Microcredentials

MicrocredentialsWhat are microcredentials?

Microcredentials are cost-effective, skill-based qualifications designed to provide you with knowledge, skills and abilities that can be immediately applied in a specific area. Stand out in today’s competitive and fast-paced business landscape with real graduate level courses without the financial and time commitments of a full degree.

Intended for working professionals, courses are offered in the evening, on weekends, or online. Get recognized faster; there is flexibility to start a microcredential in the fall, spring or summer semesters.

Upon successful completion of a microcredential, students receive a verified graduate credential and a digital badge from the University of Dallas. Microcredentials offer immediate value to current employers and demonstrate mastery of in-demand skills to potential future employers. Further your expertise, improve your confidence and enhance your job prospects today with microcredentials from the University of Dallas.

If you decide to pursue a masters degree, UD’s microcredentials can also be used as credit toward your degree.

Microcredentials Offered at UD:

MBA

  • Leading Ethical Change - Successful completion of Business and Society, Data Analysis for Decision Making, and Effective Leader courses or equivalent.
  • Business Analyst - Successful completion of Accounting for Managers, Managerial Finance, and Management of Operations courses or equivalent.
  • Business Strategist - Successful completion of Global Strategy, Managing Complex Organization, and Value Based Marketing courses or equivalent.

Accounting

  • Financial Accountant - Successful completion of Intermediate Financial Accounting I, Intermediate Financial Accounting II, and Advanced Accounting, or equivalent.
  • Assurance Services - Successful completion of Auditing, Accounting Information Systems, and Business Ethics for Accountants courses, or equivalent.
  • Tax Strategist - Successful completion of Introduction to Taxation, Entity Tax, and Accounting Research Methods, or equivalent courses.

Business Analytics

  • Data Analyst I - Successful completion of Data Analysis for Decision Making, Quantitative Methods, and Data Visualization courses or equivalent.
  • Data Analyst II - Successful completion of Python & R Programming Concepts, Advanced SAS Programming, and Big Data Analytics courses or equivalent.
  • Data Modeler - Successful completion of Forecasting Methods, Predictive Modeling, and Advanced Business Analytics courses, or equivalent.

Cybersecurity

  • Cyber Essentials - Successful completion of Foundations of Cybersecurity or equivalent, Foundations of Management Strategy or equivalent and Data Protection.
  • Cyber Operations - Successful completion of Compliance & Legal Issues, Operational Cybersecurity Management, and Network Security courses.
  • Cyber Defense - Successful completion of Penetration Testing & Vulnerability, Digital Forensics, and Strategic Cybersecurity Practicum courses.

Finance

  • Financial Analyst I - Successful completion of Accounting for Managers, Intermediate Financial Accounting, and Managerial Finance courses or equivalent.
  • Financial Analyst II -  Successful completion of Intermediate Managerial Finance, Corporate Valuation, and International Financial Markets courses or equivalent.
  • Portfolio Manager - Successful Completion of Investments, Derivatives, and Portfolio Management courses or equivalent.

Leadership

  • Leading Ethical Change - Successful completion of Business and Society, Data Analysis for Decision Making, and Effective Leader courses or equivalent.

 

Gain a Graduate Degree

Students who receive one of UD’s microcredential may apply all credits towards a UD master’s of science or MBA program at any time.

Use microcredentials to stack up to a MS or MBA:

  • Reduce student debt by building your degree at a pace that works for you.
  • Gain actionable knowledge that benefits your company, your team and your career.
  • Tackle challenging curriculum in bite sizes. Start your next microcredential when you’re ready - without needing to start over.

 

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Why Microcredentials at UD?

  1. Master-level classes and classmates
  2. Small class sizes taught by UD professors, not a 3rd party or teaching assistants
  3. Quick to complete & cost-effective
  4. Can combine multiple microcredentials to earn a graduate degree

How do I display my microcredentials?

All microcredentials are awarded a digital badge that can be shared and verified online. Microcredentials can be displayed with a special digital badge on LinkedIn accounts and on a personal resume or CV. Through Acclaim, your accomplishment can be verified and recognized internationally by employers and hiring managers. Learn more about accepting your microcredential badges and adding badges to your LinkedIn profile.

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