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Many colleges or universities offer certificate programs to help students advance in their careers or gain employment with professional certification. Some are also awarded to a student as he or she progresses in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program. The length of the program will vary depending on the field of study, but most certificates can be completed in one year or less. What is… Read more

Many colleges or universities offer certificate programs to help students advance in their careers or gain employment with professional certification. Some are also awarded to a student as he or she progresses in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program. The length of the program will vary depending on the field of study, but most certificates can be completed in one year or less.

What is a Certificate in Business Administration? This program focuses on a wide range of administrative and managerial skills used in the workplace. Students can learn about financial management, planning, controls, accounting and statements. They may also learn the basics skills necessary to manage employees, delegate tasks, effectively complete business-related projects and how to be a successful office administrator. Courses may cover general or project management, strategy, operations, accounting, and administrative or clerical tasks. 

There are many benefits of earning a professional certificate. For many, it is a stepping stone to earning an undergraduate or graduate-level degree. However, many individuals can earn a higher wage with their current job position by completing this program. Students can benefit from a variety of business-related skills that are essential in any workplace or office environment, including organization, planning, customer service and problem solving.

The cost of a program will vary depending on the institution, country where it is located and the field of study. Generally, a certificate is less expensive than an undergraduate or graduate degree. For specific costs and more information, individuals are encouraged to contact the office of admissions directly.

There are a variety of career options available to graduates of this program. Some possible career opportunities include becoming an accounts payable or receivable clerk, receptionist, word processing operator, office administrator, accountant, bookkeeper, administrative assistant or data entry operator. These positions may be available in small or large enterprises in the public and private sectors.

Many institutions offer convenient and flexible scheduling, including online classes for many of the programs. There may also be part-time and full-time courses available to choose from. To find out more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Niagara College - Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Are you a global thinker interested in expanding your knowledge of international commerce to pursue employment in the global marketplace? This one-year graduate certificate is ... +

Are you a global thinker interested in expanding your knowledge of international commerce to pursue employment in the global marketplace? This one-year graduate certificate is designed to complement your prior education in various fields. It will provide you with high-value experiential learning opportunities in the international commerce arena. As an International Business Management graduate, you have mastered the core concepts of international commerce and are primed to take on a challenging role in the international business sector. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
The University of Law Business School Postgraduate
Leeds, United Kingdom +4 More

We offer the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) for those who are looking to complete a postgraduate qualification, in less than one year. The PG Cert Strategic Business Manag ... +

We offer the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) for those who are looking to complete a postgraduate qualification, in less than one year. The PG Cert Strategic Business Management is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and is aimed at graduates who have an interest in developing knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of strategic business and management. In particular, those who are looking to pursue, advance or switch to a career in business management will benefit from this course. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
3 months
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The University of Law Business School Online
UK Online, United Kingdom

The PG Cert Strategic Business Management Online is aimed at graduates who have an interest in developing knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of strategi ... +

The PG Cert Strategic Business Management Online is aimed at graduates who have an interest in developing knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of strategic business and management. In particular, those who are looking to pursue, advance or switch to a career in business management will benefit from this course. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 months
English
Online
 

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IMF Business School
Madrid, Spain

The Program in Management Development, of 5 months, is taught in a blended format. On the one hand, it relies on an advanced technological platform that allows students to acc ... +

The Program in Management Development, of 5 months, is taught in a blended format. On the one hand, it relies on an advanced technological platform that allows students to access the study, whatever their geographical location or their time availability. Likewise, the face-to-face sessions are directed by active professionals leaders in their respective sectors. -
Certificate
Part-time
5 months
Spanish
Sep 2021
Campus
 
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (Get Smarter Creative)
Holborn, United Kingdom

Enhance your managerial and leadership competencies by developing key hard and soft business skills. During this 10-week course, you’ll be guided by esteemed LSE faculty to be ... +

