The graduate academic certificate in advanced management in libraries and information agencies provides students with a comprehensive working knowledge of the fundamental principles of library and information agency management, public awareness, planning, human resources, and financial operations. Graduate will develop knowledge and skills to effectively lead their organization; utilize the latest research and practices in the areas of management, partnerships, budgeting, and public presentations; and foster external relationships. Graduates will learn to effectively organize their library or information agency’s internal resources for improved accessibility and productivity.
Graduate academic certificates
The department offers graduate academic certificates in multiple areas of professional knowledge and skills.
The graduate academic certificate program is intended for two audiences:
master’s degree library and information science professionals who want to develop expertise in specific areas in libraries or other settings and receive a graduate academic certificate; and
bachelor’s or master’s degreed individuals who want to develop or enhance their knowledge of specific areas in libraries or other settings by taking master’s-level courses and receiving a graduate academic certificate.
Admission information: Prospective students must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School, which requires a graduate school application and official transcripts from prior colleges or universities. Students who are awarded graduate academic certificates and later apply for admission to the master’s program will be required to submit additional materials (see Master of Science program).
Program requirements: Graduate academic certificates consist of three or four courses. They can be pursued independently or concurrently with the master’s degree.