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Undergraduate Certificates

Husson University has assisted generations of business professionals and leaders in gaining credentials and knowledge to build expertise and enhance their résumés. Certificate programs provide the skills and job training that offer a valuable advantage in today’s global businesses and organizations.

These challenging certificate programs teach skills that are directly transferable to the workplace or as credits toward a degree at Husson University. Hands-on classes emphasize learning by doing and offer high-level training in the most current industry practices.

Certificate programs may be used to augment your degree, build on prior learning to support your career growth, or help you make a career change. Even better, you can earn your certificate entirely online, while also attending to work or family responsibilities.

Accounting

Acquire specific accounting skills as a stackable credential with the Certificate in Accounting. This certificate program covers both private and public accounting topics and prepare students for positions as accounts payable clerks, accounts receivable clerks, bookkeepers or tellers. 

To earn your Certificate in Accounting, you need to complete 15 credits.

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

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal assisted therapy, and the study of human–animal interactions, is an exciting and growing field of scientific inquiry focusing on our relationship with animals. Through this Animal-Assisted Therapy Certificate program, you will learn to integrate companion animals safely and ethically into a variety of treatment settings. You’ll study how human–animal bonds have both emotional and health benefits, how to safely and ethically apply animal interactions as a therapeutic tool, and learn techniques for working with therapy animals.

Over your course of study, you’ll write a manual that is tailored to your professional needs and species of choice. The final manual will consist of three parts that mirror the certificate’s outcomes and will create a professional reference manual tailored for your use. 

AB 110 - The Human-Animal Bond: Animal Behavior, Evolution, and Therapeutic Applications

AB 210 - Emotional Support and Service Animals

AB 310 - Animal-Assisted Therapy: Understanding Techniques, Regulations, and Risks

 

 

Business Administration

The ability to lead, supervise, communicate effectively, and understand how businesses are organized are valuable skills regardless of the industry you work in. Husson University’s online Certificate in Business Administration allows you to take both introductory and upper-level business courses on engaging topics including business practices, policies, ethics and laws, to name just a few. As a result, you'll be equipped with the skills to supervise staff, communicate with others professionally and effectively, and understand the structural details of successful businesses. Our certificate program is designed to give you tools that are universally important and applicable to all industries.

To earn your Certificate in Business Administration, you need to complete 15 credits.

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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Most professionals – and companies – value a diverse and welcoming working environment. As companies and organizations strive to create a more inclusive workplace for all employees, they are looking for professionals who can help develop organize and implement this change. The Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Husson Online offers practical tools for professionals, or future professionals, to engage in DEI topics as global citizens. It will add a valuable credential to your skillsets.

This undergraduate certificate program will lead you to reexamine the ways society and institutions unwittingly support and reinforce ideologies that may not leave room for diversity, equity and inclusion.

HU 110 - Identity and Context 

HU 210 - Communication Trends: Implications for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

HU 310 - Organization Leadership through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

Sales

Making the pitch. Answering customer questions. Closing the deal. Sales are one of the most dynamic and thrilling aspects of business and the one that drives commerce and keeps businesses running.

Husson University offers the only sales certification program in the state of Maine, and it's available fully online. Our Certificate in Sales program gives you the opportunity to engage with real-world concepts and best practices in professional selling, sales and marketing management. If you’ve already earned a degree in a business-related field, you can use our online Certificate in Sales program to enhance the skills you’ve already acquired and get an advantage as you start seeking employment and promotion opportunities.

To earn your Certificate in Sales, you need to complete 15 credits.

CORE COURSES (9 CREDITS)

BA 422 – Sales and Sales Management
BA 428 – Strategic Selling
BA 351 or HA 401 – Internship

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (3 CREDITS)

BA 375 – Supply Chain Management
BA 425 – Marketing Management
HA 311 – Destination Marketing and Management

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (3 CREDITS)

BA 243 – The Business of Innovation
BA 421 – Integrated Marketing Communications and Advertising
BA 424 – Marketing Research
BA 437 – International Marketing