May 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificates of Graduate Study

Certificates of Graduate Study in the Helzberg School of Management focus on specific areas that post-baccalaureate students may further pursue. Certificates are designed for those either changing industries or responsibilities or with a desire to enhance a post-baccalaureate education with up-to-date information.

Certificates are available in the following areas:

  • Analytics & Insights
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Management
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Organizational Leadership

A Certificate in Advanced Leadership is also available to qualified applicants.

Credit hours earned during the pursuit of a graduate certificate may be applied toward elective credit hours (or in the case of an exact match, toward core hours) necessary to earn a graduate degree provided both are completed within 6 years following registration in the certificate program. In such case the degree would be awarded as a general degree with no concentration. However, credit hours previously applied to a graduate program that resulted in a degree are not eligible to fill the requirements of a graduate certificate.

Certificate requirements consist of a minimum of 12 credit hours of advanced graduate coursework in a specific discipline. Average completion time is six terms, or 15 months. Upon completion, you will be awarded a certificate from Rockhurst University and the Helzberg School of Management.

All certificate students must adhere to the Helzberg School of Management  Graduate Business Programs Standards and Policies.

Admission Requirements

With the exception of the GMAT/GRE,  all other Helzberg School of Management  Graduate Business Program Admission Requirements apply to applicants for a Certificate of Graduate Studies.