Earn micro-credentials for important business skills through badging.

These badges are available for current students (not just business majors) and also available to non-degree seeking students. Undergraduate and graduate badges are available. You must apply to receive each badge after completing the earning criteria.

Basic Accounting

This Basic Accounting micro-credential is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking entry-level business positions requiring bookkeeping and budgeting skills. The fundamental skills covered will also be useful to individuals seeking to establish their own businesses.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • ACCT 1113 Introduction to Accounting
  • CS 1133 Excel

Accounting for Managers

This Accounting for Managers micro-credential is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking management positions that require a fundamental knowledge of accounting and business budgeting.  The knowledge and skills imparted will also be useful to individuals seeking to establish their own businesses.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • ACCT 2103 Accounting I – Financial
  • ACCT 2203 Accounting II – Managerial
  • ACCT 3133 Cost Accounting

Business Analytics

This Business Analytics micro-credential is intended for students and working professionals looking to transition their career in the field of Data Analytics. The student will acquire working knowledge in databases and data acquisition, statistics and predictive analytics, visualization, and automated analytics reporting. Tools covered: PowerBI, SQL, Excel, Python, R

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • BADM 2843 Business Statistics
  • CS 3223 Data Modeling
  • FINA (ACCT) 4133 Accounting and Financial Analytics

Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management micro-credential indicates competency and proficiency in applying current approaches to employee relations, diversity and inclusion, ethics, and legal compliance governing the human resource function. Advanced training includes implementing strategies involved in the effective planning, recruitment, retention, and human performance management functions of the organization. The Human Resource Management micro-credential will benefit those interested in building and managing effective teams and applying organizational behavior concepts such as creativity, innovation, and change management.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • MGMT 3303 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 3313 Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 3323 Compensation & Benefits

Law for Managers & Entrepreneurs

This micro-credential indicates competency of key legal and ethical issues in business. It is designed to prepare learners to manage businesses with knowledge of legal issues including foundational areas of the law, formation of business organizations, contracts, employment law, intellectual property, government regulation, and property. Principles of real estate incorporates the legal rights and interests in real property, conveyance of title of real property, real estate and brokerage contracts, along with mortgages and foreclosures, Beyond legal compliance, ethics and ethical decision making skills will prepare learners for a professional career with integrity for Managers & Entrepreneurs micro-credential indicates competency of key legal and ethical issues in business. It is designed to prepare learners to manage businesses with knowledge of legal issues including foundational areas of the law, formation of business organizations, contracts, employment law, intellectual property, government regulation and property.  Beyond legal compliance, ethics and ethical decision making skills will prepare learners for a professional career with integrity.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • BADM 3323 Legal Environment of Business
  • BADM 3333 Business and Professional Ethics
  • FINA 3313 Principles of Real Estate

Management & Supervisory Skills

This Management and Supervisory Skills micro-credential provides individuals with tactile knowledge in strategy formulation, gaining competitive advantage, discerning competitive strategy, competing internationally, identifying organizational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and analyzing the internal and external environment through investigation, real-world exercises, and case study work.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • MGMT 3033 Conflict Resolution: I’m Always Right!
  • MGMT 3013 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 3303 Organizational Behavior

Organizational Conflict Management

This micro-credential provides individuals with communication and conflict resolution skills applicable in the work place and in everyday life. Coupled with essential communication skills, students are guided through an investigation of many conflict resolution topics and tools such as the nature of conflict, approaches to conflict, power and culture in relation to conflict, resolving conflict, and engaging conflict through in-depth study and discussion and/or real-world role play exercises.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • MGMT 3033 Conflict Resolution: I’m Always Right! (3 credit hours) AND
  • BADM 3113 Business Communications (3 credit hours) OR
  • ORGL 3223 Professional Communication (3 credit hours)

Personal Finance Management

This Personal Finance Management micro-credential provides individuals with skills related to budgeting, banking, borrowing, insurance, investments, taxes, home ownership, and family financial planning. Tools covered: Excel

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • BADM 2013 Personal Finance
  • ACCT 3143 Individual Income Tax Accounting

Social Media Marketing

The social media marketing micro-credential indicates competency and proficiency in the application of the essential elements of social marketing, including social media strategy, content marketing, and social media advertising.  Advanced training includes concepts and practical applications of sales management including supervision, control of sales divisions, sales planning, marketing research, motivation, and compensation of salespeople. The social marketing micro credential will be a benefit to those interested in careers in social media marketing, sales, and sales management.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • MKTG 3113 Principles of Marketing
  • MKTG 3313 E-Marketing
  • MKTG 3453 Sales and Sales Management

Graduate-Level Micro-Credentials/Badges

Advanced Accounting

This graduate-level micro-credential is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking career paths that require expanded knowledge of accounting such as controllership or financial management. The courses included in this badge may also be used to meet the accounting hours requirement under the Oklahoma Accountancy Act for qualification to sit for the CPA examination. All courses are graduate level courses included in the MBA Accounting option.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • ACCT 5213 Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 5223 International Accounting
  • ACCT 5233 Accounting and Financial Analytics

Advanced Business Analytics

This graduate-level micro-credential is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking career paths that require expanded knowledge in the acquisition, synthesis, visualization, and analysis of both internal and external data. Includes extracting underlying data to generate analysis of financial statements, marketing, sales, and logistics.  Will communicate this information to stakeholders using data visualization and other automated/interactive reports. Includes predictive analytics techniques.  Tools covered: PowerBI, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAC, SQL, Excel, Python, R. All courses are graduate level courses included in the MBA Business Analytics option.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of 9 hours from the following:

  • ACCT 5233 Accounting and Financial Analytics
  • BADM 5143 Business Analytics I (Management)
  • BADM 5243 Business Analytics II (Marketing)
  • TECH 5443 Data and Information Management
  • TECH 5533 Artificial Intelligence for Business

Advanced Health Care Management 

This graduate-level micro-credential is designed to meet the needs of Health Care Professionals who aspire to become managers/supervisors in the work place. Courses prepare students with broad knowledge in management and legal and ethical aspects applied to the Health Care setting. In addition, students gain practical information for the non-financial manager charged with budgeting in a health care organization.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • HLSC 5113 Strategic Management in Health Care
  • HLSC 5223 Finance in Health Care
  • HLSC 5333 Legal and Ethical Aspects in Health Care

Advanced Management 

This graduate-level micro-credential is designed to meet the needs of professionals who desire advanced training in management. These professionals may be those seeking advancement in their careers or desiring to start their own business. The students will chose graduate courses based on their interest in business law, supply chain concepts, human resources, and/or entrepreneurship.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of 9 hours from the following:

  • BADM 5223 Business Law
  • MGMT 5143 Supply chain Management
  • MGMT 5213 Strategic Human Resources
  • MGMT 5233 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Initiation

Advanced Sport Management 

This graduate-level micro-credential is designed to meet the needs of individuals desiring employment or advancement in sport management careers. Students benefiting from this micro-credential work in ticketing, event and facility management, university or professional sports, marketing, and sport communication. Advanced training includes concepts and practical application of sport finance, sport marketing, and communication in sport.

Earning Criteria: Successful completion of:

  • SPMT 5223 Sport Finance
  • SPMT 5523 Sport Marketing
  • SPMT 5543 Communication in Sport