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Fast Track Your Career with these Accelerators

The Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota offers Accelerators, a carefully crafted series of master’s-level graduate certificates designed to advance your career to help you meet personal and professional goals.

Each 12-15 credit graduate certificate can be taken individually, or “stacked” into or onto a graduate degree program to grow your professional toolkit. Certificates are offered in the fields of education, business, and health and human services.

Saint Mary’s provides an opportunity for you to be awarded digital credentials or digital badges, currently offered for the following graduate certificate
programs: Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Analytics, Human Resource Management and, Project Management.

Programs to Spur Your Career Success

Saint Mary’s University offers 16 graduate certificates created to focus on specific in-demand skills. These programs can provide you with the credentials and knowledge to make strides forward in your career and credits earned can be applied toward master’s degrees.

Show the digital and online world your accomplishments. Digital badges represent your skills and qualifications and are quickly accessible to viewers. Anyone who sees your badge on social media, in your email signature or on your online resume, portfolio and website can click on it to validate your credentials and learn about the commitment, dedication, and work it took to earn your credential.

Schools of graduate and professional programs: Graduate certificate badge for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Explore real-world case studies to practice and hone your soft accounting skills and become a more well-rounded accounting professional and marketable candidate for promotion or new career opportunities. You will have the opportunity to earn highly recognizable digital badges, stack credits towards the online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program, and count credits towards the CPA licensure exam.

Learn innovative artificial intelligence concepts and methodologies you can apply in a variety of fields. This program features a hands-on curriculum that explores predictive modeling, data engineering, and the Internet of Things using a project-based approach.

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to help your organization make data-driven decisions and optimize business processes. This program combines topics from computer and data science, business, project management, and communications to prepare you for in-demand careers.

The online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management is designed to prepare you for leadership roles as you pursue a career in an infosec environment or continue your education with an MSCS graduate degree. Study topics that include operational strategies, risk management, and security architecture.

In the online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Technology, you’ll approach more technical topics in cybersecurity to offer protection on the back-end. Learn the network-oriented protection techniques that include intrusion detection, incident response, and network security. You can apply credits earned in the program toward the MSCS graduate degree.

Access a hands-on curriculum that provides specialized knowledge and training in essential finance skill sets, including financial markets, security analysis, and portfolio management. Courses are taught by experienced faculty who are industry experts. You can apply your credits toward a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s.

Gain a deep understanding of the role data analysis plays in clinical and hospital operations. In this program, students use the latest industry tools and approaches to apply artificial intelligence techniques to improve patient care delivery and business functions.

Study a specialized curriculum provides a foundational study of the human resources skills and approaches you need to be successful, including HR management, compensation and benefits, consulting, and employment law. You can apply your human resources credits toward a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s.

Learn how to develop ethical and innovative strategies to solve complex business problems while positively impacting change for an entire organization and its workforce. Credits earned through the certificate program can be counted towards the larger M.A. in Organizational Leadership degree program if desired or can be stacked for credit towards several other Saint Mary’s University master’s programs.

The career-focused program introduces nonprofit management, including coursework in management, community engagement and collaboration, grant writing and financial management, and human resource management. The credits you earn can also be applied toward a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s.

Upskill your management credentials to gain the invaluable leadership qualities that can motivate and inspire a team of employees. The certificate program features four courses covering leadership and ethics, communication strategies, collaboration, and team building. You will earn a digital badge for each class within the certificate program, along with a badge for completing the entire four-course certificate.

Gain the foundational skills you need to excel in project management, including topics like project planning, resource management, stakeholder analysis, quality control, risk management, and more in this PMI-GAC accredited program. You can apply your credits toward a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s.

Prepare to bring different perspectives into your own classroom and other educational environments. As you move through the program you will engage with topics that focus on divergent, convergent, metacognitive, and synthesized modes of thinking.

Master the tools to facilitate the integrative technology learning process through a variety of collaborative and dynamic tools. Through your course of study, you will be able to apply a wide breadth of technology tools to improve your students’ learning experiences.

Get the focused training you need to lead in a variety of healthcare settings and finish your program in just one year. Learn the fundamentals of modern health and human services delivery and study topics like health policy, finance, and administration to advance your career. Credits you earn can be applied toward the M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration degree.

Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. The Saint Mary’s community, together and by association, is dedicated to quality, diversity, accessibility, social justice, and sound stewardship in all its endeavors.

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Online Convenience, On Point Outcomes

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to providing excellence in education beyond the borders of the campus. You want to excel in your profession and to maximize your career, all while maintaining family and work responsibilities. Saint Mary’s online programs are offered in an easy-to-use format that allows for flexible scheduling and provides you with leading-edge knowledge and valuable credentials.

Each Program Created for Success

Saint Mary’s online certificates offer full academic and technical support. A dedicated faculty with professional and educational experience understand what it takes to build and sustain a career. That’s the focus of each program…to give you everything you need to succeed in your career.

Certifications Add Valuable Career Skills

Whether in the areas of business, education or health and human services, a graduate certificate from Saint Mary’s University supplements your skillsets. Certification can result in promotion and increased salary. Since the graduate certificates offered at Saint Mary’s articulate toward a master’s degree, you’ll have even more opportunity to advance your career and boost your salary.

Digital Badging

As part of our commitment to your success Saint Mary’s is offering an opportunity for you to be awarded digital credentials or digital badges. The badges are a graphic representation of your achievement after successfully completing a specific course or graduate certificate program. Digital badges are currently offered for the following graduate certificate programs; Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Analytics, Human Resource Management and, Project Management.

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  1. U.S. News and World Report L.P., Best Colleges Rankings, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Retrieved from https://www.usnews.com.