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What is a graduate certificate? A graduate certificate is a post-baccalaureate qualification awarded by colleges, universities, and technical schools around the world. Depending on where the certificate is awarded, a graduate certificate confers either bachelor- or master-level qualifications. For example, in the UK and other Commonwealth countries, a graduate certificate is awarded to undergraduate students; in the US, graduate certificates are a post-graduate qualification and may be issued as part of a master’s or PhD program.  Students usually pursue a graduate certificate after completing at least one undergraduate degree. A certificate earned at a bachelor level may have a more limited scope than one earned at a master level because of the student’s different experience with her or his field of study. Scholars may pursue this education to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen field or to prepare themselves for a promotion. The cost of a graduate certificate will depend on the country and institution where you study, though in some countries the cost of a graduate certificate is significantly less than tuition in a traditional master’s degree program. A graduate certificate program may also take less time to complete than a full bachelor’s or master’s degree program.

After completing a college degree, a student may wish to pursue a graduate degree. The first level of such study is called a master. Students can earn this title after completing approximately two years of study when taking a full load of credits.

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Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Many of the world’s economies are sensitive to weather and climate hazards, and minimizing uncertainty has become a priority among leading commercial and government secto ... [+]

Many of the world’s economies are sensitive to weather and climate hazards, and minimizing uncertainty has become a priority among leading commercial and government sectors. At the same time, access to realtime and historical weather data has never been more readily available. The Graduate Certificate in Weather and Climate Analytics, offered online through Penn State World Campus, can teach you how to leverage this information to make better decisions, whatever your field of interest.

As a student in this five-course, 13-credit program, you can learn to:

identify and collect global weather and climate data for a specific weather-impacted scenario clean, transform and analyze historical weather and climate information with the goal of understanding a particular weather impact use predictive analytic techniques to anticipate the future behavior of the atmosphere effectively communicate weather analytics analyses and their implications to decision-makers understand the challenges and opportunities that exist when incorporating weather analytics decisions in commercial and government sectors Curriculum ... [-]
USA State College
Open Enrollment
English
Part-time
Online
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The Citadel

Our Online Graduate Certificate in Tactical Performance & Resiliency empowers you to gain highly practical knowledge and skills for effectively training tactical athl ... [+]

Summary

The public and private sectors are experiencing a rapidly growing demand for professionals who exhibit high standards of knowledge, skills, integrity, and leadership in improving the performance and resiliency of tactical athletes. Tactical athletes include military personnel, first responders, and veterans.

Our Online Graduate Certificate in Tactical Performance & Resiliency empowers you to gain highly practical knowledge and skills for effectively training tactical athletes at the individual-level. Studying at your own pace through our online courses, you will expand your skills and knowledge well beyond that offered by professional certifications alone. You will graduate from this program effectively-prepared to design and deliver effective tactical training programs for military service members, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and veterans on a one-on-one basis.... [-]

USA Charleston
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online
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Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Learn about the UN's day-to-day concerns and realities directly from its officials and other experts. Study human resources management in international organizations and ... [+]

Since 1945, the United Nations has served as a vital arena for international diplomacy. Our certificate program in UN Studies offers a deep understanding of the UN and how it operates, including the promise and limits of international cooperation. This knowledge is valuable for a wide range of students and professionals involved or interested in an international career, including:

Members of the United Nations Association of the USA and supporters of the UN Foundation UN personnel Diplomats assigned to Permanent Missions to the UN Employees of international organizations Educators affiliated with model United Nations programs

Over the course of the program, you'll become well-versed in how the policy community utilizes — and seeks to reform — the UN. We'll help you to sharpen your policy development and op-ed writing skills, expand your network and ultimately be ready to apply your experience to careers in non-profit/NGO organizations, education, government and private agencies. ... [-]

USA South Orange
September 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
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St John's College

For those who wish to acquire an advanced study in theology through a short programme, we offer a Graduate Certificate in theology, ministry, and mission, validated by Du ... [+]

For those who wish to acquire an advanced study in theology through a short programme, we offer a Graduate Certificate in theology, ministry, and mission, validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. In this part-time course, you will study level 5 and 6 modules, usually over one year.

