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  1. 1. Give Your Career a Boost—Contact UMUC Today!You can complete your career-enhancingcertificate in a year or even sooner. About UMUC Certificate ProgramsWhy not begin today by takingone of the following steps. Serving Adult Boost Your Job Performance1. Visit UMUC online. www.umuc.edu/careerboost Students Worldwide and Career Prospects2. Contact UMUC Phone: 800-888-UMUC Fax: 240-582-2575 E-mail: enroll@umuc.edu3. Return this postage-paid card today for free Since 1947, University of Maryland University credit leadership development and customized information about UMUC’s educational opportunities! College (UMUC) has focused exclusively on the programs, and conference services at its Inn and education and professional-development needs of Conference Center in Adelphi, Maryland. adult students, offering classes at times and locations UMUC is one of 11 degree-granting institutions convenient to students whose busy schedules require of the University System of Maryland. UMUC that they balance school with full-time jobs and collaborates with the schools in the University full-time family or community responsibilities.Information Request Card System of Maryland and other Maryland educational UMUC has earned a worldwide reputation for institutions, both public and private. And under excellence as a comprehensive virtual university and, contract to the U.S. Department of Defense, UMUCYES! I want to learn more about UMUC. Rush me through a combination of on-site and online learning is the leading education provider for the U.S. military, Paying for Your Education brochure formats, provides educational opportunities for life- offering on-site classes to active-duty servicemembers Program Information (list up to three) long learning to students in Maryland, as well as and their dependents at bases throughout Europe _________________________________________________ throughout the United States and around the world. and Asia, while also serving members of the military _________________________________________________ UMUC serves its students through undergraduate in the United States. _________________________________________________ and graduate degree and certificate programs, non- Call/e-mail to discuss Send me information by mailYES! My organization is interested in offering Choose from More Than 75 Certificates inUMUC certificate programs to employees.Please call me to discuss education opportunities. Accounting and Finance Information TechnologyPlease complete the following information: Business and Management International ManagementName Communications and Marketing Management of Technology Distance Education Paralegal StudiesTitle 3501 University Boulevard EastCompany Adelphi, MD 20783-8080 USA E-Commerce/E-Business Science and Security 800-888-UMUC • www.umuc.eduAddress Home Work University of Maryland University College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States AssociationCity State Zip of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215-662-5606). UMUC is governed by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. www.umuc.edu/certificatesHome Phone Work Phone UMUC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland. 04-07E-mail 07-JMKT-002 PU000465
  2. 2. Discover Career-Boosting Getting Started at UMUCCertificate Programsfrom University of Maryland University College Want even faster service?Busy Professionals Visit UMUC online atValue These Unique www.umuc.edu/careerboostProgram Benefits “Earning a UMUC certificate ...Convenient Ways to Study While Working assisted me in landing a As a Student As an EmployerMost programs are available online, so you can schedule yourcertificate coursework around work hours. management position within UMUC strives to make your path to a certificate as UMUC is eager to work with your organization to provide smooth as possible, from start to finish. Getting started education opportunities that can help you achieve yourA Head Start on Your Degree my company. ” business objectives and employee development goals. is easy when you follow these steps.All certificate program courses earn academic credit that may The UMUC Special Programs office works with organiza- - SARITA PRINCE 1. Contact an enrollment specialist tions to offer UMUC programs for your employees. Thebe applied toward the requirements for a UMUC bachelor’s or Special Programs staff can help you identify specific UMUC An enrollment specialist can answer any questions youmaster’s degree. programs and courses that will address the development have and point you in the right direction. Call 800-888- needs of your employees. The Special Programs staff IF MAILED IN THE UNITED STATES UMUC or send an e-mail to enroll@umuc.edu.Resources for Academic and Career Success NO POSTAGE NECESSARY can also provide materials to inform your employeesAt UMUC, you will have access to the tools you need to excel UMUC Certificate Programs 2. Apply for admission to UMUC about education opportunities and make arrangements for tuition invoicing.in your studies, including advising, computing facilities, online Are the Ideal Choice You may be admitted to UMUC at any time during the year. The admission requirements and applicationresearch tools, and the superior library resources of the entire for Motivated Individuals forms for the School of Undergraduate Studies andUniversity System of Maryland. the Graduate School of Management and Technology Contact: Corporate and Special Programs Who Want to . . . can be found online at www.umuc.edu/admissions. No SAT is required for undergraduate admission, Phone: 800-888-UMUCThe Chance to Learn from Leaders in Your Field UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE • Reenter the workforce and no GMAT or GRE is required for admission to E-mail: specialprograms@umuc.eduUMUC faculty members are both accomplished scholars and • Build new skills to qualify master’s degree or certificate programs.successful professionals in their field. You will learn from for advancement @2079783059@ 3. Select your classes for the upcoming term BUSINESS REPLY MAIL FIRST-CLASS MAIL PERMIT NO. 8101 HYATTSVILLE MDcorporate executives, government officials, small-business • Take on responsibilities in a new area This brochure lists the courses required for each certifi-owners, and other leaders who will share their wealth of cate program. You can find the class schedules for the • Transition to a new career field upcoming term in the interactive online schedule of POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY ADDRESSEEexperience with you. classes at www.umuc.edu/schedule. Be sure to check • Increase earning potential course descriptions for prerequisites and plan to take those courses before starting certificate coursework. 3501 UNIVERSITY BLVD E ADELPHI, MD 20797-8305 FULFILLMENT CENTER 4. Register for certificate classes Once you have been admitted to UMUC, you can register for courses online via MyUMUC or by phone, fax, or mail. Note: If you plan to receive tuition reimbursement from an employer-sponsored program, be sure to contact your company representative regarding program eligibility and approval processes. 20645
  3. 3. Contents Career Benefits for Professionals 2 Business Benefits for Employers 3 UMUC Certificate Programs 4 Certificate Requirements 6 Certificate Program Descriptions by Area Accounting and Finance 8 Business and Management 9 Communications and Marketing 12 Distance Education 13 E-Commerce/E-Business 14 Information Technology 15 International Management 21 Management of Technology 21 Paralegal Studies 23 Science and Security 24 UMUC Programs for Every Stage of Your Career 28 Getting Started at UMUC Inside back cover As a Student As an Employer An Unparalleled Selection of Certificate Programs UMUC offers undergraduate, graduate, and executive certifi- cate programs to satisfy the education needs of professionals at every level. Offerings cover a broad range of career areas, including growing fields such as human resource manage- ment, information management, health care administration, homeland security, project management, and paralegal stud- ies. With so much to choose from, including 62 programs available online, you’re sure to find one that’s right for you! For the complete list of programs, see pp. 4–5. UMUC works closely with faculty, businesses, and other organizations to develop and maintain the relevance of its curricula. You can find the most up-to-date listing of certificate or degree programs at www.umuc.edu/certificates.
  4. 4. Career Benefits for ProfessionalsWhatever Your Goal, Develop Expertise in Your Field Through a UMUC certificate program, you can gain in-depth knowl-UMUC Certificate Programs edge of current practices, issues, trends, and technologies in your field.Can Help You Reach It Your new expertise will put you in position for greater responsibility and career advancement. Improve Your Skills and Job Performance Every certificate course provides opportunities to expand and strengthen your skill set through hands-on experience with relevant technologies and projects that explore real business problems. Satisfy Professional Education Requirements Your certificate coursework may fulfill continuing education require- ments in your profession or industry. A few certificate programs, such as the undergraduate certificate in human resource management, are designed to prepare you for professional certification examinations. Add an Impressive Credential to Your Résumé With a UMUC certificate on your résumé, you are sure to attract the attention of employers. Your certificate offers tangible proof of your expertise in the field and demonstrates your commitment to learning and achievement. Most certificates require between 12 and 24 credits for completion, so part-time students can easily earn a résumé- enhancing credential in a year or less. When I decided to pursue the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, I turned to UMUC. Earning the Human Resource Management certificate helped me prepare for and ultimately pass the certification exam.Certificate Programs If you’re thinking of transitioning to a new career field, certificate programs are the ideal choice for you. Through your certificate studies at UMUC, you canOffer Career Changers • Explore and gain information about your new field of interest beforea Smooth Entry into a committing to a new job or a degree program.New Field • Build the foundation of skills and knowledge you need to qualify for your first job in the field. • Take advantage of unique job-search services, including résumé review and job databases, offered through UMUC’s Career Services.2 w w w. u m u c . e d u / c e rt i f i c a t e s
  5. 5. Business Benefits for Employers UMUC Certificate Programs Attract and Retain Talented Employees Today’s workers, especially talented and ambitious professionals, consider Can Help Organizations professional education opportunities to be an essential benefit. By provid- Achieve Their Goals ing UMUC certificate programs to your employees, you can provide a benefit that will help you recruit, motivate, and retain your best talent. Enhance Employee Performance in Key Areas UMUC certificate programs can help your employees develop the spe- cific skills and knowledge they need to overcome performance concerns, take on new responsibilities, document their expertise, or transition to a new area or team. Through certificate programs, you can enhance your staff ’s qualifications in key areas in order to win new contracts or expand your business. Generate New Ideas to Improve Your Business Your employees will return from their certificate studies with new ideas and information that can improve your organization’s products or services. UMUC’s faculty will introduce your employees to new developments in the field and encourage them to apply their new learning to real situa- tions at work. Employers want disciplined, experienced, and educated employees— dedicated professionals like UMUC students who are enhancing their career performance by earning a certificate. UMUC delivers education programs Winning Outcomes for Students and Employers to these notable organizations: UMUC is proud to have collaborated with a growing number The Census Bureau of organizations that have discovered the business benefits of our Comcast certificate and degree programs. Many of these organizations have Lockheed Martin contracted UMUC to deliver specific certificate courses and pro- Northrop Grumman grams to groups of employees in order to achieve their employee United Auto Workers - Ford development goals and other business objectives. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Verizon For information on establishing an education collaboration with UMUC, see the inside back cover. World Bank80 0-888-UMUC 3
  6. 6. UMUC Certificate Programs Communications and Marketing UNDERGRADUATE Marketing Communications Marketing Management Negotiation and Conflict Management Workplace CommunicationsAccounting and Finance Workplace Spanish GRADUATEUNDERGRADUATE Integrated Direct MarketingAccounting—Introductory Public RelationsAccounting—AdvancedFinancial Management DistanceGRADUATE EducationAccountingAccounting and Information Technology GRADUATEFinancial Management in Organizations Distance Education Leadership Distance Education, Globalization, and DevelopmentBusiness and Management Foundations of Distance Education Policy and Management in Distance EducationUNDERGRADUATE Teaching and Training at a DistanceBusiness Project Management Technology in Distance EducationHuman Resource ManagementManagement FoundationsWomen in Business E-Commerce/E-Business UNDERGRADUATEGRADUATE E-Commerce in Small BusinessFoundations of Human Resource Management E-Commerce ManagementHealth Care Administration GRADUATEIntegrative Supply Chain Management E-BusinessNonprofit and Association Financial ManagementProcurement and Contract Management4 w w w. u m u c . e d u / c e rt i f i c a t e s
  7. 7. Information Technology Management of UNDERGRADUATE Technology Computer Applications UNDERGRADUATE Computer Graphics and Design Environmental and Occupational Computer Networking Health and Safety Management Database Design and Implementation Public Fire-Protection Management and Database Management Administration Desktop Publishing Systems Approach to Fire Safety Information Management Technology and Management Internet Technologies GRADUATE Object-Oriented Design and Programming Bioinformatics Object-Oriented Programming Using Java Biotechnology Management Project Management for IT Professionals Environmental Management Software Engineering Project Management UNIX System Administration Visual Basic Programming Web Design Paralegal Studies Web Programming UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE Paralegal Studies Database Systems Technology Foundations of Information Technology Science and Security Informatics UNDERGRADUATE Software Engineering Bio-Security System Analysis Clinical Mental Health Care Telecommunications Management Correctional Administration EXECUTIVE Diversity Awareness Chief Information Officer Health Issues for the Aging Adult Human Development International Information Assurance Management Laboratory Management Security Management GRADUATE Security Operations International Marketing Terrorism and Institutions: Prevention and Response International Trade GRADUATE Homeland Security Management Information Assurance80 0-888-UMUC 5
  8. 8. Certificate RequirementsUNDERGRADUATE GRADUATECertificate Requirements Certificate Requirements UMUC offers 32 graduate certificate programs that are availableUMUC offers 46 undergraduate certificate programs, including online. Completion of a graduate certificate program requires30 that are available online. Completion of an undergraduate certifi- 12 to 24 credits, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The Graduate Schoolcate program requires 16 to 21 credits (except for paralegal studies, will accept up to 3 credits of graduate coursework in transfer fromwhich requires 60 credits), with a minimum grade of C in all courses. an accredited university for a certificate program if that credit hasYou can earn up to half of the total credits for any undergraduate cer- not already been applied to a graduate degree.tificate through credit by examination, Prior Learning portfolio cred-it, or transfer credit from other schools. For details on these options, Completion of Your Certificatevisit the UMUC Web site at www.umuc.edu/ugp. Your graduate certificate will be awarded upon successful completion ofMany undergraduate certificates are upper level in focus and assume the required coursework. At the beginning of the term in which you planprior coursework. Check prerequisites for all courses in the certificate to finish the coursework required for your certificate, you should notifyprogram before beginning coursework. Course prerequisites may be Graduate Advising (visit www.umuc.edu/calendar for term applicationsatisfied by coursework, credit by examination, or Prior Learning deadlines). A review will be performed once all the courses have beenportfolio credit, under current policies for such credit. The certificate completed to determine if you have met the certificate requirements.descriptions in this brochure show the recommended course sequence You will receive your certificate by mail.for each program; however, these sequences are not required unlessspecified by the prerequisites.Completion of Your CertificateYour undergraduate certificate will be awarded upon successful comple-tion of the required coursework. At the beginning of the term thatyou plan to finish the coursework required for your certificate, youshould submit the certificate application along with the $50 nonrefund-able fee. Application deadlines are listed on the UMUC Web site atwww.umuc.edu/calendar. The certificate application form is availableonline via MyUMUC.When you submit the certificate application, you should notify youradvisor of your intention to complete your certificate. If you are workingtoward a degree at the same time, you must apply for the certificatebefore you graduate. Once completed and approved, your certificate willbe mailed to you and your transcript will be updated to reflect comple-tion of your certificate.6 w w w. u m u c . e d u / c e rt i f i c a t e s
  9. 9. Certificate Program Descriptions by Subject Area On the following pages, you’ll find course requirements for each certificate listed below the program description. The course sequence is recommended, but not required; however, you must fulfill any prerequisites. Most undergraduate certificate programs are available both online and on-site at locations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area. All graduate certificate programs are available online; however, some graduate courses may be available on-site. Programs that cannot be completed entirely online are indicated by an asterisk. Descriptions of each course (including pre- requisites) can be found in the undergradu- ate and graduate catalogs, both of which are available online at www.umuc.edu/catalog. Before you can enroll in certificate courses, you must be admitted to UMUC. To learn how to get started, see the inside back cover.80 0-888-UMUC 7
  10. 10. ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE UNDERGRADUATE Accounting—Advanced (18 credits) The advanced accounting certificate program is designed to meet the needs of accounting professionals who want to Accounting—Introductory (18 credits) enhance their accounting skills. Students without a background in economics, basic mathematics, and statistics are encouraged The introductory accounting certificate program meets the to take courses in those subjects before beginning the certificate needs of nonaccounting personnel and managers who require program. knowledge of accounting to advance in their professions. It is also appropriate for individuals who are interested in pursuing Students must take the following courses: new careers in accounting and need to learn the major elements. ACCT 310 Intermediate Accounting I (3) Students without a background in economics, basic mathemat- ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting II (3) ics, and statistics are encouraged to take courses in those sub- jects before beginning the certificate program. ACCT 417 Taxation of Corporations and Other Entities (3) ACCT 422 Auditing Theory and Practice (3) Students must take the following courses: ACCT 220 Principles of Accounting I (3) Students must take two of the following courses: ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting II (3) ACCT 321 Cost Accounting (3) ACCT 321 Cost Accounting (3) ACCT 323 Taxation of Individuals (3) ACCT 323 Taxation of Individuals (3) ACCT 326 Accounting Information Systems (3) ACCT 328 Accounting Software (3) ACCT 410 Accounting for Government and Not-for-Profit Organizations (3) Students must take one of the following courses: ACCT 411 Ethics and Professionalism in Accounting (3) ACCT 326 Accounting Information Systems (3) ACCT 424 Advanced Accounting (3) ACCT 411 Ethics and Professionalism in Accounting (3) ACCT 425 International Accounting (3) ACCT 417 Taxation of Corporations and Other Entities (3) ACCT 426 Advanced Cost Accounting (3) ACCT 422 Auditing Theory and Practice (3) ACCT 436 Internal Auditing (3) ACCT 425 International Accounting (3) FINC 330 Business Finance (3) FINC 330 Business Finance (3) FINC 331 Finance for the Nonfinancial Manager (3) Financial Management (18 credits) The financial management certificate program is designed to meet the needs of new financial managers, other managers who feel they require greater knowledge of finance to advance in their professions, individuals interested in pursuing new careers in financial management, and financial management profession- als who want to upgrade their skills. Students must take one of the following finance courses: FINC 330 Business Finance (3) FINC 331 Finance for the Nonfinancial Manager (3) Students must take the following courses: FINC 340 Investments (3) FINC 351 Risk Management (3) FINC 430 Financial Management (3) FINC 460 International Finance (3) Students must take one of the following courses: ACCT 301 Accounting for Nonaccounting Managers (3) FINC 321 Fundamentals of Building Wealth (3) FINC 350 Property and Liability Insurance (3) FINC 352 Life Insurance (3) FINC 440 Security Analysis and Valuation (3) FINC 441 Futures Contracts and Options (3) FINC 450 Commercial Bank Management (3) 8 w w w. u m u c . e d u / c e rt i f i c a t e s
  11. 11. BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENTGRADUATE UNDERGRADUATEAccounting (12 credits) Business Project Management (18 credits)The certificate in accounting is designed to broaden and deepenthe accounting knowledge of practicing professionals. Students The business project management certificate program preparesare prepared to respond to the changing role of accountants in students for supervisory and midlevel management positionsmodern organizations, as accountants become cost consultants involving project management and team management. It providesand systems design partners in an information technology– and project managers or team members within a private- or public-e-commerce-based environment. Students must have an under- sector organization with the theory and practical knowledge tograduate minor (or 15 credits in undergraduate accounting) with upgrade their skills and advance to a higher level.a minimum grade of C in each course to enroll in this program. Students must take the following courses:Students must take the following courses: BMGT 364 Management and Organization Theory (3)ACCT 610 Financial Accounting (3) BMGT 487 Project Management I (3)ACCT 611 Management Accounting (3) BMGT 488 Project Management II (3)ACCT 612 Auditing Process (3) Students must take three of the following courses:ACCT 614 Accounting Information Systems (3) ACCT 220 Principles of Accounting I (3)Accounting and Information Technology ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting II (3)(12 credits) BMGT 304 Managing E-Commerce in Organizations (3) BMGT 317 Problem Solving for Managers (3)This certificate emphasizes an understanding of how the World BMGT 339 Government and Business Contracting (3)Wide Web and information systems affect accounting. Focus is on BMGT 366 Managing in the Public Sector (3)the development of systems and managing the risk and securityrelated to systems. Students must have an undergraduate minor FINC 330 Business Finance (3)(or 15 credits in undergraduate accounting) with a minimum FINC 351 Risk Management (3)grade of C in each course to enroll in this program. HRMN 363 Negotiation Strategies (3)Students must take the following courses: WRTG 494 Grant and Proposal Writing (3)ACCT 610 Financial Accounting (3)ACCT 614 Accounting Information Systems (3)IMAT 637 IT Acquisitions Management (3)INFA 610 Computer Security, Software Assurance, Hardware Assurance, and Security Management (3)Financial Management in Organizations(15 credits)The certificate in financial management in organizations isintended for people seeking to exercise managerial responsibilitiesover the financial functions of their organizations. It is also help-ful to general managers who wish to strengthen their knowledgeof and skills in financial management for their organizations.Students must take the following courses in the orderindicated:MGMT 640 Financial Decision Making for Managers (3)FIN 610 Financial Management in Organizations (3)FIN 620 Capital Markets, Institutions, and Long-Term Financing (3)FIN 630 Investment Valuation (3)FIN 615 Financial Management of Current Operations (3)80 0-888-UMUC 9
  12. 12. BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT Human Resource Management Women in Business (18 credits) (18 credits) The women in business certificate program prepares students The human resource management certificate program prepares (female and male) for supervisory midlevel and senior manage- students for supervisory and midlevel management positions in ment positions in a variety of organizational settings. This cer- human resource management and enables employees already tificate focuses on business and management issues related to within a private- or public-sector organization to upgrade their gender in organizations. skills with the theory and practical knowledge to advance to a Students must take the following courses: higher level. This certificate prepares the student for the Profes- BMGT 364 Management and Organization Theory (3) sional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification examinations. BMGT 312 Women in Business (3) BMGT 313 Women as Entrepreneurs (3) Students must take the following courses: BMGT 314 Women as Leaders (3) BMGT 364 Management and