Undergraduate Certificate Programs
The College of Business Administration offers three undergraduate certificates.
Certificate in Data Analytics
Data analytics is the extensive use of analytical tools and technologies to develop insights from structured and unstructured data. There is an increasing demand for managers and analysts with talents in managing and analyzing data and applying the findings to fact-based decisions, action, and learning. The data analytics certificate will help K-State students to distinguish themselves as “data savvy” in their professional fields.
Certificate in International Business
The certificate in international business is open to all students, and it appeals to students seeking adventure, growth, and international exposure that will enhance their personal and professional development. The certificate will be awarded to students who achieve a superior level of expertise in international aspects of business. Course requirements include extensive foreign language study and international courses in different business concentrations. Students enrolled in the certificate will have the opportunity to study abroad and/or do an internship abroad to immerse themselves in another culture. Such an experience will create value for the students as they strive to be internationally-focused in the business world.
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Certificate in Integrated Investment Management
The certificate in integrated investment management is for students who are interested in careers in the investment management industry, owning or managing their own investment firm. The required courses for the certificate are designed to provide students with the fundamentals of investment management and a broader business perspective of the investment management industry. In addition to three required courses, students can choose two elective courses that are best suited to their personal career choices within the investment management industry. Students enrolled in the certificate program will also have the opportunity to apply their discipline-specific knowledge to the management of the college's Student Investment Portfolio, a student-run $750,000 investment portfolio.
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Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling
The certificate in professional strategic selling (PSS) is to provide an opportunity for Kansas State students to prepare for a career in sales. The certificate exposes students to the fundamentals of sales and, through our innovative curriculum and sales labs, allows them to develop the skills needed to be successful. It is open to all majors within the university. Students will recognize that sales positions are available in all fields and as such, a sales certificate would be a natural add-on for any major. The PSS certificate will allow all students to participate in the activities of the National Strategic Selling Institute at Kansas State University, an entity housed within the College of Business Administration’s Department of Marketing dedicated to educating and preparing future sales professionals via an innovative curriculum and strong partnerships with the business community.