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Post-Graduate Certificates

The business world is ever-changing. To keep pace with the latest industry trends and stand out to employers, a post-graduate certificate is an easy and efficient way to update your skills and knowledge and to acquire new specializations.

Certificate requirements

The College of Business at Clayton State University offers post-graduate certificates in these areas: Human Resource Leadership, International Business, and Supply Chain Management.

Students will be required to complete 12 credit hours to obtain a certificate. These credits may not include any graduate courses previously taken. Students must have already completed an MBA degree (or Master of Science degree in a business discipline) from an AACSB accredited school. All courses are three credit hours.

Human Resource Leadership

The certificate in Human Resource Leadership prepares students to be an effective HR leader in areas such as employee training, employee career development, performance management and development, coaching, mentoring, succession planning, and high potential identification. 

Required Courses Credits
Total Program Credit Hours 12
MGMT 5108 Talent Development in Organizations 3
MGMT 5109 Human Resource Consulting 3
MGMT 5115 Global Human Resource Leadership 3
Plus one CSU MBA course not previously taken. 3

International Business

The certificate in International Business provides students an understanding of business in a global context. Students will gain knowledge in global logistics, cross-cultural negotiating, and global human resources. Students also have the opportunity to participate in study abroad.

Required Courses Credits
Total Program Credit Hours 12
Three of the following four:
MGMT 5105 Global Experience/Study Abroad 3
BUSA 5101 International Business and Global Logistics (if not previously taken) 3
Your choice of one course: MGMT 5106 Cross-Cultural Negotiating OR MKTG 5103 Global Marketing OR MGMT 5115 Global Human Resource Leadership (If BUSA 5101 was previously taken, two of these courses must be taken.) 3
Plus one CSU MBA course not previously taken. 3

Supply Chain Management

The certificate in Supply Chain Management provides students with practical and relevant skills required to understand the value of work-flow processes to streamline the delivery of goods and services. Clayton State’s proximity to the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the Savannah Port, gives students invaluable access to industry leaders, while leading rewarding careers.

Required Courses Credits
Total Program Credit Hours 12
SCML 5101 International Business & Global Logistics 3
SCML 5102 Operations & Supply Chain Management 3
SCML 5750 Field Problems in Logistics Systems 3
Plus one CSU MBA course not previously taken. 3


Beginning the application process for a post-graduate certificate is simple.

Students who have earned an MBA from Clayton State University only need to submit the following:

  • Graduate Application
  • $50 application fee

Students who have earned an MBA or master’s degree in a business discipline need to submit the following:

  • Graduate application
  • $50 application fee
  • One official transcript from previous MBA or Masters in a business discipline program (showing degree awarded)

Certificates are not eligible for financial aid.

Application deadlines

There are five eight-week terms giving applicants flexibility in their start date for the program.


Term 1: July 15

Term 2: September 1


Term 1: December 9

Term 2: February 1


Term 1: April 15

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