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Certificate and Non-Degree Programs

IIT Stuart School of Business in Chicago offers a variety of graduate and post-graduate certificate programs specifically designed for working professionals who want to enhance their professional knowledge. As a certificate student, you will be enrolled in the same courses as degree-seeking students, and will benefit from the same expert faculty and strategically competitive curriculum.

Graduate certificate requirements range from 9-12 credit hours (3-4 semester-long classes) depending on the program. Certificate students who later apply and are admitted to a Master's degree program at IIT Stuart may apply all approved certificate coursework with a grade of "B" or higher to a Master's degree.

Certificate Programs

Business Analytics
Compliance & Pollution Prevention
Corporate Finance (post-graduate)
Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Finance (post-graduate)
Financial Economics (post-graduate)
Financial Modeling (post-graduate)
Financial Toolbox
Fundamentals of Finance
Innovation and Emerging Enterprises
Investments (post-graduate)
Marketing Management
Nonprofit and Mission-Driven Management
Public Management (also offered with specialization in Public Transit Management)
Risk Management (post-graduate)
Security, Safety and Risk Management
Sustainable Enterprise
Trading (post-graduate)

BUS 550 Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage
And choose two of the following courses: 
MBA 504 Spreadsheet Modeling
MAC 521 Qualitative & Survey Research Methods in Business
MAC 522 Predictive Analytics
MAC 523 Social Media Marketing Analytics
 
EMS 502 Contemporary and Emerging Laws Governing the Environment
EMS 503 Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control Strategies
And at least one of the following courses:
EMS 511 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management and Remediation
EMS 512 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
EMS 513 Environmental Economics & Climate Change
 
MSF 534 Corporate Finance
MSF 535 Investment Banking
MSF Elective in Finance
 
PA 568 Strategic Competitiveness in the Public Sector
And at least three of the following courses: 
PA 533 Advanced Financial Management For Public & Nonprofit Organizations
PA 539 Local Government Management
PA 551 Public Infrastructure Management
PA 555 Introduction to Urban & Regional Planning
PA 556 Public Management Strategies for the 21st Century
PA 570 Social Capital & the Community
PA 577 Urban Development Process (Credit: Variable)
PA 578 Planning and Policy Making and the Built Environment 
EMS 560 Social Entrepreneurship
 
MSF 534 Corporate Finance
MSF 594 Entrepreneurial Finance
MSF 595 The Venture Capital Process
 
MSF 564 Financial Theory
MSF 565 International Finance Theory
MSF 566 Financial Time Series Analysis
MSF 567 Bayesian Econometrics
 
MSF 524 Models for Derivatives
MSF 525 Interest Rates, Term Structure and Credit Models
MSF 575 C++ with Financial Applications
MSF 576 OOP and Algorithmic Trading Systems
MSF 577 High Frequency Trading Systems
 
MSF 501 Mathematics with Financial Applications
MSF 502 Statistical Analysis in Financial Markets
MSF 503 Financial Modeling
 
MSF 504 Valuation and Portfolio Management
MSF 505 Futures, Options and OTC Derivatives
MSF 506 Financial Statement Analysis
 
BUS 510 Building an Innovative and Sustainable Business
MBA 575 Creativity & Contemporary Entrepreneurial Opportunities 
MBA 576 Creating & Financing New Technology Ventures 
 
MSF 545 Structured Fixed Income Portfolios
MSF 546 Quant Investment Strategies
MSF 549 Commodities &Managed Futures
 

BUS 510 Building an Innovative and Sustainable Business
MBA 511 Creating, Communicating & Delivering Customer Value
And at least one of the following:
MAC 501 Insights into the Next Economy Markets
MAC 516 Social Media Marketing Strategy
MBA 586 Strategic Marketing Management

Nonprofit and Mission-Driven Management

PA 502 Leading and Managing Knowledge-Intensive Organizations 
And at least three of the following courses: 
PA 505 The Law and the Nonprofit Sector 
PA 533 Advanced Financial Management For Public and Nonprofit Organizations
PA 540 Alternative Dispute Resolution 
PA 541 Performance Measurement in Nonprofit and Public Management
PA 543 Public Policy, Nonprofits, and Philanthropy
PA 556 Public Management Strategies for the 21st Century
PA 565 The Nonprofit Sector
PA 566 Nonprofits and the Public Sector
PA 570 Social Capital and the Community
PA 579 Ethics & Professional Responsibility
 
PA 502 Leading and Managing Knowledge-Intensive Organizations 
And at least three of the following courses: 
PA 511 Comparative Public Administration
PA 516 Information Technology in Public Administration
PA 533 Advanced Financial Management For Public and Nonprofit Organizations
PA 539 Local Government Management
PA 540 Alternative Dispute Resolution
PA 541 Performance Management in Nonprofit and Public Management
PA 551: Public Infrastructure Management
PA 556 Public Management Strategies for the 21st Century
PA 562 Urban and Metropolitan Government
PA 568 Strategic Competitiveness in the Public Sector
PA 578 Planning and Policy Making and the Built Environment
PA 579 Ethics & Professional Responsibility
 
MSF 554 Market Risk Management
MSF 555 Credit Risk Management
MSF 556 Enterprise Risk Management
 
PA 502 Leading and Managing Knowledge-Intensive Organizations
And at least three of the following courses: 
PA 536 Strategy and Structure: Homeland Security
PA 537 Homeland Security/Crisis Management
PA 538 Information Systems Security/Cyber-Crime 
PA 539 Local Government Management and Public Safety
PA 553 Public Safety Administration 
PA 556 Public Management Strategies for the 21st Century 
PA 579 Ethics & Professional Responsibility 
PA 588 Incident Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
 

EMS 504 Industrial Ecology & Systems Thinking
And at least two of the following courses:
BUS 510 Building an Innovative and Sustainable Business
EMS 526 Managing Sustainable Supply Chains
EMS 529 Social Entrepreneurship

MSF 576 OOP and Algorithmic Trading Systems
MSF 577 High Frequency Trading
MSF 584 Equity and Equity Derivatives Trading
MSF 585 Fixed Income Trading Strategies
 

Learn More and Apply

Enrollment is limited to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution and who have at least 2 years of work experience. Students must demonstrate graduate level academic proficiency and meet any prerequisites. Learn more.
 

Please note: Post-graduate certificate programs are designed for those with existing graduate degrees in Business or Finance.

Apply Now! Contact IIT Graduate Admission via phone at 312.567.3020 or via email at admission@stuart.iit.edu to learn more.

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