Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS)

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The Graduate Business Administration program at Assumption College has introduced a NEW Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Business with three tracks ideally suited for business and nonprofit professionals in new management positions.

The CGS tracks are designed to give undergraduate degree holders the highly-focused knowledge and expertise to function more effectively in new or existing roles in their organizations. The Certificates consist of five courses to be taken within a maximum of three years. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to transition into the Assumption MBA program after satisfactory performance in the CGS and the submission of additional application requirements, and can apply their five CGS courses towards their MBA degree.

NOTE: To enroll in a course, students must have completed any prerequisites.

FRONT-LINE MANAGEMENT TRACK
Choose any five courses from the following:
MBA601 Human and Organizational Behavior
MBA726 Organization Development and Change
MBA729 Technical and Professional Communication
MBA731 Training & Development
MBA734 Managing Diversity
MBA738 Organizational Communication
MBA736 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Strategies
MBA743 Leadership
MBA746 Managing for Productivity (pending approval)

NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP TRACK
Choose any five courses from the following:
MBA738 Organizational Communication
MBA739 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Strategies
MBA745 Nonprofit Management
MBA901 Strategic Planning and Implementation for Nonprofit Organizations
MBA902 Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
MBA903 Marketing and Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations
MBA904 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
MBA905 Leadership and Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations
MBA906 Governance, Executive Leadership and Ethics in Nonprofit Organizations
MBA907 Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations
MBA750 Grant Writing and Administration (pending approval)

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION TRACK:
Choose any five courses from the following:
MBA601 Human and Organizational Behavior
MBA729 Technical and Professional Communication Seminar
MBA734 Managing Diversity
MBA738 Organizational Communication
MBA739 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Strategies
MBA751 Small Group Communication (pending approval)
MBA752 Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making (pending approval)
MBA753 Managing Change in Organizations (pending approval)
MBA743 Leadership