Daytime MBA Certificates



Certificates: Professional Specialization
A certificate allows you to branch out beyond the MBA curriculum to further specialize in a particular area. We offer 2 certificates within the Daytime program — a Certificate of Excellence in Finance and a Health Sector Management (HSM) Certificate. If you choose to pursue a certificate, you may pursue at most one other concentration.

 

Finance Overview

The Certificate of Academic Excellence in Finance distinguishes Duke MBA–Daytime students who focus in the discipline and attain excellent grades in finance courses.

Certificate Requirements

To earn the certificate, you must take at least 12 finance-related electives (beyond the core finance courses) and you must earn 6 credits beyond those required to receive the MBA. This corresponds to a dual finance concentration in corporate finance and investments plus an extra finance and non-finance elective.

GPA Requirement

You must achieve a grade-point average of 3.75 or better in these 12 courses to earn the certificate.

If you complete more than the minimum set of courses (adding, say, an extra corporate finance course), we will compute your GPA over the highest qualifying grades.

Intermediate Qualification

To signal to potential employers that you are on track to earn the certificate, you may note on your resume, “Qualifying for a Certificate of Academic Excellence in Finance,” but only after completing at least 3 finance electives and one non-finance elective, and only while maintaining a qualifying GPA across your certificate courses.

Finance Courses

Students wishing to obtain the Certificate of Academic Excellence in Finance are required to complete a total of 12 courses which are broken down below. Students should note that electives may have pre-requisite requirements. In addition, not all finance electives are offered each year, and most electives are offered once per year.

2 required courses:

  • FINANCE 646 - Corporate Finance
  • FINANCE 647 - Investment

Choose 2 of the following courses:

  • ACCOUNTG 592 - Corporate Financial Reporting
  • ACCOUNTG 597 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCOUNTG 598 - Valuation and Fundamental Analysis

Choose 2 of the following courses:

  • MGRECON 781 - Global Economic Environment of the Firm
  • DECISION 611 - Decision Models
  • DECISION 613 - Strategic Modeling and Business Dynamics
  • DECISION 614 - Forecasting

Choose 3 from the following set of corporate electives:

  • FINANCE 651 - Entrepreneurial Finance
  • FINANCE 654 - Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FINANCE 658 - Corporate Restructuring
  • FINANCE 660 - Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • FINANCE 661 - Raising Capital: Financial Instruments, Institutions and Strategy
  • FINANCE 898 - Project Finance

Choose 3 from the following set of investment electives:

  • FINANCE 648 - Derivatives
  • FINANCE 653 - Fixed-Income Securities and Risk Management
  • FINANCE 656 - Global Asset Allocation and Stock Selection
  • FINANCE 657 - Financial Engineering
  • FINANCE 663 - International Finance
HSM Overview

Certificate Requirements

A certificate in Health Sector Management (HSM) requires the completion of all Fuqua Daytime MBA core course requirements, two required HSM courses (HLTHMGMT 710 and HLTHMGMT 711), a Seminar Series in three parts (HLTHMGMT 705, 706 & 707), and three additional HSM approved electives.

Additional Concentrations

The HSM curriculum is flexible, allowing students to combine their interest in health care with one additional concentration of interest within The Duke MBA program. Concurrently, HSM cultivates collaborative learning opportunities with other noted Duke programs, including engineering, basic science, public policy, law, global health and medicine, as well as with leading health care companies and organizations across the globe.

Enrollment

Any current Daytime MBA student may participate in the HSM certificate program; please send your current resume and a brief statement of interest, including your goals within the health care industry, to the HSM office.

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  • HSM Courses

    For the Daytime Health Sector Management Certificate, you must take:

    Three Required Courses:

    1. HLTHMGMT 710 - Health Institutions, Systems and Policy (HSM Bootcamp)
    2. HLTHMGMT 711 - Health Care Markets
    3. HLTHMGMT 705 & 706 & 707 - Seminar series courses in three parts:
      1. HLTHMGMT 705 - Seminars in Health Care (Fall 1 & 2) - Part One
      2. HLTHMGMT 706 - Seminars in Health Care (Spring 1 & 2) - Part Two
      3. HLTHMGMT 707 - Global Market Analysis - Part Three

    Three HSM Electives:

    Industry Context Electives
    (must complete one, may choose between one - three)

    • HLTHMGMT 712 - Medical Device Strategy
    • HLTHMGMT 714 - Provider Strategy
    • HLTHMGMT 717 - Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Strategy

    Experiential Breadth Electives
    (may choose between zero - two)

    • HLTHMGMT 716 - Health Policy and Management (HSM Gate to Washington DC)
    • HLTHMGMT 895 - Fuqua Client Consulting Practica (FCCP)
    • HLTHMGMT 896 - Duke University Hospital (ELP)
    • Strategy 848 - New Ventures 1: Opportunity Evaluation
    • Strategy 849 - New Ventures 2: Strategy Development 1
    • Strategy 850 - New Ventures 2: Strategy Development 2
    • Strategy 851 - New Ventures 3: Operating Plan Development 1
    • Strategy 852 - New Ventures 3: Operating Plan Development 2

    Fuqua Based Breadth Electives
    (may choose between zero - two)

    • ACCOUNTG 591 - Managerial Accounting
    • DECISION 611 - Decision Models
    • DECISION 613 - Strategic Modeling and Business Dynamics
    • DECISION 614 - Forecasting
    • FINANCE 646 - Corporate Finance
    • FINANCE 651 - Entrepreneurial Finance
    • MANAGEMT 748 - Strategic Management of Human Assets & Organizational Change
    • MANAGEMT 738 - Managing Innovation in a Global Organization
    • MANAGEMT 745 - Negotiation
    • MANAGEMT 746 - Power & Politics in Organization
    • MGRECON 784 - Game Theory for Strategic Advantage
    • MARKETNG 802 - Marketing of Innovations
    • MARKETNG 796 - Market Intelligence
    • MARKETNG 808 - Strategy and Tactics of Pricing
    • OPERATNS 824 - Service Operations Management
    • STRATEGY 838 - Entrepreneurial Strategy
    • STRATEGY 840 - Emerging Market Strategy

    Non-Fuqua Based Breadth Electives
    (may choose betwen zero - two)
     

    • HLTHMGMT 898 - Health Law and Policy (Duke Law School Course)
    • GLHLTH 303 - Global Health Systems and Policy (Duke Global Health Institute Course)
    • NURSING 657 - Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Nursing School Course)
    • PUBPOL 166 - Global Health (Sanford School of Public Policy Course)
    • PUBPOL 590 - Comparitive Health Care Systems (Sanford School of Public Policy Course)