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Graduate certificate

credits 16 | cost/credit $440 | completion (2 to 4 semesters)

Certificate-track students can complete the program in 2 to 4 terms. For students who are also working full time, we recommend the one-course-at-a-time, 4-term option. All four online courses in the Management of International Development graduate certificate program will be offered each term, pending adequate enrollment in each course. We recommend students take the courses in the following order:

  1. World Poverty and Development
  2. Social Enterprise/BAM
  3. Non-Profit Management
  4. International Management

Courses

BUS 510 - International Management (4 credits)

(4 credits, alternate years, consult department) An emphasis on culture and the interconnections of management functions in global commerce provide an integrated approach to international management decision-making, using all of the functional areas of business. Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree or permission of the department.

(4 credits, alternate years, consult department) An emphasis on culture and the interconnections of management functions in global commerce provide an integrated approach to international management decision-making, using all of the functional areas of business. Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree or permission of the department.

BUS 520 - Non-Profit Management (4 credits)

(4 credits, alternate years, consult department)This course provides an introduction to non-profit management for non-business majors, including general management, basics of accounting, introduction to finance, marketing, and operations management of development projects. It will also include a component on grant writing and accessing funds. Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree or permission of the department.

(4 credits, alternate years, consult department)This course provides an introduction to non-profit management for non-business majors, including general management, basics of accounting, introduction to finance, marketing, and operations management of development projects. It will also include a component on grant writing and accessing funds. Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree or permission of the department.

BUS 530 - Social Enterprise/BAM (4 credits)

(4 credis, alternate years, consult department) This course is focused on the process for utilizing productive economic activities to create jobs, produce necessary products, and impact people and ministry through venture design and development. It also includes student interaction with successful case of business as mission and the experience of Christian entrepreneurs from a broad spectrum of businesses. Students will be challenged in doing entrepreneurial activities through crafting their own social enterprise business plans. Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree or permission of the department.

(4 credis, alternate years, consult department) This course is focused on the process for utilizing productive economic activities to create jobs, produce necessary products, and impact people and ministry through venture design and development. It also includes student interaction with successful case of business as mission and the experience of Christian entrepreneurs from a broad spectrum of businesses. Students will be challenged in doing entrepreneurial activities through crafting their own social enterprise business plans. Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree or permission of the department.

BUS 540 - World Poverty and Development (4 credits)

(4 credits, alternate years, consult department) This foundational overview course considers the complexities of the environment of poverty. Informed by serious academic study of socio-economic, cultural, political, and religious contexts, it also provides a practical understanding of the roots of world poverty and presents alternative views of how to create wealth. A broad comprehension of world poverty and development is fundamental for promoting transformational development projects. Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree or permission of the department.

(4 credits, alternate years, consult department) This foundational overview course considers the complexities of the environment of poverty. Informed by serious academic study of socio-economic, cultural, political, and religious contexts, it also provides a practical understanding of the roots of world poverty and presents alternative views of how to create wealth. A broad comprehension of world poverty and development is fundamental for promoting transformational development projects. Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree or permission of the department.

Total Credits: 16 credit hours

Optional internship

BUS 517 - Internship (2 to 12 credits, depending on previous experience)

(2-12 credits, dependent upon internship experience and program requirements)

(2-12 credits, dependent upon internship experience and program requirements)

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