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Online Graduate Business Certificates

Innovative Graduate Education Designed for Business Professionals

Enhance Your Skill Set for Continued Success

Stand out to employers and excel in your career with Ohio University. We offer a suite of 100% online certificates through our award-winning College of Business, each focused on an essential skill area for business leaders.

In just three to four courses and less than a year, you can acquire new competencies in focused areas that are most relevant to your profession. In most cases, you can apply the full certificate (9 credits) toward an OHIO graduate business degree.

  • The median annual wage for management occupations was $102,450 in May 2021, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.1
  • Employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030.2
  • About 906,800 new management jobs are projected to be added to the market by 2030.1

About the Certificates

Our online graduate business certificates feature seven-week courses designed for the online modality. Engagement opportunities like live, virtual office hours are built into each program and give you the chance to connect one-on-one as you discuss course material and get your questions answered. You will study alongside peers from diverse industries and benefit from personalized guidance from tenured faculty and field practitioners.

We offer nationally recognized programs at a competitive price. Certificate scholarships of $1,500 are available for alumni, active duty, or veteran military students and employees of corporate partners.

As an OHIO student, you will learn on a flexible, part-time schedule and earn a graduate-level credential in a format that fits your life. Add one of our 10 certificates to your resume and prepare to change your future.

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Flexible Online Business Certificates

At OHIO, we are committed to providing transformative learning experiences that prepare our students for lifelong professional success. Explore our graduate certificate offerings to find the option that's right for you.

Advanced Business Analytics Certificate

  • Credit Hours: 9
  • Cost per Credit: $829 Ohio resident*/$848 non-resident*

The Advanced Business Analytics (ABA) Certificate gives you advanced technical analytics skills to make informed decisions and implement analytics solutions in your organization.

Business Analytics Certificate

  • Credit Hours: 9
  • Cost per Credit: $829 Ohio resident*/$848 non-resident*

This AACSB-accredited certificate will teach you to summarize, visualize and manage data within commonly used software environments. The coursework is designed for students with no prior knowledge of business analytics.

Business Analytics Leadership Certificate

  • Credit Hours: 9 total credits
  • Cost per Credit: $829 Ohio resident*/$848 non-resident*

The Business Analytics Leadership Certificate gives you an executive perspective on data analytics so you can leverage information systems, drive analytics strategy, create analytics culture and deliver analytics for an organization in any industry.

Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship Certificate

  • Credit Hours: 9 total credits
  • Cost per Credit: $829 Ohio resident*/$848 non-resident*

The Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship (BVE) Certificate provides the ideation and business venture skills to bring an innovation-based approach to an established business or your own new business.

Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals Certificate

  • Credit Hours: 12 total credits
  • Cost per Credit: $829 Ohio resident*/$848 non-resident*

Go beyond clinical expertise and learn the management techniques necessary to run a successful healthcare organization in this career-focused certificate program.

Finance Certificate

  • Credit Hours: 12 total credits
  • Cost per Credit: $829 Ohio resident*/$848 non-resident*

Gain broad financial knowledge in corporate finance, financial markets and investments so you can be a successful leader in your organization.

Human Resources Management Certificate

  • Credit Hours: 9 total credits
  • Cost per Credit: $829 Ohio resident*/$848 non-resident*

You'll get a comprehensive understanding of human resources management so you can become a more confident and knowledgeable leader in the workplace with this HRM certificate.

Management and Leadership Certificate

  • Credit Hours: 9 total credits
  • Cost per Credit: $829 Ohio resident*/$848 non-resident*

The Management and Leadership Certificate ensures you understand the best practices and strategies for managing people, processes and change so they can create value in any organization.

Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate

  • Credit Hours: 9 total credits
  • Cost per Credit: $829 Ohio resident*/$848 non-resident*

This Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate prepares you with the foundational knowledge in operations and project management and knowledge of lean six sigma process improvement to excel as an operations professional.

Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership Certificate

  • Credit Hours: 9 total credits
  • Cost per Credit: $829 Ohio resident*/$848 non-resident*

This certificate prepares you with the cutting-edge skills in sales leadership, customer relationships and sales analytics to become a more efficient, productive and experienced sales leader in the workplace.

*Tuition and fees are for estimating purposes and are subject to change.

Online Learning

No matter what your career goals are, Ohio University can help you get there. We offer a wide range of online graduate programs specifically for professionals who are ready for their next step. Complete focused courses seven weeks at a time and maintain your work and personal responsibilities by studying when and where it's convenient for you. As a student, you'll learn alongside fellow leaders and have access to the same expert faculty and leading-edge curriculum as you would on campus.

Scholarships

The College of Business offers several different financial opportunities for our professional and online graduate students, including a corporate partner program scholarship, alumni scholarship, and a veteran and military scholarship.

We offer nationally recognized programs at a competitive price. Certificate scholarships of $1,500 are available for alumni, active duty, or veteran military students and employees of corporate partners.

Applicable, Focused Graduate Courses Delivered 100% Online

By learning with us, you'll master new skills and apply them immediately. We emphasize hands-on assignments that connect classroom topics with today’s business trends and challenges. Course highlights:

  • MBA 6365 Advanced Corporate Finance


    This course covers topics related to a deeper understanding of corporate finance, including capital structure, dividend policy, long-term and short-term financing, and risk management. An overview of how to address key company-specific questions about the firm’s strategy and ability to fund its operations, while at the same time managing and incorporating risk management to maximize shareholder wealth, is also provided.

  • MGT 5070 Managing Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship


    This course focuses on how large organizations manage innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. Key activities and processes are explored in the class, including innovation management, research and development, technology commercialization, corporate entrepreneurship, incubation, corporate venturing and corporate venture capital. The class will also engage students in practical projects associated with innovation and entrepreneurship within companies.

  • MBA 6560 Analytics for Executives


    This analytics course is designed for today's business leaders seeking competitive advantage through leveraging analytics across the organization. Students will adopt the executive's vantage point as they address progressing an organization through analytics maturity as well as making the most effective investments in people, data, systems, and organizational structure. Planning the analytics project lifecycle, developing a data-driven culture, personnel management, and opportunity identification will be addressed. Students will prepare to harness analytics from the executive point of view within the context of application from corporate to non-profit organizations.

  • MGT 5031 Talent Acquisition and Strategic Management


    This course is a deep dive into the strategic management aspects of talent acquisition, development and succession planning for organizational performance, sustainability and longevity. The course will examine talent management from the enterprise or macro firm perspective and then share specific processes and tools for delivering results. Through agile teaming, complex business cases and in-class conversations with talent management scholars and executives, students will investigate the essential contribution of talent for executing business strategy while ensuring individual, team and cultural alignment aspects. The course will utilize historical and modern perspectives of talent management, as well as numerous theories of human resource management and organizational behavior. For learning discovery, the course instructional design features a strong focus on team-based projects, consultative case analysis, simulations and in-class discussions to provide practical examples of effective and ineffective strategic talent management. Course content will be explored from both a personal perspective and a professional business manager, or human resource professional perspective.

A A C S B Accredited

Ohio University’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This esteemed credential is granted to less than 5% of business schools in the nation.

Prepare for New Opportunities or Advance in Your Organization

Upskilling with an online graduate business certificate can help you fast-track the next phase of your career by building the focused expertise and specific competencies you need to advance in your field. Depending on your previous experience and chosen OHIO program, you can pursue roles such as:

  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance director
  • Human resources manager
  • Information systems analyst
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Sales director

About the College of Business

Ohio University's AACSB-accredited College of Business offers industry-driven online programs built for leaders and working professionals. When you learn with us, you will unlock the benefits of an innovative education designed for today's global business world.

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Sources

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Management Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Business and Financial Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov.