Business and Management Certificates

The graduate certificates in Business and Management at DelVal provide the opportunity for you to increase their knowledge and skill set in critical areas of business in a variety of fields. Whether you are interested in completing a certificate in one specific area, or you are considering working towards a master’s degree, these certificates allow you to boost your resume and apply what you learn in real time.

Scholarships available for new students who apply for Fall 21 or Spring 22.

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Graduate Certificate in Food and Agricultural Sustainability

As a leader in agricultural education, Delaware Valley University is uniquely qualified to offer a graduate certificate that infuses agricultural studies and food policy studies into one curriculum that centers on concepts of sustainability, equity and environmental impact. By looking at agriculture and food from a policy perspective, you will develop key perspectives that enable you to become change agents and advocates for more sustainable practices.

Curriculum (12 Credits)

(2) Required Courses

  • Agriculture and Food Policies
  • American Public Policy

(2) Electives

  • Legal Issues Agriculture
  • Current Issues in Food and Agribusiness
  • Topics of International Food and Agribusiness
  • Writing and Communications for the Non-Profit, Private and Public Sector
  • Applied Decision Making Ag (requires pre-reqs)
  • Supply Chain Ag (required pre-req)
  • Globalization of Ag Market (requires pre-req)
  • Financial and Risk Management Ag (requires pre-req)

Graduate Certificate in Community Development and Planning

Focusing on building a sustainable community, this graduate certificate in community development and planning focuses on providing future leaders, policy makers and urban planners with the opportunity to challenge assumptions and stereotypes that stand in the way of the development of a just community. You will work to develop an understanding of how political, economic and societal systems impact a community and how policies can impact a community’s growth and development.

Curriculum (12 Credits)

(2) Required Courses

  • Community Development
  • Non-Profit Policy, Governance and Practice (MPP)

(2) Electives

  • American Public Policy
  • Community-based Research and ethics
  • Environmental Policy
  • Urban Planning
  • Agriculture and Food Policies
  • Writing and Communications for the Non-Profit, Private and Public Sector
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Leadership Self-Awareness
  • Fundraising (NEW)

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

With more than 1.5 million non-profits registered in the United States alone, this graduate certificate in non-profit management will position you to be a leader in this sector. Required coursework covers non-profit governance, policy and practice, and the required management courses seek to develop change agents with an eye towards self-awareness, ethics and strategy. The flexible curriculum also allows for self-selection of electives to meet your specific interests and goals.

Curriculum (12 Credits)

(1) Required Course

  • Non-Profit Policy, Governance and Practice (MPP)

(2) Management Electives

  • Ethical Leadership
  • Leading/Organizing Teams
  • Leadership Self-Awareness Leading Strategic Org Change

(3) Additional Electives

Writing and Communications for the Non-Profit, Private and Public Sector Fundraising (NEW)

  • Policy/Law
  • Managerial Communications
  • Org Dynamics
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Leading/Organizing Teams
  • Leadership Self-Awareness
  • Leading Strategic Org Change
  • American Public Policy

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Health Service Management

The graduate certificate in Strategic Health Service Management is designed for healthcare or general business professionals. This certificate combines the theoretical aspects of leadership with the practical components of day-to-day management in the field of healthcare. You will gain exposure to key concepts including ethical leadership and strategic management, healthcare finance, operations and communications, and high level integrated critical/creative thinking and application. You will also have the opportunity to self-select pre-determined elective courses that reflect your individual interests and career goals but serve as a compliment to the credential and potential future master’s program pathway opportunities.

Curriculum (12 credits)

(3) Required Courses (must choose three and are based upon availability):

  • Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Healthcare Management-MHA Core
  • Healthcare Accounting, Economics and Financial Management-MHA Core
  • Marketing and Communications for Healthcare Leadership-MHA Core
  • Clinical Integration in Health Service Management-MHA Core
  • Quality and Performance Improvement for Healthcare Transformation-MHA Core
  • Operations and Value Based Strategies-MHA

Core (1) Elective Courses (must choose one and are based upon availability):

  • Leadership Through Self Awareness-MMOL Core
  • Leading and Organizing Teams-MMOL Core
  • Managerial Communications-MMOL Core
  • Leading Strategic Organizational Change-MMOL
  • Core Patient Access and Value Based Care-MHA Elective

Graduate Certificate in Health Information Systems and Data Analytics

The graduate certificate in Health Information Systems and Data Analytics is designed for healthcare, general business and IT professionals. This certificate combines the theoretical aspects of HIS and Informatics along with data analytics to explore and dissect the practical components of day-to-day management and application of these skills to inform strategic leadership decisions in the field of healthcare. You will gain exposure to key concepts including an overview of healthcare information technology and its critical application in modern healthcare organizations. You will compliment your understanding and analysis of health information systems with a deep dive into essential data analytic skill sets that can be applied across the continuum of health service and delivery to inform strategic leadership decisions. You will also have the opportunity to self-select pre-determined elective courses that reflect your individual interests and career goals but serve as a compliment to the credential and potential future master’s program pathway opportunities with an emphasis on leadership.

Curriculum (12 credits)

(3) Required Courses

Note: You must complete Health Information Systems and Informatics for Innovative Leaders and Data Analytics and Impact for Healthcare Managers. You may choose one more course from the three additional CORE courses listed below based on availability and progression

  • Health Information Systems and Informatics for Innovative Leaders-MHA Core-Required
  • Data Analytics and Impact for Healthcare Managers-MHA Core-Required
  • Clinical Integration in Health Service Management-MHA Core
  • Quality and Performance Improvement for Healthcare Transformation-MHA Core
  • Operations and Value Based Strategies-MHA Core

(1) Elective Courses (must choose one and are based upon availability):

  • Leadership Through Self Awareness-MMOL Core
  • Leading and Organizing Teams-MMOL Core
  • Managerial Communications-MMOL Core
  • Leading Strategic Organizational Change-MMOL Core
  • Patient Access and Value Based Care-MHA Elective
  • Population Health Management-MHA Elective

Graduate Certificate in Long Term Care Management

The graduate certificate in Long Term Care is designed for healthcare or general business professionals. In the next 25 years, the US population is expected to include 82 million Americans over the age of 65, the vast majority of whom will require some type of Long-Term Care as they age. The need for skilled, thoughtful and strategic healthcare administrators specific to long term care is greater than ever before. This certificate combines the theoretical aspects of leadership with a focus on the practical components of day-to-day management in the specialty of long-term care. You will gain exposure to key concepts including ethical leadership and strategic management, environmental and regulatory policies that impact access and availability of long-term services and supports for adults with disabilities and disabled older adults, in addition to population health management. You will also have the opportunity to self-select pre-determined elective courses that reflect your individual interests and career goals but serve as a compliment to the credential and potential future master’s program pathway opportunities.

Curriculum (12 credits)

(3) Required Courses

Note: Every student must complete Long Term Care. Students can choose two more courses from the four identified required courses based on availability and progression preferences.

  • Long Term Care-MHA Elective-Required
  • Clinical Integration in Health Service Management-MHA Core
  • Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Healthcare Management-MHA Core
  • Operations and Value Based Strategies-MHA Core
  • Population Health Management for Healthcare Leaders-MHA Elective

(1) Elective Courses (must choose one and are based upon availability)

  • Leadership Through Self Awareness-MMOL Core
  • Leading and Organizing Teams-MMOL Core
  • Managerial Communications-MMOL Core
  • Leading Strategic Organizational Change-MMOL Core
  • Patient Access and Value Based Care-MHA Elective

These graduate certificates in Business and Management will count towards one or more of these master’s programs: