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Accelerate Your Career - Online Graduate Certificates | Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Grad cert to master’s – on your schedule

The Saint Mary’s Accelerators are 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 they can couple with a graduate degree program to customize your course of study and grow your professional toolkit.

"The graduate certificates are designed for students who want to advance their careers along their current track or change careers into something completely different. One of the hallmarks of our “accelerators” is that they are stackable into or onto full degree programs."

Dr. Michelle Weiser, Dean of the School of Business and Technology

Online Graduate Certificates

Click on the links below to learn more about the programs or contact and enrollment advisor to learn about the graduate certificate offerings (877) 308-9954.

Artificial Intelligence Certificate

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. Graduates are prepared for roles as data engineers, data scientists, and IT developers.

Business Analytics Certificate

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. Possible roles include data scientist and business intelligence architect.

Critical, Creative, and Design Thinking Certificate

The online Critical, Creative, and Design Thinking certificate will prepare you 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.

Cybersecurity Management Certificate

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.

Cybersecurity Technology Certificate

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.

Finance Certificate

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. The Finance certificate is financial aid eligible, and you can apply your credits toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

Healthcare Administration Certificate

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

Healthcare Analytics Certificate

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. When you complete the Healthcare Analytics certificate, you will be qualified for roles including data analyst, healthcare supply chain analyst, and business intelligence specialist.

Human Resource Management Certificate

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 will learn from experienced faculty who bring relevant industry experience to the online classroom. This affordable certificate is eligible for financial aid, and you can apply your human resources credits toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

International Development Certificate

Through a curriculum that emphasizes global perspectives, students pursue a generalist study of sustainable development, humanitarian intervention, and poverty reduction. You will learn from expert faculty who bring valuable experience to the online classroom. This program is financial aid eligible and can be applied toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

Nonprofit Management Certificate

The career-focused program introduces nonprofit management, including coursework in management, community engagement and collaboration, grant writing and financial management, and human resource management. You will learn from expert faculty who bring relevant experience to the online classroom. The credits you earn can also be applied toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

Project Management Certificate

Our specialized curriculum provides 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. Courses are taught by expert faculty who have relevant field expertise. The Project Management certificate is financial aid eligible, and you can apply your credits toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

Teaching, Training, and Leading with Technology Certificate

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's online Teaching, Training, and Leading with Technology graduate certificate will equip you with 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.

GRE or GMAT scores not required.

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.

Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs Graduate Certificate Badge, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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