This is an accessible course designed for those who have a degree in another subject, and want to reflect on the Christian relevance of their professional & personal circumstances. Many have studied in the context of secular or church-related employment as a way to explore their vocation and become better equipped for ministry and mission. It is a distance learning course that will fit around your work and other commitments.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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English
Part-time
1 year
Online
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Purdue Online - Polytechnic Institute

The Information Technology Business Analysis graduate certificate program will provide graduate students introductory graduate-level education in the important aspects of ... [+]

The Information Technology Business Analysis graduate certificate program will provide graduate students introductory graduate-level education in the important aspects of Business Analysis.

The certificate program will provide professionals with the knowledge of how to determine business requirements that drive IT-related projects. In addition, it will help them identify, analyze and design processes to improve the overall flow of information within their organization.

The certificate program will provide basic graduate-level education for employment for those currently working as a business analyst or those charged with or looking to take on business analyst-related responsibilities.... [-]

USA West Lafayette
Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 months
Online
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EGADE Business School

Manage and create strategic projects for the energy sector and become one of the first leaders of the industry in Mexico. ... [+]

Lead the transformation of the energy sector, a global responsibility

The Graduate Degree Certificate in Energy Management was designed to help engineers, directors, and entrepreneurs develop the specialized skills and knowledge required to become experts in the energy sector in order to efficiently lead organizations and projects within the energy industry. These specialized leaders need to be able to perform financial, social and environmental evaluations, as well as design innovative and sustainable business models.

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Part-time

Duration 1 year Location Monterrey Program intake September Language English and Spanish A pioneer postgraduate in Mexico

The Mexican energy sector is undergoing a major transformation, which is why EGADE Business School designed this pioneer postgraduate degree in Mexico, enriched with a mixed approach, which provides great opportunities for this rapidly changing industry. This degree is aimed at professionals who want to master the complexity of the energy sector.... [-]

Mexico Monterrey
September 2020
Spanish,English
Part-time
1 year
Campus
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Culinary Institute of Barcelona

Managing a restaurant successfully is a challenge due to its complexity. The successful management of a restaurant involves more than offering a balanced menu designed to ... [+]

Managing a restaurant successfully is a challenge due to its complexity. The successful management of a restaurant involves more than offering a balanced menu designed to generate revenue. A number of factors play a role in the management of a restaurant: the ability to form a relationship with clients, prospecting for business in digital media, the ability to effectively respond to demand, forming relationships based on trust and being able to deal with suppliers are factors that play a role in the management of a restaurant.

Control over these factors is crucial in order to be able to implement in a secure and coherent manner everything we have discussed and planned for our business. This is a sector in a state of constant change, where competition is fierce and where one must respond to customer expectations. As a result, novelty and trends must be tools that help us improve and manage our business on its path to success.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Spanish,English
Part-time
11 months
Campus
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Durham College

With a unique combination of business skills and a solid understanding of the sports industry, sports managers oversee professional and amateur athletes and teams, coordi ... [+]

With a unique combination of business skills and a solid understanding of the sports industry, sports managers oversee professional and amateur athletes and teams, coordinate sporting events and work behind the scenes at some of the biggest sporting venues in the world.

Aimed at college and university graduates, the Sports Business Management graduate certificate program is a fast-track to the sports industry. The sports industry is recognized as a distinct enterprise that requires specific skills, knowledge, attitudes, and experiences best obtained through the academic process achieved by enrolling in this program.

It provides advanced and intensive training through one semester of academics and one semester of field placement.... [-]

Canada Oshawa
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English
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
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Suzhou Centennial College

Centennial College’s International Business Management program ensures you obtain the key industry knowledge you need to successfully conduct business on a global s ... [+]

Credential: Graduate Certificate Program Length: 1 year/ 3 semesters

Centennial College’s International Business Management program ensures you obtain the key industry knowledge you need to successfully conduct business on a global scale in any international corporate environment.

