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An graduate certificate program can give a student an additional level of education beyond a bachelor's or master's degree. Designed for working professionals, these are excellent tools for career advancement and ongoing education in changing industries.

What Are Graduate Certificate Programs?

Graduate certificate programs are programs offered to students who have already attained undergraduate degrees and wish to have further training, without a further degree. Typically shorter in duration than graduate degree programs, they offer valuable help and training.

What Are the Benefits of Taking a Graduate Certificate?

With a graduate certificate, students gain deeper understanding of their chosen career field. This often leads to increased earning potential as well. Also, graduate certificates can help workers stay up-to-date with changes in their industries.

How Much Does it Cost to Take a Graduate Certificate?

The cost of a graduate certificate will vary widely based on the location of study and the university or college chosen. Because they are typically shorter, these programs are also typically cheaper than similar graduate degree programs.

What Kind of Career Improvement Can You Expect with a Graduate Certificate?

Working professionals will often pursue graduate certificates when they are looking to solidify a raise or promotion. The additional training shows they are serious about their careers and are committed to further learning.

Why Take an Online Graduate Certificate?

If you are a busy professional, you may not have time to go back to traditional school. Studying for your graduate certificate online allows you to receive the training you need and want without having to spend hours at school.

Where to Take a Graduate Certificate?

Graduate certificates are available through trade schools and colleges or universities that offer graduate level training. These certificates can be found at schools across the globe.

How to Apply to a Graduate Certificate?

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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Graduate Certificate in United Nations Studies

Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 USA South Orange + 1 more

Learn about the UN's day-to-day concerns and realities directly from its officials and other experts. Study human resources management in international organizations and explore how the UN addresses a growing range of transnational problems from poverty and education to climate change. [+]

Graduate Certificate 2018. Since 1945, the United Nations has served as a vital arena for international diplomacy. Our certificate program in UN Studies offers a deep understanding of the UN and how it operates, including the promise and limits of international cooperation. This knowledge is valuable for a wide range of students and professionals involved or interested in an international career, including: Members of the United Nations Association of the USA and supporters of the UN Foundation UN personnel Diplomats assigned to Permanent Missions to the UN Employees of international organizations Educators affiliated with model United Nations programs Over the course of the program, you'll become well-versed in how the policy community utilizes — and seeks to reform — the UN. We'll help you to sharpen your policy development and op-ed writing skills, expand your network and ultimately be ready to apply your experience to careers in non-profit/NGO organizations, education, government and private agencies. BY THE NUMBERS 16 Delegations That Completed the UN Summer Program 18 Average Number of Diplomacy Students Interning 3 Students Who Co-authored with Program Director 2 Secretaries-Featured in School World Leader Forum We are natural partners — Seton Hall and the United Nations. Your students and graduates fill our negotiating rooms and the headquarters of the United Nations. They staff our field operations and bring uncommon intellect and professionalism to their work. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Speaking at the School of Diplomacy’s World Leaders Forum Curriculum Learn about the UN's day-to-day concerns and realities directly from... [-]

Graduate Certficate in Business and Leadership

Merit Business School
Online Full time Part time 6 - 9 months September 2018 USA Phoenix + 1 more

The Merit Certificate in Business and Leadership is a five-course program for managers, business owners, and professionals who want to make a difference in their organization or change career paths. In less than a year, students will receive a graduate certificate that integrates key areas of marketing, finance, management, operations, and strategy.

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The Merit Certificate in Business and Leadership is a five-course program for managers, business owners and professionals who want to make a difference in their organization or change career paths. In less than a year, students will receive a graduate certificate that integrates key areas of marketing, finance, management, operations and strategy. Students will explore organizational challenges and use strategic analysis and quantitative methods in affecting real-world business situations and organizations. Graduates will be prepared for managerial leadership at for-profit and nonprofit organizations in diverse industries and international settings. The Certificate in Business and Leadership also provides excellent preparation for further graduate studies, including the Merit MBA. Program Outcomes Students who complete the Certificate in Business and Leadership will be able to:  Solve managerial problems using critical thinking skills and quantitative analysis  Identify and assess market opportunities using research and financial tools  Apply legal, moral and ethical principles in management and leadership settings  Use managerial and leadership skills capable of developing productive teams in physical and virtual environments  Develop internal and external communications and presentation skills for diverse global organizations appropriate for managerial leadership Degree Requirements To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Business and Leadership degree, all students must complete 20 semester credits with a 3.0 (“B”) minimum cumulative grade point average. The five-course program will help students in important business processes, quantitative methods, strategies, operations and business interrelationships. Courses can be taken in any order, but Management Foundations must be taken as the... [-]

