Business Certificates

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Advance Your Career in Business

There are several online certificate options available for current and future business professionals. Students can choose from accounting, human resources, certified financial planning, leadership, procurement and contracts management and project management.


The Accounting Certificate online provides a foundation in accounting, auditing, taxation, commercial law, and managerial finance, preparing individuals to sit for the CPA examination and advance in their careers.

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Human Resources

Delivered online, the graduate Leadership in Human Resources Management Certificate addresses functional areas of human resources for professionals at the beginning and middle stages of their careers. The certificate includes training in the management of organizations, organizational development, staffing and career management, legal and ethical issues, and other key topics in human resources leadership.

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Certified Financial Planning

The noncredit Certified Financial Planning Certificate provides the skills and knowledge necessary for obtaining CFP® Certification. Coursework addresses competencies in financial planning, insurance, investment planning, income tax planning, retirement planning, estate planning, and ethics. 

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The online Certificate in Leadership provides a solid foundation in management competencies with practical workplace applications. The 6 course, 18-credit graduate certificate helps students develop their personal leadership styles with a focus on one of three areas: general leadership, technology leadership, or project management.

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Procurement and Contracts Management

The graduate Certificate in Procurement & Contracts Management provides advanced training to individuals seeking mid-level to senior-level roles in the industry. The 6 course, 18-credit graduate certificate focuses on the core competencies recognized by the National Contract Management Association.

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Project Management

The online Certificate in Project Management provides a core framework and information on how to apply a wide range of tools in order to be an effective project manager. The 18-credit graduate certificate (6 courses) focuses on the core competencies recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Meet the Instructors
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James Rich (Program Coordinator and Faculty)

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Gladis Griffith

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Ron Beckwith, Ph.D.

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Kimberly Minnery

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Nicole Runyon, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MSA, Ph.D.

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Harvey Hutchinson, M.B.A., M.Acc, J.D and LL.M, CFP

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Start Dates: August, January, May

Format: Part-time: online

Admission Requirements


Spring: November 1
Summer: April 1
Fall: July 1

  • Undergraduate degree

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