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Management & Marketing Department

Professional Opportunities

A college degree is a major step toward achieving career goals. Professional certifications and associations can provide additional credentials in demonstrating qualifications and skills.

SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
The SHRM-CP is granted by the Society for Human Resource Management. A Bachelor's degree in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management from LSUS is a good starting point to qualify for a SHRM-CP designation. For additional requirements beyond graduation, visit: https://www.shrm.org/.  

Project Management Professional (PMP)
The PMP is considered to be the most widely recognized certification for project managers. The PMP is awarded by the Project Management Institute. A Bachelor's degree in business streamlines your path to obtaining a certification as a PMP.  For additional requirements beyond graduation, visit: https://www.pmi.org/certifications. 

Six Sigma
The Council for Six Sigma Certification sets the official industry standards for Six Sigma certification. To obtain a Green Belt in Six Sigma, a student must complete 35 hours of training. A Black Belt in Six Sigma requires a minimum of 95 hours of training. More information can be found at: http://www.sixsigmacouncil.org/.  

Web Analyst Certification (CWA)
Certification as a Web Analyst is offered through the Digital Analytic Association. Obtaining this recognition demonstrates knowledge and competency within the industry. A Bachelor's degree is a first step in working toward this certification. Information about additional CWA requirements is available at: https://www.digitalanalyticsassociation.org/certification.

AMA Collegiate Marketing Research Certification
Marketing students at LSUS can seek to gain a Collegiate Marketing Research Certification. This program is offered by the American Marketing Association for current students. The program requires additional online training and AMA membership. For more information, visit: https://www.ama.org/students/.

Professional Organizations
American Management Association:  http://www.amanet.org/
American Marketing Association:  www.ama.org
Society for Human Resource Management:  www.shrm.org