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School of Business and Technology expands badge offerings

April 20, 2021

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At the start of the year, Saint Mary’s partnered with Credly, an industry leader in digital credentials, to provide students with 27 industry-specific micro-credentials tied to in-demand skills in artificial intelligence, business analytics, healthcare analytics, human resource management, finance and project management.

These credentials have become valuable additions to our students’ professional portfolios:

“So excited the Business Intelligence and Data Analytics program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota now includes badges for us to share our learnings!” — Sophie Kliendl, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs

Over 600 credentials have been accepted and shared throughout professional and social media networks in the School of Business and Technology so far! 

Building on the success of this initial offering, the School of Business and Technology is proud to announce the launch of an additional 14 distinct micro-credentials, beginning in spring second semester, tied to graduate courses and certificates in three additional high-demand fields:

  • Data engineering
    • DIGA 608, DIGA 610, DIGA 620, DIGA 625, DIGA 650
  • Geographic information science
    • DIGA 605, DIGA 610, DIGA 615, DIGA 625, DIGA 630
  • Accounting
    • ACCT 600, ACCT 610, ACCT 630, ACCT 670

We will automatically be issuing badges to students who have successfully completed badged courses beginning in fall 2020 up to the present spring second semester term.

See the complete list of our 41 course badge offerings 

If you have successfully completed a badged course prior to fall 2020 and would like to receive the corresponding badge(s), you can complete this request form.

Once again, we are thrilled by the energy and enthusiasm you have shown regarding badges and micro-credentials. We look forward to continuing the work to identify and recognize skills-based achievement across the university, helping to ensure that our students are among the most well-prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

To learn more about digital badges and micro-credentials at Saint Mary’s University, please visit