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Business and Administration

Administration, Graduate Certificate

The Administration Certificate provides practical business and administration knowledge and skills.  This certificate is designed for community college professionals with undergraduate degrees who wish to increase their knowledge of organizational administration and improve their community college teaching opportunities.  Courses include management information systems, financial management, marketing, decision making, leadership & human capital management, and business law.  The Administration Certificate is a part of the NAU Master of Administration program.  Master of Administration Mission Statement: The NAU Master of Administration program will prepare midcareer professionals for high level management and leadership responsibilities in a variety of business, government, and nongovernmental organizations.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Administration?

Earning an Administration Certificate can open doors for you in many sectors of the economy and assist you in achieving your professional goals.  This certificate focuses on business and administration competencies.  Graduates are sought after for positions as community college business instructors as well as other diverse business positions in organizations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.


University Requirements

  • Graduate certificate programs require a minimum of 12 credit hours. Many certificate programs require more than 12 credit hours.

    No more than one 400-level NAU course (3 or 4 units) may be used on a certificate program.

    No more than 25% of the units required for the certificate program may be transferred from another university.

    A 400-level course (undergraduate course) completed at another university is not eligible for transfer credit.

    A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved to obtain a graduate certificate. No more than three units of coursework with a grade of "C" may be used in a certificate program.

    A graduate student may pursue a graduate certificate concurrently with a graduate degree. Each graduate degree program must decide which, if any, certificate courses can be counted toward the graduate degree.

    Students who are admitted to a graduate certificate program will be eligible for the official posting of the graduate certificate to their transcripts when all applicable coursework has been successfully completed and approved by the academic unit and the Graduate College.
  • Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program).  See the “Details” tab for additional information.

Overview

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Some online/blended coursework Required

Student Learning Outcomes

The Administration Certificate is a part of the NAU Master of Administration program which will develop students who:

  • Demonstrate in writing knowledge of administration, leadership, organizational theory, ethics and effective management of diverse cultures in organizations.  They will specifically demonstrate the ability to design, write and produce documents meeting professional standards in these key areas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct both research and program evaluation that meets rigorous methodological standards and produces useful, actionable, results.
  • Analyze problems and create solutions using a variety of qualitative and quantitative problem-solving processes, technologies, systems approaches, and innovative/creative thinking.
  • Demonstrate professional skills applied to practical problems by consistently meeting deadlines, working both independently and collaboratively in teams, and integrating scholarly knowledge from the student’s chosen field of specialization and the Core area.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and develop the skill sets necessary to pursue and find the answers to professional questions through detailed study in and contribution to the scholarly literature of the student’s chosen field.

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application required (www.nau.edu/graduateapply) for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/Graduate-Admissions-Policy/.
    Individual program admission requirements include:
    • Reference form with contact information for two references
    • Prerequisites (completed prior to enrolling in the program)
    • Math class one level above college algebra
    • Certificate Requirements
  • This certificate is not available to students who have a graduate or undergraduate business degree.

Certificate Requirements
  • Federal financial aid cannot be used for this certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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