Why Earn a Graduate Certificate?
Earning a Graduate Certificate from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management can help you upskill or reskill and stand out from the competition when applying for jobs, competing for a promotion, or even changing careers.
Though many individuals see earning a master’s degree as the next logical step to take after completing their undergraduate studies, our Graduate Certificates play an important role in helping you upskill to meet the demands of employers. Earning a Graduate Certificate at Lake Forest can also be an efficient way to reskill and a convenient stepping stone on the pathway to earning a Leadership MBA.
Our Accredited Graduate Certificates consist of 3 to 4 8-week courses. If you are qualified and accepted into the Leadership MBA program, these courses may be applied.
To view each Graduate Certificate's required courses, please click here to download a one-page overview.
These days the workplace is dynamic and fast paced, and leaders who have a strong footing in the fundamentals of leadership along with a vision for how to manage constant change are well positioned for success. In this Graduate Certificate Program, comprised of three core courses from the MBA Program, leaders dive deep into their own leadership style using the Hogan Leadership Assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses, and then take a fresh look at business strategy and learn how to navigate complex, shifting landscapes. Leading Organizational Change provides a firm foundation from which leaders can guide their teams and companies in the contemporary business ecosystem. Certificate students will be commingled with degree seeking students.
LEADERSHIP IN DATA ANALYTICS
Students become more effective leaders by leveraging analytics for improved insights and effective decision-making. Courses in the Leadership in Data Analytics Certificate teach students about current technological trends such as data modeling and artificial intelligence, the role they play in business strategy, and how to leverage them to fuel organizational growth. Students will gain insight into how to ask the right questions and effectively leverage an organization’s database to make better informed, data-supported business decisions as well as how to shape and communicate their data insights to others at all levels of business. Certificate students will be co-mingled with degree seeking students.
FOUR PILLARS OF GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
In the Four Pillars of Global Supply Chain certificate, students delve into the four, interrelated pillars of a truly global supply chain: 1. Product Development & Management, 2. Strategic Sourcing, 3. Demand Planning & Inventory Management, and 4. Distribution & Logistics. With the emergence of Industry 4.0, these pillars have been augmented and shaped by Big Data, AI and the continual response to the Voice of the Customer. Our approach will be to analyze each of these pillars through the lens of recent trends resulting in deep understanding of foundational processes and practices, and the know-how to execute in the most advanced organizations. Certificate students will be commingled with degree seeking students.
FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH
The Financial Strategies for Growth Certificate prepares a student to take on business leadership roles in areas of corporate finance, investments, and global finance. The four courses in this certificate focus on giving students the tools and leadership ability to analyze portfolio strategies, financing options, and organization risk profiles. Students entering the Financial Strategies for Growth certificate program should have basic knowledge of corporate finance and be able to assess a company’s key performance indicators by analyzing pertinent financial data. Students will be commingled with degree seeking students.
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- Elliot Stewart, Director, Global Technology – Payment Solutions, Verifone
Data Analytics Graduate Certificate, 2020