Certificate Program in Business

Top Certificate Programs in Business

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Certificates mean different things from one country to another, but what all of the programs have in common is the in-depth development of specific skills and understanding within a broader field of industry. Certificate programs usually take about a year to complete and they almost always signal the opportunity to progress professionally and/or academically.

 

Students and professionals looking for a way to advance their prospects may ask, “What is a Certificate in Business?” The certificate program is a good way for individuals to acquire specific skills relevant to the area of business in which they hope to work, including entrepreneurship or professional development for industry leaders. It is also an effective tool used to sharpen skills and strengthen the understanding of subjects unique to their current profession, such as Alternative Dispute Resolution and proficiency with Web-based business tools.

 

There are important benefits to participating in a business-focused certificate program. The world of business can be very competitive; professional specialties may be the means of obtaining the most desired positions. In most cases, a certificate means access to better job positions and the opportunity to advance professionally.

 

Educational institutions providing a Certificate in Business program are located in many different countries; because of this, the costs of attending the program vary a great deal. Contact the schools individually to get specific tuition and related fee information.

 

Graduates of this program are often uniquely qualified to pursue careers that are desired but hard to obtain. These positions may include international assignments, entrepreneurial opportunities, business managers and leaders, and coordinators for public events. Some students choose to pursue further academic work. Graduates enjoy the chance to progress within their chosen fields of work and study.

 

Individuals who are looking for further educational opportunities or for specific certificate programs may find those opportunities among the schools and programs listed here. 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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Certificate: Ökonom Allensbach University

Allensbach University
Campus or Online Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Germany Konstanz

Ökonom Allensbach University is a short program and includes the first two semesters of the Bachelor Business Administration (B.A.). If you successfully complete the Betriebswirt Allensbach University you can directly continue with the Bachelor's program without losing any time. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Business 2017. Ökonom Allensbach University is a short program and includes the first two semesters of the Bachelor Business Administration (B.A.). If you successfully complete the Betriebswirt Allensbach University you can directly continue with the Bachelor's program without losing any time. Course Structure and Content Semester I Scientific Working Methods and Introductory Project Work Business Administration Economics I Business English Business Mathematics Accounting I Semester II Economics II Business Law I Statistics Cost Accounting Accounting II Marketing & Empirical Social Research Each modul carries 5 ECTS, i.e. the university certificate "Betriebswirt Allensbach University" includes 60 ECTS. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in China Business Development

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The postgraduate in China Business Development prepares experienced or future professionals for every aspect of doing business with China. Courses of high academic quality are enriched by hands-on input from practitioners. Participants [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The postgraduate in China Business Development prepares Bexperienced or future professionals for every aspect of doing business with China. Courses of high academic quality are enriched by hands-on input from practitioners. Participants will be offered an all-around training, including: basic Chinese, intercultural management, Chinese economy, exporting to China, purchasing in China and investing in China.

The postgraduate in China Business Development is one of the most comprehensive programmes in the field of Chinese business because it covers every aspect of doing business with China - export, import and investment – and all of this with a multidisciplinary approach. ... [-]


Certificate in Business Fundamentals

University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mount Vernon

The graduate certificate in Business Fundamentals emphasizes student choice in fulfilling career needs. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Business 2017. The graduate certificate in Business Fundamentals emphasizes student choice in fulfilling career needs. This certificate is designed primarily for participants interested in learning some of the basic concepts of business or who are considering the eventual completion of an MBA, but desire a sampling of courses. Local, national and international organizations frequently consider the Business Fundamentals as an option for maintaining the currency of their human capital. Certificate Requirements To receive a Certificate in Business Fundamentals, you must complete eight of the following courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 for courses taken in the certificate program. The coursework must be completed after you have received a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Admission Requirements The following is required for Admission into the Certificate Program: Application: Complete your application. Questions about the application should be directed to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions (410.837.6565). Personal Statement: Detail your reasons for seeking a graduate business education, your short-and long-term professional and personal goals, and how you think this graduate program will help you achieve them. Provide any additional information highlighting unique aspects of your candidacy to the Admissions Committee. Please limit statement to 1,000 words. Transcripts: Submit two copies of official transcripts from all institutions attended. Applicants to the graduate business certificate programs are required to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Letters of Recommendation: Provide two letters of recommendation addressing your abilities to successfully complete a graduate business program. Resume:... [-]

Certificate in Academic English Program + Business and Marketing

Open Hearts Language Academy
Campus Full time 8 weeks August 2017 USA Miami

OHLA Miami in conjunction with Miami Dade College is pleased to offer this exciting one of a kind program combining Academic English and Business and Marketing classes. [+]

