Business & Leadership

Whether you plan to pursue a career in business, entrepreneurship, or any field involving organizational management, understanding business concepts provides you with a well-rounded skill set that extends well beyond the business world. The knowledge gained from learning the language and skills of business will enhance your overall professional capabilities, fostering critical thinking, adaptability, and effective communication. 

If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries for the many careers in accounting and business, check out My Next Move. 

Non-Credit Training

Online, self-paced training in partnership with MindEdge. Register and start learning today.  

Banking  

CFTEA: Online Certified Modern Banking Representative Certificate

As a modern certification in today's business world, the Certified Modern Banking Representative (CMBR) covers updated material that allows new, entry-level employees to develop in their careers and equips them to take on modern banking challenges with knowledge, confidence, and skill. This is an entry-level certification for banking representatives that applies to a broad group of job seekers. Certification can offer a clear pathway to employment in the banking industry.

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Entrepreneurship  

Entrepreneurship Certificate

This self-paced 28-hour certificate offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that engage students and provide opportunities to practice entrepreneurial skills. This certificate is made up of the following components: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Business Law for Entrepreneurs, Leadership and Management for Entrepreneurs, Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs, and Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs  

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 Leadership  

Certificate in Leadership

What is leadership and why is it important? How does a leader encourage change without triggering fearful resistance? What are the key elements to leading an effective team? What is the role of charisma in leadership? How can a leader achieve work-life balance? This suite of courses addresses all of these questions and many more. The courses in this suite offer advice on leadership that can help you stand out as a leader among your peers. Video segments introduce successful leaders who discuss such issues as how leaders become leaders, leadership ethics, and the differences between leaders, managers, and administrator. Topics covered include:  

  • Leaders and Work-Life Balance  
  • Leading and Managing Change  
  • Leading Teams  
  • Introduction to Leadership  
  • Body Language for Leaders   

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Marketing

Digital Marketing Certificate

The content in this certificate aligns with the Online Marketing Certified Associate (OMCA) credential, which is offered by OMCP. Digital marketing helps organizations promote and sell products and services through online marketing methods such as social media messaging, website ads, Facebook marketing campaigns, Google Adwords, and more. It's vital to develop a marketing strategy that keeps up with the technology. This Certificate in Digital Marketing covers the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices. Each of the nine courses in this suite offer examples, videos from industry-leading practitioners, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.  

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Project Management/Agile Project Management 

Project Management Certificate

This online certificate introduces learners to the basics of project management. Throughout six segments, learners will practice the foundational skills of project management, consider the ethics involved in leading a team, and explore similarities and contrasts between Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies.  

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Agile Project Management Certificate

A three course, 19-hour self-paced certificate which offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that engage learners and provide opportunities to practice their project management skills in an Agile context. 

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Additional non-credit topic-specific business training and certificates

Business Analytics  
Business Math  
Finance  
International Trade  
Operations  
Remote Work  
Six Sigma & Lean  
Women in Business   

For-Credit Certificate Programs 

Choose from a variety of credit-level certificate programs. Participating in credit-level programs requires formal admission to SCSU. 

Undergraduate Certificate Programs 

Accounting, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 

Graduate Certificate Programs 

Business Analytics, Graduate Certificate (Fully Online Program) 

Women’s Leadership, Certificate 

Are you looking to enhance your professional skills and knowledge of diversity and inclusion in human resources? Consider our online, self-paced D&I training! Learn the latest research and best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion, empowering you to be a leader in your workplace and beyond. 

If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries for professionals trained in diversity and inclusion, check out My Next Move.  

Non-credit Training  

Online, self-paced training in partnership with MindEdge. Register and start learning today. 

Certificates

HRCI: Certificate in D&I in HR Management - Assessment, Inclusion, and Retention

Developed in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization's guidance on diversity and inclusion for organizations (ISO 30415:2021), the Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in HR Management provides a foundation for creating a workplace where all employees are respected and appreciated as valuable members of the organization, are able to participate in work-related opportunities, can follow career paths that use their skills and knowledge to the fullest, and receive fair compensation. The courses explain how diverse and inclusive workplaces are more productive, innovative, creative, and profitable, and that fostering an inclusive culture produces higher employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention rates. The certificate explores the responsibilities of leaders, the workforce, and other stakeholders in recognizing diversity, working and communicating inclusively, reducing unconscious biases, acting accountably, and assessing diversity and inclusion initiatives using qualitative and quantitative methods. 

