Program Offerings

Based on your goals and your background, you may choose to pursue a Business Certification or an Advanced Certificate in Business.

Courses are offered on campus or online, on a full-time or part-time basis, during the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Business Certification

Ideal for bachelor’s degree holders, advanced undergraduates, and business professionals, the Business Certification program offers four foundational courses:

You may also customize your certification by working with your academic advisor to substitute up to two courses from among the program’s multidisciplinary curriculum.

You have the option to complete the 12 points in one semester or over two years.

Upon completion you will receive a Certification of Professional Achievement in Business and you may request an official transcript indicating your grades.

Advanced Business Certificate

For bachelor’s degree holders and business professionals, the Advanced Certificate in Business combines the four classes from the Business Certification with an additional four courses covering more advanced topics.

If you previously completed some of the required courses at another university, you can customize your program by substituting up to two courses, selected in conjunction with your academic advisor and with the approval of the program director.

You have the option to complete the 24 points in two semesters or over three years.

Upon completion, you will receive an Advanced Certificate in Business and you may request an official transcript detailing your advanced course of study and your grades. In addition, obtaining the certificate qualifies you for Columbia University alumni benefits and if you are an international student, you may be eligible for F1 Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Requirements for Completion of Certification and Advanced Certificate

Students are required to maintain a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B). Every course creditable toward the certificate must be taken for a letter grade. Courses with a grade below a C will not count toward the completion of the certificate.