Academic English Program + Business and Marketing Certificate OHLA Miami in conjunction with Miami Dade College is pleased to offer this exciting one of a kind program combining Academic English and Business and Marketing classes. The Academic English program offered, prepares students linguistically for the Business and Marketing classes taken at Miami Dade College. Over the 8 week period, Miami Dade College’s School of Continuing Education & Professional Development will provide 78 hour of classes in Business and Marketing . Schedule Academic English classes are held Monday to Thursday from 09:00 am to 2:00 pm and Friday from 09:00 am to 12:40 pm. The Business and Marketing classes are typically held three times per week from 6:00 pm to 9:20 pm at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, located near the OHLA Campus. Requirements High School Diploma Upper Intermediate to Advanced Level of English Student must enter the USA with a Student Visa (F1) Topics covered √ Starting and operating your own business √ Increasing customer base √ Managing Staff √ Digital Marketing Design √ Developing a successful media campaign √ Evaluating the effectiveness of your social media presence √ Financing strategies and resources √ Forecasting cash flow √ Obtaining venture capital √ Leasing versus Purchasing [-]

Certificate in Skills for Business and Administration L2

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Level 2 Skills for Business and Administration qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to aid progression to further study in business and administration or a related area or to enter the workplace as an administrator, [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Business 2017. Business and Management skills are essential for people working in all sectors. Whether you wish to find your first job, gain professional development in your current role, or take the next step in your career, we provide the know-how you need. Courses have a strong employability focus, giving you an opportunity to learn new skills and share ideas. Course Overview The Level 2 Skills for Business and Administration qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to aid progression to further study in business and administration or a related area or to enter the workplace as an administrator, receptionist or in a similar office role. Learners with enhance their English and develop their office and IT skills. Areas which are covered include: Business English, Business Organisation, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, arranging Business Meetings and applying for a job. There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding. However, learners need to have English at least at level 1. (This will be tested). Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue/Wed/Thu 09:30 - 15:00 [-]

Certificate IV in Business

Australian College of Applied Education
Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2018 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Certificate IV in Business is designed for those who have little to no business experience and seek a career in business or who intend to study at the diploma or degree level in the future. [+]

6 Months Full Time; Part time courses also available The program will prepare graduates with a range of business skills necessary to be successful in a number of business environments. These include customer service, marketing activities, business communication and occupational health and safety. The Certificate IV in Business is designed for those who have little to no business experience and seek a career in business or who intend to study at the diploma or degree level in the future. A key component of ASBM is that all students will undertake 12 industry work placement shifts in a business enterprise as part of this course. Pathways to a Higher Degree Successful completion of the four subjects in the Certificate IV in Business will result in a four unit credit for the Bachelor of Business at the Australian School of Management, if completed in conjunction with the Diploma of Business. Course Subjects BSB40215 CIV0030: Business Communication BSBADM405 Organise meetings BSBADM406 Organise business travel CIV0031: Services Management BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies BSBCUS402 Address customer needs BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards CIV0032: Marketing Principles BSBMKG413 Promote products and services BSBMKG414 Undertake marketing activities CIV0033: Management Information Systems BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website BSBITS401 Maintain business technology BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Award Rules Award Requirements To be eligible for the Certificate IV in Business, a candidate shall complete all of the four (4) course subjects listed above. Credit Transfer Students who wish... [-]

Course in Sport Facilities Management Online

Johan Cruyff Institute
Campus or Online Part time 10 weeks September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The main objective of the Course in Sport Facilities Management is to educate you in the implementation of operational management tools you will use in your responsibility as a manager of a sport facility. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Business 2017. To optimally manage sports infrastructures, whether they’re sports complexes, public and private sports clubs, fitness centers and stadiums that require both a strategic and operational vision of the sports organization. This specialized course offers an introduction to the field of sport facility management, and you’ll learn how to apply your management skills. OBJECTIVES The main objective of the Course in Sport Facility Management is to educate you in the implementation of operational management tools you will use in your responsibility as a manager of a sport facility. LEARNING OUTCOMES To understand and apply the principles of a tender process To understand and implement aspects of financial management to a sport facility To know how to optimize the internal processes of a sport facility To align resources, capabilities and skills of people who collaborate with the facility To apply quality control methods to the sport facility’s service ACADEMIC ITINERARY You have the option of studying this course and other specialized courses, earning credits until obtaining the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Marketing (27 ECTS), or even until obtaining the Master in Sport Management (60 ECTS) or the Master in Sport Marketing and Sponsorhip (60 ECTS). AIMED AT The program is aimed at those who wish to complete their education with a specialized course in sport facility management. It is especially suitable for you, if: 
You’re an (ex-) athlete who wants specialized education in sport facility management. You’re working in a business and/or sports environment, and want... [-]

Certificate IV in Accounting

Kangan Institute
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Australia Melbourne

This is an entry-level accounting qualification, which means you can apply regardless of whether you have some study and/or work background in accounting or bookkeeping. [+]

