Business Continuity Graduate Certificate

Business Continuity Graduate Certificate

The Business Continuity Graduate Certificate provides students an in-depth overview of those processes required to build resilience and provide for disaster recovery within both public and private entities. Planning and preparing for the adverse effects of a major crisis brought on by natural disasters, cyber threats, and even common emergencies are key to the survival of an organization post-event. Business continuity is an important component in having a successful business and as such, many organizations are adapting their employee’s roles to include continuity components.  This certificate will help students understand those components, teach them how to develop a plan, and cover best practices to survive and thrive despite a crisis or disaster.  This knowledge, in turn, better prepares employees and businesses for any business disruption that may occur.


Admission Requirements

  • Student must have a completed baccalaureate degree.
  • If the degree is in a non-security or business continuity related field and has a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, they will be required to start with one 400-level course, which is an elective option for the degree. 
  • Students that have already obtained a graduate degree will not be required to complete an entrance exam or complete a 400-level course first. 
  • Students with a baccalaureate degree in a related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements.
  • If the student has a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field of study, they will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam. 
  • If a student has a cumulative GPA below 2.75, they will be required to submit results from either the GRE or GMAT.  

Graduate Certificate Program Requirements

You can also view these requirements in the UAF Catalog.

Code Title Credits
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements
Business Continuity Program Requirements 12
Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Complete the following:
HSEM F632 Project Management 3
HSEM F645 Crisis Management 3
HSEM F646 Business Continuity and Risk Assessment 3
Complete one of the following:  
HSEM F417 Cybersecurity Resiliency 3
HSEM F445 Business Continuity and Crisis Management 1  3
HSEM F647 Business Continuity Audit  3

  1 If no prior experience in business continuity, HSEM F445 is a required prerequisite for this certificate.

View the full program requirements for the Business Continuity Graduate Certificate in the UAF catalog.