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Professional Skills (Graduate Certificate)

Professional Skills (Graduate Certificate)2019-02-19T20:29:39-05:00

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Skills is designed to allow students to pursue and develop workplace skills that are highly valued by employers. Graduates will gain an understanding of business fundamentals, economics, project management, and skills-oriented training in communications, statistical analysis, and teamwork. The program’s professional components are designed to dovetail into present and future career opportunities that will help you gain an advantage in today’s increasingly competitive job market.

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the Missouri Western Graduate School.

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution.

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.

Certificate Requirements
MGT 604Organizational Behavior Management3
MAS 695Graduate Colloquium3
Communication Skills - Select 2 courses from the following (6 credits)6
Professional and Organizational Communications
Writing for Management and Supervision
Multilingual Graduate Writing
Technical Communications Theory and Practice
Proposal and Grant Writing
Professional Skills - Select 2 courses from the following (6 credits)6
Foundations of Professional Ethics
Managerial Economics
Technical Analysis for Decision Making
Strategic Marketing
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program may be found online at