Organization Theory (3) HRMN 300 Human Resource Management (3) Students must take two of the following courses: HRMN 400 Human Resource Management: Analysis and FINC 310 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning (3) Problems (3) BMGT 365 Organizational Leadership (3) BMGT 464 Organizational Behavior (3) Students must take one of the following courses: BMGT 484 Managing Teams in Organizations (3) HRMN 362 Labor Relations (3) HRMN 367 Organizational Culture (3) HRMN 365 Conflict Management in Organizations (3) HRMN 406 Employee Training and Development (3) Students must take two of the following courses: HRMN 495 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource BMGT 391 Motivation, Performance, and Productivity (3) Management Practice (3) BMGT 464 Organizational Behavior (3) SPCH 324 Communication and Gender (3) BMGT 465 Organization Development and Change (3) BMGT 484 Managing Teams in Organizations (3) HRMN 367 Organizational Culture (3) HRMN 390 Contemporary Compensation Management (3) HRMN 406 Employee Training and Development (3) HRMN 463 Public-Sector Labor Relations (3) HRMN 495 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management Practice (3) Management Foundations (18 credits) The management foundations certificate program prepares stu- dents for entry-level supervisory and midlevel management positions and enables employees in private- or public-sector organizations to upgrade their skills with the theory and prac- tical knowledge necessary to advance to a higher level. Students must take the following courses: BMGT 364 Management and Organization Theory (3) HRMN 300 Human Resource Management (3) IFSM 300 Information Systems in Organizations (3) MRKT 310 Marketing Principles and Organization (3) Students must take one of the following finance courses: FINC 330 Business Finance (3) FINC 331 Finance for the Nonfinancial Manager (3) Students must take one of the following courses: BMGT 365 Organizational Leadership (3) BMGT 380 Business Law I (3) BMGT 464 Organizational Behavior (3) BMGT 496 Business Ethics (3) 10 w w w. u m u c . e d u / c e rt i f i c a t e s
  13. 13. GRADUATE Integrative Supply Chain Management (12 credits)Foundations of Human Resource The certificate in integrative supply chain management is designed to familiarize participants with in-depth strategies andManagement (12 credits) procedures related to integrative supply chain management. Major topics include aspects of e-commerce, logistics, supplyThe certificate in foundations of human resource management is and distribution chains, pricing, negotiations, and statisticaldesigned to serve as an introduction for managers who want a manipulation of databases for more efficient procurements.better understanding of the human resource management func-tion. It reviews fundamental principles of organizational behav- Students must take the following courses:ior, the scope of human resource management issues, and basic MGMT 650 Research Methods for Managers (3)legal frameworks involved in managing people. Line managers, PCMS 631 Integrative Supply Chain Management (3)as well as those interested in pursuing a career in humanresource management, will find the information practical. PCMS 632 Contemporary Logistics (3) PCMS 628 Contract Pricing and Negotiations (3)Students must take the following courses:MGMT 615 Intercultural Communication and Leadership (3) Nonprofit and Association FinancialHRMD 610 Issues and Practices in Human Resource Management (12 credits) Management (3)HRMD 620 Employee Relations (3) The certificate in not-for-profit financial management providesHRMD 650 Organizational Development and Change (3) nonprofit managers and professionals with the fundamentals of financial management, including the theory and practice ofHealth Care Administration (18 credits) financial management with application to nonprofit manage- ment. The certificate also provides a framework for financialThe certificate in health care administration is designed for management within the context of overall nonprofit strategichealth care professionals who want to update their knowledge management.base in health care administration. It may help students qualify Students must take the following courses:for entry-level management positions in health services organi- FIN 610 Financial Management in Organizations (3)zations or other health care business enterprises. Note: Studentswho have not met course prerequisites may need to complete MGMT 640 Financial Decision Making for Managers (3)more than 18 credits to satisfy certificate requirements. NPMN 620 Nonprofit and Association Financial Management (3)Students must take the following courses: NPMN 660 Strategic Management in Nonprofit OrganizationsHCAD 620 The U.S. Health Care System (3) and Associations (3)HCAD 650 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3)HCAD 660 Health Care Institutional Organization and Procurement and Contract Management Management (3) (15 credits)HCAD 610 Information Technology for Health Care Administration (3) The certificate in procurement and contract management isHCAD 630 Public Health Administration (3) designed to familiarize participants with the broad concepts andHCAD 640 Financial Management for Health Care strategies of procurement and contract management. Major topics Organizations (3) include the foundations of pricing and negotiations, basic aspects of contracting, procurement of services and products, aspects of commercial transactions, logistics, and materials management. Students must take the following courses: PCMS 626 Purchasing and Materials Management (3) PCMS 627 Legal Aspects of Contracting (3) PCMS 628 Contract Pricing and Negotiations (3) PCMS 629 Strategic Purchasing and Logistics (3) PCMS 630 Commercial Transactions in a Technological Environment: Law, Management, and Technology (3)80 0-888-UMUC 11
