Advanced Graduate Certificate
Looking to qualify for a top graduate program? Or, as a business professional, are there disciplines and skill sets that would enhance your resume — or enable you to change careers? The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business can bring these plans to life. You’ll acquire the insights and practices that enable you to make an impact no matter your career path.
Four foundational business courses — plus four more of your choosing
The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business program provides a rigorous grounding in business fundamentals. In addition, you will take advanced specialty courses. The curriculum includes:
- Introduction to Finance
- Introduction to Marketing
- Financial Accounting
- Managing Human Behavior in the Organization
- Corporate Finance
- Marketing Strategy
- Options and Futures
- Security Analysis
If you previously completed some of the required courses at another university, you can customize your program by substituting two courses selected by working with your advisor.
Complete coursework at a pace that’s right for you
You can set up your study time to accommodate your schedule. Courses are offered in the evenings and they are available online and on-campus, during the summer, spring and fall semesters. You can work at the speed most convenient for you, full or part-time. You have the option to complete the program’s 24 points in two semesters or over three years.
Upon completion, you will receive an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business and may request an official transcript detailing your advanced course of study and your grades. Your certificate qualifies you for Columbia University Alumni benefits. International students may be eligible for F1 Optional Training (OPT).
Requirements for Completion of Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business
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 completion of the certificate.
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