Professional Studies Certificate
Professional Studies Certificate
The Professional Studies Certificate is an end in itself for some students. For others, it may be applied toward completion of a bachelor’s degree. Whatever one’s ultimate goal, whether to qualify for promotion, initiate a career change, or earn an undergraduate degree, a Professional Studies Certificate can help achieve that objective. The number of courses required to complete a Professional Studies Certificate varies with the area of study, but in every instance courses must be completed at Boston College.
Certificate requirements include the following:
• Students must receive at least a grade of C for each
course credited toward the certificate.
• Certificate requirements should be completed within two
years of initial enrollment; courses are permanently
retained on the student record.
• A request to apply to a certificate program must be made
to the Woods College of Advancing Studies. A request
must also be made to receive a formal certificate upon
• A Professional Studies Certificate may be obtained in
Accounting, Communication, Criminal and Social
Justice, Finance, Human Resources, Information
Technology, Management, and Marketing.
Professional Studies in Accounting requires Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Cost Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Nonprofit and Public Accounting or Account Theory: FAST III.
Professional Studies in Communication requires Public Speaking, Organizational Behavior, Computer-Mediated Presentations, two electives such as Public Relations, Negotiation/Conflict Resolution, Team Dynamics, Corporate Communication, Exploring the Internet, Collaborative Computing, Discovering Computer Graphics.
Professional Studies in Criminal and Social Justice requires Law for Layperson, Law and Morality, and three electives from Psychology and Law, Crime and Correction, Family Law, Deviant Behavior, White Collar Crime, Crime without Boundaries, Health Psychology, Psychological Trauma, Social Psychology, Law and Society.
Professional Studies in Finance: For students enrolled in the Finance Certificate Program before Jan. 1, 2015, the requirements are: Principles of Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Microeconomic Theory, and two electives such as Investments, Personal Finance. For students accepted to the Finance Certificate Program Jan. 1, 2015 and later, the requirements are: Principles of Economics II: Macro, Principles of Financial Management, Accounting and Financial Analysis I, Investments: Stocks, Bonds, and the Securities Market, Business Ethics, and one elective: Elementary Statistics, Personal Finance, Principles of Economics I: Micro.
Professional Studies in Human Resources requires Organizational Behavior, Health Psychology, Human Resources, and three electives such as Law and Morality, Social Psychology, Crime Without Boundaries, Negotiating/Conflict Resolution, Team Dynamics, Labor Relations/Human Resources, Interpersonal Relations, Group Dynamics.
Professional Studies in Information Technology requires Exploring the Internet, Database Management, Video Games and Virtual Reality, and two IT electives.
Professional Studies in Management requires Managerial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Principles of Financial Management, Psychology and Law, Marketing Overview, Micro and Macro Economics, Economic Statistics, Organizational Communication.
Professional Studies in Marketing requires Marketing Overview, Marketing Research, two Marketing electives, Economic Statistics, Managerial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis.
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