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Certificates in the College of Business

In our rapidly-evolving, knowledge-based economy, workers are struggling to keep up with the latest technologies and skills.  These challenging certificate programs teach skills that are directly transferable to the workplace or as credits toward a degree at Husson University.  Students who are currently enrolled in a degree program at Husson can add a certificate to their credentials as well.  Hands-on classes offer high-level training in the most current industry practices and emphasize learning by doing.  Instructors are respected professionals currently working in the field.  You may choose from the following options of certificates in the College of Business:

CERTIFICATES AND CREDENTIALS

Accounting

Students interested in acquiring specific accounting skills as a stackable credential should consider the Accounting Certificate.  This certificate program cover both private and public accounting topics and prepare students for positions as accounts payable clerks, accounts receivable clerks, bookkeepers or tellers.

These courses can be applied to an A.S. or B.S. degree at Husson University in Accounting, as a way to augment a degree that students already achieved or augment prior learning to provide for a change in career.

The Accounting Certificate includes the following classes:
AC 121 – Principles of Accounting I
AC 122 – Principles of Accounting II
AC 201 – Intermediate Accounting I
AC 202 – Intermediate Accounting II

Choose one of the following:
AC 211 – Managerial Accounting
AC 251 – Accounting Internship
AC 352 – Forensic and Investigative Accounting
AC 441 – Federal Taxation I

Advanced Civil Practice Certificate

The Advanced Civil Practice Certificate Program provides Paralegal students with advanced instruction in civil litigation which will enable graduates to demonstrate at a higher level the competencies outlined by the American Association for Paralegal Education.  Many students undertaking this program are changing careers and returning as non-traditional students. As such, they may not be able to maintain a full-time course load, nor do they need to complete a full degree in Paralegal Studies to obtain a job in a law office. This program also meets the needs of students who are already practicing as paralegals, but their employers would like them to expand their knowledge base. This program will enable paralegal students who have already earned a Paralegal Certificate to earn an advanced certificate in the area of civil litigation.

The Advanced Civil Practice Certificate includes the Paralegal Certificate as a prerequisite, as well as the following classes:
PL 403 – Advanced Legal Writing
PL 404 – Civil Litigation II

Choose one of the following:
PL 302 Family Law
PL 405 Workers Compensation

Choose one of the following:
BA 202 Business Law II
PL 304 Alternative Dispute Resolution II

Choose one of the following:
PL 301 Torts
PL 400 Evidence
PL 407 Legal Studies Capstone
PL 498 Paralegal Internship 

Advanced Criminal Practice Certificate

The Advanced Criminal Practice Certificate Program provides Paralegal students with advanced instruction in criminal litigation which will enable graduates to demonstrate at a higher level the competencies outlined by the American Association for Paralegal Education.  Many students undertaking this program are changing careers and returning as non-traditional students. As such, they may not be able to maintain a full-time course load, nor do they need to complete a full degree in Paralegal Studies to obtain a job in a law office. This program also meets the needs of students who are already practicing as paralegals, but their employers would like them to expand their knowledge base. This program will enable paralegal students who have already earned a Paralegal Certificate to earn an advanced certificate in the area of criminal litigation.

The Advanced Criminal Practice Certificate includes the Paralegal Certificate as a prerequisite, as well as the following classes: 
PL 400 - Evidence
PL 309 Constitutional Law
PL 403 Advanced Legal Writing

Choose one of the following:
PL 303 Alternative Dispute Resolution
CJ 225 Criminal Procedure

Choose one of the following:
PL 407 Legal Studies Capstone
PL 498 Paralegal Internship 

Business Administration

This program offers students an opportunity to take both introductory and upper level business courses regarding business practices, policies and laws. The ability to lead and supervise people, communicate effectively, and understand how businesses are organized are valuable skills regardless of what industry you work in. Also, moving up the ladder in a company or organization typically means moving into a management position. A Business Administration Management Certificate will help prepare you for the future.

These certificate courses can be applied to an A.S. or B.S. degree in Business Administration at Husson University, enhance a degree in another discipline or augment prior learning to provide for a change in career.

The Business Administration Certificate includes the following classes:
BA 101 – Introduction to Business
BA 243 – The Business of Innovation
BA 321 – Marketing Principles

Choose two of the following:
AC 211 – Managerial Accounting
BA 202 – Business Law II
BA 210 – Economics Overview for Non-Business Majors
BA 310 – Organization and Management
BA 362 – Financial Management I
BA 411 – Organizational Behavior
BA 422 – Sales and Sales Management

Counter-Terrorism and Security

The 21st century ushered in a new era of global terrorism launched by the attacks on 9/11. Intermittent events of terrorism around the world remind us that the threat persists and continues to grow. At the root of global terrorism is a radical strain of Islamic fundamentalism that finds adherents from Saharan/sub Saharan Africa, across the Middle East through Central and west/east Asia, as well as Europe and North America. This global jihadist movement challenges governments and multinational organizations to maintain their traditional openness and freedoms of operation while installing security procedures and systems to counter this terrorist threat.

This certificate is designed provide a foundational understanding of this threat for law enforcement, military, and corporate security officers who act as the first-line of defense against terroristic acts. This on-line and hybrid certificate program is also intended for participants interested in a career in homeland security at federal, state and local levels in counter terrorism agencies.

