Achieve more for your career in as little as one year

A graduate certificate in business is a significant way to learn all of the finer points of business processes, methods and management. A certificate is also a quicker way to add relevant education to your transcripts helping you to become a more competitive candidate, fill in gaps from an undergrad degree, upskill and stay ahead, or discover new passions and follow new avenues of interest in your career.

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Graduate certificates at a glance

  • Accommodating: Classes are online or on campus, 8-16 weeks at a time. Complete in just 2-3 semesters.
  • Uncompromising: AACSB-accredited courses are taught by the same faculty as the courses taught on campus, with additional instructional coordinators to assist in your learning.
  • Future proof: Courses are for-credit and apply toward one of our top-ranked MBA or Master’s programs.


Earning a business certificate from CSU's College of Business provides you with the unparalleled support of our dedicated staff and faculty, and the relevant skills you can immediately apply in your career. You'll enjoy the same quality of instruction and coursework if you take courses online or on campus. Plus, after completing the certificate, you'll be well on your way to achieving your Masters or MBA if you decide to pursue the full credential.

Applied Finance I Applied Investments I Business Application Development I Business Information Systems I Business Intelligence I Business Management I Corporate Finance I Cybersecurity I Entrepreneurship & Innovation I IT Project Management I Marketing Management I Organizational Leadership


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Applied Finance

Study the topics that matter in finance

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Applied Investments

Learn the essentials for sound investing

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Business Application Development

Troubleshoot existing and create new apps for business

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Business Information Systems

Learn valuable IT strategies to implement in business

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Business Intelligence

Use data to drive business growth

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Business Management

One year MBA essentials

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Corporate Finance

Learn the finance methods and tools for valuation

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Blend business and tech to defend systems

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Develop the skills to start your own venture

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IT Project Management

Prepare for PMP® or CAP-M® Certification exams

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Marketing Management

Deepen your cross-functional skills

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Organizational Leadership

Lead high-performing teams with confidence

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