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Top Graduate Certificate Programs in Administration Studies

A graduate certificate is an academic program designed to give students a better understanding of a specific subject. Students may be able to enroll in this program after they have completed a master’s or bachelor’s degree. Most graduate certificate programs can be completed in a single academic year.

What is a graduate certificate in administration studies? It is a specialized program designed to help students understand the skills needed to manage a business or organization. Some universities may offer this graduate degree with special areas of concentration, such as international businesses, government agencies or healthcare institutions. The exact courses required for the program can also be different at each school, but they may be business ethics, operations management, administration in hospitals, fundamentals of government, business administration and human resource management.

This business-focused education can give students the foundation needed for a successful career. Some participants may improve their time management, organization and leadership skills. They can use these abilities to earn promotions or build strong personal relationships.

The cost of a graduate certificate is not set in stone. It can vary from school to school and may even change each year. Applicants can get more information by contacting a school they want to attend.

Students can use a graduate certificate in administration studies for a variety of careers. Some people are able to start working for corporations, nonprofit organizations or the government. The exact jobs available after graduating will depend on the scholars’ other education and professional history. Some career possibilities include city manager, budget analyst, office administrator, business executive, city planner and policymaker. Scholars can use this degree as a foundation for even more education.

Schools around the world may offer graduate certificate programs. If you cannot find a local school with the program you want, you may be able to enroll in an online program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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13 Results in Administration Studies

Algonquin College

Our Program This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students for a rewarding career in the field of human resources management. Human resource ... [+]

Our Program

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students for a rewarding career in the field of human resources management. Human resources professionals are in demand across many industries and drive talent management in organizations. Human resources professionals also work throughout organizations to improve employee productivity to achieve organizational goals. Graduates learn by way of through application of theories, strategies and best practices as they learn in recruitment and selection, compensation, employee and labor relations, training and development and human resources planning.

The program explores all topics related to the profession of human resources and focuses on building human resources knowledge and skills needed to attract, select and retain the best employees. In addition, the program provides the foundational knowledge required to act as a strategic partner in any organization. Level 01 courses provide a background in finance and accounting, organizational behavior, project management and employment law.... [-]

Canada Ottawa
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Online
Marymount University

This certificate offers students the business skills needed to solve the complex managerial problems faced by managers of nonprofit enterprises. ... [+]

Nonprofit Management (Graduate Certificate)

This program prepares students for leadership positions in the rapidly growing nonprofit sector. This certificate offers students the business skills needed to solve the complex managerial problems faced by managers of nonprofit enterprises. Management, marketing, accounting, finance, fundraising, and legal issues are addressed in a nonprofit-specific context. Additionally, the required courses in the Nonprofit Management certificate can be used as a component of the Nonprofit Management track within the M.B.A. program.

This certificate is available exclusively at Marymount's Reston Center.

Minimum Grade and Course Completion Requirements: Students in this certificate must meet the University's academic standards for graduate students and achieve a minimum grade of C for each course required in the certificate. No course may be repeated more than once.... [-]

USA Arlington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Marymount University

The Human Resource Management graduate certificate is aligned with the competencies of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). ... [+]

Human Resource Management (Graduate Certificate)

The Human Resource Management graduate certificate is aligned with the competencies of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Instructors are experienced HR professionals who equip students with the practical knowledge, skills and tools needed to practice as HR generalists in almost any organization, large or small. Coursework is designed so that students apply what they learn to real cases and organizations throughout the DC area.

Certificate Requirements

15 credits

Courses are listed in recommended sequence of enrollment.

HRM 538 Human Resource Selection and Recruitment HRM 539 Performance Management HRM 534 Total Pay Perspective LA 535 Employment Law OD 521 Organization Development and Change Management ... [-]
USA Arlington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
TUI University - College of Business Administration

The certificate consists of a series of four graduate-level credit courses designed to provide graduates with current industry practices, leadership and management techni ... [+]

The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is to provide administrators and practitioners holding a bachelor's degree the opportunity to learn the tools and techniques used to achieve and ensure quality human resource services and administration.

The focus will be on presenting the analytical tools and management techniques that will allow human resource administrators and professionals to analyze, assess, and improve human resource delivery, employer and employee satisfaction, accountability and the processes within the organization that ensure ongoing quality improvement.

The certificate consists of a series of four graduate-level credit courses designed to provide graduates with current industry practices, leadership, and management techniques in analyzing, developing, and directing quality human resources in the workplace.... [-]

USA Cypress
September 2019
Part-time
Online
Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University

The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is specifically designed for the seasoned nonprofit manager who has an advanced degree or an undergraduate degree and a number of ... [+]

The Graduate Certificate Program in Nonprofit Leadership provides a unique opportunity to pursue a theoretically based and practically oriented education in leadership for nonprofit professional throughout West Michigan. The program offers local nonprofit managers the current professional skills and perspectives required to do their work more effectively in the rapidly changing nonprofit sector of society.

The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is specifically designed for the seasoned nonprofit manager who has an advanced degree or an undergraduate degree and a number of years of professional experience. It is intended for those holding or seeking executive positions who wish to further their education but may not want or be able to pursue a complete graduate degree at this time. However, courses taken in the certificate program may be applied toward the Master of Public Administration degree at a later date.... [-]

USA Grand Rapids
September 2019
Part-time
Campus
Columbia Southern University

Columbia Southern University's certificate program is designed to allow you to complete your studies in the comfort of your home at a self-determined pace that enables yo ... [+]

Columbia Southern University recognizes that there is a growing desire of many within the workforce for focused training in a professional specialization.

