In today’s competitive job market, advanced skills and knowledge are a necessity. Graduate certificates are a perfect fit for students who wish to develop their expertise by adding an advanced credential to their resume.
Upon completing the certificate program, participants should have the ability to design and implement strategies in their chosen area that provide organizations a competitive advantage.
Drake University’s College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA) offers 2 graduate certificates.
The Business Analytics certificate provides a base skillset of recognizing the importance of data for solving operational, tactical, and strategic level organizational problems. In addition, students will learn how to evaluate the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of digital data as well as understand data-related laws and ethical practices.
IS 210: Business Analytics, Teams and Projects
IS 220: Information Technology Legal and Ethical Issues
IS 231: Data Management and Visual Analytics
STAT 240: Statistical Modeling
STAT 260: Applied Analytics Project
The Cybersecurity Management certificate encompasses five courses targeting individuals in the workforce looking to further their expertise and careers to include facets of cybersecurity management.
This certificate requires 15 credit hours including three required courses plus two additional courses from a predetermined list of electives.
IS 280: Cybersecurity Management
IS 281: Cyber Attack Prevention and Mitigation
MBA 256: IT and Business
Elective Courses (two of the following):
ACCT 276: IT Auditing
ACCT 277: Fraud Examination
ACCT 278: Internal Auditing
INS 280: Operational Risk Management
BLAW 225: Practical Contract Interpretation
To be admitted to any of the CBPA Graduate Certificate Programs, students must submit the following: