A graduate certificate is ideal for students who want to upgrade their skills and improve their competitiveness on the job market, but who are not ready to commit to a master's program yet.

Each graduate certificate comprises four graduate-level courses and can be completed in as few as two semesters of study.


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Corporate Communications & Marketing
<p>With a strong foundation focused on essential management principles, this four-course certificate can be completed in as few as eight months. You’ll be prepared to handle the challenges—and take advantage of the opportunities—in this highly competitive and creative field.</p> <h3><br> Required courses:</h3> <ul> <li>Communication in a Global Work Environment</li> <li>Social Influence</li> <li>Public Relations &amp; Crisis Communications</li> <li>Marketing Analytics<br> </li> </ul> <div>Credit is fully transferable to the MS in Leadership and Administration Program.</div>
<p>Are you interested in managing the PR division of a growing nonprofit, working as a project manager for a large corporation or the government, or marketing your own services or products? This program is designed to match both your interests and industry needs.</p>
Editor Public Relations Officer Senior Technical Writer Underwriter Reporter
Data Analytics
<p>This program is ideal for students who are interested in advancing their skills and improving their competitiveness in the job market but not yet ready to pursue a master’s degree. Students may complete this program in as few as eight months, and for-credit courses can be transferred to Boston College’s Master of Science in Applied Economics program.<br> &nbsp;</p> <h3>Curriculum:</h3> <ul> <li>Data Analysis</li> <li>Econometrics</li> <li>Big Data Econometrics</li> <li>Predictive Analytics/Forecasting</li> </ul>
<p>Complex modeling, big data techniques, predictive modeling/forecasting—these are just a few of the topics covered in this highly relevant program. Over four courses, managers and other professionals learn how to manage data, understand analytic reports, and use data to improve organizations.</p>
Data Analyst Web Analytics Associate Business Intelligence Analyst Market Researcher
Executive Leadership/Organizational Dev.
<h3>Executive Leadership and Organizational Development Certificate</h3> <p>This four-course graduate certificate can be completed in as few as eight months.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> <br> </p> <h3>Required courses:</h3> <ul> <li>Organization Theory &amp; Design</li> <li>Talent Management</li> <li>Leader as Change Agent</li> <li>Business Strategy</li> </ul> <div>Credit is fully transferable to the MS in Leadership and Administration Program.</div>
<p>What goes into successful leadership and organizations? This program provides you with skills to handle the complex challenges of leading organizations in increasingly globalized environments. Coursework equips you with an understanding of how interpersonal, cultural, systemic, and international issues affect business.</p>
Technical Manager Human Resources Manager Director CEO Recruiting Specialist
Human Resources
<h3>Professional Studies Certificate</h3> <p>This hybrid, five-course program prepares students with two years’ professional HR experience for the main content areas covered in the Professional in Human Resources Exam. Those who complete the program will be better equipped to:</p> <ul> <li>Recruit, retain, train, and evaluate employees</li> <li>Maintain a positive work environment</li> <li>Oversee compensation, benefits, and labor relations</li> <li>Manage risk</li> </ul> <p>Credits are fully transferable to a major in English or Corporate Systems. We accept applications on a rolling basis.</p> <p><a adhocenable="false" href="/content/bc-web/schools/wcas/undergraduate/certificates/human-resources.html"><span class="btn btn-default btn-red">Professional Studies Program Details</span></a></p> <h3>Graduate Certificate</h3> <p>With topics that range from employee management to labor relations to employment law, this program helps you learn the skills and theories needed to excel in today’s HR landscape. Our four-course program is aligned with the major testing requirements of the Professional in Human Resources Exam.</p> <p><a adhocenable="false" href="/content/bc-web/schools/wcas/graduate/certificates/human-resources-management.html"><span class="btn btn-default btn-red">Graduate Certificate Program Details</span></a></p>
<p>As the workforce grows and diversifies, it’s more important than ever for organizations both big and small to maintain positive work environments. Our programs prepare you to take on the responsibility of ensuring everyone is treated fairly and equitably.</p>
Human Resources Associate Recruiting Specialist Benefits Specialist Talent Manager Program Administrator
Project Management
<p>This hybrid, four-course certificate program provides a foundational understanding of practices and principles of modern management—including accounting, finance, marketing, leadership, and organizational behavior. The curriculum is particularly well-suited to the needs of aspiring managers and business professionals.</p> <h3>Required Certificate Course:</h3> <ul> <li>ADGR&nbsp;8110 Agile Methodologies&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>ADGR&nbsp;8130 Risk Management/Quality Management</li> <li>ADGR 8201 Applied Techniques, Software &amp; Reporting&nbsp;</li> <li>ADGR 8203 Stakeholder Management and Procurement</li> </ul> <p>Credit is fully transferable to the MS in Leadership and Administration Program.</p>
<p>By 2020, the U.S. project management sector is projected to grow by six million jobs. Fill the need and gain the critical skills and ways of thinking necessary to handle projects that are becoming increasingly complex through this program.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Project Manager Director of Project Management Program Manager Technical Manager Analyst
I was hearing about the rise of data science, big data, and machine learning from many friends in other fields. I started this program to learn more about the fundamentals of data analytics. With no background in coding, I could easily follow the program, and I enjoyed it a lot. I suggest the program to anyone interested in data analytics as a nice introduction to the subject.
Baris Coskunuzer, Student