Sample TESU Certificate Plans

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Although certificates may not be quite so valuable as whole degrees, it can make sense to obtain a certificate or two in the pursuit of a Bachelor's degree. Some TESU students treat the free add-on Associates degrees as somewhat equivalent to certificates, there are also actual certificates that may be obtained through TESU. Some of these require only taking a single extra class to obtain, others may be more complicated. If you would like to add value to your degree by also graduating with a certificate or two, the below plans offer routes to the easiest/cheapest ways to do that.

Accounting[edit]

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
ACC-101 Principles of Financial Accounting Accounting
or
Accounting 101: Financial Accounting
or
Financial Accounting
Sophia.org
or
Study.com
or
CLEP
ACC-102 Principles of Managerial Accounting Accounting 102: Intro to Managerial Accounting Study.com
ACC-201 Intermediate Accounting I Accounting 201: Intermediate Accounting I Study.com
ACC-202 Intermediate Accounting II Accounting 202: Intermediate Accounting II Study.com

Optional courses (must choose 2):

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
ACC-301 ACC 301: Applied Managerial Accounting Study.com
ACC-303 ACC 303: Cost Accounting Study.com
ACC-401 Advanced Accounting I Accounting 302: Advanced Accounting Study.com
ACC-421 Federal Income Taxation ACC-421-TE Federal Income Taxation TECEP
ACC-312 Managerial Accounting InstantCert.com

Any Accounting course listed on the sample Accounting degree plan and not used above should work as an optional accounting course for this certificate.

Computer Information Systems[edit]

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
Any programming language Computer Science 113: Programming in Python
Computer Science 114: Programming in R
Computer Science 115: Programming in Java
or
Introduction to Programming in C++ - CS101
Study.com
or
StraighterLine
CIS-107 Computer Concepts & Applications Introduction to Information Technology
or
ePack as part of a 16-credit-term
Sophia.org
or
TESU
CIS-320 System Analysis & Design Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & Design Study.com

Optional courses (choose 3); other CIS courses not listed below may be accepted:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
CIS-311 Database Management Computer Science 303: Database Management Study.com
CIS-301 Management Information Systems Business 303: Management Information Systems Study.com
CIS-251 Software Engineering Computer Science 307: Software Engineering Study.com

Many CIS courses should work.

Computer Science[edit]

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
COS-330 Computer Architecture Computer Science 306: Computer Architecture (UL) Study.com
COS-241 Data Structures Computer Science 201: Data Structures & Algorithms
or
Programming & Data Structures
Study.com
or
edX
COS-205 Python Programming Computer Science 113: Programming in Python
or
Programming & Data Structures
Study.com
or
edX

Optional courses (must choose 3):

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
COS-231 Assembly Language CIS 2420 Microprocessor Assembly Language College of DuPage
COS-240 Operating Systems Computer Science 105: Introduction to Operating Systems Study.com
COS-116 C Programming Computer Science 111: C Programming Study.com
COS-206 R Programming Computer Science 114: Programming in R Study.com
COS-208 Java Programming Computer Science 115: Programming in Java Study.com
CIS-213 C++ Programming Introduction to Programming in C++ - CS101 StraighterLine
CIS-311 Database Management Computer Science 303: Database Management Study.com
CIS-320 System Analysis & Design I Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & Design Study.com
CIS-251 Software Engineering Computer Science 307: Software Engineering Study.com
COS-451 Artificial Intelligence TESU

Finance[edit]

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
FIN-301 Principles of Finance FIN-301 Introduction to Finance Davar Academy
FIN-321 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management Finance 304: Security Analysis & Portfolio Management Study.com
FIN-331 Financial Institutions and Markets Finance 303: Financial Institutions & Markets Study.com
ECO-490 International Economics TESU

Pick 2 of:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
FIN-334 International Finance Finance 302: International Finance (UL) Study.com
FIN-314 Small Business Finance Finance 306: Small Business Finance (UL) Study.com
FIN-200 FIN 104: Financial Management Study.com
FIN-311 FIN 301: Corporate Finance (UL) Study.com
FIN-200 Principles of Finance Sophia
FIN-200 Principles of Finance DSST
ECO-322 Money & Banking (UL) DSST
FIN-382 Risk Management (UL) TESU

General Management[edit]

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
Principles of Management Business 101: Principles of Management
Study.com
Principles of Management MAN-101 Principles of Management Davar Academy
MAN-415 Change Management TESU
NEG-401 Negotiations and Conflict Management Business 319: Negotiations & Conflict Management Study.com
PSY-360 Organizational Theory Business 323: Organizational Theory Study.com
PSY-363 Industrial Psychology TESU
Industrial Psychology PSY 301: Industrial/Organizational Psychology Study.com
MAN-373 Managerial Communications Business 324: Managerial Communication
or
MAN-390 Managerial Communications
Study.com
or
Davar Academy

Healthcare Management[edit]

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
HCM-307 Principles of Healthcare Management Health 303: Healthcare Organization & Management Study.com
HCM-308 Healthcare Legal and Ethical Considerations Health 301: Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare Study.com
HCM-406 Human Resources Management for Healthcare Organizations Health 310: Human Resource Management in Healthcare Study.com
HCM-353 Comparative Healthcare Systems TESU
HCM-404 Healthcare Quality and Outcomes: Measurement and Management Health 308: Healthcare Quality & Outcome Measurement Study.com
HCM-405 The Financing and Economics of Healthcare Delivery TESU

Human Resources Management[edit]

It is currently not possible to obtain this certificate mostly via alternate credit. However, it is still included because HRM is a popular topic.

