Detailed header of a certification Professional Certifications

Employers attach a high value to professional certifications, and UNIBusiness is dedicated to preparing students for licensure in accounting, finance and other fields to give our graduates an additional edge in the job market.

Accordion Arrow    Certified Associate in Project Management

UNIBusiness students can prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management exam through courses connected with the Organizational Leadership emphasis for management majors. The examination tests knowledge of the terminology, concepts and processes discussed in The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge publication.

Accordion Arrow    Certified General Appraiser

Graduates of the University of Northern Iowa Real Estate Program, retroactive to the 2004-2005 academic year, are approved to have satisfied 267 hours of credit toward the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Certified General Appraiser licensing. Graduates with a bachelor's in real estate from UNI will still need to fulfill 33 educational hours, pass the certified general exam and complete 3,000 hours of work experience to become fully credentialed.

The UNI program was the third program in the United States to receive this level of approval from the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation.

Accordion Arrow    Certified Global Business Professional

Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) status, designated by NASBITE International, affirms the individual's acquisition of a core body of knowledge in the area of global trade. The certification process examines global management and marketing, supply chain management and trade finance. UNIBusiness students are prepared for certification by a Global Trade Practices course that complements the core business courses.

UNI has produced more NASBITE-certified students than any other university due to a rigorous program that develops contemporary skills for today's job market.

Contact Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

Accordion Arrow    Certified Property Management

UNIBusiness students enrolled in the Real Estate program are able to satisfy all but one of the required courses required for the Certified Property Management designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.Certified Property Management designation demonstrates professional competence in the area of property management allowing recent graduates to establish themselves early in their careers.

Accordion Arrow    Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam Review

The Department of Accounting prepares accounting majors and graduate students for the CPA Exam by providing elective review courses (also open to current accounting professionals who seek to pass the CPA Exam).

UNIBusiness' accounting students have a long history of success on the CPA Exam - a pass rate consistently high above the national average - thanks to the rigor of the accounting curriculum and the focused study that the review courses require.

Contact the Department of Accounting at 319-273-2394.

Accordion Arrow    Chartered Financial Analyst® Review

CFA® Review non-credit courses build knowledge and confidence for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Level I Examination administered by the CFA Institute. Students earn a Financial Analysis Certificate by attending review courses and successfully passing the CFA® Level I Exam.

UNIBusiness students' CFA pass rate is 75 percent, more than double the global average.

Contact Mir Zaman, Carl Schweser Professor of Financial Analysis, 319-273-2579.

Accordion Arrow    Expanded Career Option for Secondary Teacher Licensure

UNIBusiness students can earn state secondary teaching licensure qualifying them to teach up to three areas of business in high schools.

Contact the Department of Management at 319-273-6202 for specific licensure requirements and information about this expanded career option.

Accordion Arrow    Six Sigma Green Belt

UNIBusiness students can earn Six Sigma Green Belt certification through a class that involves travel to Ireland. The goals of the Six Sigma program are to reduce process variation, improve quality, eliminate waste, improve speed/efficiency, save time, etc., which results in financial savings and improved process performance for a company. Those with Six Sigma certifications, which include a Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt, are highly sought after in industry.


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Detailed header of a certification

Professional Certifications

Employers attach a high value to professional certifications, and UNIBusiness is dedicated to preparing students for licensure in accounting, finance and other fields to give our graduates an additional edge in the job market.

Accordion Arrow    Certified Associate in Project Management

UNIBusiness students can prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management exam through courses connected with the Organizational Leadership emphasis for management majors. The examination tests knowledge of the terminology, concepts and processes discussed in The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge publication.

Accordion Arrow    Certified General Appraiser

Graduates of the University of Northern Iowa Real Estate Program, retroactive to the 2004-2005 academic year, are approved to have satisfied 267 hours of credit toward the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Certified General Appraiser licensing. Graduates with a bachelor's in real estate from UNI will still need to fulfill 33 educational hours, pass the certified general exam and complete 3,000 hours of work experience to become fully credentialed.

The UNI program was the third program in the United States to receive this level of approval from the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation.

Accordion Arrow    Certified Global Business Professional

Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) status, designated by NASBITE International, affirms the individual's acquisition of a core body of knowledge in the area of global trade. The certification process examines global management and marketing, supply chain management and trade finance. UNIBusiness students are prepared for certification by a Global Trade Practices course that complements the core business courses.

UNI has produced more NASBITE-certified students than any other university due to a rigorous program that develops contemporary skills for today's job market.

Contact Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

Accordion Arrow    Certified Property Management

UNIBusiness students enrolled in the Real Estate program are able to satisfy all but one of the required courses required for the Certified Property Management designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.Certified Property Management designation demonstrates professional competence in the area of property management allowing recent graduates to establish themselves early in their careers.

Accordion Arrow    Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam Review

The Department of Accounting prepares accounting majors and graduate students for the CPA Exam by providing elective review courses (also open to current accounting professionals who seek to pass the CPA Exam).

UNIBusiness' accounting students have a long history of success on the CPA Exam - a pass rate consistently high above the national average - thanks to the rigor of the accounting curriculum and the focused study that the review courses require.

Contact the Department of Accounting at 319-273-2394.

Accordion Arrow    Chartered Financial Analyst® Review

CFA® Review non-credit courses build knowledge and confidence for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Level I Examination administered by the CFA Institute. Students earn a Financial Analysis Certificate by attending review courses and successfully passing the CFA® Level I Exam.

UNIBusiness students' CFA pass rate is 75 percent, more than double the global average.

Contact Mir Zaman, Carl Schweser Professor of Financial Analysis, 319-273-2579.

Accordion Arrow    Expanded Career Option for Secondary Teacher Licensure

UNIBusiness students can earn state secondary teaching licensure qualifying them to teach up to three areas of business in high schools.

Contact the Department of Management at 319-273-6202 for specific licensure requirements and information about this expanded career option.

Accordion Arrow    Six Sigma Green Belt

UNIBusiness students can earn Six Sigma Green Belt certification through a class that involves travel to Ireland. The goals of the Six Sigma program are to reduce process variation, improve quality, eliminate waste, improve speed/efficiency, save time, etc., which results in financial savings and improved process performance for a company. Those with Six Sigma certifications, which include a Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt, are highly sought after in industry.

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