Increase your value in any organization with a strong foundation of business fundamentals

TEstablish fundamental knowledge and skills in management, marketing, finance and more with this 12-credit graduate certificate in Business Management. In addition to the foundational business principles, this certificate will develop your interest in strategy and planning, decision methods in business, effective leadership, and corporate decision making.

Whether you are on a management career path within an organization or you own a business, you’ll learn essential business and analytical techniques to achieve success.

For students who are taking advantage of the online delivery method, all courses for this certificate are delivered online through our innovative lecture capture. You'll experience the same lecture from our top-tier faculty as students taking our graduate-level courses on campus.

Interested in earning your Master of Business Administration degree? At CSU’s College of Business, you can start with a certificate and finish with an MBA. The credits earned in this certificate can be applied toward the College’s Online MBA or Evening MBA programs, but please note that completion of this certificate does not guarantee admission into the MBA program. 

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What You'll Learn:

After completing the Graduate Certificate in Business Management, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency across business functions including accounting, marketing, finance and management to make business decisions.
  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to support sound business decisions.
  • Acquire conceptual framework for business processes, systems and structures.
  • Quantitative business methods and applied analytical techniques.
  • Accounting and finance concepts and practices.
  • Marketing concepts and practices.
  • Leadership concepts and applications.
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: $998 per credit for 2022-2023
Credits: 12
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Business Management

Courses and curriculum: Download your course roadmap
‡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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