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Advisory Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19

In order to deliver the best and safest program for our students, the School of Professional Studies is planning to move all programs to online learning for Summer 2020. With the State of New York’s approval, we expect to formally announce this transition as of April 10, 2020. We are excited to deliver dynamic and engaging courses and cocurricular activities online. Our websites will be updated with additional details in the coming weeks. Learn More.
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Curriculum & Courses

You will work with an academic advisor to plan your schedule based on your personal and professional interests.

Below is a list of business courses that have been developed specifically for students at the School of Professional Studies (these are identified with the “BUSI PS” prefix).

You may also choose from courses that are part of another certification or master’s program at Columbia University. In addition, you have the opportunity to cross register for select courses at Columbia Business School and the School of International and Public Affairs.

Please contact us with questions about course options and/or courses that are not listed here.

All courses are 3 points unless otherwise indicated.

Business Courses

Multidisciplinary Courses

Students should consult with the Business Certificate Advisor for guidance on taking business-related courses, from other departments at SPS or other Schools at Columbia, that may fulfill the requirements for conferral. Because these elective courses fall outside the Business Certificate offerings, they will not have the BUSI PS prefix in their course name.

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.


The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.