Professional Skills (Graduate Certificate)

Dr. Ben Caldwell, Program Director
caldwell@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4394
www.missouriwestern.edu/graduate/profskills

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Skills is designed to allow students to pursue and develop workplace skills that are highly valued by employers. Graduates will gain and understanding of business fundamentals, economics, project management, and skills-oriented training in communications, statistical analysis, and team work. The program’s professional components are designed to dovetail into present and future career opportunities that will help you gain an advantage in today’s increasingly competitive job market.

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Skills is designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their careers where a full MBA is not desired or required. This program is particularly valuable to recent graduates looking to gain a competitive edge in the professional job market, and anyone re-entering the workforce who is looking to refine professional and technical skills.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program may be found here.

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
Certificate Requirements
MGT 604Organizational Behavior Management3
MAS 695Graduate Colloquium3
Communication Skills - Select 2 courses from the following (6 credits)6
Professional and Organizational Communications
Writing for Management and Supervision
Multilingual Graduate Writing
Technical Communications Theory and Practice
Proposal and Grant Writing
Professional Skills - Select 2 courses from the following (6 credits)6
Foundations of Professional Ethics
Managerial Economics
Technical Analysis for Decision Making
Strategic Marketing
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program may be found online at www.missouriwestern.edu/finaid/gainful-employment-disclosures.