Online Graduate Certificates in Business

Specialize Your Skills to Prepare for Advancement

Continuous skill development is critical for career success in today's fast-paced business world. Earning a graduate certificate from the Carlson School of Management can help you stay competitive by building expertise in a targeted business area. 

Our programs are designed to deliver specialized expertise in a single academic year. Earn your certificate online and upskill quickly without committing to a full degree.

Apply Certificate Credits Toward Your Next Degree*

Stackable Carlson School graduate credentials allow you to fast-track your professional development. Students who complete a Carlson graduate certificate in business can apply their certificate credits toward Part-Time or Online MBA degree requirements. Credits from the completed Supply Chain Management for the Medical & Health Sector Certificate can also be applied to the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program.**

To begin this process, certificate candidates must apply for admission to the designated master's program. Contact us to learn more.

Explore General Business Certificates

The Carlson School offers graduate certificates in a range of functional areas delivered in various learning formats. Explore our options below to find the program that best aligns with your career goals and professional interests.

Corporate Financial Management

Gain a comprehensive understanding of financial management principles and corporate financial decision-making to prepare for leadership roles.

Format: Hybrid (Primarily Online)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Build an innovative skill set while learning to take a new idea or technology and turn it into a commercially successful business offering.

Format: Hybrid (Partially Online)

Leadership for Managers

Study the key principles of leadership and explore how to achieve organizational goals by motivating and leading others.

Format: Hybrid (Partially Online)

Medical Industry

Study the medical and health technologies market while growing your understanding of regulations, reimbursement, payment, and healthcare analytics.

Format: Hybrid (Partially Online)

Strategic Management

Study essential management principles in corporate strategy, decision-making, and business planning while learning how organizations can innovate in response to change.

Format: Hybrid (Primarily Online) 

Strategic Marketing

Study digital, social media, and traditional marketing practices while developing your understanding of modern consumer behavior.

Format: Hybrid (Primarily Online) 

Supply Chain Management for Medical & Health Sector

Build foundational knowledge of supply chain operations in the health and medical industry and learn to navigate complex logistical challenges.

Format: In-person/Classroom


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*Students must begin the subsequent master's degree within five years of completing the certificate. Candidates may apply a maximum of one completed certificate towards subsequent master's program requirements.

**Candidates must select certificate elective courses that align with MS in Supply Chain Management core program requirements to reach the 10 credits.

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