This certificate is offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours and a maximum of 15 semester credit hours maintaining a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average. Credits from the undergraduate certificate can be applied to an A.S. or B.S. Criminal Justice degree and credits from the graduate certificate can be applied to an MBA or Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree. 

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Certificate includes the following classes:
CJ 402/702 – Perspectives in Terrorism
CJ 412/712 – Homeland Security
CJ 414/714 – Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency
CJ 415/715 – Corporate Security
CJ 416/716 – Global Jihad and Radicalization

Entrepreneurship

Innovative and/or growing companies have a goal of adding 30 percent of their sales from products, services or markets that did not exist 5 years before. Combining theory with a strong dose of applied learning, these courses will add the skills needed to start a company, or else re-start a business unit or product line in an existing company.

These certificate courses can be applied to an A.S. or B.S. degree in Business Administration at Husson University, enhance a degree in another discipline, or augment prior learning to provide for a change in career.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate includes the following classes:
BA 243 – The Business of Innovation
BA 441 – Entrepreneurship I – New Venture Development
BA 443 – Entrepreneurship II – Business Plans

Paralegal

The Paralegal Certificate Program provides students with an understanding of the basic areas of law. Many students entering this program are changing careers and returning as non-traditional students. As such, they may not be able to maintain a full-time course load, nor do they need to complete a full degree in Paralegal Studies to obtain a job in a law office. This program also meets the needs of students who are already practicing as paralegals, but their employers would like them to expand their knowledge base. This program will enable paralegal students to earn a certificate in the area of paralegal studies.

The Paralegal Certificate includes the following classes:
PL 100 – Introduction to Legal Studies
PL 205 – Legal Research and Writing

Choose one of the following:
BA 201 – Business Law I
PL 201 – Real Estate Law

Choose one of the following:
PL 203 – Civil Litigation
PL 200 – Criminal Law

Choose one of the following:
PL 303 – Alternative Dispute Resolution
PL 305 – Legal Ethics

Sales

The Sales Certificate program is designed to provide our student base with real world concepts and best practices in the areas of Professional Selling as well as Sales and Marketing management. Sales are the top line of any Income Statement and the activity that allows all other business functions to continue. Everyone in every organization, regardless of industry or profession, is ultimately dependent on successful sales results.  As a result of obtaining the Sales Certificate, students will be more competitive in the job market for sales, marketing, retail or other customer service related jobs. 

Fact: The national organization “Sales Education Foundation” reported recent survey results indicating that 52% of all graduates, regardless of major, find that the 1st job is in Sales or Sales support.

The Sales Certificate courses can be applied to an A.S. or B.S. degree in Business Administration at Husson University, enhance a degree in another discipline or augment prior learning to provide for a change in career.

The Sales Certificate includes the following classes:
BA 422 – Sales and Sales Management
BA 428 – Strategic Selling
BA 351 or HA 401 – Internship

Choose one of the following:
BA 375 – Supply Chain Management
BA 425 – Marketing Management
HA 311 – Destination Marketing and Management

Choose one of the following:
BA 243 – The Business of Innovation
BA 421 – Integrated Marketing Communications and Advertising
BA 424 – Marketing Research
BA 437 – International Marketing

Small Business Management

Many theories of business were developed for large companies, but 90 percent of US companies employ 20 people or fewer. Chances are very good that the student will work for, supply, advise, or own a smaller company. The student may be joining a family run company, starting a new firm or buying an existing one. The courses in this certificate will step those big business theories down to the realities of a smaller company.

These certificate courses can be applied to an A.S. or B.S. degree in Business Administration at Husson University, enhance a degree in another discipline, or augment prior learning to provide for a change in career.

The Small Business Management Certificate includes the following classes:
BA 440 – Small Business Management I
BA 442 – Applied Small Business Management

Choose one of the following:
AC 211 – Managerial Accounting
BA 422 – Sales and Sales Management

Web Design

The Certificate in Web Design is suited for any professional or aspiring entrepreneur wanting to have a solid foundation in core web concepts and technologies  including HTML, CSS and Javascript. The Certificate in Web Design will prepare graduates to be able to intelligently interface with internal or external web or marketing teams in professional settings in support of web and web marketing initiatives, to be able to maintain and manage an existing web presence, and to be able to define, design, develop and deploy a basic web presence.
IT 201 Web Imaging
IT 207 Web Design - Content Layer
IT 209 Web Design - Presentation Layer
IT 211 Search Engine Marketing
IT 223 User Experience and Interaction Design
IT 331 Web Design Behavior Layer


Web Media

The Certificate in Web Media provides a basic knowledge in the use of media-related software tools, general web concepts, search marketing and user-experience and interaction design as well as the ability to communicate an American perspective with regard to all media.  This certificate benefits anyone, including international students, seeking a broad overview of the web, websites, and web marketing.
IT 121 Computer Applications for Digital Media
IT 202 Web Design for Non-Majors
IT 211 Search Engine Marketing
IT 223 User Experience and Interaction Design
MC 101 Introduction to Media

Project Management

Husson's Project Management Leadership Program provides:

  • The critical skills necessary to be successful in today's fast-paced, competitive, business environment.
  • The necessary preparation for students interested in earning their Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) credentials from the Project Management Institute.
  • Instructors with over 60 years of combined experience working in the field and training project management professionals.
  • Guidance on employment opportunities in project management.

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