Jerry S. Rawls College of Business
The Certificate in Energy is designed to prepare undergraduate students in all non-energy commerce BA majors for careers in the energy industry. Students will take five courses related to the energy industry and upon graduation will receive a Certificate in Energy in addition to the B.B.A. degree in their major. Students will be required to complete all lower-division business core courses and have a minimum 3.25 GPA to enroll in ENCO 3301. Limited space is available in energy commerce courses for certificate students. Acceptance in the energy certificate program is subject to approval by the energy commerce area coordinator.
Required Courses: ENCO 3301, ENCO 3350, ENCO 4312, and ENCO 4362
Elective: Choose one from ENCO 3361, ENCO 3394, ENCO 4325, or ENCO 4390.
The purpose of the Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship (CTE) is to prepare students majoring in either engineering or business careers in technology-driven industries. The certificate program is designed for those students who would like to develop a cross-disciplinary perspective of technology using both engineering and business skills.
Undergraduate Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship (coupled with a B.S. in Engineering or a Bachelor of Business Administration) — 9 total hours required
- Required Business Foundation Course for Engineering Students:
- BA 3302, Financial and Managerial Accounting 3 hrs.
- Required Engineering Foundation Course for Business Students:
- IE 4320, Fundamentals of Systems 3 hrs.
- Required Courses for All Certificate Program Students:
- MGT 4376, Entrepreneurship II: Discovering Entrepreneurial Opportunity 3 hrs.
- IE 4331, Individual Studies in Industrial Engineering: Engineering Entrepreneurship 3 hrs.
The purpose of the certificate program in MIS is for BA students in non-MIS majors to expand their knowledge of information technology (IT) as applied in business and to increase understanding of everyday IT. The MIS certificate program will provide valuable IT knowledge and skills for success in today’s fast-paced and dynamic marketplace. The initial prerequisites are a grade of C or better in ISQS 2340, a 2.75 GPA, and admission to the upper- division major. The certificate will consist of four courses chosen from the following list. Any four may be chosen, but prerequisites must be met prior to enrolling in the course.
- ISQS 3345, Object Oriented Systems. Prerequisite: ISQS 3346 with a C or better
- ISQS 3346, Internet Programming. Prerequisite: ISQS 2340 with a C or better
- ISQS 3348, Database MGT Systems. Prerequisite: ISQS 2340 with a C or better
- ISQS 3349, Introduction to Data Communication Systems. Prerequisite: ISQS 2340 with a C or better
- ISQS 3351, Telecommunications Security Using Linux. Prerequisite: ISQS 3349
- ISQS 3358, Business Intelligence. Prerequisite: ISQS 3345 and 3348
- ISQS 3360, Telecommunication Securities Theory. Prerequisite: ISQS 3349
- ISQS 4361, Web Application Design. Prerequisite: ISQS 3346 and 3348
- ISQS 4385, Strategic IT and Telecommunications Management. Prerequisite: ISQS 3351 and 3360
The Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership is designed to prepare undergraduate business majors to build and reinforce the interpersonal skills that are essential to the management role. Leadership has always been recognized as a very desirable trait in many domains and critical to advancement in the business community. Adding a foundation of leadership skills will enhance prospects and abilities in any business-focused discipline. Students will take four courses related to leadership and upon graduation will receive an Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership in addition to the B.B.A. degree. Students will be required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Take MGT 3370 and 4373; then take one of the following:
- MGT 3376 Organizational Behavior
- MGT 4375 International Management
Also select one of the following:
- MGT 4384 Managing Conflict and Negotiation
- MGT 4385 Recruitment, Selection and Retention
- MGT 4388 Change and Innovation Process
- MGT 4397 Management and the Business Environment.
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