Graduate-Level Certificates

Each graduate certificate program consists of five, 3-credit courses that may be taken as part of a master's program, an extension of a master's program, or as stand-alone programs. Courses in these certificate programs may also be taken by matriculated or non-matriculated students individually.

Certificate Programs (Offered Online)


Rosemont College Online offers a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship for those intrigued by the venture of starting their own business. Our program offers students course material that will not only contribute to their career success as a businessperson and entrepreneur, but also provides the tools in assisting you to develop your business plan. Rosemont College Online offers the graduate certificate in entrepreneurship program as a resource to support your business vision by equipping you with the skills, knowledge and background to make your entrepreneurial goals a success. The five courses in the program explorer research case studies, hands-on activities, class discussions, practice and powerful tools to develop your business plan.

This program is offered at an accelerated level that requires 15 credit hours for completion. Course offerings are specific to graduate-level MBA courses. Rosemont’s certificate program is desirable for those who are currently unable to commit to a full degree program but still wish to obtain a competitive advantage in developing hands-on skills to help them start their own business. The graduate certificate in entrepreneurship program is completed within six to nine months on the basis of completing five courses (15 total credit hours), which will be offered in a seven-week, accelerated format.

Admission Requirements:

1.    Completed Application for Admission
2.    Official College Transcript
3.    Statement of Purpose (How this certificate program will help my career: 2-3 paragraphs)
4.    Resume

Required Courses

MBA-6700  Competing in a Global Market
Building on the Marketing Theory and Data Analysis courses, students examine the types of decisions that marketing managers make when developing foreign markets.  Various economic, political, and legal dimensions of the world will be related to the global marketplace.  Special emphasis is placed on how business processes are conducted and how to develop global marketing strategies.  (Pre-requisites include Marketing Theory and Data Analysis).  3 credits.


MBA-6620  Decision Making Methods
This course develops competence and judgmental skills in using quantitative models for planning and decision-making. Emphasis is placed on recognizing situations where models can be used advantageously, when to work effectively with them, and how to make good use of them once they have been developed. Topics include, decision making under conditions of uncertainty, decision and risk analysis, forecasting, linear programming, modeling applications in marketing, manufacturing, finance and scheduling, and project management methods.  3 credits.


MGT-6735 Business Plan I: Overview of the Entrepreneurial Adventure

This is part one of two highly interactive classes which will guide students in building their own business plan. Important concepts such as recognizing opportunities and testing feasibility will be covered, along with planning in the following areas: management, the organization, and the product or service. The Kauffman online platform will be utilized to provide videos, integrated case studies and corporate examples in the place of a required text.

MGT-6631 Managerial Accounting

This course studies the accounting functions, principles, and concepts underlying financial reporting which are important for all entrepreneurships. Primary emphasis is placed on the use of financial reports to evaluate corporate performance and the use of accounting information for internal planning and control, cash flow, and financial analysis.

MGT-6740 Business Plan II: Marketing and Financial Planning

Students will apply the entrepreneurial concepts that they have learned throughout this course to create a detailed entrepreneurial business plan. The Kauffmann Program will continue to be utilized to review the multitude of issues related to the process, including marketing planning and financial planning.

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Health Care

The graduate certificate in Healthcare Administration is designed for healthcare workers who hold non-administrative degrees and for administrative degree holders who have no healthcare experience and wish to seek employment in health care.

Admissions Requirements:

1.    Completed Application for Admission
2.    Official College Transcript
3.    Statement of Purpose (How this certificate program will help my career: 2-3 paragraphs)

Required Courses

HCA-6001 Healthcare Organization and Administration | 3 credits

An overview of the organization and structure of health care in the United States. Principles of the administration of health care organizations will be explored with emphasis on resources, system organization and technology. Analysis of the interaction between the health care organization and social-environmental issues and the design implementation of health care delivery systems.

HCA-6002 Economics of Health Care and Public Policy| 3 Credits

An examination of legislative, regulatory and political processes and their effect on the delivery of health care. This course discusses the role of health care organizations in public policy issues and the analysis of socioeconomic factors such as health sector, medical markets and health care regulation.

HCA-6003 Risk Management and Patient Affairs | 3 Credits

Survey of major legal issues impacting the administration of health care. This course will cover liability, licensure, malpractice, patient rights, JCAHO compliance and regulatory factors.

HCA-6005 Psychosocial Aspects of Health | 3 Credits

A survey of psychological, social and behavioral theories as they relate to health issues such as chronic illness, mental illness and disability. Students will examine the changing role of the health care provider in contemporary society.

