Micro-Credentials

Micro-credentials

Micro-credentials are cost-effective, mini-qualifications designed to provide you with knowledge, skills, and abilities in a specific area of business. Intended for working professionals, courses are offered in the evening, on weekends, or in a blended format and a micro-credential can be completed in as little as two semesters. There is flexibility to start a micro-credential any semester of the year and you can take up to three years to complete a micro-credential.

Upon successful completion of a micro-credential, students receive a certificate from the Katz Graduate School of Business. Micro-credentials offer immediate value to current employers and demonstrate mastery of in-demand business skills to potential future employers. If you are considering an MBA, but are not ready to commit, micro-credentials are a great place to start.

Accounting

Course Credits
BACC 2401: Financial Accounting 3
BACC 2528: Managerial Accounting 1.5
Choose 4.5 of the following 7.5 credits:
BACC 2258: Strategic Cost Management 1.5
BACC 2510: Intermediate Financial Reporting and Analysis 1.5
BACC 2537: Taxes and Management Decisions 1.5
BSEO 2315: Business Law 3

 

Corporate Finance

Course Credits
BFIN 2409: Financial Management I 1.5
BFIN 2410: Financial Management II 1.5
BFIN 2036: Corporate Finance 3
Choose 3 of the following 6 credits:
BFIN 2015: Short-Term Financing 1.5
BFIN 2030: Valuation I 1.5
BFIN 2130: Valuation II 1.5
BFIN 2031: Creating Value through Restructuring 1.5

 

Data Programming for Business Insights

Course Credits
BMIS 2588: Database Management 3
BMIS 2542: Data Programming Essentials with Python 3
BMIS 2526: Advanced Data Programming with R 3

 

Digital Innovation

Course Credits
BMIS 2689: Technology-Enabled Business Transformation 3
BMIS 2537: Business Systems Platforms 3
BMIS 2679: Technology Innovation, Adoption, and Diffusion 3

 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Course Credits
BSEO 2521: Entrepreneurship and New Venture Innovation 3
BSPP 2111: Commercializing New Technologies 3
Choose 3 of the following 6 credits:
BSEO 2012: Social Entrepreneurship 1.5
BSEO 2525: Competitive Intelligence 1.5
BSPP 2409: Strategic Management 1.5
BOAH 2409: Organizational Behavior: Leadership and Group Effectiveness 1.5
BOAH 2532: Negotiations, Teamwork, and Change 1.5
BIND 2024: Consulting Field Project 3

 

Leading People in Organizations

Course Credits
BOAH 2409: Organizational Behavior: Leadership and Group Effectiveness 1.5
BSPP 2409: Strategic Management 1.5
Choose 2 of the following 3 credits:
BOAH 2421: Human Resources for Competitive Advantage 1.5
BOAH 2517: Interpersonal Skills for Managers 1.5
BOAH 2528: Organizational Behavior – Communicating Strategically 1.5
BOAH 2532: Negotiations, Teamwork and Change 1.5
BOAH 2537: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 1.5
BSPP 2112: Leading Organizations to Innovate Smarter 1.5
BSEO 2538: Strategic Leadership 1.5

 

Management Consulting

Course Credits
BSPP 2409: Strategic Management 1.5
BSEO 2570: Fundamentals of the Management Consulting Process 1.5
Recommended/Electives (6 credits)
BSPP 2112: Leading Organizations To Innovate Smarter 1.5
BSEO 2509: Business & Politics 1.5
BMIS 2551: Project Management Concepts and Processes 1.5
BOAH 2532: Negotiations, Teamwork and Change 1.5
BIND 2204: Managing the Professional Services Firm 1.5
BSEO 2538: Strategic Leadership 1.5
BIND 2203: Organizational Transformation 1.5
BSEO 2553: Strategic Management of Acquisition and Divestment 1.5
BENV 2115: Market Manipulations 3.0
BSEO 2525: Competitive Intelligence 1.5
BSEO 2511: Management of Strategic Alliances 1.5

 

Pathway to the Professional MBA

Non-degree-status students who achieve a 3.25 or higher in the 9 credit hours of the Corporate Finance or Accounting micro-credential programs may apply to the Professional MBA without being required to take the GMAT or GRE.

For micro-credential programs in 1) Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2) Digital Innovation, and 3) Data Programming for Business Insights, in addition to a 3.25 or higher in the 9 credit hours required for the micro-credential, students must complete an additional 3.0 credit hours with a grade of B or better in any of the following:

  • Economic Analysis for Managerial Decisions: Firms and Markets
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management 1 & 2
  • Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement

Waiver of the GMAT does not imply a guarantee of admission. At the discretion of the admissions committee, applicants who earned an undergraduate degree in an area with little or no quantitative coursework may still be required to take the GM.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA from an accredited U.S. university or the non-U.S. equivalent.

Application Components

  • Application and $50 application fee
  • Academic transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Essay
  • TOEFL/IELTS (international applicants)

Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Spring (January start) December 1
Summer (May start) April 1
Fall (August start) August 1

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition

Residency Tuition per Credit
PA Resident $1,347
Non-PA Resident $2,084

Fees

Fee Fees per Term
Student Activity $12
Wellness $65
Computing and Network $100
Security and Transportation $90
Total Mandatory Fees per Term $267

Note: Students registering for 9 to 15 credits are automatically charged the full-time, two-year tuition and fees during the fall and spring terms. Students are charged per credit regardless of the number of credits taken during the summer term.

 

Contact Us

Admissions
301 Mervis Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-648-1700
mba@katz.pitt.edu

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

It is incredible how quickly your network can expand and how many opportunities you are presented with through the Katz MBA Program. I had always heard that an MBA, for those who are all in, is life changing. After receiving my degree from Katz, I realize that is certainly the case.

Luiz Henrique Badalotti De Geroni

MBA '17

It’s more than just a career plan. It will help you evaluate what kind of professional you want to be, what kind of skills you want to develop. You are not just bringing home a certificate, but you are a better professional and a better person.

Sabine Rossi

MBA '19