Online Graduate Business Certificates

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Strengthen Your Business Leadership — Faster.

At Ohio University, we understand that you’re looking for every competitive advantage for your career. But there may be gaps in your knowledge or experience keeping you from reaching your goals. That’s why we’ve designed a suite of online business certificates — all of which can be earned in as few as 21 weeks — to distinguish you as a professional.

Whether you’re looking to acquire new skills in your current field or move into a new profession, Ohio University’s Graduate Business Certificates can help you develop a deeper understanding of core competencies in your field. Plus, it’s a great educational investment that works with your busy schedule and can be applied to graduate business degrees should you want to pursue that in the future.

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Round 1 Admissions
Complete your application by February 8, 2022, and receive your admissions decision no later than February 22, 2022. In addition, if you are accepted, you could qualify for a $1,000 incentive scholarship.

Round 2 Admissions
Complete your application by March 8, 2022, and receive your admissions decision no later than March 22, 2022. In addition, if you are accepted, you could qualify for a $750 incentive scholarship.

Note: Students with international transcripts, special considerations, and Ohio University employees must have applications submitted by March 8, 2022.

FINAL DEADLINE: Complete your application by April 15, 2022.

Please note: Applicants must have all application materials submitted by the deadlines listed above in order to qualify for the incentive scholarship.

*Dates and awards subject to change. A scholarship is a financial aid award to an individual student for the purposes of furthering education. Scholarship will be awarded to selected students upon admission to Ohio University, who meets the criteria and qualifications. Scholarship winners will be notified via their enrollment advisor and scholarship funds will be distributed automatically in the form of adjusted tuition for the first semester.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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We offer three start dates per year (January, May, August).



Cohort Start Final Deadline
 May 2, 2022  April 15, 2022
 August 22, 2022  July 2022
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Earn your certificate in as few as 21 weeks

Explore Our Suite of Online Graduate Business Certificates

Our suite of certificates can prepare you to update your professional profile, earn modern expertise, and advance your career in your chosen field. Once enrolled you can immediately apply the concepts in your current role.

You can also apply the credits toward a future College of Business master’s degree program like our Online Master of Business Administration, Online Master of Business Analytics, or Online Master of Science in Management.

Our Online Graduate Business Certificates are:

Business Analytics  &
Advanced Business Analytics Certificates

In these certificate programs, you’ll develop a functional ability to summarize, interpret, and communicate insights discovered from data analysis to make informed business decisions.

We offer both a Business Analytics Certificate and an Advanced Business Analytics Certificate.

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Business Analytics Leadership Certificate

Learn how you can leverage data to increase organizational efficiency. This program can help you form and manage analytics teams while enhancing your understanding of the key factors that may increase the likelihood of an initiative’s success.

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Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship Certificate

Whether you’re a mid-career professional or new to the business world, this certificate will enhance your ability to develop an established organization and launch a business or new product line.

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Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals Certificate

This certificate is designed specifically for professionals seeking to effectively lead in healthcare organizations. It fulfills the need for leadership development, quality improvement training, business analytics, and other relevant business knowledge for practice.

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Finance Certificate

OHIO’s certificate in finance is designed to provide students with an enhanced ability to progress in financial and non-financial careers through an improved understanding of finance.

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Human Resources Management Certificate

This certificate can prepare you to become a key contributor in the strategic planning and management of your organization’s human capital. Graduates can enter the HR field, expand their network, or move to a more strategic position in human resources.

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Management and Leadership Certificate

This program will help you apply best practices for strategic leadership and decision-making, create value through competitive analysis, and implement strategies that can impact personal and company success.

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Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate

Learn to properly address risks and potential disruptions along the path of supply chain distribution by studying the science behind catastrophes, vulnerabilities, and threat assessments.

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Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership Certificate

This certificate provides you with an understanding of contemporary markets, sales force management, strategic account management, leading sales teams, sales analytics, selling methodologies, and account analysis and selection.

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Build Your Expertise with Our Experienced Faculty

OHIO’s dedicated faculty of experienced professionals bring a wealth of knowledge gained in leadership positions throughout the business world.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher*
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Current resume
  • Online application with $35 fee
  • No GRE or GMAT required

International students must also submit:

  • TOEFL iBT score of 150 or ELTS of 7.5
  • General academic credentials evaluation (ECE or WES report)

*For students whose undergraduate cumulative GPA was below a 3.0, please submit a personal statement with your application materials. In this statement, please discuss your academic and professional preparation including a discussion of your undergraduate coursework and any additional information that will provide a more complete picture of your academic preparedness and circumstances.

Note: Transfer credits are not accepted for this program


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Scholarship Opportunities

Ohio University’s College of Business is proud to offer scholarships to those seeking to further their education with an Online Graduate Business Certificate. If you are an Ohio University alumni; student veteran or active military; or corporate partner you are automatically eligible to receive a $1,500 scholarship toward your first Online Graduate Business Certificate.