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Graduate Certificates

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 Zimpleman College of Business offers 2 graduate certificates.

Business Analytics

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

Cybersecurity Management

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.

Required Courses:

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


Application Process

To be admitted to any of the Zimpleman College of Business Graduate Certificate Programs, students must submit the following:

  1. Completed and signed Graduate Certificate Application
  2. Official transcripts from every college or university previously attended
  3. Current professional resume or curriculum vitae

Learn More 

Learn more about the Drake Certificate programs. Plan to attend an information session or discuss your educational goals with Zimpleman College of Business staff.


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