HCA-6006 Long-term Care Administration | 3 Credits  

Reviews theory and practice related to long term care administration and policy. Legal and ethical aspects of long-term care facilities and alternatives to nursing home care will be explored. The course examines the external forces that impact on the operation and management of long-term care facilities; including government payors, state regulatory bodies, and national accreditation bodies.

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Leadership Studies

The graduate certificate in Leadership Studies equips students with the knowledge, skills, experiences, attitudes, perspectives, and tools necessary to understand the broad-based concepts associated with leadership in a variety of individual, organizational, and community settings in an ever changing, pluralistic, global society.

Admissions Requirements:

1.    Completed Application for Admission
2.    Official College Transcript
3.    Statement of Purpose (How this certificate program will help my career: 2-3 paragraphs)
4.    Resume

Required Courses

MSL-6600 Leadership Fundamentals: Ethical Leadership & Values Driven Organizations 
This course focuses on differentiating the conceptual and theoretical aspects and models of leadership and leadership studies in order for students to apply leadership skills and principles in their places of business.  The fundamentals of leadership are taught with an emphasis on how to live out these fundamentals in an ethical manner. 3 credits.
MSL-6625 Organizational Psychology & Behavior
This course focuses on employee behavior and processes in organizations.  The focus of this course is on individual, group, inter-group and organizational wide behavior and its impact on employee satisfaction and productivity.  The course attempts to add to each student’s understanding of life in complex organizations by covering topics which span the micro or individual level of analysis (motivation, decision making) and the macro or organizational level of analysis (culture, structure).  Attention is given to group dynamics, change and development. 3 credits.


MSL 6670 Leading Change for Innovation and Alignment
A leader’s ability to understand and follow the change management process in a collaborative manner is a vital skill to master.  A proactive mindset is a critical element in successful business or personal change.  Students will learn the various change management models, problem solve to find the best ways to leverage change agents and how best to manage ethical change.  Students will create a model of change for workplace application. 3 credits.


MSL 6710 Globalization and Cultural Negotiation

Today's business success requires intercultural awareness as well as effective cross cultural and cross generational communication skills. This course demonstrates the importance of cross cultural and cross generational communication and the benefits of being sensitive to the differences in organizational settings. Concepts of negotiating styles, cultural differences, proper etiquette and conflict/resolution will be discussed at length. 3 credits.

MSL 6730 Developing a Learning Organization for the Knowledge Based Economy

Students in this course will learn forward thinking concepts of coaching, mentoring and succession planning to promote a learning organization.  Students will learn how to leverage the Human Capital Management model as a tool to foster knowledge transfer between employees.  A focus of the course will be the elevation of learning to a strategic organizational imperative. 3 credits.

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Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology is a rapidly emerging field where the legal system intersects with the mental health profession. The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Concentration in Forensic Psychology is designed to train practitioners to provide psychological services to, and within, the criminal and civil justice systems, including civil, criminal and family court systems. This 15-credit curriculum satisfies state requirements for education and field experience, preparing students to seek Licensure as a Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, in addition to fulfilling specialized courses in the field of forensic psychology. Special emphasis will be placed on victimology, offender treatment, mental health law, juvenile justice and delinquency, and family court dynamics. Upon completion of the program, students are qualified to be employed as professional counselors in settings where expertise in forensics is necessary. Such settings include child welfare agencies, state mental health facilities, jails and prisons, community mental health centers, juvenile correction facilities, government agencies, family courts and private practice.


Admissions Requirements:

1.    Completed Application for Admission
2.    Official College Transcript
3.    Statement of Purpose

Program Courses*

PSY 6025 Psychopathology II
PSY 6089 Trauma Studies
PSY 6300 Contemporary Issues in Forensics
PSY 6330 Victimology
PSY 6345 Juvenile Justice, Delinquency and Development
PSY 6350 Offender Treatment

*Students choose 5 out of the 6 courses

Please Note:  “This program is eligible for Title IV financial aid only as a part of the Graduate Counseling Psychology degree program and not as a stand alone certificate.”

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Certificates Offered

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Care Administration
  • Leadership Studies



All tuition charges for programs in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies are assessed by the number of credit hours in which you enroll for a given semester. When creating your personal budget for your college expenses you will need to estimate costs for books, transportation, and other miscellaneous items. Student loan information is available through the Office of Financial Aid; questions regarding payments and payment plans should be directed to the Office of Student Accounts.

For 2014-2015:
SGPS tuition per credit hour: $635
General fee per credit hour: $35