Graduate Certificate of Business (GCBU)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 6 - 24 months February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 3 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 Business can expand your career prospects with a postgraduate qualification. [+]

Graduate Certificate 2018. Advance in your workplace with a postgraduate qualification 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. You can choose to study: A Business Administration specialisation where you will choose four core business courses from the Master of Business Administration. If you wish to go on and study the Master of Business Administration you should choose this specialisation. A General specialisation where you are able to select any four postgraduate Business and Commerce courses, or from another study area with University approval, to personalise your degree to your requirements. A Named specialisation where you can choose to specialise in one area, including: Agribusiness (not available in 2017) Big Data and Visualisation Business Administration Business Leadership (available from semsester 2, 2017) Crisis Management Digital Marketing Analytics (available from semester 2, 2017) Digital Transformation Emergency and Disaster Communication (available from semester 2, 2017) Enterprise Leadership Finance Global Business Management International Business Professional Communication Project Leadership Project Management Property Development and Management Strategic Human Resource Management Strategic Marketing Sustainable Business If you wish to go on and study the Master of Business and Innovation, Master of Project Management, Master of Information Systems or Master of Professional Accounting you should choose a Named specialisation. The Graduate Certificate of Business is designed to help you advance in your workplace with a postgraduate qualification or be the first step... [-]

Graduate Certificate in Media Arts and Production

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 0.5 - 1 year January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Graduate Certificate in Media Arts and Production is part of an articulated program in media arts and production that includes moving image, sound, digital media and interaction, and the interplay among these forms. It offers an entry-level introduction to media arts. [+]

Students completing this course develop core skills and knowledge in moving image, digital media and sound production. The subjects allow students to develop key media production skills and knowledge that can be continued into the graduate diploma or master's degree.

The course prepares students for advanced study and orientates them to the media industries, particularly those involving moving image, sound, digital media and interaction.

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Graduate Certificate in TESOL

Bond University
Campus or Online Full time 18 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a full-time program designed to provide initial training for teachers of English as a Second Language. It provides the basis for language teaching methodology and its practical applications. [+]

Graduate Certificate 2018. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an undergraduate degree from an approved institution. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a full-time program designed to provide initial training for teachers of English as a Second Language. It provides the basis for language teaching methodology and its practical applications. You are required to complete at least 100 hours of a theoretical component and a minimum of six hours supervised classroom teaching. This program provides specialist training in English language teaching theory and practice for teachers or those planning to become teachers. It provides the theoretical basis and practical language teacher training required. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Students must complete the following four (4) subjects: Teaching English in Diverse Contexts Professional Practice in Language Teaching Learning through Observation Minor Dissertation / Portfolio A In cases where participants wish to continue in the Master of Arts program, they will receive credit for two subjects (equivalent to 20 credit points). PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES Successful completion of this program qualifies someone who holds either a recognised, pre-service teaching qualification or a recognised degree or diploma and 800 hours of teaching ESL experience, to teach in an Australian ELICOS institute or the school system. Internationally, the graduates of this course teach in many countries across five continents. For more details about requirements of teacher qualifications in Australia visit the National ELT Accreditation Scheme website. Graduates could expect to find employment as a: English Teacher English Teaching Trainer ONLINE DELIVERY This program is also available online to Australian... [-]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ [PGCE 14+] [Economic Solution Ltd] full-time

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester Bolton + 1 more

The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ [PGCE 14+] [Economic Solution] full-time The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The PGCE 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (ESOL/Literacy specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve... [-]

Graduate Certificate in Business Studies

United International Business Schools
Campus Part time 3 - 12 months September 2018 Belgium Antwerp Brussels Japan Tokyo Spain Barcelona Madrid Switzerland Zurich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva + 14 more

Graduate Certificate programs in Business Studies consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 3 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (1 to 4 quarters). [+]

Graduate Certificate 2018. Duration Depending on the number of credits attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning, full-time students may, for example, earn a Master degree in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 20 credits each; or in 1 academic year of 12 months, for a total of 4 quarters of an average of 15 credits each. Earning credits during the summer quarter will speed up the studies. Part-time students may, for example, earn a Graduate Certificate in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 4 credits each, or, in case of a Graduate Certificate in Business Studies, in 3 to 12 months depending on the number of credits attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning. Part-time studies are available only for students with a national passport or residence permit. Program requirements Total 12 credits Courses (GCCOMxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to... [-]

