Build essential or advanced skills in marketing, finance, and management.
Established at Columbia University in 1996, the non-degree Certification of Professional Achievement in Business and the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business are ideal for individuals seeking a foundation in business fundamentals, such as those who plan to pursue an MBA and professionals who want to enhance their knowledge in a specific area of business.
Choose From Among 20 Courses
Based on your personal interest and professional experience, and working closely with your academic advisor, you can choose from among more than 20 graduate-level courses taught by University faculty who are seasoned practitioners in their fields. Course subjects include:
- risk management
- decision models
- knowledge management
A Program that Fits Your Schedule
Available online and on campus, courses are scheduled for evenings during the fall, spring, and summer terms. You can complete the program at the pace you’re most comfortable with, whether part-time or full-time.
“Columbia’s Business Certification Program significantly helped me to build self confidence and boost my profile as I was transitioning from a management role to a leadership role.”Sandeep Anand
Director, Barclays Capital
Attending classes on Columbia’s campus in New York City, you will interact with faculty and fellow students, gain access to world-class libraries and other resources, and have the opportunity to attend events and participate in student activities. Throughout the year, on-campus courses meet at 6:10 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time).
Online, you will interact with faculty and classmates through a social learning platform that incorporates weekly live discussion groups, independent and collaborative coursework, and forums. Courses meet at 8:30 p.m. EST online. (International students studying on campus may enroll in one online class each semester.)