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Micro-Credentials

College of Business Administration

Availability: On-Campus, Online | Program Length: 9 Hours

Texas A&M-Central Texas business degrees prepare student for business success.

What Are Micro-Credentials?

A micro-credential issued by the A&M-Central Texas College of Business Administration gives you a chance to highlight your marketable skills and academic accomplishments. Even if you are not a student in the College of Business Administration, micro-credentials allow you to show future employers that you added valuable business skills and knowledge to your degree.

Micro-credentials are narrower in scope and shorter in duration than bachelor's or master's degrees and, in some cases, are shorter than certificate programs, as well. To earn a micro-credential, students must be enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students at A&M-Central Texas, earn a minimum GPA of 2.66 in the micro-credential courses and receive no grade lower than a C.

In addition to potentially earning you a micro-credential badge from the College of Business Administration, the courses you successfully complete may also be used to satisfy upper-level elective hours needed for degree programs at A&M-Central Texas.

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I'm Not a Business Student. Why Would I Complete a Micro-Credential?

Thousands of modern careers can benefit from the skills and hands-on experience you'll can gain from the College of Business Administration's micro-credential programs.

Whether you're an artist, pilot, teacher, or zoologist, the knowledge and experience you gain from business micro-credentials will add to your value to employers and better equip you to deal with real-world demands you'll face in your career.

Undergraduate micro-credential programs:

Graduate micro-credential programs:

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Undergraduate Micro-Credentials

Accounting Analysis

This three-course micro-credential gives students outside the accounting major a deeper understanding of how to use financial and managerial accounting information in the decision-making process. You'll develop real-world skills and a working knowledge in the concepts of accounting, accounting and dinancial data analytics, and cost accounting.

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ACCT 3300Accounting Concepts (or ACCT 3303 Intermediate Accounting I)3
ACCT 3301Accounting and Finance Data Analytics 13
ACCT 3302Cost Accounting3

Business Analytics & Intelligence

The micro-credential in Business Analytics & Intelligence program provides students fundamental knowledge and skills in data analytics methods and techniques, and show how to harness the power of data for data-driven decision making. Business Analytics is the study of how organizations use data to analyze performance, make strategic decisions, and achieve business goals. You'll become a user of in-demand business analytics tools, including data visualization, web and social analytics, and data mining.

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CIS 3302Introduction to Business Analytics3
Two courses from the following:6
CIS 3306
Data Visualization
or CIS 4302
Web & Social Analytics
or CIS 4303
Data Mining

Cybersecurity

The micro-credential in Cybersecurity addresses key points in one of the most important challenges facing business, giving students the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to secure organizational data and systems. You'll understand computer forensics, practical hands-on computer security practices, networkk and system security, security trends, and malware analysis.

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CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
Two of the following:6
CIS 4346
Applied Security
or CIS 3361
Introduction to Computer Forensics
or CIS 4342
Computer Security Principles and Practices
or CIS 4345
Network and Systems Security
or CIS 4348
Security Trends and Malware Analysis

Financial Analysis

This micro-credential is a nine-hour cluster of courses intended to deepen students' understanding of financial decision making. learn the guiding principles of advanced financial management, investments, and analysis of financial statements.

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FIN 4300Advanced Financial Management3
FIN 4304Investments3
FIN 4307Analysis of Fin Statements3

Project Management

The Project Management micro-credential delivers comprehensive knowledge of essential techniques and the fundamental concepts for successful, cost-effective management of both long-term development programs and short-term projects. Important areas of study include project risks and costs, as well as developing and sustaining appropriate communications while continuously engaging stakeholders within projects. This micro-certification program follows the curriculum guidance of the Project Management Institute (PMI), and as a result this micro-credential helps prepare students for professional certifications such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) or the Certified Assistant in Project Management (CAPM).

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MGMT 4370Introduction to Project Management3
MGMT 4371Managing Schedules, Earned Value, and Risk in Projects3
MGMT 4372Project Communication Management and Stakeholder Engagement3

Supply Chain Management

This micro-credential provides an opportunity to gain the professional knowledge and skills needed to conduct business in a supply chain, including purchasing and sourcing, manufacturing, warehouse management, and transportation logistics. This micro-credential is intended for individuals who are interested in entering and furthering their careers in all aspects of supply chain management. Typical job titles which utilize the knowledge and skills delivered by this micro-credential include supply chain analyst, sourcing specialist, warehouse lead, and transportation coordinator, among others. In addition, this micro-credential helps prepare students for professional certifications such as those offered by the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) and the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

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MGMT 4321Production and Operations Management3
MGMT 4323Supply Chain Management3
MGMT 4324Transportation Logistics and Distribution3

Graduate Micro-Credentials

Data Analytics

A graduate micro-credential provides focused upskilling opportunities for graduate students with at least one specific overarching objective and two student-learning outcomes. The A&M-Central Texas graduate micro-credential in data analytics delivers real-world experience with data analytics and data management, decision-support systems, advanced big-data analysis and visual analytics

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CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management3
Two of the following:6
CIS 5319
Decision Support Systems
or CIS 5354
Advanced Methods in Big Data Analytics
or CIS 5355
Visual Analytics