  14. 14. COMMUNICATIONS ANDMARKETINGUNDERGRADUATE Negotiation and Conflict Management F (18 credits) The interdisciplinary negotiation and conflict management cer-Marketing Communications F tificate program is designed for middle managers, customer serv-(18 credits) ice personnel, union stewards, work team representatives, contract managers, negotiators, and others whose jobs involve resolvingThe certificate program in marketing communications combines differences between individuals and groups. The goal is to providecourses in communications and customer service with techno- students with an understanding of group dynamics, problem solv-logical skills, preparing students for technology-related marketing ing, team building, and communication strategies that can lead toareas, such as testing, planning, training, and customer assistance. the effective resolution of conflicts.Emphasis is on applying principles of continuous improvementto communication between the customer and the organization Students must take the following courses:and on communicating technical information to nontechnical PSYC 345 Group Dynamics (3)audiences. SPCH 420 Small-Group Communication (3)Students must take the following courses: SPCH 426 Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)IFSM 303 Human Factors in Information Systems (3) SPCH 470 Listening (3)MRKT 310 Marketing Principles and Organization (3) LGST 327 Alternative Dispute Resolution (3)MRKT 354 Integrated Marketing Communications (3) Students must take one of the following courses:MRKT 395 Customer Relationship Management (3) BMGT 317 Problem Solving for Managers (3)MRKT 457 E-Marketing (3) BMGT 484 Managing Teams in Organizations (3)WRTG 393/393X Technical Writing (3) HRMN 362 Labor Relations (3)Students without prior computing experience should first take CMST SPCH 472 Theories of Nonverbal Communication (3)103 Application Software or IFSM 201 Introduction to Computer- SPCH 482 Intercultural Communication (3)Based Systems. Students without prior business experience shouldfirst take BMGT 110 Introduction to Business and Management. Workplace Communications (18 credits)Marketing Management The certificate program in workplace communications is designed(18 credits) to prepare students in the basics of communication vehicles and modes in the modern workplace. It introduces them to the vocab-The marketing management certificate program prepares ulary of the field and to the tools and techniques of workplacestudents for supervisory and midlevel management positions documents.in customer service and customer relations. It provides bothe-commerce and team-management skills. Students must take the following courses: WRTG 101/101X Introduction to Writing (3)Students must take the following courses: IFSM 201 Introduction to Computer-Based Systems (3)BMGT 364 Management and Organization Theory (3) CMST 310 Electronic Publishing (3)MRKT 310 Marketing Principles and Organization (3) COMM 495 Seminar in Workplace Communication (3)MRKT 354 Integrated Marketing Communications (3)MRKT 395 Customer Relationship Management (3) Students must take one of the following writing courses:MRKT 410 Consumer Behavior (3) WRTG 393/393X Technical Writing (3) WRTG 394/394X Business Writing (3)Students must take one of the following courses:BMGT 317 Problem Solving for Managers (3) Students must take one of the following editing courses:HRMN 363 Negotiation Strategies (3) WRTG 289 Introduction to Principles of Text Editing (3)HRMN 365 Conflict Management in Organizations (3) WRTG 489 Advanced Technical Editing (3)MRKT 457 E-Marketing (3) Workplace Spanish (16 credits) The workplace Spanish certificate program combines language and professional study to give students a language foundation that will prepare them to work and communicate in a Spanish- speaking environment. Students must take the following courses: SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I (3) SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II (3) SPAN 211 Intermediate Spanish I (3) SPAN 212 Intermediate Spanish II (3) F Not fully available online SPAN 318 Commercial and Workplace Spanish (4) 12 w w w. u m u c . e d u / c e rt i f i c a t e s
  15. 15. DISTANCE EDUCATIONGRADUATE GRADUATEIntegrated Direct Marketing (12 credits) Distance Education LeadershipThe certificate in integrated direct marketing prepares students (12 credits)to design, develop, test, implement, and measure the deploy-ment of multiple media and sales channels (for example, public- The certificate in distance education leadership focuses onity and public relations, advertising, direct mail, interactive mar- aspects related to management of distance education. It providesketing, telemarketing, and field sales). a basic foundation in terms of theory and history of distance education, as well as the use of technology in distance educa-Students must take the following courses: tion. The fundamentals of online teaching and distance educa-MGMT 650 Research Methods for Managers (3) tion leadership and management are also included.MRKT 600 Marketing Management (3) Students must take the following courses:MRKT 604 Marketing Intelligence and Research Systems (3) OMDE 601 Foundations of Distance Education (3)MRKT 606 Integrated Direct Marketing (3) OMDE 603 Technology in Distance Education (3)Public Relations (15 credits) OMDE 606 Costs and Economics of Distance Education (3) DEPM 604 Leadership in Distance Education (3)The certificate in public relations provides students a solidgrounding in public relations theory, legal and ethical issues Distance Education, Globalization, andconfronted by practitioners, and the analytic and creative skillsnecessary to excel in the profession. Each of the courses addresses Development (12 credits)the impact of the explosion of Internet-enabled, networked The certificate in distance education, globalization, and develop-communications that is forcing change in the manner in which ment examines how distance education has been used and thecorporations communicate with their varied publics. audiences it has reached. It allows students to explore organi-Students must take the following courses: zational models for distance education at various educationalMRKT 600 Marketing Management (3) levels and analyze the roles played by international agencies. The changing role of the private sector, the role of