Solve complex problems while helping businesses address their unique needs

Digital transformation is no longer a nice-to-have, placing IT professionals in the spotlight. Companies of all sizes rely on experts to create customized applications to streamline their day-to-day processes.  

With a Graduate Certificate in Business Application Development, you’ll be able to confidently assess and determine the requirements of a business application and gain the ability to work across different sectors and industries. You will learn to plan, develop, test and debug business applications using modeling, programming languages, tools and technologies. 

Students will gain hands-on experience using Interactive Development Environments (IDEs) for software development, implement modularization and documentation, and learn best practices in software development. 

Every credit earned in this certificate can later be applied toward the CSU College of Business’s online or on-campus Master of Computer Information Systems after formal admission per the University transfer policies. Successful completion of the certificate does not guarantee degree program admission. 

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What You'll Learn:

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Application Development, you will be able to:

  • Design, construct and test business applications, including leading edge-visual, e-commerce languages and tools. 

  • Recall methods for all phases of software development that are economical and reliable. 

  • Use and manage object-oriented and web-based software and define the relationship between objects, attributes and operations. 

  • Develop e-commerce through construction and deployment. 

Certificate at a Glance
Delivery: Online
Length: Can be completed in two semesters if courses are taken concurrently or three semesters if courses are taken sequentially
Tuition: $867 per credit for 2024-2025
Credits: 12
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Business Application Development

Courses and curriculum:

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‡Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.


Admissions, Deadlines and Financial Aid

Learn more about admissions requirements to enroll in our spring or fall sessions. Visit tuition and aid for information on the latest tuition benefits available to you.

  • Fall
    AdmissionApply by July 31
  • Spring
    AdmissionApply by Jan 1

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