To meet this need, CSU offers Graduate Certificate Programs which fully utilize courses from the CSU degree concentrations.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Students select four courses (12 semester credit hours) from a graduate concentration to earn a graduate level certificate in the concentration area.

Curriculum

MBA 6841 - Public Budgeting MBA 6851 - Administration of Public Institutions MBA 6861 - Public Policies MBA 6871 - Public Finances/Legislative Process

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USA Orange Beach
September 2019
Part-time
Online
Columbia Southern University

CHRM program is designed to allow you to complete your studies in the comfort of your home at a self-determined pace that enables you to honor your personal and professio ... [+]

Columbia Southern University recognizes that there is a growing desire of many within the workforce for focused training in a professional specialization.

To meet this need, CSU offers Graduate Certificate Programs which fully utilize courses from the CSU degree concentrations.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Students select four courses (12 semester credit hours) from a graduate concentration to earn a graduate level certificate in the concentration area.

Curriculum

MHR 6551 - Training and Development MHR 6901 - Compensation Management MHR 6751 - Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining MHR 6401 - Employment Law

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USA Orange Beach
September 2019
Part-time
Online
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA Connect)

If you’re looking to increase your knowledge and skill level in the world of nonprofits but are unable to complete a full MPA, our Nonprofit Management Certificate may be ... [+]

Gain a better understanding of the nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues

If you’re looking to increase your knowledge and skill level in the world of nonprofits but are unable to complete a full MPA, our Nonprofit Management Certificate may be a great option for you. In only 15 credit hours, you’ll gain a better understanding of the nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues. This certificate can strengthen your performance in areas such as:

Fundraising and development Managing nonprofit social services Parks and recreation

Our online certificates are quick—you can complete one in a year—but challenging. Like all SPEA programs, the curriculum is rigorous. But the effort you put forth will make your long-term professional goals reachable. ... [-]

USA Bloomington
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Online
United International Business Schools

Graduate Certificate in Operations Management consists of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in Operations Management consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 to 4 quarters).

Program requirements Total 12 credits Courses (GCCOMxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses CORE COURSES IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

GCCOM501 - Operations Management

This course introduces the students to the field of Production and Operations Management. The course is decision-oriented and devotes significant time to the explanation of quantitative methods that are of particular use to operations managers. The limitations of these methods are discussed, as well as their utility. Topics, such as facility layout, process design, and job design are discussed.... [-]

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September 2019
Part-time
1 year
Campus
United International Business Schools

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management consists of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 to 4 quarters).

Program requirements Total 12 credits Courses (GCCOMxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses CORE COURSES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

GCCHRM501 - Personnel Planning and Work Design The importance of having talented employees in the organization has become more and more evident in increasingly international and competitive industries. This course discusses the fundamental question of human research management as a strategic element for contemporary businesses success. The course discusses theories and practices for how to plan the headcount of the organization. Students will develop skills in determining staffing needs, conducting job analysis, and designing job functions. GCCHRM502 - Personnel Recruitment and Selection Today’s business world is changing at a very fast pace and employers are looking for people who can adapt themselves to these ever changing and diverse situations. Companies are investing more and more in people with different educational backgrounds and job experience, making the human resource function critical for achieving competitive advantage. The course examines the importance of attracting the best employees and discusses best practices for selecting employees. Furthermore, it focuses on the critical phase of integrating new employees into the company through socialization and orientation programs. GCCHRM503 - Personnel Training and Development The purpose of this course is to provide students with information and insight into the training and development function in organizations. The training... [-]

Belgium Antwerp Brussels Japan Tokyo Spain Barcelona Madrid Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva  + 12 More
September 2019
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Confederation College

Human Resources Management is an intensive, one-year graduate program designed to provide University and College graduates with a skill set that is in demand. Throughout ... [+]

Human Resources Management is an intensive, one-year graduate program designed to provide University and College graduates with a skill set that is in demand. Throughout the course you will be involved in a process that includes technological advances, as well as the effective use of human resources. As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible (subject to some grade level requirements) to write the comprehensive national exams to obtain the ‘Certified Human Resources Professional’ (CHRP) designation as granted by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO). Start your journey towards a rewarding career in Human Resources Management at Confederation College.... [-]

Canada Thunder Bay
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management introduces participants to knowledge and experiences in the areas of human resource management (HRM) and industrial ... [+]

The course equips graduates with the essential skills and knowledge to become effective, diligent and successful human resource practitioners.

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is a good entry point for students wanting to strengthen their understanding of HRM. It provides participants with the opportunity to study at a professional level and to improve their critical understanding. In most circumstances, participants can choose to progress to the graduate diploma or master’s course in HRM on successful completion of the graduate certificate.

Career options include management-level positions in industry or government.

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Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
0.5 - 1 year
Campus
Fanshawe College

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management program will satisfy all of your managerial ambitions within this field. This one-year graduate certificate is designed for univ ... [+]

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management program will satisfy all of your managerial ambitions within this field. This one-year graduate certificate is designed for university and college graduates looking for a career in the logistics and supply chain sector. You'll be trained to join private or public sectors, learning how to analyze computer software, while nurturing your negotiating skills. Examining managerial accounting, and professional communication, you will also learn the finer points of material sourcing, distribution management and risk assessment. When you graduate, you'll have the skills to improve an organization's operations and profitability. You'll be in demand with career options in procurement, logistics, planning, inventory management, transportation, customer service, customs coordination and related supply chain processes. Available 100% online or in a traditional in-class format with a September and January admission.... [-]

Canada London Simcoe Saint Thomas Woodstock  + 1 More
May 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus