Center for Executive and Professional Development - Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the Professional and Graduate Certificates?
Students pursuing either a Professional or Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management take the same courses and have exposure to the same academic content and interaction with faculty. The essential difference is that students working towards the Professional Certificate take courses on a non-credit basis and do not receive a grade, while those seeking the Graduate Certificate take courses for academic credit and receive grades that appear on an official transcript.
Generally, financial aid is not available to non-degree students. However, private loans may be available to cover the costs that are not covered by your employer. According to FinAid, the “Chase Select Graduate Loan,” the “Wells Fargo Education Connection Loan,” and the “U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan” appear to be available for certificate programs.
Can credits transfer to a graduate program?
No, due to University policy, credits cannot be transferred from executive education/professional development courses to a graduate program.