Course Code : 091922D Study Area(s) : Business Campus : BROADMEADOWS Course Length : 6 months Course Fees : 5,800 This qualification consists of a minimum of 13 units and includes nine core units. This is an entry-level accounting qualification, which means you can apply regardless of whether you have some study and/or work background in accounting or bookkeeping. The duration of the Certificate IV in Accounting is 6 months (full-time). Business students undertaking the course will typically attend at least four days of classes per week with approximately 20 to 25 hours of class participation. Classes may be scheduled any time between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Two or more units in this course will be delivered online. The course consists of lectures, classroom-based teaching, practical demonstrations, class discussions and field trips. Assessment includes periodic tests, assignments, both group and individual, classroom presentations, group work and observation. Units Major study areas Bookkeeping Financial services industry Budgeting Small business financial accounting Business law Computer accounting Business Activity Statements (BAS) Workplace safety Business computer applications Taxation Pre-requisites Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall no band less than 5.0 or recognised equivalency Dates February and July intake Career pathways Graduates may seek employment as a: Professional bookkeeper BAS agent Payroll officer Accounts payable or receivable officer Inventory clerk [-]

Professional Program Certificate in Retail and Omnichannel Management (Dartmouth College)

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Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cambridge

Master the key essentials of the retail business and gain insights from real-world retailers on how to successfully navigate the transformation from traditional brick and mortar to omnichannel. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Business 2017. Master the key essentials of the retail business and gain insights from real-world retailers on how to successfully navigate the transformation from traditional brick and mortar to omnichannel. In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn the four key components of the retail business: Forecasting Inventory Decisions Assortment Planning Pricing You will explore the different challenges that retailers face as they integrate traditional brick and mortar and online and the tools and strategies they are using address these challenges. This program will take a hands-on, problem driven approach that will help you understand and put into practice the concepts you learn. You will see how the decisions you make impact your business and your customers. In addition to the online video, the certificate material includes: simulations, screencast showing how to implement the concepts and tools we discuss, interviews with managers, live chats and more. This program is targeted to a wide variety of participants, from retail owners and store managers, to undergrad business majors or specialists in retail. By the end of the program, you, will be able to make better decisions at every step of the retail process. Average Length: 4 weeks per course Effort: 3-4 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 2 Courses in Program Subject: Business & Management Institution: Dartmouth College Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $99 per course Job Outlook Sales Manager positions are projected to grow by 5% from 2014 to 2024. (Source: Bureau of... [-]

Higher Certificate in Business Management

Management College Of Southern Africa MANCOSA
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Durban

The Higher Certificate in Business Management [HCert (Business Management)] is a one-year programme that prepares students for employment in junior and middle management positions. [+]

Higher Certificate in Business Management Programme Code: SAQA-86347 – NQF level 5 – Credits 120 The Higher Certificate in Business Management [HCert (Business Management)] is a one-year programme that prepares students for employment in junior and middle management positions. It develops skills, knowledge and values in the areas of team management, strategic management, project management, marketing, finance and people management. The HCert (Business Management) programme is aimed at preparing students for a career in business and management. It focuses on the functional areas of management and ensures students apply theory to practice. This programme provides an ideal foundation for students striving towards an Advanced Certificate or a Bachelor’s Degree. Outcomes Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to: Demonstrate knowledge in the functional areas of business. Apply management principles in a work-based context. Communicate effectively through varied media (e.g. written, verbal, visual). Demonstrate skill in the use of technology and computer software applications in business and industry. Display competence in interpreting and analysing financial statements. Make sound management decisions based upon planning and examination of appropriate alternatives. Understand the legal system as it relates to business systems. Integrate theory and application from the various functional areas in an interdisciplinary approach. Programme Structure Duration: 1 year Year 1 Semester 1 Management Principles Marketing Business Communication Business Mathematics Semester 2 Project Management End User Computing Business Law Accounting and Finance Admission Requirements The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject... [-]

International Business Certificate

Virginia International University
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 USA Fairfax

The Certificate in International Business program is designed to provide information about international business relevant to professionals and dministrative staff. You will acquire best practices for respecting cultural, religious, and language differences when doing business with international companies. Our expert instructors provide you with cutting-edge information and practical hands-on experience in international marketing, finance economics and communication to help you succeed. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Business 2017. The Certificate in International Business program is designed to provide information about international business relevant to professionals and dministrative staff. You will acquire best practices for respecting cultural, religious, and language differences when doing business with international companies. Our expert instructors provide you with cutting-edge information and practical hands-on experience in international marketing, finance economics and communication to help you succeed. Program Structure BUSS 154 Introduction to Import/Export Management BUSS 302 Principles of Marketing BUSS 312 Organizational Theory & HR Management BUSS 340 International Business BUSS 442 International Marketing BUSS 444 International Finance GEC 103 Oral Communication Skills ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics Note: Certificate students taking business courses are exempt from mandatory prerequisites. [-]

