Add more value to your experience with a strong foundation of business fundamentals

Whether on a management career path or owning a business, the Business Management Certificate teaches the essential business and analytical techniques to lead teams and drive success. 

The certificate provides a foundational overview of business functions, including accounting, marketing, finance, and management. The Business Management Graduate certificate is great for students who want to gain a competitive advantage, increase their value within an organization, and build their personal brand.  

For students 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 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: 

  • Make business decisions, including accounting, marketing, finance and management, and demonstrate competency across business functions. 

  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to support sound business decisions. 

  • Acquire conceptual framework for business processes, systems and structures. 

  • Demonstrate competency across business functions including accounting, marketing, finance and management to make business decisions.
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 2024-2025
Credits: 12
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Business Management

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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