Helicopter Professional Pilot Program

Hillsboro Aero Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Prineville Troutdale Hillsboro + 1 more

You can realize your dream of being a helicopter pilot at our school. Whether you’re interested in emergency medical services (EMS), firefighting, external load operations, tour operations or private flight, Hillsboro Aero Academy will set you on the path to success. [+]

Complete Professional Pilot Program The Helicopter Professional Pilot Program is the full training course for people whose goal is to work as a career helicopter pilot. This program includes training for these certificates and ratings: Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument. What You'll Learn During the Professional Pilot Program you will obtain all the skills and ratings required for you to enter the helicopter industry. You will be armed with an incredible skill set and knowledge base that will allow you to be successful and safe in the industry. This program is ideal for of most of our students because it’s the compilation of all of our individual courses rolled into one program with the goal of preparing you to become the best-equipped professional pilot. Pilots finishing this training plan will be ready to enter the industry as safe and efficient helicopter pilots. Most pilots will complete the program with 200 hours in their logbook which is crucial for those who wish to instruct in the R22 and have to meet the FAA-required minimum of 200 flight hours. With major cities like Portland, the vast Pacific Ocean and the peaks of the Cascade Range nearby, you get to train in challenging flight environments that you’ll encounter in real world operations. The widely varied conditions of the Pacific Northwest prep you for almost every kind of weather you will experience as a commercial pilot. When you learn to fly here, you can fly anywhere. [-]

Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management

The Hotel School Sydney & Melbourne
Campus Full time 6 months February 2018 Australia Sydney Melbourne + 1 more

Incorporating the Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management and then some, the Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management course will provide higher business and hospitality management skills that can be used in a variety of global commercial settings. Some strategy and planning elements will be incorporated into your curriculum. [+]

Graduate Certificate 2018. Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management This is the first part of a Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management. If you’re just looking for a short term boost in your skills or to advance your career, the Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management is an ideal way to boost your knowledge without committing to the full master’s degree. You will build upon your current business and hospitality experience and learn to work at a higher level of management on a global scale. In the Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management, you will begin to learn about how management in tourism, hospitality and hotel sectors operate at a global level. Your ability to understand elements that affect the enjoyment of a guests, combined with your prowess over key business principles, will see you excel in higher level management, using your new-found leadership ideas and techniques. Course summary 6 months full-time or part time equivalent# Sydney or Melbourne International students welcome 3 intakes per year: February, July, November 4 subjects / 48 credit points FEE-HELP available CRICOS code: 086104C Course units Management Communication Entrepreneurship and Innovation Revenue and Yield Management for Tourism and Hospitality Facility and Risk Management Festival and Special Event Planning Work Integrated Learning Work Integrated Learning is a way for students to develop their skills outside of the classroom and internships while studying for the Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management. Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students,... [-]

CPD in Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society
Campus Part time 3 years February 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the largest professional accountancy body in the world, and its members work in Practice, Industry, Commerce and in the Public Sector. GCU has received Gold Approved Learning Partner status [+]

Accredited by: ACCA

The globally recognised Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification provides you with transferable skills in accountancy which can be applied across all business sectors as well as providing a pathway to becoming a qualified accountant.

The ACCA is a world-leading international accountancy body, operating in over 170 countries. Its recognition under UK legislation empowers it to regulate its members to undertake statutory audit and to conduct investment business. GCU has received Gold Approved Learning Partner status by ACCA. The programme is available on a part-time basis for HNC/HND holders or graduates working in the accounting profession with a flexible structure to suit student and employer needs.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Public Relations and Event Management

Sault College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Canada Sault Sainte Marie

The program combines key skills and practical experience in both public relations and event management activities. [+]

Graduate Certificate 2018. Public Relations and Event Management (2170) 1 Year - 2 Semesters Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program Overview The program combines key skills and practical experience in both public relations and event management activities. It has the potential of increasing your employment opportunities with private and public sector organizations looking for well-trained public relations professionals who have the added skill set of event management expertise. In eight short months, students in this program will learn successful public relations strategies and receive training in media relations, presentation skills, issues management and effective writing instruction. Public relations training will be combined with expert instruction in all facets of planning, executing and analyzing corporate and fundraising events. Guest speakers who are well-known in their respective fields further enhance the curriculum covered. Work placements nearing the end of the program will give students hands-on experience in the real world of public relations and managing events to further round out their studies prior to graduation. Potential employers recognise the value of hiring graduates of this program who can fill the important dual roles of public relations and event management within their organization. Program of Study Semester 1 PEM101 - 4 Professional Ethics PEM103 - 4 Public Relations Writing - Lab 1 PEM105 - 6 Event Logistics and Special Events PEM106 - 4 Media Relations/Social Media PEM107 - 4 Public Relations Strategies Semester 2 PEM200 - 4 Marketing of Events PEM201 - 4 Research as a P. R. and Event Tool PEM202 - 4... [-]

