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Computer Security
<p>A Graduate Certificate in Computer Security prepares you to identify, understand, and analyze the varying technical aspects involved with cybersecurity including operating system, database, server, and application security, mobile devices, and more.</p>
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 government office, or marketing your own services or products? This program is designed to fit your interests while incorporating the latest industry trends.</p>
Editor Public Relations Officer Senior Technical Writer Underwriter Reporter
Cybersecurity Analytics
<p>The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Analytics equips you with data analysis skills and a contextual knowledge of cybersecurity, preparing you to use data to identify and address online security threats facing private and government entities. </p>
Cybersecurity Risk Management & Strategy
<p>The Cybersecurity Risk Management &amp; Strategy Certificate provides a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of risk management in cybersecurity and digital risk management environments. </p>
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 are 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 />  </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, and predictive modeling/forecasting 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
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
<p>TKTK</p> <h3>Required courses:</h3> <ul><li> </li></ul> <div>Credit is fully transferable to the MS in Leadership and Administration Program.</div>
<p>The Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers courses that help organizational managers, directors, and leaders prepare themselves and their offices for enduring, long-term solutions that advance equity for all. </p>
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Editor Public Relations Officer Senior Technical Writer Underwriter Reporter
Executive Sports Leadership
<p>This certificate is designed for professionals looking for education, mentoring, and a catalyst to an executive-level role in athletics. </p> <h3>Requirements:</h3> <ul><li>Introduction to Sports Management</li><li>Sports Law and Compliance</li><li>Sports Communication and Marketing</li><li>Sports Finance</li><li>Sports Leadership and Ignatian-Based Ethics</li><li>Applied Research Project or Internship</li><li>5 elective courses that you can choose to enhance your career<br /> </li></ul>
<p>This certificate is designed for professionals looking for education, mentoring, and a catalyst to an executive-level role in athletics—all at a top-tier research institution with accomplished academics and practitioners.</p>
Athletics Director Sales Associate Associate Athletics Director Communications Manager Head Coach
Graduate Certificate in Leadership
<h3>Graduate Certificate in Leadership</h3> <p>This four-course graduate certificate can be completed in as few as eight months.   <br /> <br /> </p> <h3>Required courses:</h3> <ul><li>Daring to Lead<br /> </li><li>Leading Change from the Middle<br /> </li><li> The Self Aware Leader<br /> </li><li>Problem Solving through Critical Thinking<br /> </li><li>Leading High Performing Teams</li></ul> <div>Credit is fully transferable to the MS in Leadership Program.</div>
<p>What skills are required to successfully lead organizations? In this program, you will gain the skills needed to handle complex challenges leaders face today. Coursework equips you to think critically, lead with empathy, and foster innovative thinking to make a lasting impact. </p>
Technical Manager Human Resources Manager Director CEO Recruiting Specialist
Human Resources
<h3>Graduate Certificate<br /> </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 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 typical workforce grows and diversifies, it’s more important than ever for organizations both big and small to maintain positive work environments. Our HR 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
National Security & Global Affairs
<p>A Graduate Certificate in National Security and Global Affairs prepares you to identify, understand, and analyze today’s most pressing cyber and national security concerns impacting both governments and private industry.</p>
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 8110 Agile Methodologies                </li><li>ADGR 8130 Risk Management/Quality Management</li><li>ADGR 8201 Applied Techniques, Software &amp; Reporting </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>The U.S. project management sector is a rapidly growing field, with millions of jobs added in 2020. Our program prepares you to lead in this area by equipping you with the critical thinking and professional skills necessary to handle increasingly complex projects.</p>
Project Manager Director of Project Management Program Manager Technical Manager Analyst
Sports Analytics
<p>The Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics prepares you to carry out sophisticated data analytics in the sports industry, including data organization, visualization, and hypothesis testing.</p>
Student-Athlete Development
<p>Prepare to help student-athletes thrive with an online or hybrid Graduate Certificate in the fast-growing field of student-athlete development. The certificate’s four courses focus on supporting student-athletes on and off the field with skill sets in areas ranging from mental health and social work to diversity and inclusion. <br /> </p>
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

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