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HRCI: Certificate in D&I in HR Management - Culture, Engagement, and Leadership

The diversity and inclusion certificate takes an in-depth look at how to create and foster D&I throughout the organization. By encouraging cultural awareness, belonging, workplace authenticity, resilience, and health and wellness, HR professionals are in a unique position to support D&I initiatives at each level of the organization. The role of HR within D&I is evolving, creating the need for HR professionals to apply their leadership competencies in D&I in hybrid and remote workplaces. HR also supports processes, such as inclusive decision-making and the building of inclusive learning and development teams, which yield many benefits including higher levels of employee engagement. In this course, you will learn about the roles of HR within D&I and in different business structures, and the skills and strategies needed to shape inclusive workforces. 

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HRCI: Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in HR Management

Our Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in HR Management - Bundle, combines all 6 of our most popular Diversity and Inclusion courses. Included in this bundle is access to: Fostering an Inclusive Culture, Assessing Diversity and Inclusion, Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent, Aspects of an Inclusive Culture, Inclusive HR Leadership, and Inclusive Engagement and Development. 

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Individual Diversity and Inclusion Short-term Training Courses

Whether you are new to management or a seasoned professional, keeping current on your skills will ensure you nurture strong connections, successfully lead change, and quickly resolve potential conflicts.  

If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries for the many careers in management, check out My Next Move.  

Non-Credit Certificates

HR Management  

Choose from 13 certificates and nearly 100 individual topic courses. Many courses and certificates were developed with HRCI, a brand focused on HR excellence and credentialing, brings topics like ethics, best practices, and DE&I to the forefront of HR education. HRCI courses and certifications are essential for those looking to grow in the world of human resources. Certificates include:  

HR Management Topic Specific Training  

Management  

Management Skills Certificate

Successful managers know the importance of building strong relationships with their team members. This certificate equips both new and experienced managers with the skills and resources necessary to foster strong connections, lead change, and resolve potential conflicts. Whether operating in an in-person office environment or a remote work setting, managers will learn practical ways to better coach and motivate their teams.  

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Conflict Management Certificate

Successful managers know the importance of building strong relationships with their team members. This certificate equips both new and experienced managers with the skills and resources necessary to foster strong connections, lead change, and resolve potential conflicts. Whether operating in an in-person office environment or a remote work setting, managers will learn practical ways to better coach and motivate their teams. 

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Frontline Manager Certificate

Frontline managers sit at the very first level of management across a company's business operations and functions, and are utilized in just about every industry and market. They make up 60% of a company's management ranks, and directly supervise as much as 80% of the workforce. They are the representation of a brand - interacting with customers, speaking to vendors, negotiating contracts, and managing employees. They are, in essence, a company's strategy in motion and the key to its success. The Frontline Manager™ certificate and courses were developed to offer vital training in core managerial skills to first-level managers. With a focus on topics such as supervision, coaching, leadership styles, navigating organizational culture, and time management, the courses are designed to help frontline managers develop into true leaders within an organization. The certificate consists of nine courses and a simulation that are online and self-paced, offering flexibility in the delivery and timeframe.  

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Nonprofit Management  

Nonprofit Management Certificate

This online certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations. Fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction are all addressed, and video commentary on these crucial topics will give you insight into how nonprofit professionals apply key concepts in their own organizations. Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you practice effective decision making in a nonprofit setting. Some courses in this certificate award CFRE credits.  

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Grant Writing Skills Suite

This two-course bundle offers the introductory through intermediate skills needed for those involved in gaining funding for any nonprofit organization's mission. Strategic grant writing aligns the needs of a nonprofit with funding sources, whether those sources are foundations, government agencies, corporations, or individuals.  

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Board Fundamentals Certificate

Nonprofit board members come from a variety of different backgrounds, but all of them share a commitment to the mission and vision of their organization. The Nonprofit Skills™ Board Fundamentals Certificate provides learners with the critical knowledge and skills required to serve on a nonprofit board. The content covers key topics including legal obligations, financial management, strategic planning, public communication, fundraising, leadership oversight, and measuring progress. 

