Graduate Certificate in Business Essentials
The Graduate Certificate in Business Essentials gets you up to speed in the fundamentals of business quickly and efficiently. It covers operations management concepts, techniques, and tools; and will strengthen your understanding of creating, capturing, and sustaining value through marketing techniques and strategy. Electives focus on the use of data analytics to influence and inform business decisions.
This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in one semester on campus or two semesters online. You can continue to build on your business knowledge by stacking the Graduate Certificate in Business Essentials with our Graduate Certificates in Finance, Teams & Innovation, or Global Strategy & Leadership. If you apply to the MBA degree program or another graduate business degree program, you may be able to apply the courses in this certificate program to reduce the time it will take to complete your master’s degree.
Courses are taught by leading faculty members at the Sawyer Business School, which is ranked among the best in the world.
Admission & Costs
- Fall Semester: August 15, then rolling
- Spring Semester: January 4, then rolling
- Summer Semester: April 2, then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.
- Completed application
- $50 application fee (waived for students who attend a graduate admission event)
- Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
- Goal statement (essay)
Graduate Certificate in Business Essentials (2022-2023)
Per credit, on campus: $1,638
Per credit, online: $1,231
Financial Assistance Information
Federal student loan aid is available for this program--see Federal Student Aid for details and use Suffolk's code: 002218. Suffolk University also offers several options to help you finance your graduate studies. Learn about the discounts that may be available to you.
Visit Student Financial Services to view graduate loan and financing options.