Professional Development Series

Earn a digital badge to advance your career.

Show others you have the skills by earning a digital badge from the University of Dallas. Our digital badge certificates sharpen your skills and show you have the knowledge and are ready to advance your career to the next level. 

Our certificates are custom non-credit programs with a variable schedule dependent on the current College of Business schedule. You will work with the Center for Executive Education staff to develop your certificate plan. Pricing varies according to the certificate. For more information contact Kathy Whitgrove at 972-721-5298 or kwhitgrove@udallas.edu

Certificate in Programming for Business Analytics

Become skilled in business analytics languages. 

BANA 6H15: Python Programming Concepts

Introduces the student to programming in Python. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to write non-trivial programs using Python for data processing and model deployment. Topics include language components, control flow constructs, strings, input/output, classes, packages, matrix expressions, and regular expressions. The course includes hands-on labs requiring students to bring a PC to class.

BANA 6H30: R Programming Concepts

Introduces the student to programming in R. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to write non-trivial programs using R for data processing and model deployment. Topics include language components, control flow constructs, strings, input/output, classes, modules, matrix expressions, and regular expressions. The course includes hands-on labs requiring students to bring a PC to class.

Choose one more from the following list:

JAVA; SQL; Apache Hadoop; Power BI

Contact us to begin your application process at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5298.

Certificate in Business Leadership & Communication

Learn the skills needed to master the traits and tools of an effective leader.

BUAD 6305: The Effective Leader 

Facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. Focus is on the integrated behavioral competencies that organizations value today; self awareness, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building.  Students will plan and implement new behaviors relevant to individuals who hold leadership positions, as well as those who informally assume leadership roles as they work with others to achieve business goals.  

BUAD 6330: Business Communication

Focuses on developing skills relevant to effective written and oral communication in applied business contexts. Practice skills in technical and commercial writing, electronic communications, visual/graphic presentation, interviewing and information gathering, and expository, persuasive, and extemporaneous speaking. Applications are drawn from corporate summaries and reports, accounting statements and opinions, and managerial, employment, public relations and marketing communications.

MANA 5F50: Foundations of Management & Strategy

Designed to provide a basic exploration of organizations in their environments and provide an introduction to the management process. The foundational tools of planning, organizing, directing and controlling are examined with an emphasis on the strategic management process.

MANA 6307: Managing Complex Organizations

An employee-centered analysis of organizational value creation through the leadership of human resources. The intersection of organizational theory, behavior, development and change serves as the context in which students are challenged to develop knowledge, skills and ability necessary to plan,evaluate, implement and improve human resource initiatives.  Emphasis is placed on critically evaluating multi-dimensional value creation perspectives. Prerequisite: MANA 5F50

Contact us to begin your application process at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5298.

Certificate in HR Management

Earn your HRCI certification and the skills needed as a human resource manager.

Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Class

 Our PHR® & SPHR® Professional Certification course helps individuals with more than one-year of human resource professional-level experience. Classes are held at our Irving Campus with multiple evenings offerings, Saturdays, or online. Learn more about our PHR/SPHR Program.

BUAD 6305: The Effective Leader 

Facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. Focus is on the integrated behavioral competencies that organizations value today; self awareness, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building.  Students will plan and implement new behaviors relevant to individuals who hold leadership positions, as well as those who informally assume leadership roles as they work with others to achieve business goals.  

MANA 5F50: Foundations of Management & Strategy

Designed to provide a basic exploration of organizations in their environments and provide an introduction to the management process. The foundational tools of planning, organizing, directing and controlling are examined with an emphasis on the strategic management process.

MANA 6307: Managing Complex Organizations

An employee-centered analysis of organizational value creation through the leadership of human resources. The intersection of organizational theory, behavior, development and change serves as the context in which students are challenged to develop knowledge, skills and ability necessary to plan,evaluate, implement and improve human resource initiatives.  Emphasis is placed on critically evaluating multi-dimensional value creation perspectives. Prerequisite: MANA 5F50

Contact us to begin your application process at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5298.

Certificate in IT Management

Learn the skills needed to manage IT professionals effectively.

CISSP Prep

Learn from one of the industry’s premier cybersecurity experts, Brett J.L. Landry, Ph.D., CISSP, CEH, as he imparts the essential knowledge and demonstrates the testing skills you need to pass the (ISC)2 CISSP exam. Learn more about this class.

TECH 5F70: Foundations of info tech and management

This course examines the global issues facing IT and Cybersecurity organizations today by providing an understanding of IT infrastructure, services, and technologies for competitiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness.  Students investigate security threats faced by enterprises through the tenets of cybersecurity of confidentiality, integrity, availability, and governance.  

BUAD 6305: The Effective Leader 

Facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. Focus is on the integrated behavioral competencies that organizations value today; self awareness, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building.  Students will plan and implement new behaviors relevant to individuals who hold leadership positions, as well as those who informally assume leadership roles as they work with others to achieve business goals.  

Contact us to begin your application process at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5298.

Certificate in Management Strategies

Prepare yourself for a role in management.

MANA 5F50: Foundations of Management & Strategy

Designed to provide a basic exploration of organizations in their environments and provide an introduction to the management process. The foundational tools of planning, organizing, directing and controlling are examined with an emphasis on the strategic management process.

MANA 6307: Managing Complex Organizations

An employee-centered analysis of organizational value creation through the leadership of human resources. The intersection of organizational theory, behavior, development and change serves as the context in which students are challenged to develop knowledge, skills and ability necessary to plan,evaluate, implement and improve human resource initiatives.  Emphasis is placed on critically evaluating multi-dimensional value creation perspectives. Prerequisite: MANA 5F50

ACCT 5323: Accounting for Managers

Focuses on the acquisition, analysis, reporting and use of both external and internal financial information about business events important to managers and the organization. The course emphasizes the transformation of information into basic financial statements; an introduction to knowledge and skills relevant to the internal use of accounting information; techniques in support of planning and control management decisions and budgeting for business operations; and management accounting methods, terms and practices.

Contact us to begin your application process at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5298.

Certificate in Personal Financial Planning

Invest in yourself! Our 10-month program will give you the knowledge needed to understand the intricacies of personal finance. This program is a CFP Board approved registered education program and completed their education class requirement. All classes are taught by CFP® certification holders at our University of Dallas Campus. For more details on this program, click here

Notice:  These courses are non-credit only and are not part of a degree program.  Each certificate is unique and has its own set of standards and assessments. Enrollment must be through the office of Executive Education only, please contact our office at 972-721-5298 or UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu

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