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Graduate Certificate Programs

The Daniels School of Business' online graduate certificate programs are designed for working professionals in a broad range of industries.

Are you seeking a business credential to strengthen your resume? Considering moving into mid-management or leading teams? Need to skill up? Want to test drive a master’s program? 

Benefits of a Business Online Graduate Certificate Program

Our 100% online graduate certificate programs are powerful professional development tools, allowing you to develop business and management knowledge in a flexible format. Much of the graduate certificate curriculum represents foundational and core courses offered in our MBA and master's (MS) programs, and classes are taught by renowned School of Business faculty.

A graduate certificate program will not only enhance your impact on your company or organization – it is a small step toward a giant leap: pursuing a graduate business degree. Your earned graduate certificate credits can be applied to an online MBA/MS if you enroll within 5 years of finishing your certificate program.

Each Graduate Certificate program can serve as a specialization for our Business Online MBA/MS students -- students in these programs are able to dual count their earned credits for the degree and a certificate, if they overlap (dependent on degree).  Credit hours earned in Graduate Certificate Programs are transferable to Graduate Degree Program (application and academic requirements apply). However, no credits will be allowed to be transferred from another institution to fulfill certificate requirements. Current Purdue Online Graduate Students should submit Graduate Certificate applications after they have completed their first semester but before their last semester at Purdue University.

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Fall Applications Spring Applications Summer Applications

Business Online Graduate Certificate programs admit students two to three times a year (January, May, August). This flexibility allows you to work at your own pace, which we recognize is important for working professionals.

New student applicants can be admitted to only one graduate certificate program in their first semester

When applicable, core courses in Graduate Certificates should be taken as soon as possible. As some courses in our Graduate Certificate programs are only offered at specific times, students may have breaks or GAP(s) in their program where there are no applicable courses to be taken during a semester/module.

All Business Online Graduate Certificate programs are priced at $1,068.80 per credit hour with fees for in-state students and $1,118.80 per credit hour with fees for out-of-state and international students.

Learn More

For more information on each of our 100% online Graduate Certificate programs, please review the program specific Graduate Certificate webpages via the menu on the right. We are here to answer your questions about our programs. Reach the Business Online Programs Team at


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