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 eleven graduate certificates.
The graduate Accounting certificate provides students with specialized knowledge and skills in taxation or risk-management. The taxation track provides students with an overview of the different areas of taxation and provides them with the skills and knowledge to identify and resolve tax issues encountered in business practices.
MBA 242: Financial Reporting & Analysis
ACCT 185: Individual Taxation
ACCT 186: Business Entity Taxation
ACCT 255: Tax Research & Planning
The graduate Accounting certificate provides students with specialized knowledge and skills in taxation or risk-management. The GRC track provides various entity stakeholders with insights and an understanding of a risk – a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes within an entity.
MBA 242: Financial Reporting & Analysis
ACCT 276: IT Auditing
ACCT 277: Fraud Examination
ACCT 278: Internal Auditing
The Data Analytics Leadership 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.
The Financial Asset Analysis certificate provides financial service professionals the tools they need to select and analyze financial assets used to meet the investment objectives of their organizations.
The Financial Decision Making certificate provides mid-level managers the tools they need to develop budgets and make financial decisions by developing a deeper understanding of finance as they are given increased responsibility.
The Health Administration & Policy certificate provides an in-depth investigation and study of the current health care sector by using case-based real world problems. Topics include the growing change in health care management, funding, policymaking and The Affordable Health Care Act.
The International Business certificate provides individuals the basic processes and consequences of globalization by expanding analytical capabilities to capitalize on international business opportunities. In addition, students will develop specific capabilities in multinational financial management, global marketing and international management.
The Nonprofit Leadership certificate provides key learning experiences critical to effective leadership of nonprofit organizations. Topics include resources development (grants and fund raising), leadership, finance, community and cross-sector development and policy.
The Public Policy certificate provides key learning experiences critical to understanding the origins of, processes and emerging trends in public policy. Topics include state and local policy, financial policymaking, comparative policy analysis, ethics of policy and policy analysis.
The Real Estate certificate provides individuals the tools they need to understand and perform financial analysis and modeling of real estate transactions and portfolios in addition to understanding the fundamentals of real estate law.
FIN 260: Real Estate Fundamentals
FIN 261: Real Estate Finance
LAW 222: Real Estate Transactions OR BLAW 298 Practical Contract Interpretation
FIN 262: Urban Development, Sustainability and Social Impact
The Risk Management and Insurance certificate provides managers the tools they need to increase their ability to manage the risks faced by their organization and design strategies to manage those risks.
To be admitted to any of the CBPA Graduate Certificate Programs, students must submit the following: