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 9 credits in required courses and one 3-credit elective course.

MBAD 6289Business Ethics and Public Policy
Two courses from the following:
SMPP 6215Corporate Governance and Ethics
SMPP 6218Topics in Business and Society Students may enroll in course multiple times with different topics.
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategic Negotiations & Ethics)
One additional course from the list above or one course from the following:
DNSC 6401Sustainable Supply Chains
FINA 6290Special Topics (Microfinance: Financial Services for Poor)
MGT 6285Social Entrepreneurship
SMPP 6202Business-Government Relations
SMPP 6210Strategic Environmental Management
SMPP 6211Corporate Environmental Management in Developing Nations
SMPP 6216Public Policy, Governance, and the Global Market
SMPP 6241Global Corporate Responsibility
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Corporate Fraud and Corruption)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Public-Private Partnerships)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Sustainable and Responsible Investing)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategic Management and Environmental Analysis Within a Development Context)
SMPP 6298Directed Readings and Research *

*Enrollment must be approved by the faculty director.


Please note: Course offerings are dependent on a number of factors, and course availability may change. Students will be notified of any changes by their academic advisor before the start of the semester.