Business, Advanced Certificates


Program Summary

Format: Online, On-site, Hybrid

Locations: Potsdam, Capital Region

Credit Hours:

Cost: per credit hour

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Advanced certificate programs are available in the following topics:

Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management (Potsdam: On-site, On-line)
Success today depends on selling the right goods and services to customers all over the world — at the right time and the right price. This depends on managing global supply chains, the complex networks linking raw materials, processing, production, assembly and distribution. Our program will teach you how to make your networks responsive and secure enough to coordinate the movement of goods, services, information and money. This certificate is the result of industry input and a comprehensive integration of best business practices. To earn it, you’ll study with faculty across a multitude of disciplines, including Operations Management, Marketing, Information Systems, Human Resources and Finance.

Certificate in Human Resource Management (Hybrid, Capital Region: On-site)
The Certificate Program in Human Resource Management provides the educational background necessary to make informed decisions in human resource management. The Certificate Program is designed for private and public-sector managers, industrial relations specialists, union representatives, human resource/personnel managers, and employee training professionals who already have an undergraduate degree and want to expand their expertise in human resource management.

Business Fundamentals Certificate (Online, Hybrid, Capital Region: On-site)
The Business Fundamentals Certificate is designed for working professionals who do not have an undergraduate business degree but could benefit from focused knowledge and skills in the areas of: accounting, finance, operations, marketing, management and IT.  Successful professionals are expected to be conversant in these areas and may be limited in their career growth without this fundamental business knowledge. The Business Fundamentals Certificate courses are part of the core MBA curriculum therefore all courses can be applied to an MBA should the student wish to continue with the MBA degree program.

Certificate in Healthcare Management (Hybrid, Capital Region: On-site)
Healthcare has quickly become one of the largest industries in the US economy, characterized by rapid change and a need for management talent that will extend into the foreseeable future. The certificate in Healthcare Management educates students in essential business concepts in healthcare, preparing them for opportunities in this fast growing field. This certificate program is designed for individuals currently working in healthcare (physicians, managers, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare providers, and health plan staff) and for others interested in applying the latest business and management concepts to the ever-changing world of healthcare.

Certificate in Management and Leadership (Hybrid, Capital Region: On-site)
The Certificate in Management and Leadership provides entry and mid-level executives with core business skills in organizational processes, change management, human resources, and leadership. The program enhances their management and leadership skills to advance their careers within their organizations.

Certificate in Innovation and New Venture Management (Potsdam: On-site)
Get the skills to anticipate, develop and implement successful new products and business models. Understand how market- and technology-driven innovations happen — and how to manage both. You already know what venture capital is. Here, you’ll learn how to manage it by examining the intricacies of complex financial tools that successfully commercialize new ideas.

Certificate in Environmental Management (Potsdam: On-site)
The demands of our growing population are straining our environment. Organizations need professionals who can effectively and efficiently integrate sustainability and business. Develop proficiency in drafting and assessing strategies that benefit both the ecology and economy, including green marketing, risk management and supply chain practices.

Certificate in Accounting (Potsdam: On-site)
Fiscal management, reporting, auditing and taxation issues affect every business, regardless of its size, industry or locale. Having skilled and quick-thinking accounting staff is an essential ingredient for success in a business world where laws and requirements change every day. Are you up to that challenge? Enhance your Clarkson MBA coursework with electives in topics like financial accounting theory, managerial accounting, tax law, auditing and ethics/professional responsibility.

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If you are interested in learning more, have questions or are ready to apply contact:
Erin Wheeler
Director of Admissions Professional Programs


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