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
Human Resources Management BUS 106: Human Resource Management Study.com
MAN-331 Human Resources Management TESU
MAN-415 Change Management TESU
Organizational Behavior BUS 107: Organizational Behavior Study.com
Organizational Behavior BUS 307: Leadership and Organizational Behavior (UL) Study.com
Organizational Behavior MAN-310 Organizational Behavior (UL) Davar Academy
MAN-425 Advanced Organizational Management TESU
PSY-360 Organizational Theory Business 323: Organizational Theory Study.com
Industrial Psychology PSY 301: Industrial/Organizational Psychology Study.com
PSY-363 Industrial Psychology TESU

Marketing[edit]

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
MAR-201 Introduction to Marketing Principles of Marketing
or
Business 102: Principles of Marketing
or
MAR-101 Introduction to Marketing
InstantCert.com
or
Study.com
or
Davar Academy
MAR-411 Marketing Research Marketing 301: Marketing Research Study.com

Optional courses (must choose 4):

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
MAR-323 Advertising Corporate Advertising & Branding (BUS-315)
Get this course pre-planned to confirm acceptance for this requirement
Coopersmith
MAR-323 Advertising TECEP
MAR-335 New Product Development & Advertising TESU
MAR-441 Marketing with Digital & Social Media Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising Study.com
MAR-479 Applied Marketing Practices Marketing 308: Applied Marketing Study.com
MAR-322 Sales Management TESU
MAR-322 Sales Management TECEP
MAR-310 Principles of Sales Marketing 306: Principles of Selling
or
MAR-330 Principles of Sales
Study.com
or
Davar Academy
MAR-321 Marketing Communications TESU
MAR-321 Marketing Communications TECEP

In theory, any Marketing elective from the BSBA Marketing should work as an optional course for this certificate.

The Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce Professional Certificate is worth 9 LL credits and counts as 3 classes, making it an easy way to fill out this certificate.

Operations Management[edit]

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
OPM-301 Operations Management Business 312: Advanced Operations Management
or
Operations Management
Study.com
or
Saylor Academy
Principles of Management Principles of Management
or
Business 101: Principles of Management
or
MAN-101 Principles of Management
Sophia.org
or
Study.com
or
Davar Academy
Management Information Systems Business 303: Management Information Systems
or
CIS-315 Management Information Systems
or
Management Information Systems
Study.com
or
Davar Academy
or
Saylor Academy

Optional courses (must choose 3):

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
OPM-411 Total Quality Management TESU
OPM-414 Logistics TESU
OPM-420 Supply Chain Management Business 315: Logistics & Supply Chain Management Study.com
STA-201 Principles of Statistics Introduction to Statistics Sophia.org
BUS-101 Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Sophia.org
CIS-107 Computer Concepts & Applications Introduction to Information Technology Sophia.org
CIS-107 Computer Concepts & Applications CIS-107-EP Computer Concepts & Applications ePack
When taken as part of a 16-credit-term
TESU

Organizational Leadership[edit]

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
MAN-210 Principles of Management Business 101: Principles of Management
or
MAN-101 Principles of Management
Study.com
or
Davar Academy
LDR-305 Foundations of Leadership Business 302: Foundations of Leadership Study.com
MAN-311 Organizational Behavior MAN-310 Organizational Behavior Davar Academy
Organizational Behavior BUS 107: Organizational Behavior Study.com
Organizational Behavior BUS 307: Leadership and Organizational Behavior (UL) Study.com
LDR-345 Leading Organizational Change Business 304: Leading Organizational Change Study.com
MAN-376 Leadership Communication Business 305: Leadership Communication Study.com

Optional courses (choose 1):

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
MAN-415 Change Management TESU
LDR-324 Leaders in History TESU
LDR-419 Nonprofit Leadership TESU
LDR-422 Leadership in a Global Environment TESU
MAN-425 Advanced Organizational Management TESU
MAN-435 Project Management Business 311: Project Management Study.com

Psychology[edit]

Required courses:

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
PSY-211 Developmental Psychology Psychology 107: Life Span Developmental Psychology
or
Human Growth & Development
Study.com
or
CLEP
PSY-350 Abnormal Psychology PSY-350-TE Abnormal Psychology (RA credits)
or
Abnormal Psychology (PSY-302)
TECEP
or
Coopersmith
PSY-400 History and Systems of Psychology Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology
or
History and Systems of Psychology ( Formerly History and Systems of Psychology (PSY-202) ) (PSY-304)
Study.com
or
Coopersmith

Optional courses (must choose 2):

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
PSY-352 Psychology of Personality Psychology 310: Psychology of Personality Study.com
PSY-360 Organizational Theory Business 323: Organizational Theory Study.com
PSY-363 Industrial Psychology TESU