2013–2014 Graduate Business Certificates

Accounting | Entrepreneurship 

Dean: Jin Wang
Graduate Faculty Chair: Michael Keene
Graduate Business Programs Coordinator: Baptiste Prevot
Graduate Business Programs Assistant Coordinator: Diana Dani

Graduate Certificates are available as a program of graduate business study for individuals who:

Between 15 and 24 graduate semester hours are required to complete a Graduate Certificate. A minimum of 12 of these semester hours must be taken at Westminster, unless the certificate is done in conjunction with the Master of Business Administration Degree. Students who desire to complete more than one graduate certificate may apply required course and/or elective credits to only one certificate. Individuals without prior undergraduate coursework in business, or who graduated with a business degree five or more years ago must complete prerequisite courses as identified in the respective certificate requirements. Students must declare their certificate program with the MBA Graduate Coordinator prior to applying for graduation.

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Prerequisite Courses 12  
ACCT     350     Intermediate Accounting I (4)          ACCT 213; ACCT 350 prior to ACCT 360
ACCT     360     Intermediate Accounting II (4)    ACCT 213; ACCT 350
ACCT     454     Auditing (4)—offered fall and summer   ACCT 360
If applicable, completion of:    
MBA      502     Accounting Foundational Literacy (0)—offered fall, spring, and summer    
MBA      506    Quantitative Methods Foundational Literacy (0)—offered fall, spring, and summer    
II. Required MBA Core Courses 6  
MBA      625C   Financial Reporting and Control (2)—offered fall, spring, and summer   MBA 502, 508, 610C, 615C
MBA      630C   Financial Design and Analysis (2)—offered fall, spring, and summer   MBA 625C
MBA      635C      Executive Financial Decision Making (2)—offered fall, spring, and summer   MBA 625C
III. Required Certificate Courses 12  
MBA      542E   Special Topics in Financial Accounting (2)    ACCT 360 or equivalent
MBA      543E   Special Topics in Managerial and Cost Accounting (2)      ACCT 374 or equivalent
MBA      544E   Business Combinations (2)    ACCT 360 or equivalent
MBA      545E   Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting (2)          ACCT 360 or equivalent
MBA      666E   Special Topics in Accounting & Taxation (1)        
Choose one of:      
MBA      641E   Individual Income Taxation (3)—offered fall    
MBA      642E   Estate and Tax Planning Strategy (3)    
MBA      643E   Corporate Income Taxation (3)—offered spring   MBA 502
TOTAL CORE AND ELECTIVE HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING 18|
Plus relevant prerequisite
 

* ACCT 454; and ACCT 474 or ACCT 484 may be required for students who wish to sit for the CPA exam.

 

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Prerequisite Courses 0  
If applicable, completion of:    
MBA      501     Economics Foundational Literacy (0)—offered fall, spring, and summer    
MBA      502     Accounting Foundational Literacy (0)—offered fall, spring, and summer    
MBA      506     Quantitative Methods Foundational Literacy (0)—offered fall, spring, and summer    
MBA      508     Finance Foundational Literacy (0)—offered fall, spring, and summer    
II. Required MBA Core Courses 12  
MBA      620C   Understanding Market Dynamics (2)—offered fall, spring, and summer    
MBA      625C   Financial Reporting and Control (2)—offered fall, spring, and summer   MBA 502, 508, 610C, 615C
MBA      630C   Financial Design and Analysis (2)—offered fall, spring, and summer   MBA 625C
MBA      635C   Executive Financial Decision Making (2)—offered fall, spring, and summer   MBA 625
MBA      640C   Managing Processes (2)—offered fall and spring   MBA 506, 610C
MBA      645C   Value Creation and Delivery (2)—offered fall, spring, and summer    
III. Required Certificate Courses 6  
MBA      560E   Entrepreneurship (2)—offered fall and spring   MBA 501, 502, 506, 508
MBA      624E   Financing New Ventures (2)—offered fall and spring   MBA 635C
MBA      634E   Business Plan Development (2)—offered spring   MBA 560E, 620C, 625C, 635C, 645C
IV. Elective Certificate Courses 6  
Six credit hours chosen from electives below, or approval from advisor    
MBA      611E   New Product Development (2)—offered Block 1, fall, and Block 2 spring   MBA 645C
MBA      626E   Lectures in Entrepreneurship (2)—offered spring    
MBA      627E   Social Entrepreneurship (2)—offered spring    
MBA      628E   Marketing New Ventures (2)—offered fall    
MBA      631E   Business Valuation (2)—offered spring   MBA 635C, 645C
MBA      632E   Mergers and Acquisitions (2)—offered spring   MBA 620C, 635C, 645C
MBA      651E   The Nonprofit Organization (2)—offered fall    
MBA      653E   Internship in Entrepreneurship (1–3)   see course description
MBA      658E   Communication and Interpersonal Skills (2)—offered spring    
MBA      668E       Directed Studies in Entrepreneurship (1–3)   see coruse description
     
TOTAL CORE AND ELECTIVE HOURS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

24
Plus relevant prerequisite