conventional uni-MRKT 601 Legal and Ethical Issues in Global versities in relation to e-learning, and the new international Communications (3) players in a globalized environment are also discussed.PRPA 601 Public Relations Theory and Practice (3) Students must take the following courses:PRPA 602 Public Relations Techniques (3) OMDE 601 Foundations of Distance Education (3)PRPA 610 Crisis Management Seminar (3) OMDE 606 Costs and Economics of Distance Education (3) DEPM 625 Distance Education, Globalization, and Development (3) OMDE 608 Learner Support in Distance Education and Training (3) Foundations of Distance Education (12 credits) The certificate in foundations of distance education is intended to represent the study of the four basic foundational aspects of the field of distance education: history and theory, media and technology, economics, and support of the student. Students must take the following courses: OMDE 601 Foundations of Distance Education (3) OMDE 603 Technology in Distance Education (3) OMDE 606 Costs and Economics of Distance Education (3) OMDE 608 Learner Support in Distance Education and Training (3)80 0-888-UMUC 13
  16. 16. DISTANCE EDUCATION E-COMMERCE/E-BUSINESSPolicy and Management in Distance UNDERGRADUATEEducation (12 credits)The certificate in policy and management in distance education E-Commerce in Small Business Ffocuses on all aspects related to management and policy defini-tion within the distance education enterprise. It includes a (18 credits)systemic view of distance education, fundamentals of the eco- The certificate program in e-commerce in small business pre-nomics of distance education, the diverse facets of business in pares entrepreneurs and managers of small businesses to utilizedistance education, quality assurance and control, and leader- e-commerce for entrepreneurial ventures. It helps them considership in distance education. implementation issues associated with strategy, planning, organi-Students must take the following courses: zational structure, supportive organizational culture, operations,OMDE 606 Costs and Economics of Distance Education (3) hardware and software, control systems, customer service infra- structure, and administrative support systems.DEPM 622 The Business of Distance Education (3)DETT 615 Assessment and Quality Assurance (3) Students must take the following courses:DEPM 604 Leadership in Distance Education (3) BMGT 304 Managing E-Commerce in Organizations (3) FINC 310 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning (3)Teaching and Training at a Distance (12 credits) IFSM 300 Information Systems in Organizations (3) MRKT 310 Marketing Principles and Organization (3)The certificate in teaching and training at a distance studies thefoundations of teaching and training in the distance education MRKT 395 Customer Relationship Management (3)realm: online teaching and training, instructional design in dis- MRKT 457 E-Marketing (3)tance education, and multimedia. Methods that are appropriateto a distance education and training context within business, E-Commerce Management (18 credits)higher-education, industry, government, and nonprofit organiza-tions are covered, as are teaching and training skills. The certificate program in e-commerce management prepares managers to develop strategy, planning, organizational structure,Students must take the following courses: supportive organizational culture, control systems, customerOMDE 610 Teaching and Learning in Online Distance service infrastructure, and management of task teams for imple- Education (3) mentation of e-commerce. It enables non-IT managers, projectDETT 607 Instructional Design and Course Development team members, and other employees assigned to work on in Distance Education (3) e-commerce projects to upgrade their skills with the theory andDETC 620 Training and Learning with Multimedia (3) practical knowledge necessary to organize the e-commerce effort within the firm.DETT 621 Training at a Distance (3) Students must take the following courses:Technology in Distance Education (12 credits) BMGT 304 Managing E-Commerce in Organizations (3)The certificate in technology in distance education is intended BMGT 487 Project Management I (3)to place the study of contemporary educational technologies in BMGT 491 Exploring the Future (3)the context of the goals of educational and training organiza- IFSM 300 Information Systems in Organizations (3)tions. It provides students with in-depth knowledge and experi- MRKT 395 Customer Relationship Management (3)ence with the primary distance technologies in use today. MRKT 457 E-Marketing (3)Students must take the following courses:OMDE 603 Technology in Distance Education (3)DETC 630 Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Systems in Distance Education (3)OMDE 610 Teaching and Learning in Online Distance Education (3)DETC 620 Training and Learning with Multimedia (3) All distance education certificate programs are offered in part- nership with Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany, which helps to ensure the broad, global perspective that is critical for distance educators in today’s world. F Not fully available online 14 w w w. u m u c . e d u / c e rt i f i c a t e s
