Certificates of Graduate Study (COGS)

Certificates of Graduate Study (COGS)

Certificates of Graduate Study (COGS) at RCB

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Research shows that short-term certificate programs impress employers and boost competency. Achieve mastery in a new area of interest or passion, upgrade your skill set, and make your resume stand out with a Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS).

Rohrer College of Business (RCB) offers COGS in the most industry-relevant up-to-date topics and skill sets for current professionals, prospective MBA or MS students, or anyone seeking to build up their expertise in a specific area of interest.

Each COGS consists of 3 to 5 courses and is a valuable stand-alone credential for those who want to reach the next career level.

COGS allow you to gain MBA, MS Finance, or MS Accounting course exposure before being formally admitted into a degree program. And each COGS you complete is fully transferrable into a degree program in the future.


Learn crucial skills for a career path as a CPA, tax manager, budget analyst, and auditing manager and for moving toward VP or Chief Accounting Officer. Master budgeting process and operational planning. Gain insights into subsidiaries, partnerships, intercompany transactions, mergers, and acquisitions.


Learn about the impacts of external and internal influences on industries, products, and business practices and gain expertise on how to implement changes in areas ranging from information systems to accounting and marketing, to organizational culture, responsible decision-making, and technology resources management.

Cannabis Commercialization

Explore competitive dynamics, opportunities for innovation, and the current business landscapes of the rapidly evolving and highly regulated cannabis industry. Delve into concepts and constructs that are unique to the cannabis industry while investigating business model innovations that are applicable across industries.

Data Analytics

Become an exceptional critical thinker and learn how to solve business problems using software, data, and computational tools. Improve your organizational efficiency and gain experience in data mining, statistical analysis, data engineering, data warehousing, business intelligence and strategy, data visualization and presentation, and operations-related data analytics.


Explore innovation while developing your entrepreneurial skills. Learn about the challenges and processes involved in startups, venture capital, real estate, corporate innovation, new product development, and sales. Entrepreneurial mindsets offer unique opportunities to transform the world we live in.


Prepare for a career path in finance, from security analysis, wealth and investment management, to financial or loan management, investment banking, personal financial advising, and retirement planning. Delve into financial coursework that combines quantitative techniques with practical experience. Ideal for those in pursuit of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certifications.

HR Management

Master hiring, recruiting, training, and managing staff to promote a safe, healthy, and successful work environment. Learn to cultivate a strong company culture and ensure it aligns with corporate policy. Build an exciting career path in HR in corporate training, credit management, labor relations, or as a payroll specialist, training manager, or compensation specialist.


Gain the insights, knowledge, and skills necessary for planning, supervising, and making decisions for organizations of all types. Learn responsible decision-making, strategic planning, organizational interrelationships, process analysis, predictive analytics, global leadership, and organizational culture.

Management Information System (MIS)

Discover how to lead organizations to reach maximum benefits from a person-first technology perspective. Grow skill sets in project management, business solutions, information utilization, technological resources, database management, and investing in personnel, equipment, and business processes in a world of rapidly changing technology.

Organizational Leadership

Explore business ethics and the nuances of leadership in a multinational world while honing your ability to influence and empower teams with diverse backgrounds. Learn strategies for cultivating an exceptional organizational culture and achieving high-quality results within corporate, government, or not-for-profit entities.

Supply Chain and Logistical Systems

Prepare for an in-demand career that spans industry sectors and services the world. Explore commercial management, business logistics, and supply chain optimization modeling for corporate, government, and nonprofit realms. Learn to strategize and innovate to achieve highest quality assurance and maximum efficiency for any organization.

Sustainable Business

Examine the impacts of “green” industries, products, and business practices. Gain expertise on how to implement sustainability in areas ranging from operations and product design to finance, marketing, and human resources management.