Program Offerings

Based on your goals and your background, you may choose to pursue a Custom Business Program or an Advanced Graduate 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.

Custom Business Program

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

The program is a fully customizable course of study. You may work with an 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 your fulfillment of all program requirements, you will receive a certificate of completion and you may request an official transcript indicating your grades.

Advanced Graduate Certificate

For bachelor’s degree holders and business professionals, the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business combines the four classes from the Custom Business Program 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 Graduate 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 Custom Business Program and Advanced Graduate 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.