A global perspective on business is unique in that professionals must have knowledge of specialized International Business Management topics such as:

International business law International finance and banking International marketing International entrepreneurship and innovation Global business research and analysis International business planning Corporate social responsibility and international development Business networking ... [-]
China Suzhou
September 2020
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Kansas State University Global Campus

The graduate certificate in business administration provides an opportunity for students to gain basic business knowledge without having to participate in a full MBA prog ... [+]

Overview

The graduate certificate in business administration provides an opportunity for students to gain basic business knowledge without having to participate in a full MBA program.

Students will attain an understanding of the basic functional areas of business administration and how each contributes to an effective business organization. Students will learn how to analyze financial statements to determine a firm's performance and financial condition in relation to what matters most to shareholders and investors. They will also learn managerial strategy development using marketing theories and applied marketing research techniques.

Careers

Many career opportunities are available to graduates in business administration, including careers as an:... [-]

USA USA Online
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English
40 weeks
Online
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Centennial College

This post-graduate program is suited for college and university graduates from any discipline who wish to increase their employability by working towards a globally recog ... [+]

This post-graduate program is suited for college and university graduates from any discipline who wish to increase their employability by working towards a globally recognized certification in project management. Students thrive in small classes that use leading-edge project management tools, technologies and hands-on practices. An optional full-time, 12-week experiential learning opportunity (field placement) with a participating organization will allow you to gain valuable Canadian work experience in your field.

Program Overview

Centennial College’s Project Management program will provide you with solid fundamental knowledge to manage projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.... [-]

Canada Toronto
September 2020
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs

An online graduate certificate in public management from MU will help you hone your administrative and managerial skills. If you want to lead policy change and promote tr ... [+]

Graduate Certificate: Public Management

An online graduate certificate in public management from MU will help you hone your administrative and managerial skills. If you want to lead policy change and promote transparency and fairness in public service, this may be the certificate for you.

This 12-hour graduate certificate provides the administrative skills for ethical, effective leadership and management roles in the public service.

Students who complete the certificate will be well positioned to begin or advance in a public service career, with many expecting to pursue management careers in state and local governments.

Course work covers

Budgeting and finances Hu... [-]
USA Columbia
January 2020
English
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Online
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European College for Liberal Studies

Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies (12 credits) ... [+]

Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details.

Courses

Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible.... [-]

Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zürich Japan Tokyo Antwerp  + 6 More
November 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 24 months
Campus
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American University Online

American University's online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics builds the foundational skills you need to manage these programs by apply ... [+]

Today's organizations are investing in learning, instructional design, and talent development projects to enhance their effectiveness and fulfill compliance requirements. American University's online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics builds the foundational skills you need to manage these programs by applying and adapting proven analytic methodologies to improve learning.

This flexible, fully online program was developed in consultation with an advisory council of current instructional design and talent development professionals to ensure that it reflects the most current thinking and research in instructional design.

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USA Washington
September 2020
English
Part-time
9 - 15 months
Online
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Royal Roads University

The Graduate Certificate in Change Management is for professionals working in or consulting with, organizations in all sectors who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, ... [+]

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Change Management is for professionals working in or consulting with, organizations in all sectors who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, strategies, and expertise in the area of Change Management. Students will approach Change Management from a whole systems perspective and examine the processes and methodologies used for developing successful change management initiatives. Students will explore the capacity building and strategic alignment tools that drive measurable objectives within the context of Change Management and its influence and impact on organizational culture.

The aim of the certificate is to equip professionals with graduate-level applied, relevant, and theoretical expertise in leading and supporting individuals and organizations through change. The program focuses on the application of learning in areas such as:... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2020
English
Full-time
6 months
Online & Campus Combined
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