

Program Objectives

  • Know and understand the life sciences industry well enough to be familiar with terms, trends, issues, and industry culture in order to be able to recognize needs that may be commercially viable.
  • Know and understand the three disciplines represented by the courses such that they are able to assess the commercial viability of a life sciences technological innovation.
  • Know how to commercialize new life science discoveries into products and services to improve health in humans and/or animals.

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The Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics will deepen your understanding of Big Data that inform marketing strategies, tasks, and decisions. Leverage predictive data modeling and data-mining tools to deliver strategic analytical solutions and create value across markets and industries.

This certificate is designed for people who:

  • Enjoy working with numbers and want to enhance their skills for career advancement
  • Have basic statistical proficiency and want to learn more
  • Want to learn how to use data to make better marketing decisions or to consult with marketing clients

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The graduate certificate in Taxation will allow students to develop expertise in tax planning and preparation in regard to international, federal, state, or estate issues for corporations, partnerships, or individuals.

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