Cross-Disciplinary Graduate Certificates

Entrepreneurship includes much more than just the traditional sole proprietor concept. There's also intrapreneurship (corporate entrepreneurship), social entrepreneurship, and global entrepreneurship. No matter what form your new venture might take, to succeed you need to know how to financially analyze the opportunity, how to secure your competitive advantage, how to market your new venture, and ultimately how to manage your new business.

The entrepreneurship certificate will provide you with those skills and also teach you how to leverage your current technical, creative, and industry knowledge in an entrepreneurial context.

The certificate is made up of 12 semester credits, consisting of three core courses (eight semester credits) and one to two elective courses (four semester credits).

Entrepreneurship certificate curriculum
  Course number Course title Credit hours
Core
8 credits
ENTR 7005 Entrepreneurship New Venture Creation 3
ENTR 7089 Capstone in Entrepreneurship & Innovation 3
MGMT 7035 Management of Innovation 2
Electives
4 credits
MGMT 7014 Leadership and Organizations 2
ENTR 7015 Entrepreneurship & E-Business 3
MKTG 7021 Design Thinking for Business 2
ENTR 7025 Global Entrepreneurship 3
ENTR 7035 Management of Closely Held/Family Business 3
ENTR 7081 Independent Study 1-6
ENTR 7082 Special Topics 1-6

To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

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Charles Matthews link

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Department of Management

510 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7123

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Kevin Mussman link

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

513-556-6904

In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, leaders know that people are an organization's most critical resource. Bottom-line business success depends on the quality of its employees and the effectiveness of employee relations. The human resources certificate encompasses a solid management curriculum. Courses in Compensation, Benefits, Negotiation, Employment Law, HR Analytics, and more are taught by a mix of full-time faculty from the Lindner College of Business and experienced professionals from organizations in the region.

The human resources certificate is interdisciplinary, and the curriculum includes four core courses (eight semester credits) and two elective courses (four semester credits), depending on program affiliation and prior background.

Human resources certificate curriculum
 

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

Core
8 credits

MGMT 8084

Global Diversity

2

BLAW 8018

Employment Law

2

MGMT 8078

Compensation

2

MGMT 8080

Benefits

2

Electives
4 credits

MGMT 7014

Leadership and Organizations

2

MGMT 7016

Negotiation

2

MGMT 7084

Managing Organizational Change

2

MGMT 7085

Leadership (Advanced Study)

2

MGMT 7087

High Performance Teams

2

MGMT 8094

Talent Acquisition and Staffing

2

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may be able to choose other electives to match specific career goals, with the approval of the Program Director.

To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

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Elaine Hollensbe link

Department Head and Professor of Management

503 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7122

Headshot of Kevin Mussman

Kevin Mussman link

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

513-556-6904

Innovation is and will always be a major driver of business and societal success, and business schools are doing much to foster innovation worldwide. The opportunities to do more to support innovation are many and the potential to create value is high.

With globalization and technological advances, the pace of change in business has accelerated significantly–many note that we are now in an era of hyper-competition. The successful business must constantly innovate and reinvent itself to stay ahead.

The inter-disciplinary innovation certificate is targeted at anyone engaged in the process of creating and commercializing intellectual property. It includes coursework in marketing, management, design, and entrepreneurship; and gives students a sound understanding of the principles and processes of innovation, and management of the innovation process.

The certificate is made up of 12 semester credits, consisting of four core courses (eight semester credits) and one to two elective courses (four semester credits).

Innovation certificate curriculum
 

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

Core
8 credits

MKTG 7014

Systematic Innovation Tools

2

MGMT 7035

Management of Innovation

2

MKTG 7021

Design Thinking for Business

2

MKTG 7020

New Product Development

2

Electives
4 credits

MKTG7012

Marketing Research

4

MKTG7013

Qualitative Research Methods

2

MKTG7015

Buyer Behavior

2

MKTG7035

Marketing Strategy for Managers

2

MKTG7027

e-Marketing (Social Media)

2

ENTR7005

Entrepreneurship

2

DSGN7021

Design Strategy & Thinking

3

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may also be able to select other electives, with the approval of the Program Director.

To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

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Drew Boyd link

Executive Director of MS-Marketing Program, Associate Professor-Educator of Marketing and Innovation, Department of Marketing

433 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-4587

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Kevin Mussman link

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

513-556-6904

The international business certificate exposes students to issues in global business, such as cultural differences in management and business practices, economic, political, and regulatory constraints to business practices, differences in customer and market characteristics, etc. A sound understanding of these principles becomes increasingly important as one moves up the career ladder, into more managerial and administrative roles.
This certificate will help students to leverage their deep technical, clinical, or creative background for success in the world of global business. It will teach them research and analytic techniques for managing individual and organizational performance in global business.

The certificate is made up of 12 semester credits, consisting of one core course (two semester credits) and four to five elective courses (10 semester credits).

International business certificate curriculum
 

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

Core
2 credits

MGMT 7017

Managing Across Cultures

2

Electives
10 credits

ENTR 7025

Global Entrepreneurship

3

FIN 7055

International Finance

3

MGMT 7015

Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics

2

MGMT 7089

International Competitiveness

3

MGMT 7031

Strategic Alliances

3

MKTG 7031

International Marketing for Managers

2

OM 7044

Global Operations Strategy

2

OM 7083

Supply Chain Strategy and Analysis

2

INTB 8002

Study Abroad: Linz, Prague

2

INTB 8003

Study Abroad: Doing Business in Chile

2

INTB 8004

Study Abroad: China

2

INTB 8005

Study Abroad: France, Spain (Doing Business in Europe)

2

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. But they are not meant to be exhaustive. Students may also be permitted, with the approval of the Program Director, to substitute another appropriate course.

To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

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Lawrence Gales link

Academic Director for International Programs; Associate Professor of Management, Department of Management

508 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7127

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Kevin Mussman link

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

513-556-6904

Leadership competency is a requirement in today's competitive marketplace. Developing your leadership skills is an investment that can benefit you and your organization.

The graduate certificate in leadership and management offers advanced study of topics that emerging leaders will encounter. Future leaders will acquire a knowledge base and be equipped with skills to manage positive social change.

The certificate requires a core course (two semester credits) and elective courses (10 semester credits).

Leadership and management certificate curriculum
 

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

Core
2 credits

MGMT 7014*

Leadership and Organizations

2

Electives
10 credits

MGMT 7015

Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics

2

MGMT 7016

Negotiation

2

MGMT 7017

Managing Across Cultures

2

MGMT 7087

High Performance Teams

2

MGMT 7035

Management of Innovation

3

MGMT 7073

Human Resource Management

2

MGMT 7084

Leading Organizational Change

2

MGMT 7085

Leadership: Developing Exceptional Competence

2

MGMT 7089

International Competitiveness

3

ENTR 7089

Entrepreneurship & Strategy

3

MGMT 8084

Global Diversity

2

*Lindner College of Business master's degree students who are required to take MGMT 7014 may not count this towards the certificate. They will be required to take an elective instead. MGMT 7014 is a gateway course and must be taken prior to other courses in the program.

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may be able to choose other electives to match specific career goals, with the approval of the Program Director.

To learn more about this certificate please contact:

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Elaine Hollensbe link

Department Head and Professor of Management

503 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7122

Headshot of Kevin Mussman

Kevin Mussman link

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

513-556-6904