Certificates

Certificates

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Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Certificate for Non-Business Students

Courses and experiential programs for students from across the CU-Boulder campus to study the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. Students meet and work with experienced entrepreneurs who guide them through the challenges of launching and running a new venture. In following individual areas of interest, students pursue the entrepreneurial process, develop relevant 21st-century skills, and build additional educational credentials to enhance career prospects.

CU Business Intensive Certificate

This three-week, non-credit certification program teaches fundamental business skills, the importance of group work and career development skills to non-business majors and recent graduates. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a Certificate in Applied Business and will have earned a competitive edge when entering the job market.

Entrepreneurial Studies

Experience entrepreneurial culture through professional experiences such as meeting entrepreneurs in the classroom, internships, writing feasibility and business plans, and developing other practical skills. For Leeds students only.

Global Business Certificate

The globalization of the marketplace demands managers who can successfully compete in a global/multicultural business environment in the United States and around the world. Understanding the significant cultural, economic, and political differences between countries and regions is vital to success in global settings. Managers in a global business must not only be sensitive to these differences but they must also adopt the appropriate policies and strategies for dealing with them.

To address these issues, the Leeds School of Business offers to its students the Global Business Certificate. The certificate entails core courses focusing on global topics related to Management, Marketing and Finance plus additional requirements that build on the students’ understanding of the functional areas of business and provide them with an appreciation of the global environment. The certificate supplies students with a framework for developing the appropriate mindset to be effective in a global marketplace.

This certificate program is for Business majors only.

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Operations & Information Management Certificate

Preparing students to be able to get the right information to the right people at the right time, so that both strategic and operational decisions are made properly and quickly.

Quantitative Finance

The Quantitative Finance certificate is designed to provide candidates with a strong analytical grounding for application in the business environment, particularly in the finance function. Recruiters have consistently listed strong analytical skills highly on their list of desired characteristics in job candidates, even more so when recruiting to fill highly competitive complex financial analysis positions including the following:

  • Financial consulting
  • Pension consulting
  • Investment management research
  • Portfolio management
  • Corporate treasury functions
  • Institutional securities sales & trading
  • Investment Banking

Our program combines a rigorous finance and accounting education with an equally demanding education in mathematics and economics. The confluence of these skills is in high demand in the finance world.

Due to the scarcity of competitive programs nationally which combine rigorous training in quantitative methods and extensive financial training, our students that successfully complete the program encounter strong job demand in areas of direct interest. In addition, the Quantitative Finance curriculum provides a strong foundation for students interested in additional academic training in the future. Due to the scarcity of competitive programs nationally which combine rigorous training in quantitative methods and extensive financial training, our students that successfully complete the program encounter strong job demand in areas of direct interest. In addition, the Quantitative Finance curriculum provides a strong foundation for students interested in additional academic training in the future.

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Real Estate Certificate

Real growth, real opportunity, and real estate all come together in Colorado. The real estate program provides students with exposure to the concepts, tools, and techniques necessary for entry-level positions. It prepares students for a real estate career by exploring the link between real estate and capital markets, developing real estate decision-making skills, and analyzing real estate opportunities. An integrated process is followed in the three courses designed to prepare students for real estate careers.

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Socially Responsible Enterprise

CESR offers the Certificate in Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) to business students who seek to distinguish themselves in the field of socially responsible business, whether their unique interests lie in environmental sustainability, social entrepreneurship, corporate ethics or values-driven leadership. Students who complete the certificate will develop the practical knowledge and marketable experiences that will distinguish them as business professionals who strive to make a positive social impact.

Program Entrance Requirements

  1. Sign up by the end of the student's junior year
  2. Have maintained a 3.0 grade point average

Program Completion Requirements

  1. Business Coursework
  2. Experiential Learning
  3. Personal Reflection and Statement of Purpose

For more information, and to sign up for the certificate, visit the SRE website or you may also send us a message at sre@colorado.edu or call 303.492.3324.

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The Business of Sports

The Business of Sports is a 6 credit, two-month intensive certificate program for students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing careers in the sports and recreation industry.