• Certificate in Advertising

    Business or Non-Business Majors.
    A Certificate in Advertising can be completed by either business or non-business majors along with classes for their degree program. It can significantly enhance the chances of securing a job and succeeding in any advertising related field. Required classes can count as marketing electives for marketing majors and minors, business electives for all business majors, or general electives for all majors.

    Course Requirements (12 hours):
    •  MKTG 3803 - Principles of Marketing
    •  MKTG 3809 - Advertising Practices
    •  MKTG 3810 - Social Media and Online Marketing

    And one of the following
    •  ABED 4118 - Web Page Design
    •  MKTG 4886 - Marketing Internship (Advertising Focus)
    •  MKTG 4881 - Independent Study in Marketing
    •  COMM 3350 - Telecommunications and Electronic Media Industries
    •  ART 3401 - Graphic Design I
    •  MKTG 4885 - Special Topics in Marketing

    Certification will be noted on the student's transcript and the student will be awarded a certificate from the Marketing Department.

    For further information and to enroll please contact Ms. Tracy Mitchell at trichard@westga.edu.

  • Certificate in Human Resources Management

    What can it do for you?
    A "Certificate in Human Resource Management" can provide you with a solid foundation in HRM and potentially make you more attractive to employers.  Completion of the requirements will be noted on your transcript, and a certificate will be awarded by the Department of Management.

    Who is eligible?
    A "Certificate in Human Resource Management" can be completed by either a business or a non-business major. Business majors are eligible when they have attained "Major Status" within the Richards College of Business. Non-Business majors are eligible when they have completed 45 hours of classes with at least a 2.0 GPA.

    What is required? 
    1.  MGNT 4620 - HR Management
    2.  MGNT 4621 - Applications in HRM
    3.  MGNT 4640 - Employment Law

    And one (1) of the following: 

    •  MGNT 3627 - Managing  Cultural Differences
    •  MGNT 3630 - Environmental Law
    •  MGNT 4626 - Women & Work
    •  MGNT 4630 - Dispute Resolution in Cont. Org.
    •  MGNT 4680 - HR Practicum

    What is the Cost?
    There is no additional cost.  In fact, most students can simply use the "select" courses in their majors to complete the requirements.

    How do I apply?
    Students can formally apply to enroll in the certificate program by contacting Ms. Liz Runyan in the Department of Management at (678) 839-4824 or at lrunyan@westga.edu.

  • Certificate in International Business

    What can the Certificate in International Business do for you?
    The certificate in International Business can equip you with a solid foundation in international business basics and potentially give you an edge when applying for positions, particularly those in organizations which have connections or do business in other countries.  Completion of the requirements will be noted on your transcript, and a certificate will be awarded by the Richards College of Business. 

    Who is eligible?
    The Certificate in International Business is an option for either business or non-business majors.  Business majors are eligible to apply for the certificate when they have attained Major Status within the Richards College of Business.  Non-business majors are eligible when they have completed 45 hours of classes with at least a 2.0 GPA and have taken the appropriate prerequisites. 

    What is required?

    Requirements (15 hours)

    Foreign Language Course (3 hours) *Waived for students whose native language is not English

    International Business Courses (9 hours)
    Select three from the following:

    • ECON 4450 – International Economics
    • ECON 4470 – Comparative Economic Systems
    • FINC 4521 – International Finance
    • MGNT 3627 – Managing Cultural Differences
    • MGNT 4625 – International Management
    • MKTG 4866 – International Marketing

    Other courses may be substituted with approval of a Richards College department chair and the Assistant Dean.

    Richards College Study Abroad Course (3 hours)

    How do I apply?

    To apply for the Certificate in International Business fill out the online application and submit it to the Richards College Student Success Center in Room 1208, Miller Hall.   

  • Certificate in Operations Management

    What can an OM Certificate do for you?
    A "Certificate in Operations Management" can provide you with a solid foundation in Operations Management and potentially make you more attractive to employers.  Completion of the requirements will be noted on your transcript, and a certificate will be awarded by the Department of Management.

    Who is eligible?
    A Certificate in Operations Management can be completed by either a business or non-business major.  Business majors are eligible when they have attained Major Status within the Richards College of Business.  Non-Business majors are eligible when they have completed 45 hours of classes with at least a 2.0 GPA and have taken the appropriate prerequisites.

    What is required?
    •  MGNT 3615 - Operations Management
    •  MGNT 4616 - Project Management
    •  MGNT 3625 - Quality Assurance
    •  MKTG 4885 - Logistics

    Want to apply?
    Students can formally apply/enroll in the certificate program by contacting Ms. Liz Runyan in the Department of Management at 678-839-6472 or lrunyan@westga.edu.

  • Certificate in Sales

    What can the Certificate in Sales do for you?

    A Certificate in Sales can significantly enhance the chances of securing a job and succeeding in any sales related field. Certification will be noted on the student's transcript and the student will be awarded a certificate from the Marketing Department.

     Who is eligible?

    A certificate in sales can be completed by either business or non-business majors along with classes for their degree program. Required classes can count as marketing electives for marketing majors and minors, business electives for all business majors, and general electives for all majors.

    What is required?

    MKTG 3803 - Principles of Marketing
    MKTG 3801 - Art of Selling and Personal Dynamics
    MKTG 4805 - Sales Management
    And one of the following
    MKTG 4831 - Business-to-Business Marketing
    MKTG 4886 - Marketing Internship (Sales Focus)  

    For further information and to enroll please contact Tracy Mitchell @trichard@westga.edu