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. Successful completion of a micro-certificate may be stackable to a Katz Graduate Certificate, MBA, or MS degree.

Intended for working professionals, courses are offered in the evenings and weekends and may be available in either on-campus or online format. Micro-credentials typically require 6 – 9 credits and can be completed in as little as two semesters. Start nearly any Micro-credential in the Fall or Spring term and take up to three years to complete.

Upon successful completion of a micro-credential, students receive a certificate and recognition of their achievement noted on their University of Pittsburgh transcript. 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 or MS degree program, but are not ready to commit, micro-credentials are a great place to start.

Financial Disclosures / Accounting

Financial Disclosure (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Financial Accounting (3 credits)

Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 & 2 (3 cr)

Financial Statement Analysis (3 cr)

 

Financial Disclosures / Accounting

Financial Disclosure (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Financial Accounting (3 credits)

Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 & 2 (3 cr)

Financial Statement Analysis (3 cr)

 

Corporate Finance / Finance

Corporate Finance (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Elective(s)

Financial Management 1  & 2 (3 credits)

Corporate Finance (3 cr)

Short -Term Finance (1.5 cr)

 

Finance elective (1.5 cr)

Corporate Valuation / Finance

Corporate Valuation (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Elective(s)

Financial Management 1 & 2 (3.0 cr)

Valuation 1 & 2 (3.0 credits)

Finance elective (3 cr)

Investments & Trading / Finance

Investments & Trading (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Elective(s)

Financial Management 1 & 2 (3.0 credits)

Investment Management / Capital Markets (3.0 credits)

Markets & Trading (1.5 cr)

Finance elective (1.5 cr)

Building Customer Relationships / Marketing

Building Customer Relationships (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Elective(s) – pick 7.5 credits:

Marketing Management (1.5 cr)

 

Consumer Behavior (3 cr)

Marketing Research (3 cr)

Services Marketing (1.5 cr)

Business-to-Business Marketing (1.5 cr)

Digital Marketing & Big Data / Marketing Analytics

Digital Marketing & Big Data (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Elective(s) – pick 7.5 credits:

Marketing Management (1.5 cr)

Shopper Analytics (3 cr)

Social Media Strategy (1.5 cr)

Digital Marketing Analytics (1.5 cr)

 

Marketing elective (1.5 cr)

Managerial Decision Tools / Accounting

Managerial Decision Tools (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Financial Accounting (3 credits)

Managerial Accounting (1.5 cr)

Risk Management & Compliance (1.5 cr)

Financial Statement Analysis (3 cr)

Value Creation & Management / Marketing Strategy

Value Creation & Management (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Marketing Management (1.5 cr)

Brand Management (1.5 cr)

Product Development & Management (3 cr)

Pricing Strategies & Tactics (1.5 cr)

Advertising (1.5 cr)

 

Business Analytics / Management Science

Business Analytics (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Statistical Analysis (3 cr)

Decision Technologies (1.5 cr)

Multivariate Data Analysis (1.5 cr)

Advanced Decision Technologies (1.5 cr)

Applied Simulation & Optimization (1.5 cr)

Process & Quality Management / Management Science

Process & Quality Management (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Statistical Analysis (3 cr)

Decision Technologies (1.5 cr)

Advanced Decision Technologies (1.5 cr)

Process Engineering (1.5 cr)

Production Mgmt & Process Improvement (1.5 cr)

Supply Chain Management / Management Science

Supply Chain Management (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Elective Course(s)

Statistical Analysis (3 cr)

Decision Technologies (1.5 cr)

Global Supply Chain Management (3 cr)

Operations elective (1.5 cr)

Digital Innovation / Technology Management

Digital Innovation (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Information Systems Management (1.5 cr)

Technology Innovation, Adoption & Diffusion (3 cr)

Commercializing New Technologies (3 cr)

Current Issues in Computing (1.5 cr)

Information Systems Design / Technology Management

Information Systems Design (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Information Systems Management (1.5 cr)

Technology Innovation, Adoption & Diffusion (3 cr)

Commercializing New Technologies (3 cr)

Current Issues in Computing (1.5 cr)

Project Management / Technology Management

IT Project Management (9 credits)

Required Course(s)

Information Systems Management (1.5 cr)

Project Management Concepts & Processes (3 cr)

Technology Enabled Business Transformation (3 cr)

Current Issues in Computing (1.5 cr)

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

 

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

 

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