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Barney School of Business

Graduate Certificates

Advance your career with a specialized graduate certificate from the Barney School of Business. 

If you already have a graduate degree or MBA from an accredited institution, you can apply to earn one of our certificates by completing four graduate courses.

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Certificate Options

Business Analytics

Today’s technology produces huge volumes of data. Businesses everywhere are focusing on how to properly organize, evaluate and use data to solve problems and identify opportunities that give their organization a competitive advantage.

Featured Courses:

  • Managerial Statistics and Analytics (prerequisite)
  • Introduction to Analytics
  • Business Forecasting
  • Business Data Mining

Entrepreneurial Studies

Entrepreneurial Studies is a growing field. Students from many walks of life are interested in starting their own businesses. This concentration, to be used by our Master Science Management and Master Business Administration degrees, will allow students to customize their degree for their desired future. In addition, the certificate will allow alums, and other people with master’s degrees to build small and large businesses. Lastly, the concentration will allow us to partner with other programs within the University.


  • Organizational Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bargaining and Negotiations
  • Market and Competitive Intelligence


Financial skills are in demand in all industries. This certificate is essential for those who desire to acquire knowledge about how firms make financial decisions and how these decisions affect individual organizations and society as a whole.

Featured Courses:

  • Cases in Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Portfolio Management
  • International Finance

Healthcare Management

This certificate addresses evolving issues in the health system by examining the structure of the US healthcare system, including health care professionals, the delivery and financing of healthcare, and related health care products.


  • Organizational Leadership (prerequisite)
  • Healthcare Economics and Analytics
  • Healthcare Insurance and Financing
  • Health Systems Management


Gain a solid understanding of the insurance industry by understanding risk and managing exposure. This certificate builds skills for professionals working in the local market or the broader industry.


  • Risk and Insurance
  • Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Risk Management

International Business

In today’s fast-paced environment it is common to find working professionals traveling abroad representing their institutions in global affairs. This certificate allows for those who want to broaden their horizon to delve deeper in functional areas, visit foreign countries or create a unique experience by mastering an international topic as an independent study.

Featured Courses:

  • Global Business Environment
  • International Trade: Policy and Practice
  • Regional International Business
  • Independent Study in International Business


Whether you are initially hired into a technical position with aspirations to advance, have been promoted into a higher position with management responsibility, or are considering management consulting at some point in your career, this concentration provides opportunities to enhance your individual skill sets in managing individuals, teams, and organizations.

Featured Courses:

  • Dynamics of Group Decision Making
  • Organizational Power and Influence
  • Conflict Management
  • Managing Organizational Crises


Help firms create value for customers. Both national and international aspects of developing, distributing, pricing and promoting brands, products and services are covered in the marketing concentration. Analytic rigor is integrated with creative thinking to leverage effective use of website, social media, and other emerging marketing technologies.

Featured Courses:

  • International Marketing
  • Product Innovations and Development
  • Bargaining and Negotiations
  • Market and Competitive Intelligence

Project Management

A Project Management certificate is a viable and sought after program for both business and engineering graduate students. The certificate is multidisciplinary, creating a cross-functional learning environment similar to the business settings where projects are managed. Course content will be aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) PMP (Project Management Professional) and CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) certifications.


  • Innovation and Project Management
  • Managerial Skills and Project Leadership
  • Project Risk Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Principles & Applications

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain management has become an essential skill set for managing global enterprises involving the strategic flow of goods and services for meeting customers’ needs. Supply chain management utilizes the methods of logistics and operations research to construct supply chains using holistic approaches that realize value at all nodes of the chain.

Featured Courses:

  • Managing Organizational Processes
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Process Improvement Application Project
  • Bargaining and Negotiations

Admissions Requirements

Students are required to submit an application form, official transcripts, a current résumé, and a letter of intent.

Please forward all application materials to:

Center for Adult and Graduate Academic Services, CC23, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 USA

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