Enhance your managerial and leadership competencies by developing key hard and soft business skills. During this 10-week course, you’ll be guided by esteemed LSE faculty to better understand your business context and environment, in order to develop a competitive edge. You’ll focus on three core business leadership pillars: the strategic environment, the financial toolkit, and the human element. -
Certificate
Part-time
10 weeks
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University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education
Irvine, USA +1 More

This series of courses provides a solid foundation in basic business management and ensure your exposure to those elements essential to success as a manager in the public or p ... +

This series of courses provides a solid foundation in basic business management and ensure your exposure to those elements essential to success as a manager in the public or private sector. -
Certificate
Part-time
9 - 18 months
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ISAG - European Business School
Porto, Portugal

This course aims to provide a professional enhancement that promotes better integration and performance of business action. To this end, the course combines a technical updati ... +

This course aims to provide a professional enhancement that promotes better integration and performance of business action. To this end, the course combines a technical updating aspect with a knowledge and experience aspect, thanks to the teachers knowledge of the business reality. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Part-time
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01 Oct 2021
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Georgian College
Barrie, Canada +2 More

Students are prepared to assist in a wide variety of entry-level office settings by gaining skills and knowledge to support the management of an organization. By learning thre ... +

Students are prepared to assist in a wide variety of entry-level office settings by gaining skills and knowledge to support the management of an organization. By learning three key and interdependent functions: organization, processing information, and communication, students achieve a solid foundation to allow for further educational growth. Students may elect to transition for an additional year into enhanced and specialized learning leading to an Office Administration–Health Services or Office Administration-Executive diploma. -
Certificate
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2 semesters
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edX
Cambridge, USA

The “PreMBA Essentials for Professionals” Professional Certificate program will prepare you for success in an MBA at an institution such as Imperial Business School by helping ... +

The “PreMBA Essentials for Professionals” Professional Certificate program will prepare you for success in an MBA at an institution such as Imperial Business School by helping you gain the fundamental skills you need to advance your studies. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 months
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Florida Christian University
Orlando, USA

The Business Administration Certification Program provides a solid foundation in business and administration principles. The curriculum provides an overview of key areas that ... +

The Business Administration Certification Program provides a solid foundation in business and administration principles. The curriculum provides an overview of key areas that are relevant to business leaders and decision makers working in various organizations, from established companies to innovative companies. -
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Sep 2021
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Murdoch University Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will provide you with the opportunity to develop the analytical skills needed to make sound business decisions. You will fo ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will provide you with the opportunity to develop the analytical skills needed to make sound business decisions. You will focus on the management of organizations and have the opportunity to choose units in two other key business disciplines. -
Graduate Certificate
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The IIE's Varsity College
Cape Town, South Africa +7 More

For those with the skills, drive, and initiative, the business world is a place of great opportunity and reward. This Higher Certificate develops and provides students with a ... +

For those with the skills, drive, and initiative, the business world is a place of great opportunity and reward. This Higher Certificate develops and provides students with a broad range of these essential business skills including communication, public relations, accounting, end-user computing, and project administration. -
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Full-time
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James Cook University Online
Douglas, Australia +2 More

The way in which the world conducts business is changing. James Cook University (JCU)’s online Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is designed to help you manage u ... +

The way in which the world conducts business is changing. James Cook University (JCU)’s online Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is designed to help you manage uncertainty and leverage new opportunities in a globalized economy. Covering key leadership concepts, this course will prepare you for the opportunities and challenges of global markets. It also provides the ideal pathway into the Global MBA degree. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
8 months
English
Online
 
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Orono, USA

The Graduate Business Certificate program is designed for students interested in gaining advanced skills in business. For some students, it can serve as a pathway to the MBA p ... +

The Graduate Business Certificate program is designed for students interested in gaining advanced skills in business. For some students, it can serve as a pathway to the MBA program. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Pacific College of Technology
Sydney, Australia

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitude in business administration accompanied by a broad range of relevant generic business skills to und ... +

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitude in business administration accompanied by a broad range of relevant generic business skills to undertake the following roles: -
Certificate
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus
 

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