Advanced Studies in Business Certificate

The advanced studies in business certificate, offered through the AASCB accredited College of Business, 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?

AACSB LogoYou 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 Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

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.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

The advanced studies in business certificate, from one of only one of the only 26 internationally accredited business schools in the state, 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