Customized Graduate Program

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 9 more

Credits earned with one or more modular courses can be counted towards a certificate or degree. [+]

Credits earned with one or more modular courses can be counted towards a certificate or degree. Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits... [-]

Extended MSc Marketing

Ulster University, London & Birmingham Campuses
Campus Full time 16 months January 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham + 1 more

The Extended MSc Marketing course is an academically challenging and strategically relevant programme in advanced marketing study, with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurship. [+]

Extended MSc Marketing (Pre-Masters)

Level of study: Pre-Masters

Tuition fees 2017/18:

UK/EU – £6,500 International – £14,500 (London) £12,750 (Birmingham)

Entry requirements: A third class, pass or ordinary degree, or equivalent

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent

Mode of study: Full-time classroom

Duration: 16 months

Assessment method: Coursework

Student finance: Available

Locations: London and Birmingham

Start dates: May, September (London only) 

About this course

The Extended MSc Marketing course is an academically challenging and strategically relevant programme in advanced marketing study, with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurship. The course integrates the Graduate Certificate programme to allow entry for students with equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary). This programme has been designed as a bridging mechanism for UK, EU and international students to progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study at Ulster. The integrated Graduate Certificate is a preparatory course that will provide you with a solid foundation in the skills needed for progression on to the MSc Marketing programme. Students, who successfully complete the four modules of the Graduate Certificate stage, namely Academic Writing, Postgraduate Study Skills, Research Methods for Postgraduate Study and International Business Environment and achieving a minimum overall average of 50%, will be in a position to progress directly to the 12 month MSc Marketing.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Centennial College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Canada Toronto

This post-graduate program is suited for college and university graduates from any discipline who wish to increase their employability by working towards a globally recognized certification in project management. [+]

This post-graduate program is suited for college and university graduates from any discipline who wish to increase their employability by working towards a globally recognized certification in project management.  Students thrive in small classes that use leading-edge project management tools, technologies and hands-on practices. An optional full-time, 12-week experiential learning opportunity (field placement) with a participating organization will allow you to gain valuable Canadian work experience in your field. Program Overview Centennial College’s Project Management program will provide you with solid fundamental knowledge to manage projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. Fully licensed by the Project Management Institute as a Registered Education Provider, this School of Business program is intended for applicants who previously completed a post-secondary education in any discipline. The Project Management program follows A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, 2013 Project Management Institute, Inc. The use of this guide will be enhanced by a curriculum that includes hands-on integration of technology tools such as Microsoft Project and leading-edge industry case studies with a focus on organizational leadership. An optional full-time, 12-week experiential learning opportunity (field placement) with a participating organization will allow you to gain valuable project management experience. You will be required to participate in an online course and prepare assignments related to the experiential learning opportunity. The experience can be used towards work requirements for the PMI® designation. This program is suited for college and university graduates from any discipline who wish to increase their employability... [-]

Graduate Certificate in International Business Management

Suzhou Centennial College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 China Suzhou

Centennial College’s International Business Management program ensures you obtain the key industry knowledge you need to successfully conduct business on a global scale in any international corporate environment. [+]

Graduate Certificate 2018. Credential: Graduate Certificate Program Length: 1 year/ 3 semesters Centennial College’s International Business Management program ensures you obtain the key industry knowledge you need to successfully conduct business on a global scale in any international corporate environment. A global perspective on business is unique in that professionals must have knowledge of specialized International Business Management topics such as: - International business law - International finance and banking - International marketing - International entrepreneurship and innovation - Global business research and analysis - International business planning - Corporate social responsibility and international development - Business networking In this School of Business program, these topics are taught alongside core business courses such as project management and business communications. To guarantee career readiness upon graduation, the International Business Management program features a practical approach that includes gaining technical knowledge and skills through hands-on learning. A full-time, 14-week experiential learning opportunity (internship) with a participating organization further rounds out your industry knowledge and experience in international business. Program Highlights - International Business Management faculty members have extensive experience in the global business market. - An extensive use of case studies, simulations and project-based learning, with a focus on developing project management, teamwork, report writing and communication and presentation skills. - You will gain practical industry experience through the 14-week internship. - Students will have the opportunity to channel their focus and gain a solid foundation in international business practice in a short period of time. - Includes courses that may lead... [-]