Certificate Programs in Business Administration

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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Kansas State University Global Campus
USA Online, USA

The graduate certificate in business administration provides an opportunity for students to gain basic business knowledge without having to participate in a full MBA program.

The graduate certificate in business administration provides an opportunity for students to gain basic business knowledge without having to participate in a full MBA program. -
Graduate Certificate
40 weeks
English
Online
 
UC Berkeley Extension
Berkeley, USA +1 More

Gain an overview of how organizations function across their various departments. Deepen your knowledge by analyzing case studies on current companies to build a strong foundat ... +

Gain an overview of how organizations function across their various departments. Deepen your knowledge by analyzing case studies on current companies to build a strong foundation in applied Business Administration. Take courses during the day or evening. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
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. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education
Irvine, USA

Today’s business environment practically changes overnight. The most successful companies are those whose employees have an understanding of finance and marketing, possess ski ... +

Today’s business environment practically changes overnight. The most successful companies are those whose employees have an understanding of finance and marketing, possess skills to build effective teams, and understand how to manage effectively. This program is designed for those individuals who have minimal business experience and wish to gain an understanding of the managerial functions, roles and skills necessary to succeed in this competitive business world. -
Certificate
Full-time
3 months
English
Campus
 
James Cook University Online
Australia Online, Australia

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
Jan 2020
Online
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration provides foundation skills used in the general management of a business enterprise for non-graduates who have extensive bus ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration provides foundation skills used in the general management of a business enterprise for non-graduates who have extensive business experience. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
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 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

International businesses have a growing need for senior personnel with high-quality management skills and specialist regional knowledge. As the regions of Asia and of Africa t ... +

International businesses have a growing need for senior personnel with high-quality management skills and specialist regional knowledge. As the regions of Asia and of Africa take roles as leading and emerging economies in the world, this Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Administration responds to this need. Students will study the interplay between global and local factors that influence management decisions in business. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
English
13 Apr 2020
10 Feb 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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 months
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba, Australia +2 More

Whether you have studied business before, have relevant professional work experience without studying, or have studied an un-related area, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Busine ... +

Whether you have studied business before, have relevant professional work experience without studying, or have studied an un-related area, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business can expand your career prospects with a postgraduate qualification. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
English
Campus
Online
 
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
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
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 2020
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
 
Bow Valley College
Calgary, Canada

A dynamic career that can take you anywhere in the world into any field that interests you because you will learn the skills that are the backbone of business.

A dynamic career that can take you anywhere in the world into any field that interests you because you will learn the skills that are the backbone of business. -
Certificate
Full-time
8 months
English
Campus
 
e-courses4you
Harlow, United Kingdom

Our comprehensive bundle includes 9 Administration courses covering topics such as administrative support, meeting management, business writing and much much more.

Our comprehensive bundle includes 9 Administration courses covering topics such as administrative support, meeting management, business writing and much much more. -
Certificate
6 hours
English
Online