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Certificate Programs

The certificate programs at Baldwin Wallace University provide individuals the opportunity to develop a set of skills in a professional area, in a relatively short period of time, without enrolling in a total University degree program. Students who already have a University degree may enroll in this program. All courses offered in the BW Certificate Program are University-level credit courses.

The courses also appear on an official transcript and may be used toward graduation credits should the student decide to pursue a University degree.

Eligibility for Admission
Students applying for admission to the Certificate Program at BW must meet the standards required of all students. No admission tests are required but participants must complete the application procedures for admission to the University. Students enrolled in a certificate program at BW may be concurrently enrolled in a degree program by notifying the Registrar’s Office.

Note: Concerning all certificate programs, it is the student’s responsibility to consult a Certificate Program advisor as to the specific course requirements of the certificate program. In order to receive a certificate, a student must fill out a Certificate Completion Application before the last semester of attendance. The form can be found at http://www.bw.edu/resources/registration/forms.

The Certificate Programs are as follows:
Key: (* = Prerequisite Required)

Accounting
The Certificate Program in Accounting requires six accounting courses for a total of 20 semester hours from the Business Administration Division. More than half of the courses must be completed at Baldwin Wallace University. Seven hours of course work may be transferred from other accredited colleges and universities as long as the courses are not more than 10 years old.

The following four courses are required:

BUS

211

Principles of Accounting I

3 credits*

 

BUS

212

Principles of Accounting II

3 credits*

 

BUS

321

Intermediate Accounting I

4 credits*

 

BUS

322

Intermediate Accounting II

4 credits*

 


Specialization Electives: Must choose two 3 credit courses in Accounting at the 300 or 400 level.

BUS

316

Cost Accounting & Analysis

3 credits*

 

BUS

407

Federal Income Taxation

3 credits*

 

BUS

408

Federal Taxation

3 credits*

 

BUS

417

Principles of Auditing

3 credits*

 

BUS

418

Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting

3 credits*

 

BUS

420

Accounting Systems

3 credits*

 

BUS

421

Advanced Accounting

3 credits*

 


Human Resource Management

The Certificate Program in Human Resource Management requires six University courses for a total of 18-19 semester credit hours. More than one half of the coursework must be completed at Baldwin Wallace University. Knowledge areas include organizational structure, organizational behavior, the competitive environment, human resource planning, selecting, compensating, appraising, training, developing, and the legal framework under which all of the human resource activities must occur. Skills fostered include critical thinking, analysis, and evaluation set within the framework of both the internal requirements of the organization and the external pressures of the environment.


Required Courses (9 credit hours):

BUS

305

Introduction to Management

3 credits

 

BUS

329

Business Ethics

3 credits

 

BUS

410

Human Resource Management

3 credits*

 


Choice of 3 electives (9 credit hours):

BUS

409D

Behavioral Theories of Management

3 credits*

 

BUS

411

Compensation

3 credits*

 

BUS

412

Employment Law & Labor Relations

3 credits*

 

BUS

413

Staffing and Development

3 credits*

 


Organizational Leadership

 

The certificate program in Organizational Leadership requires 18 semester hours. More than half the courses must be completed at Baldwin Wallace University.

 


Required Courses:

 

BUS

305

Introduction to Management

3 credits*

 

BUS

409D

Behavioral Theories of Management

3 credits*

 

LDR

201

Introduction to Leadership Studies

3 credits

 

LDR

202D

Contemporary Problems in Leadership

3 credits

 

SOC

210

Work Matters: The Sociology of Work & Work Settings

3 credits*

 


Choose One:

LDR

125

Leading Diversity

3 credits

 

PSY

321

Human Relations & Group Dynamics

3 credits*

 

SOC

290D

Gender Roles

3 credits

 

SOC

301D

Social Inequalities

3 credits*

 


Sustainability

 

The “certificate in sustainability” exposes students to various disciplines, forms of knowledge, and skill sets important to a broad understanding of issues important to the emergent field and movement called “sustainability”.

 

The certificate requires successful completion of six University courses, for a total of 18-19 semester hour credits.

 


Sciences: (Take at least two of the following)

 

GEO

121IL

Introduction to Physical Geography

4 credits

 

BIO

110L

Biology for the Citizen

3 credits

 

CHM

200I

Environmental Crisis? What Crisis?

3 credits

 


Liberal Arts: (Take at least two of the following)

ECN

358

Environmental Economics

3 credits*

 

PHL

205I

Environmental Ethics

3 credits

 

POL

205

Environmental Politics

3 credits

 


Business: (Take at least one of the following)

 

BUS

305

Introduction to Management

3 credits*

 

BUS

329

Business Ethics

3 credits

 

BUS

360I

Pol & Social Responsibility of Multinational Corp.

3 credits

 


Take one additional course from those listed above. If student decides to take more than one business course they cannot take BUS 329 and BUS 360I.

 

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