Certificate in Computer Applications: Basic Computer Competency

Butte College
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Chico

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. [+]

Certificate in Computer Applications: Basic Computer Competency Computer Applications Program www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/ Dorene Thompson, Advisor (530) 895-2971 Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies. The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Computer Applications will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include computer software, business English, business communication, office technologies, and records management. Those entering into the Computer Applications field are typically considered experts in several software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint among others and are able to design, create, edit, and manage simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, databases, and slide shows. They are expected to understand the functionality and features of current software applications, and to stay current with emerging business software applications. Additionally, many individuals in the computer applications field often perform additional office-related tasks such as supporting employees and managing projects. Additionally, they are often expected to provide software education for others in the workplace. In addition to the Computer Applications major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Office Administration, Legal Office Administration and... [-]

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Certificate

Manchester Community College
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Manchester

This program will provide students the technical skills associated with becoming an entrepreneur, and/or a small business owner. This program will give students the option of gaining more concentrated knowledge in this discipline. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Business 2017. Entrepreneurship/Small Business Certificate Program Design This program will provide students the technical skills associated with becoming an entrepreneur, and/or a small business owner. This program will give students the option of gaining more concentrated knowledge in this discipline. The student will be able to pursue a career or apply courses to an associate in science degree. This certificate will prepare the student with the tools necessary to develop and start their own business. If one is considering opening their own business, regardless of their program of study, this certificate will help them get started. This certificate is available to students wishing to take their courses completely online. Courses are scheduled so that the certificate may be completed in less than eight months, provided that students are able to take courses in the summer and winter intercessions. Curriculum The courses within this certificate are available both as on-ground and online courses. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of all Entrepreneurship/Small Business certificate program requirements, graduates will Apply accounting concepts and critical thinking skills to produce accurate financial statements. Apply basic principles of the legal system to the operations of American business using analytical and critical thinking skills and describe the role of fiduciary duties and ethical and social responsibilities from the perspective of decision-makers and stakeholders using principles of tort law, criminal law and government regulation. Understand marketing methods and institutions, including analysis and interrelationship of the marketing mix with consumer behavior, technology, and an ever-changing... [-]

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program

University of Tulsa College of Business Administration
Online & Campus Combined Part time 13 weeks June 2018 USA Tulsa Toledo + 1 more

Two instructor-led days in the classroom, plus four online webinars will pave the way for you and your team to learn and practice Six Sigma concepts to make a difference in your organization. [+]

In partnership with Mark Vardaro of Process-In-Focus, we are taking a blended approach to Six Sigma Certification. Two instructor-led days in the classroom, plus four online webinars will pave the way for you and your team to learn and practice Six Sigma concepts to make a difference in your organization. Certification will be granted based on exams.

 

Participants will:

 

Learn the Six Sigma Process and how it is used Strengthen project management skills Participate in Six Sigma team simulation in class Complete your own real world Six Sigma project Successfully complete the certification exam

New Dates to be Announced 

Target audience Managers, supervisors and directors in areas such as operations, sales, customer service, quality, as well as engineering, production, staff, line supervisors, and anyone in the organization who will be part of a Six Sigma process improvement team. [-]

Certificate in Business

Windward Community College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Honolulu

The ASC in Business is a college credential for students who have completed a specific sequence of credit courses that prepare and qualify them for transfer to a four-year college. This certificate is also designed to provide Windward Community College students with recognition of their accomplishments and to also serve as an indication to potential employers that students who have earned an ASC have specific prerequisite business skills. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Business 2017. The ASC in Business is a college credential for students who have completed a specific sequence of credit courses that prepare and qualify them for transfer to a four-year college. This certificate is also designed to provide Windward Community College students with recognition of their accomplishments and to also serve as an indication to potential employers that students who have earned an ASC have specific prerequisite business skills. This certificate consists of 24 credits. The sequence of courses required for the ASC in Business is designed to provide a foundation in accounting, economics, computer science, and written and oral communications, while also qualifying for articulation as transfer credits to four-year college business degree programs. See the college's catalog for individual course descriptions for prerequisites. Please note that completing the sequence of required courses does not automatically qualify a student for entrance in a four-year college program. There may be other courses required by individual colleges. See your WCC counselor or check the four-year institution’s applicable program requirements or its current catalog. Program Outcomes Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to: Utilize the appropriate computer applications to produce professional-level documents, including electronic spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and web pages to enhance effective communication. Understand and apply basic accounting skills such as recording, posting, summarizing, and interpreting financial data of an organization. Develop a working understanding of skills required for effective management of a business, including but not limited to communications, administrative, technical,... [-]