Advanced Studies in Business Certificate

The advanced studies in business certificate allows professionals from various backgrounds to learn how management principles can be applied in any business or organization. The program is fully online and courses are offered once each calendar year, so you can easily complete it in one year.

What Will I Learn?

You will select four courses from five offerings that teach the essentials of business management and cover such topics as financial and operations management, employee and customer relations, external economic environment, and strategic direction and leadership.

What are the requirements for this degree?

Applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience
  • Submit a completed application and have official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts sent to Shippensburg University

There is no admission fee for the certificate program. Applications must be submitted no later than the completion of eight credits in the program.

This 16-credit program requires the completion of four classes. Each class is worth four credits and you will have five course offerings to choose from.

The Graduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

The advanced studies in business certificate will can help you to advance your career, start your own business or become a leader within a corporation. Shippensburg University can prepare you for achieving your personal and professional goals. The program is designed for working professionals who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than business and wish to gain business knowledge. These courses can be used to fulfill MBA program prerequisites.

Some specific careers include:

  • Regulatory affairs managers
  • Compliance managers
  • Loss prevention managers
  • Cost estimator
  • Management analyst
  • Meeting, convention and event planner
  • Business continuity planner
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Chief executive
  • General and operation managers
  • Sales manager
  • Administrative services manager
  • Industrial production manager
  • Transportation manager
  • Storage and distribution manager

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What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

The John L. Grove College of Business is internationally accredited by the most prestigious business-accrediting agency, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This online program is relevant and challenging. Small classes (limited to 20-25 students) allow faculty to work closely with you to develop strong communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills, which are vitally important in today's business world.