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With the business world shifting at break-neck speed, how do you learn to anticipate and lead through change? To align with today’s dynamic markets, Columbia offers a non-degree Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business. Choose from among 20 graduate-level business courses and customize your curriculum to meet your goals and advance your career.

Are you preparing for a master’s degree? Are you a business professional who wants to hone your leadership or marketing skills? These programs have been created to help you turn your aspirations into impact. You’ll learn from scholar-practitioner faculty members who are leaders in their fields. Choose from flexible options including on-campus, online, full or part-time.


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20+ Courses to choose from in marketing, finance and leadership
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2 Semesters to complete full-time. Up to 3 years part-time.
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50+ Faculty who are leaders in their respective fields

Accelerate your career or prepare for a master’s alongside business thinkers who are on the cutting edge of their fields.

Columbia SPS attracts the best and brightest faculty and students--a cohort that will inspire your best work.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business

  • Designed for bachelor's degree holders and business professionals
  • Flexible: complete 24 points in two semesters or over three years
  • Develop expertise: includes four advanced courses that support your specialty
  • Qualifies you to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Earn Columbia alumni status upon completion, joining a network of 300,000
Program Highlights
Certificate Required Experience Course Format Time Commitment
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business

For Bachelor’s degree holders or business professionals


On-campus or online,  full-time or part-time,  during fall, spring and summer terms

Option to complete the 24 credits in two semesters of full-time study or 3 years of part-time study

International Students: Upon graduation in the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business Program, you may be eligible for F1 Optional Practical Training (OPT). 

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As admissions to our programs are highly competitive, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

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* International students are responsible for ensuring they have read and understand the University’s student visa application eligibility and requirements. Please note that it is not permissible to enroll while in B-1/B-2 status. In addition, if studying on a student visa, you must enroll in the full-time option (12 credits per term), if available, and study on campus.

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This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

This program will cost $54,657 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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