2021-2022 University Catalog 
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2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Innovative and Quality Management, Graduate Certificate

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Innovative and Quality Management, Graduate Certificate Locations  

The Graduate Certificate in Innovative and Quality Management is in the School of Business which is housed within the College of Management. This certificate is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the concepts and techniques used to assess and improve process outcomes. In other words, the students will be able to isolate processes that are routinely experiencing too much variability in their output, identify natural and assignable causes for the variation, develop tactical strategies to improve process performance, and then establish formal mechanisms for monitoring future outcomes. Students will learn how to appropriately apply qualitative and quantitative approaches to diagnose the nature and scope of process problems and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. The competencies that will be developed in this curriculum will serve students well as they progress in their careers. Defective processes drive up operating costs, make it virtually impossible to forecast revenues, and contribute to poor quality goods or services. This can lessen a firm’s competitive advantage in the marketplace and jeopardize their long-term financial viability.

Requirements For: Certificate - 12 Hours, 3.0 GPA

Graduation Requirements

Park University confers Graduate Certificates at selected locations when a candidate has satisfied the following conditions:

  • Completion of residency requirement, at least 75% of the coursework completed at Park
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0* (for courses in the certificate)
  • Completion of coursework with no more than 2 grades of C earned at Park University
  • Meet all requirements of the specific program as outlined in this catalog
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation

*Individual departments may establish additional (or higher) requirements (refer to the program-specific requirements).

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