Where to add Executive Certificate(post MBA) on Resume?

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  1. iquagmire

    iquagmire New Member

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    Hi all.

    I am a few courses away from an MBA in Marketing from Florida Institute of Technology (through University Alliance). I am considering obtaining an Executive Certificate in Global Finance aftwer wards but I was wondering where on the resume it would land. It's am open enrollment program at Thunderbird but they offer CEUs.

    Would it be under EDUCATION or should I add another section for CERTIFICATES?

    I am currently a Marketing Manager at a company and will eventually want to move up or out so I am prepping my resume.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator

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    Here's another, not entirely off-topic, question. If one completes a post-grad certificate, is that person considered an alumnus of the school he received it from?
     
  3. Randell1234

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    I would say yes they are.

    I list my grad certificate between a masters and bachelors, almost like a ranking of degrees.

    •MS-IT Management – Touro University International
    •Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Risk Management – University of Florida
    •BS in Individualized Studies – Charter Oak State College
     
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    I misunderstood the first time. I would list it at the top if it was related to what you wanted to do. It depends on how you want to use it to get the readers attention.

    •Executive Certificate in Global Finance - Thunderbird
    •MS-IT Management – Touro University International
    •Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Risk Management – University of Florida
    •BS in Individualized Studies – Charter Oak State College
     
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    I think it depends on the school. I know if you complete some of the extended executive ed programs at Harvard Business School you do receive alumni status and benefits but they can cost between $8000 and $56,000 (that isn't a typo).

    The OP could look at eCornell, they have some interesting programs that are reasonably priced and offer CEUs. Not sure how their costs compare to Thunderbird, but they are always offering discounts.

    I think you could add them under education if they took an extended duration to complete (say anything 3 months or longer) or create a new section for certification. If you only have one or two certifications I think it would make the resume flow better if you just kept them listed under education.
     
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    Reading between the lines of Randall's two posts, it seems you should add your certificate in the same section of the resume as your degrees.
     
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    I would say that it's best to put it under EDUCATION.
     
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    I agree with Randall and Kizmet. The reason is, at least for me, the Certification section refers to professional certification, which is different than the academic certificate you are going for. Of course, this may not be universal, but my own situation causes me to make that distinction.
     
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    I really hope you don't mind me adding yet another (related, I promise!) question to your thread, but I have yet to figure out what to call a section that lists certificates that are non-academic and non-professional. For example, CPR certificates or non-credit course certificates?
     
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    I have a section labeled
    Certifications:
    MCSE NT4.0, MCSA W2K, MCP+Internet, Network+, A+, Server+, Security+, Project+, i-Net+, and Six Sigma Green Belt
     
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    Randell, did UF give you one of those alumni ID codes when you received your certificate? I know certificate holders can become general Alumni Association members, but anyone can.

    Sorry for the off-topic.
     
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    I don't remember getting one. I would say no.
     
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    Hm. I'm two thirds done with my Teaching & Learning Online certificate and was hoping for some cool free UF stuff. I guess the certificate will have to do then.
     
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    Certificate consisting of academic credit hours= Education

    Certificate consisting of specialized training or CEUs = Certifications
     
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    In my opinion, it depends on if the certificate is transcripted. If it is and it is awarded as degrees are, then you are. I earned a graduate certificate from a different school in the same university I earned my bachelors degree at. The certificate was transcripted and gave me membership in the second school's constituent society in the university alumni association.
     

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