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Graduate Certificate in Management Concepts

Enhance your career with a Graduate Certificate focused on three key business concepts:

Management, Marketing, and Information Systems.

Minot State University’s new Graduate Certificate in Management Concepts (MC) is ideal for students who are interested securing advanced skills in management with a shorter program of study.

Through active learning, case studies, and projects, students will gain knowledge of principles and practices in managing corporate and organizational resources, marketing functions, and concepts of information systems within the organizational structure.  Completers of this certificate will be prepared to continue their education to fulfill the requirements of a full master’s degree.  This certificate program is an excellent option for undergraduate seniors who are interested in getting an early start on their graduate degree. 

Why this Program?

  • Added Value - All three courses can be applied toward the Master of Science in Management; two courses can be applied toward the Master of Science in Sports Management
  • Affordable Cost - Reasonably priced in-state tuition
  • Flexible Delivery - Program is available online and on campus and can be completed in as little as 18 weeks
  • Expert Faculty - Faculty hold doctoral degrees in their chosen fields
  • High Quality: Minot State University is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Admission Standards (see Admission Packet link for complete details)

  • Bachelor’s degree OR if an undergraduate senior, 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 OR Undergraduate last-60-hour GPA of 3.00
  • Official transcripts from all universities/college attended, or a course-by-course credit evaluation if applying as an international applicant
  • For international applicants:  Satisfaction of MSU's English proficiency requirement

Financial Aid

  • This certificate program is not eligible for Federal financial aid as a stand-alone program
  • Undergraduate seniors may only apply federal financial aid to their undergraduate program

Curriculum - All courses are delivered both online and on campus and are 8 weeks in length

BADM 535, Management Principles and Practices 3 sh

Introduces principles and practices of managing corporate and organizational resources. Describes how managers plan, organize, lead, motivate, and control human and other resources. Introduces classical, behavioral, ethical, and quantitative approaches to management. Explores management challenges and problems as presented by individuals and groups.

            Semester/Session:  Fall Session 2 or Spring Session 2

BIT 562, Management Information Systems 3 sh

Integrates fundamental concepts of systems and information with those of organizational structure and management. Performs the analysis of information flow in organizations and the operating context of the various computer-based subsystems of an organizational information system.

            Semester/Session:  Fall Session 2 

BADM 525, Strategic Marketing 3 sh

Investigates marketing from a managerial perspective, including the critical analysis of functions of marketing, opportunity assessment, marketing planning and programming, marketing leadership and organization, and implementing, evaluating, controlling, and adjusting the marketing effort. Focuses on the creative process involved in applying the knowledge and concepts of marketing to the development of marketing strategy. Integrates marketing decisions, ethics, strategies, and plans with other functional business areas.

            Semester/Session:  Spring Session 2