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Small Business Management  

Small Business Management Certificate

This 8-course, 33.5-hour online certificate provides learners with a fundamental understanding of the most critical areas in small business management. Throughout nine segments, learners will explore the varied tasks, such as accounting, budgeting, business law, marketing, and project management, that small business owners must master to be successful.

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Inc. Magazine: Building a Fast-Growing Business Course Bundle

Startups and small businesses are the growth engines of the American economy, but that growth doesn't just happen by itself. Growing a business takes time, hard work, and skill—and it certainly helps when you can get a lot of practical advice along the way. This bundle is based on Inc. Magazine's award-winning journalistic content and features practical, experience-based assignments that will provide entrepreneurs and small-business owners with the skills necessary to navigate the various stages of growing a business. Courses in this bundle offer real-world examples, how-to lists and advice, industry spotlights, videos from industry-leading practitioners, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.  

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Sustainable Management  

Sustainable Management Certificate

Sustainability refers to the use of ecosystems and their resources in a manner that satisfies current needs without compromising the needs or options of future generations. A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts.  

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Change Management  

Managing Change and Resolving Conflict Certificate

Leaders and managers are often called upon to deal with the challenging impacts of change, to work through disputes with partners and customers, and to resolve conflict within the organization. This Certificate in Managing Change and Resolving Conflict covers the key issues and best practices for managers dealing with contentious situations in the workplace. Each of the seven courses in this suite offer examples, videos from practitioners and experts, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material. The courses present strategies that managers can use to help deal with conflict, with case studies and scenarios that highlight key issues. Courses included in this certificate program are listed at the bottom of this page. This program can help both current managers, and those advancing in the management ranks, with the necessary knowledge and skills. 

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For Credit Certificate Programs  

Choose from a variety of credit-level certificate programs. Participating in credit-level programs requires formal admission to SCSU.  

Undergraduate Certificate Programs  

Sustainable Business & Organizational Management, Certificate  

Graduate Certificate Programs  

Healthcare Administration, Graduate Certificate   

Human Resource Management, Graduate Certificate (Fully Online or Fully On-Campus Options) 

Prepare yourself to work in one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. These industries operate worldwide in exciting work environments and provide unique employment opportunities in Connecticut and across the globe. The travel and tourism industry employs over 64,000 people in the state of Connecticut. In the program, students acquire the event planning, leadership, promotion and management skills necessary for an exciting career in the tourism, hospitality and event management industries. If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries in tourism, hospitality, and event management, check out My Next Move.  

Noncredit Training  

Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management (T.H.E.M.)  

A five module, self-paced, fully online training. 

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The presence of women in influential roles as role models is not just essential for the professional progress of women; it also has the potential to create wider societal effects, such as fostering pay equity, reshaping workplace policies for the benefit of both men and women, and attracting a more diverse workforce.  

Women’s Leadership Academy 

The Women's Leadership Academy is designed to provide women Business students with the co-curricular experiences necessary for a smooth transition to the business world. The program includes events such as networking opportunities, etiquette lunches, one-on-one coaching, and a one-credit leadership seminar course. 

Women's Leadership Academy 

Noncredit Training  

Online, self-paced training in partnership with MindEdge. Register and start learning today.  

Certificate in Leadership for Women in Business

This online training explores the various challenges that evidence suggests women in business are likely to face—challenges that are different (in kind or in scale) than those faced by men in business. Throughout seven segments, learners will explore key concepts and practices that all successful businesspeople should be familiar with, such as leadership, management, communication, work-life balance, networking, negotiation, and body language. The material also provides concrete and data-driven recommendations for women looking to advance their careers, by naming some of the systematic obstacles they might face, such as explicit discrimination, implicit bias, glass ceilings, and assumptions about familial responsibilities. Alongside commentary from women leaders, students will learn strategies for addressing these challenges. The self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, case studies, and self-assessments that engage students and provide opportunities to practice essential business skills.  

Topics covered include: 

  • Body Language for Women in Business
  • Communication for Women in Business
  • Current Issues Facing Women in Business
  • Leadership and Management for Women in Business
  • Negotiation for Women in Business
  • Networking and Mentorship for Women in Business
  • Work-Life Balance for Women in Business

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For Credit SCSU Certificate Programs

Participating in credit-level programs requires formal admission to SCSU.   

Undergraduate Certificate Program

Women’s Leadership, Certificate