Graduate Certificate in Corporate Responsibility

The Graduate Certificate in Corporate Responsibility prepares professionals to become responsible leaders in business and understand a firm’s impact on society. The program emphasizes studying responsible behavior by individuals in organizations as well as the organizations themselves. The focus of the program lies on identifying the significance of values in business and demonstrating how integrating values in decision-making and strategy can promote responsible business in society.

Students must complete all of the required and elective credits from the course options below and are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Courses completed as a non-degree student are not eligible for application towards the certificate requirements.

Certificate Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.
MBAD 6289Business Ethics and Public Policy
SMPP 6202Business-Government Relations
Two courses selected from the following:
SMPP 6210Strategic Environmental Management
SMPP 6215Corporate Governance and Ethics
SMPP 6218Topics in Business and Society
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Circular Economy and Sustainable Fashion)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Fraud, Corruption, and Scandal)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Impact Investing)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Public Private Partnerships)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Social Capital Strategy Leadership)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategy Concepts)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategy Networking and Social Capitals)

*Students may petition for corporate social responsibility-focused courses not included above to count toward program requirements. Consult the academic advisor for additional information.