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Online Certificates and Classes

Online Certificates

Certificates enhance resumes by illustrating expanded expertise in a chosen specialization. Certificates support people looking to improve their prospects for advancement in a current position, and benefit job seekers wanting to stand out from the competition.

Certificate in Business Administration

  • Eight individual modules: $899 each
  • Subjects: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Organizational Management, Production and Operations Management, Statistics
  • Classes are offered fall and spring semesters, and all eight modules may be completed in one year. Specific modules also fulfill prerequisite requirements for admission into the UMD Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program.
    For admission into the certificate program, contact Tracey Bolen, tbolen@d.umn.edu or (218) 726-7520.

Certificate in Business Communications

  • $299.00 per person | Online, Self-paced
  • 5 individual courses (each may be taken individually or as part of the certificate)
  • This certificate offers instruction on crafting many of the most common business communication formats: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites. Topics include formal and informal outlining techniques, using email appropriately in an organizational setting, and revising for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, and jargon. Communicating clearly and concisely in written and oral formats is critical to your professional success. From clarifying and structuring your ideas to designing the PowerPoint slides that will best complement them, the techniques, interactive exercises, and checklists in this certificate program will help you create presentations and workplace documents that inform and persuade.
    Register for the Certificate in Business Communications

Certificate in Digital Marketing

  • $549.00 per person | Online, Self-paced
  • 9 individual courses (each may be taken individually or as part of the certificate)
  • Digital marketing helps organizations promote and sell products and services through online marketing methods such as social media messaging, website ads, Facebook marketing campaigns, Google Adwords, and more. It's vital to develop a marketing strategy that keeps up with the technology. Course in this certificate cover the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices. Each of the nine courses offer examples, videos from industry-leading practitioners, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.
    Register for the Certificate in Digital Marketing

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

  • $599.00 per person | Online, Self-paced
  • 5 individual courses (each may be taken individually or as part of the certificate)
  • This online certificate program introduces key issues in entrepreneurship for those looking to start a business on their own. What does it take to build and grow a business from scratch? What personal characteristics are shared by successful entrepreneurs? What types of resources are available to budding entrepreneurs, and where can you find them? Learners who complete this program will have the answers to those questions and others that are essential to the success of their businesses.
    Register for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

  • $699.00 per person | Online, Self-paced
  • 11 individual courses (each may be taken individually or as part of the certificate)
  • This online certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations. Fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction are all addressed, and video commentary on these crucial topics will give you insight into how nonprofit professionals apply key concepts in their own organizations.
    Register for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management


Online Business Analysis Certificate

  • $3,850.00 per person
  • As the main liaison between business and IT departments, the business analyst is responsible for gathering and documenting business requirements and translating them into functional design specifications to be executed by IT development teams.
    Register for the Online Business Analysis Certificate


Sustainable Management Certificate 

  • $459.00 per person | Online, Self-paced
  • Individuals who are interested in advancing their understanding of sustainable managements; managers and supervisors in business and industry; and entrepreneurs will benefit from this certificate. 
    Register for the Sustainable Management Certificate

Sustainable Food Systems Certificate

  • $1.995.00 per person | Online, self-paced
  • Each Individual Module (5 modules): $495 per person 
  • This non-credit certificate is intended to meet the needs of emerging and experienced food systems practitioners who are seeking an educationally-sound, yet convenient means of developing a set of core competencies in the field. This program not only offers documents and disseminates sustainable food systems best practices via a highly accessible, affordable curriculum, but it also facilitates peer-to-peer connections among food systems practitioners throughout the United States through moderated discussion forums.
    Register for the Sustainable Food Systems Certificate


Studies in Gambling Addiction Certificate

Online Courses

Project Management Exam Prep Course

  • Online, self-paced, available anytime
  • $699 (35 hours; 35 PDUs to qualify for PMI Project Management Professional Exam)
    This completely online and self-paced project management program builds successful project managers at all levels of the organization. It provides a comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)®certification exam including exam-taking tips, 26 comprehensive module quizzes, five process group tests, and two full-length, 200-question practice exams covering the areas of interest from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide), which will provide a report to help you determine your areas of weakness.
    Register for the full PMTP course.


Individual Courses in Project Management

Project Management for Information Technology

  • Online, self-paced, available anytime     
  • $499 (25 hours; 25 PDUs)
    Project management refers to the art or science of directing projects. This course focuses more specifically on how project management concepts can be applied to IT projects, as well as on project management issues that are unique to IT projects. It reviews the concepts, methodologies, and tools of project management as it relates to IT. Students will also learn about fundamentals, such as integration management, scope, costing, quality, human resources, risk management, and procurement. 
    This course contains eight comprehensive module quizzes and a 56-question Final Assessment spanning IT project management areas of knowledge. You will learn the technical processes that might be applied during the IT project life cycle and the importance of scope control for IT projects. You will be able to differentiate between various techniques for managing the project schedule and to use cost estimation methods, Earned Value Management, portfolio management, and several maturity models. You will learn various approaches for team building and communication, and how to manage project risk.
    Register for the Project Management for Information Technology

Project Management Team Leadership

  • Online, self-paced, available anytime
  • $359 (18 hours; 18 PDUs)
    The vast majority of project work in today’s organizations is done in a team setting. In this environment, project management team leaders have a tremendous responsibility and opportunity to develop and exhibit leadership skills. You will learn the roles and responsibilities of the project management team leader, in particular his/her responsibility with regard to project stakeholders. You will learn how project management team leaders can build a positive team environment through effective communication, team building activities, and reflective listening. You will be able to effectively identify and resolve team problems in order for the project to succeed, understand the team dynamic, and manage conflict among personality differences and barriers.
    This course contains 12 brief case studies designed for application of the content to real-world scenarios, as well as six comprehensive module quizzes and a 72-question Final Assessment.
    Register for the Project Management Team Leadership

Tribal Relations Course

  • Working with Minnesota’s Tribal Communities 
  • 2-hour self-paced training, $75.00 per person
    The process of building effective relationships with Minnesota’s Tribal Communities requires knowledge of the history between the U.S. Government and the American Indian Tribes, as well as an understanding of the importance of tribal sovereignty to American Indian communities.
    Register for Working with Minnesota's Tribal Communities