  17. 17. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYGRADUATE UNDERGRADUATE Computer Applications (18 credits)E-Business (15 credits) The certificate program in computer applications is designed forThe certificate in e-business is designed to address the entry-level students and nontechnical professionals who are seek-basic requirements of e-business: introduction to e-business, ing to acquire an array of microcomputer application skills, suche-marketing, e-technologies, e-business economics, and social, as word processing, spreadsheet development and maintenance,legal, ethical, and regulatory issues. database development and maintenance, and presentation.Students must take the following courses: Students must take the following courses:EBUS 610 Introduction to E-Business (3) CMST 103 Application Software (3)EBUS 620 E-Marketing (3) IFSM 201 Introduction to Computer-Based Systems (3)EBUS 630 Social, Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues (3) CMST 303 Advanced Application Software (3)EBUS 640 E-Technology (3) CMST 340 Computer Applications in Management (3)EBUS 660 E-Business Economics (3) Students must take two of the following courses: IFSM 300 Information Systems in Organizations (3) IFSM 302 Workplace Productivity (3) IFSM 303 Human Factors in Information Systems (3) IFSM 320 Office Automation (3) Computer Graphics and Design (18 credits) F The certificate program in computer graphics and design is intended for students who wish to develop design and composition skills in a computer environment. Emphasis is on integrating effec- tive design principles with Internet applications and mixed media. Students must take the following courses: ARTT 250 Elements of Commercial Design (3) ARTT 354 Elements of Computer Graphics (3) ARTT 479 Advanced Computer Graphics (3) CMST 386 Advanced Internet and Web Design (3) Students must take two of the following courses: CMST 310 Electronic Publishing (3) CMST 311 Advanced Electronic Publishing (3) CMST 450 Web Design with XML (3) COMM 493 Strategies for Visual Communications (3) Computer Networking (18 credits) The computer networking certificate is appropriate for students who want to work as network administrators for a business, gov- ernment agency, or nonprofit organization. The program pro- vides hands-on training in state-of-the art computer technology. Students must take the following courses: CMIT 265 Networking Essentials (3) CMIT 368 Windows Server 2003 (3) CMIT 376 Windows Network Infrastructure (3) CMIT 377 Windows Directory Services Infrastructure (3) Students must take two of the following courses: CMIT 320 Network Security (3) CMIT 331 Wireless Network Administration (3) CMIT 350 Interconnecting Cisco Devices (3) CMIT 480 Designing Security for a Windows Network (3)F Not fully available online80 0-888-UMUC 15
  18. 18. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Database Design and Implementation Desktop Publishing (18 credits) F (18 credits) The certificate program in desktop publishing is designed for The certificate program in database design and implementation entry-level personnel whose goal is to become proficient using is appropriate for technical professionals who want to work as popular software programs in desktop publishing. advanced users or database designers or administrators. Students Students must take the following courses: are taught Structured Query Language (SQL) and learn about CMST 310 Electronic Publishing (3) issues involved in database design and implementation. ARTT 354 Elements of Computer Graphics (3) Students must take the following courses: COMM 493 Strategies for Visual Communications (3) CMIS 160 Discrete Mathematics for Computing (3) CMST 311 Advanced Electronic Publishing (3) CMIS 320 Relational Databases (3) Students must take two of the following courses: CMIS 420 Advanced Relational Databases (3) CMST 103 Application Software (3) CMIS 485 Web Database Development (3) IFSM 201 Introduction to Computer-Based Systems (3) Students must take two of the following courses: WRTG 289 Introduction to Principles of Text Editing (3) CMIS 355 Database Forms (3) WRTG 489 Advanced Technical Editing (3) CMIS 375 Programming in Perl (3) CMST 385 Internet and Web Design (3) Information Management (18 credits) Database Management (18 credits) The information management certificate program offers an overview of information systems, their role in organizations, The database management certificate program offers an intro- and the relation of information systems to the objectives and duction to the design and management of database systems in structure of an organization. A study of the methods used in a business environment. In-depth practice is provided in the use analyzing needs for information and specifying requirements of Structured Query Language (SQL) in the context of business- for an application system is complemented by a study of the related case studies, as well as in advanced database concepts, concepts and techniques used in specifying the physical design including database administration, database technology, and of the targeted system. selection and acquisition of database management systems. Students must take one of the following courses. (Students with Students must take one of the following courses. (Students with previous workplace experience with C, C++, Visual Basic, Ada, previous workplace experience with C, C++, Visual Basic, Ada, COBOL, or another high-level language may substitute an addi- COBOL, or another high-level language may substitute an addi- tional supporting elective from the lists below.) tional supporting elective from the list below.) CMIS 102 Introduction to Problem Solving and CMIS 102 Introduction to Problem Solving and Algorithm Algorithm Design (3) Design (3) CMST 306 Introducting to Visual Basic .NET Programming (3) CMST 306 Introduction to Visual Basic .NET Programming (3) Students must take the following courses: Students must take the following courses: IFSM 300 Information Systems in Organizations (3) IFSM 410 Database Concepts (3) IFSM 410 Database Concepts (3) IFSM 411 SQL (3) IFSM 461 Systems Analysis and Design (3) IFSM 420 Advanced Database Concepts (3) Students must take at least one of the following 300-level support- Students must take at least two of the following supporting elective ing elective courses: courses: IFSM 302 Workplace Productivity (3) CMIS 485 Web Database Development (3) IFSM 303 Human Factors in Information Systems (3) CMIT 361 Developing PL/SQL Applications (3) IFSM 304 Ethics in the Information Age (3) IFSM 304 Ethics in the Information Age (3) Students must take at least one of the following 400-level support- IFSM 461 Systems Analysis and Design (3) ing elective courses: IFSM 411 SQL (3) IFSM 430 Information Systems and Security (3) IFSM 435 Information Security and E-Commerce (3) IFSM 438 Project Management (3) F Not fully available online 16 w w w. u m u c . e d u / c e rt i f i c a t e s

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