Certificate and Diploma Programs

 

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE DIPLOMA

This professional certificate is designed for professionals currently working in the financial services industry, for finance and accounting students and for people who are involved in making financial decisions. Through this professional diploma, the candidate gains the ability to interpret financial information in order to make the right business decisions.
 

Objectives:
 
  • Develop basic knowledge in accounting and apply it in a range of industries and professions
  • Evaluate the financial performance of an organization and communicate important information to employees, lenders and shareholders
  • Develop basic knowledge and tools for corporate financial analysis and decision making
  • Understand key concepts and issues in corporate finance (discounted cash flow, valuation, risk and return, capital asset pricing model, corporate capital structure, capital budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, and investment and financing decisions etc….)
  • Gain knowledge in focused topic areas, such as capital markets and investments, mergers and acquisitions, international corporate governance, investment theory and real estate
  • Understand the language of finance, learn to interpret important financial information and gain knowledge in key areas such as budgeting, investment, shareholder value and risk

Diploma Requirements:

This program consists of six courses to be completed within a one-year period:

  • Accounting and Budgeting
  • Auditing
  • TaxationCost Accounting and Control
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Planning and Analysis

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA

In the business world today, companies are becoming more aware that motivation, appropriate selection and effective training of their workforce are critical to improving an organization’s financial performance and success.
Effective human resource management adds value to the organizations’ capabilities and human resource capital, which is directly reflected in the company’s growth and profitability.
This certificate program is targeted to people working in the human resource field to cultivate and develop their professional expertise and competencies.

Objectives:

  • Understand HRM roles and responsibilities in the workplace
  • Understand the macro factors affecting the HR industry (increasing diverse demography, economic, social, legislative and attitudinal changes, etc…)
  • Understand the changing role of human resource management
  • Develop innovative strategies to attract and retain new talents
  • Cover topics like employee recruitment and selection/ compensation programs/ delivery and evaluation of training programs etc….
  • Understand the legal environment of HRM
Diploma Requirements:
 
This program consists of six courses to be completed within a one-year period:
  • Essentials of Human Resource Management
  • Employee Recruitment and Selection
  • Performance Measurement and Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Employee Empowerment and Motivation

PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA

This program provides an in-depth exploration of the project management process from inception to close, in addition to the operational and conceptual issue of project management with an emphasis on project effectiveness, efficiency, and control.
PU offers a distinctive program in project management that helps professionals become more qualified, effective and accomplished managers in their fields.
This program is designed for professionals that benefit from project management skills through their careers.

 

Objectives:
 
  • Learn to manage a project from its inception to its successful completion
  • Focus on project delivery strategy, contracting strategy, evaluation of projects, project management tools and risk management techniques
  • Understand the role of the project manager in cultivating and supporting innovation in project teams
Diploma Requirements:
 
This program consists of six courses to be completed within a one-year period:
 
  • Principles of Management
  • Essentials of Project Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Feasibility
  • Project Control
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Exam Preparation

LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA

An organization with strong management but lacking true leadership can be stifling and bureaucratic. Conversely, if an organization has strong leadership without management, the outcome can be meaningless. To be effective, organizations need to nourish both competent management and skilled leadership.
Managers are people who do things right and leaders are people who do the right thing.
This diploma is designed to expose experienced leaders to the latest thinking in general management and leadership practices, and help them transform their own leadership approach to successfully deliver responsible, sustainable growth for their organizations.

 

Objectives:
 
  • Develop skills of leadership and management across a range of management functions
  • Develop practical skills for candidates to plan, execute and evaluate their own work and the work of their team
  • Understand the role of individuals in planning and implementing a range of leadership and management functions
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of leadership and how it applies to real-life situations

Diploma Requirements:

This program consists of six courses to be completed within a one-year period:

  • Principles of Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Best Practices in Human Capital Management
  • Building High Performing Teams
  • Strategic Executive Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior

MARKETING AND SALES DIPLOMA

Marketing is essential for any organization to raise awareness about itself, its products and its services. Sales is described as the most personal branch of the marketing.
This program is designed for candidates who want to capture the marketing management fundamentals and purse their career in marketing and sales management.

 

Objectives:

  • Understand marketing as the core of an operating business
  • Understand the basic principles of marketing management
  • Grasp the dynamic realities of the market place (with an emphasis on consumer behavior, market research and other elements of marketing and sales management)
  • Learn how to apply the practical skills of selling
  • Identify consumers' needs and wants
  • Assess the competition (competitive environment)
  • Select the most appropriate customer targets
  • Develop marketing strategies and implementation programs
  • Understand the SMART approach to marketing objectives

Diploma Requirements:

This program consists of six courses to be completed within a one-year period:

  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Sales and Selling Techniques
  • Marketing Communications and Advertising
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Service Marketing

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS DIPLOMA
“Effective Business Communication will guide and inspire every executive or manager who wants to be understood and make every message count.”
In the business world today, employees are expected to handle more tasks, to be more professional and to respond more effectively to change and diversity. In other words, delivering an English speech or presentation may expose you to a potential opportunity, create a challenge or pose a threat. Communication is considered a core skill for business professionals that will improve the quality and effectiveness of work.
This program is designed for professionals and candidates who are seeking to acquire English language skills and communication techniques they need in the workplace and various professional contexts.

 

Objectives:

  • Promote better communication between employees and different communities
  • Acquire a high level of proficiency in written and spoken professional English
  • Boost candidates’ confidence in business presentations and public speaking
  • Help candidates express themselves clearly in formal business meetings
  • Understand the international business culture
  • Bridge any cultural gap that might prevent mutual understanding in the workplace
  • Build strength in the candidates’ active vocabulary and thought articulation
  • Develop effective negotiation skills
  • Enable candidates to deal with the concept of workforce diversity
  • Write effective business emails, memos, reports etc…

Diploma Requirements:
 

This program consists of six courses to be completed within a one-year period:

  • Business Protocol and Etiquette
  • Business English for Professionals
  • Effective Business Writing
  • International Business Communication
  • Effective Business Presentations (Effective Public Speaking Skills)
  • International Business Culture

Graduation Requirements for Certificate and Diploma Programs

Students are awarded the certificate or diploma upon the successful completion of all the required courses, with passing grades (minimum grade of 60/100 in each course, with a minimum cumulative average of 70/100.